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You are in the Acura MDX
What is this discussion about?
#401 of 1262 Re: What this means for the Pilot [dewey]
Sep 08, 2006 (8:50 am)
"Excuse me but were you talking to me??"
"Your view on the upcoming Pilot is a bit too staid."
Isn't "staid" what Honda is known for? My view stems from this... Back in 2002, many were predicting that the Accord would get the 3.2L engine from the TL. Then the TL would get the 3.5L engine from the MDX. Then Honda would build a larger 3.8L for the new Ody. Then it was the Ridgeline that was supposed to get a larger V6. Back in 2001, posters here and elsewhere were hyped about the CR-V getting a V6 "in order to compete with new" (or new at the time) Escape. Up until two weeks ago, many folks were holding out for a V6 in the CR-V. Or, at the least, a 200hp I4 like the one in the TSX.
Were I a gambling man, I could make a good living betting against larger engines for every new Honda or Acura.
Take a look at the mission of the Pilot versus that of the MDX. The MDX is meant to be sport-oriented. At least, as much as a mid-size CUV can get. The Pilot is meant to be a family hauler. Both the 3.7L engine and the SH-AWD system are performance upgrades. They are not family-oriented tools. Honda would be better off spending their dollars on things like cupholders, an over-sized moonroof, a 3rd row of seats that converts into a play pen, increased fuel economy, and a new stain-proof ceiling fabric.
#402 of 1262 Re: What this means for the Pilot [dewey]
Sep 08, 2006 (9:14 am)
"If you value image, more luxury and better "fit and finish" then the Acura would be your choice. But basically an MDX is a Pilot in a tuxedo.
Personally I dont like tuxedos."
I can see your point, but from the perspective of a car manufacturer it's not a big deal. Some of the best selling vehicles on the market are tux-jobs. The (Accord-based) Acura TL sells as many copies as any other vehicle in the segment. The (Camry-based) ES is also at the top of the sales chart. The best selling luxury CUV is the (Highlander-clone) Lexus RX. Even though it's 6 years old, the (Pilot-clone) Acura MDX is the second best seller after the Lexus.
For a unique-chassis vehicle to come close to the sales of the aging MDX, you have to add the sales of the X5 and FX together. This despite both vehicles being newer.
So, while I can certainly understand your preference for a dedicated platform under your tush, it would appear the mass market doesn't share your view. So, as a business case, platform-sharing isn't a problem.
Sep 08, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Why buy a Lexus LS when one can get a Camry XLE?
Somebody's buying the LS!
#404 of 1262 Re: color combos [robinsradar]
Sep 08, 2006 (4:25 pm)
No mention of when they will receive one. I can't find that vtec article concerning the color combos
#405 of 1262 Re: color combos [upstatedoc]
Sep 08, 2006 (5:15 pm)
Sorry about that. Go to post number 375 and click on "active suspension". The color combinations are toward the bottom of article.
#406 of 1262 Re: color combos [upstatedoc]
Sep 09, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I have the brochure. The '07 MDX is offered with four interior colors. Ebony, Taupe, Parchment and Bordeaux. Billet Silver Metallic is only offered with Ebony or Taupe. Parchment is only offered with Aspen White Pearl, Taffeta White, Formal Black, Desert Rock Metallic, Dark Cherry Pearl, or Aberdeen Green Metallic.
For those who are interested, the remaining colors are Nimbus Gray Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic.
I placed a deposit on one today, but I don't know when it will arrive....
#407 of 1262 lots of info of MDX on Acuranews.com
Sep 09, 2006 (11:29 pm)
Anything you could possibly want to know about the new MDX. Colors included.
#408 of 1262 MDX vs. Audi Q7 etc.
Sep 12, 2006 (12:12 pm)
I am interested in the 07 MDX possibly even though I have an 06 Subaru B9 Tribeca. MPG is an important issue. I will only want to switch to the MDX if it is equal or better then the Tribeca.
I would prefer a hybrid but the only 2 hybrid mid size suv are the highlander and lexus rx400h which my parents already have adn dont want the same as them.
so the best non hybrid mid size suv mpg would be good.
already i'm not crazy about the styling of the mdx if it looks like rdx though pics look a little better and will have to see in person. Mostly interested for the superior tech and the increased horsepower etc (250 for the Tribeca, 300 for the MDX?) but now i hear the nav is not touch screen but rather joystick so that is a concern, though it is voice activated so might make up for not being touchscreen now.
but if the mpg is worse then teh tribeca then its not worth the hp it has over the tribeca. the other benefit was the price i might get when my wife gets a TL if we get at same time from same dealer. but her lease up in jan and 07 mdx will prob still be too new and no good deals quite yet.
I was thinking about the Audi Q7 but it might be actually too big and i saw someone here say Q5, was that juat a typo or are they calling the v6 version Q5? i'm afraid it will be the same case as the VW Touareg where the V8 was too expensive and too much of a gas guzzler while the v6 wasn't enough for the heavy vehicle, which with the Q7 being larger i would think is the same problem though i think its a stronger v6. I'm just worried that coming from a Subaru with the industries best AWD, that the only thing that will be equal is Audis AWD.
Also someoen said why get a Lexus LS when you can get a camry xle. LS is much bigger you might have been thinking Lexus ES based on teh camry. I see the arguement in that a lot of these models are rebadged luxury version of their non luxury make vehicle.
That is one thing i always didn't like about the MDX that it was just slight luxury version of the Honda Pilot. But, you get Acura for the technology that they seem to be best at. The Acura TL while being basedon the accord platform was consumer reports #1 car in its segment and you may think you are just paying for luxury options on an accord but the whole thing that seemed great with the TL was how much was standard.
I just dont understand why Acura hasn't made any hybrid versions considering honda has hybrids and even honda hasn't made a hybrid suv yet. Hybrid MDX would be great and finally compete with the Highlander nad Lexus RX400h.
#409 of 1262 Re: MDX vs. Audi Q7 etc. [x5killer]
Sep 12, 2006 (12:25 pm)
The Audi Q5 is a midsize SUV do out in the Spring of 2008. Suppose to have either a 4 or 6 cylinder engine. Additional details on Edmonds Inside Line...Future Vech...SUV
#410 of 1262 Re: What this means for the Pilot [nxs138]
Sep 12, 2006 (4:56 pm)
will people pay more just because it has Acura stamped on it? of course. will people pay more more for a toyota with lexus stamped on it? yes. It's all about image!