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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
Jul 12, 2012 (1:56 pm)
I am debating whether I should get a TL AWD or MDX, does anyone have an opinion on this? I just received a lease offer (proposal) on both of these models and the payment is within $10 on 36mo 12k year lease. MDX MSRP $43,815 but sale price of $37,700. Payment is at $390 plus tax with 3,000 down (which includes 1,000 conquest cash for which I qualify). Is that a good deal? Does someone know of a better deal?
That aside, I can't decided if I should go with MDX or TL AWD. I really like MDX but I am concerned about the gas mileage. 16 to 21 scares me a bit compared to 18-26 on AWD TL. Can someone tell me what is the average gas consumption on this car based on YOUR experience, not EPA:). I coming from a 2005 4Runner and that thing is at least 15mpg. What about AWD TL? Any gas experience with that?
On a separate note, I've compared Acuras to about all other cars out there in terms of leasing and Acura's lease the best. Volvo CX60 or Audi Q5 for example (same sales price of 38K) would lease at $550 with over 3,000 down, Audi even more based upon what I know.
#11987 of 13279 Re: Pohnka VA [th201101]
Jul 13, 2012 (3:29 am)
Jul 13, 2012 (6:06 am)
Thanks for your response above. If anyone has any real-life experience with MDX, please let me know. I am really interested in gas mileage. Dealer told me that it may get up to 25 miles per gallon on the freeway, but EPA estimate is 16-21. I've read that AWD TL gets about 19 miles per gallon in the city. Is MDX about 16 then? Safe to assume?
I would pick MDX over TL AWD, no question here, if the gas mileage is the same. But, if we are dealing with 18miles per gallon for MDX and 26 miles per gallon on TL (both highway), then that's a different story. Any feedback anyone?
#11989 of 13279 RE: MDX v TL [danimal77]
Jul 13, 2012 (7:21 am)
My 2010 MDX gets mileage right in line with EPA estimates. Through 35k miles I've never done better than 22mpg on the highway. I'm consistently within the 16-21 range. Hope this helps.
Jul 13, 2012 (10:54 am)
Bought 2012 MDX Advance, Blk roof rails, floor mats, 8yr/120K $100 deductible warranty.
Price before tax and fees was $48K. Price includes all incentives/programs.
Rosenthal Acura - good folks.
#11991 of 13279 Re: 2012 MDX Base - N VA [epenn1]
Jul 13, 2012 (10:21 am)
Yes, that price included the 1k owner loyalty. As far as TTL and documentation fee --> title/registration/etc. came out to ~ $100. Doc fee was $395. I didn't have a trade-in.
Jul 13, 2012 (10:32 am)
I just wanted to make a few points about fuel economy. Everyone is completely obsessed with gas mileage these days. First and foremost, the OP is deciding between 2 (very nice IMO) luxury vehicles that have MSRPs in the low to mid $40K range. EPA mileage numbers only tell part of the story. What you should be looking at is total cost of fuel. Whether you are getting 2 mpg less than EPA city estimates running errands around town or close to EPA highway estimates commuting, it still costs you the same amount of money to fill the vehicle up at the end of the week.
Both of these vehicles are performance oriented. You are going to have a hard time keeping your cruise control set in the granny lane at 55 mph. Most likely you'll find yourself barreling down the highway at 75 - 80 mph.
You should focus on your needs & desires when deciding between these 2 vehicles. Don't make gas mileage your utmost priority. Do you want an SUV or will a sedan do 95% of what you need?
As a point of reference, my wife drives a 4WD Honda Pilot. She does a very nice almost 50/50 mix of city & highway driving. She averages right around 16 mpg. I know the MDX has a bigger (3.7 vs. 3.5), more powerful (300 hp vs. 250 hp) engine, a 6 speed auto instead of a 5 speed auto, and a fully active AWD system (vs. the Pilot's part time system), but they are built on the same chassis. I wouldn't expect to exceed the MDX's EPA fuel mileage estimates by any stretch of the imagination.
Good luck & let us know what you decide!
#11993 of 13279 Re: 2012 MDX Base - N VA [hondapilot08]
Jul 13, 2012 (10:45 am)
#11994 of 13279 Prices for Acura MDX 2012 Tech Package in illinois, near chicago?
Jul 13, 2012 (12:23 pm)
I am looking forward to buy an Acura MDX 2012 with Tech Package. Been recommended by TrueCar, inspite i dont see anything close to 46,000 $ like what other members in here paid for the tech package.. Most of the truecar recommendations are floating around 52,000-48,000.
Whats a good price paid? Anyone knows of a good dealer in Illinois in the west subs, or near chicago who can take me the 46,000+ $ route?