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Acura MDX, Car Buying, SUV
#11989 of 12875 RE: MDX v TL [danimal77]
Jul 13, 2012 (8:21 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 (11:54 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 12875 Re: 2012 MDX Base - N VA [epenn1]
Jul 13, 2012 (11:21 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 (11:32 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 12875 Re: 2012 MDX Base - N VA [hondapilot08]
Jul 13, 2012 (11:45 am)
#11994 of 12875 Prices for Acura MDX 2012 Tech Package in illinois, near chicago?
Jul 13, 2012 (1:23 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?
#11995 of 12875 2012 AWD 4 Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg for $42800 is this good deal?
Jul 13, 2012 (5:44 pm)
I got an offer from a dealer in Chicago,il
2012 AWD 4 Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg
for $42800 including doc fee $160, plus $20 for title and license.
Is this good deal? Please suggest.
#11996 of 12875 Re: 2012 AWD 4 Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg for $42800 is this good deal? [sami5]
Jul 14, 2012 (11:58 am)
I think its an awesome deal, do you mind giving details like dealership name, city? It will be great help. I am on the verge of buying an MDX tech pacakge in IL (near chicago).
#11997 of 12875 Re: 2012 AWD 4 Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg for $42800 is this good deal? [indian20]
Jul 14, 2012 (12:35 pm)
I will. Including Tax I think it will be around
$46000k. I will definitely provide you the details if it
Works out. I am still negotiating. You think it is still better price.
#11998 of 12875 Re: 2012 AWD 4 Door Tech/Entertainment Pkg for $42800 is this good deal? [sami5]
Jul 14, 2012 (7:12 pm)
Sami5, I am sorry mate, i just got confused with tech and advanced package.
46,000 is extremly high for tech package. I am looking for advance package for around 46,000-47,000 in IL. I do know other states sell it for that cost. But if u look around the forum, u will see ppl getting tech package for around 40,000 OTD.