One of the first crossover SUVs ever to hit the market, the Acura MDX is still going strong in 2012. The best thing about the Acura MDX is that it is something of a Goldilocks SUV. It is neither too large nor too small, but it is perfectly sized for the average SUV enthusiast. At the same time, while its external site is not exceedingly bulky, it boasts a wide and spacious interior with its third row of seats that are integrated into the cargo floor. The cabin storage area that doubles for the seats can also be used to store items. Overall, the storage capacity of the cars is very admirable and quite suitable for a family of four or five.
One of the most lovable things about the Acura MDX is that it is an all-rounder. The vehicle is well balanced both in terms of performance and luxury. The car boasts a capable all-wheel drive system that makes it downright thrilling to drive, yet at the same time; it can be considered a conservative family vehicle. The Acura MDX not only provides you with top-notch performance, it does so while ensuring a comfortable ride for all of the passengers of the car (driver included).
The Acura MDX comes equipped with a 3.7 L V-6 engine that allows it to pack quite a punch on the road. Weighing in at around 300 hp, the car can’t be considered anything but a performance oriented SUV. The Acura MDX’s all-wheel drive and its sequential Sportshift automatic gearbox also adds to the sportiness of the vehicle. The car also has other luxuries that make it exceptional to drive such as cruise control and the blind Spot information system. In addition, you need not worry about road visibility as the car comes equipped with HIV headlights.
Coming off as a safe family vehicle, the car is also equipped with numerous safety failsafes that make it exceptionally family-friendly. This includes some of the more conventional features such as an antilock brake system and state-of-the-art airbag sensors. The car also comes equipped with the localized stability assistance and a dashboard tire pressure monitoring system. Another safety feature worth mentioning is the fact that the Acura MDX’s all-wheel drive is capable of transferring up to 100% of power to a single wheel should the need arise on the road. With this dynamic all-wheel drive control system, the car is a great deal more maneuverable than a two-wheel drive SUV.
In terms of luxury, the car also has a great deal to offer. The GPS linked temperature control system senses your surroundings and adjust the internal cabin temperature accordingly. The car also comes equipped with Bluetooth hands-free integrated into the dashboard. This is particularly convenient because it eliminates the need of having to go out to buy a separate Bluetooth car phone set, which might ruin the internal aesthetics of the car. In addition, the MDX also has satellite radio and ventilated front seats to ensure driving comfort.
The perfect hybrid of performance and practicality, the Acura MDX is certainly worthy for consideration if you are thinking of buying a new crossover SUV. While other brands offer more in terms of luxury or performance, the Acura MDX’s strong point is that it offers all of this in a well-priced package.