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Acura MDX, Mazda CX-9, Car Comparisons, SUV
Dec 01, 2009 (4:34 pm)
I visited SF Autoshow this past weekend, and I own a 2008 CX9.
I have to admit that the interior quality of MDX is one-step ahead of CX9 (though 2010 CX9 comes with a much nicer leather - softer).
I guess that is where you spend the money on. I am sure the stereo system is better also. However, the 3rd room remains pretty tight for MDX.
I hope the new MDX had better transmission that the infamous ones on '01-05 MDX (and many other Hondas). I had a '01 Odyssey. At 80K, the transmission started to show slow engagement. I traded it in within days. I heard that the new 2010 MDX has the new Honda 6-speed transmission. Hopefully, Honda has learned their lesson from the transmission failure before.
MDX is really nice, but I needed the extra space of a CX9.
I was also disappointed that some features I like such as the SmartKey remains unavailable on Acura MDX (only RL and ZDX).
The ZDX when fully loaded costs about $57K. I don't know what Acura has been drinking, but for a luxury "wagon" with 3.7L V6, who is going to pay that much $$$ for it. We will see.... Compared with ZDX, MDX certainly is a much better value.
Dec 02, 2009 (7:35 am)
"The ZDX when fully loaded costs about $57K. I don't know what Acura has been drinking, but for a luxury "wagon" with 3.7L V6, who is going to pay that much $$$ for it. We will see.... Compared with ZDX, MDX certainly is a much better value"
...not to mention that the ZDX is:
1) not in the same class as the MDX or CX-9 because Honda/Acura considers it a sports sedan with a hatch crossover (which in my opinion is a big mix of uncertainy to define WHAT that thing really is).
2) ZDX only seat five versus 7 like the MDX and CX-9 and,
3) (subjective) that thing they call ZDX is by the far the ugliest creation yet by Honda/Acura also trailed by the "Accord Crosstour" which is essentially a badging engineering.
No thanks...I will kepp my CX-9 anyday, anytime!!
Dec 16, 2009 (7:14 am)
We were looking the Q7, MDX and CX9. Test drove all of them.
Q7 was overpriced and underpowered for the V6. Then Acura came out with the 4K incentives putting the CX9's cheaper pricing completely moot.
Picked up a spanking new MDX for 33K + 0% financing. Was a no brainer at that time. Love the car.
#38 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:33 am)
Can you share the name of the dealersip with me?
#39 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (9:49 am)
Can u pls share the dealer. That is the best price I heard so far for new MDX Base.
I believe the financing is not 0 % , i only heard of 0.9% & 2.9%.
If possible the salesman, pls email capricorn-70hotmail.
thx in advance
#40 of 69 Re: MDX won out [dreamcast18]
Dec 16, 2009 (11:16 am)
Could you share the dealer information with me as well at gracewbgmail.com? BTW, where I can find that $4000 incentive information?
Thanks a bunch!
#41 of 69 Resale value
Apr 05, 2010 (8:20 pm)
I leased my CX9 in 2007 and the lease end is coming up in June this year. This time I'm planning to buy the vehicle and surprisingly for what we are looking for the choices right now are coming down to the same 2 vehicles that we had come down to in 2007! The CX9 and the MDX. Right now we are slightly leaning toward the CX9 again though it has some shortcomings, as it seems to be the best value for money and the features we are looking for (specifically keyless start, Xenons, rain-sensing wipers and BSM).
I typically don't give too much importance to resale values as we have typically kept our vehicles for a long time in the past - except of course this CX9 which we have leased. But I just compared in kbb.com the resale value of 2007 CX9 (GT AWD) and 2007 MDX Tech models. When I shopped in 2007 the best deal I got for the MDX was about 4.5K more that the price I could get for the CX9 both new at that time. But I was shocked to see in kbb.com that the trade-in price of the 2007 CX9 comes in at 11K less than the 2007 MDX (I put in 40K miles which is what I have on my CX9 now)! Is this for real? I thought kbb.com isn't necessarily accurate for used car prices but at least a guideline? Is kbb.com completely off the mark here, anybody have any comments on this?
#42 of 69 Re: Resale value [sedmund]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:39 am)
couple reasons i can think of off the bat:
1) you noted the new price on 07 Acura was $4500 more than 07 CX9 so it started higher to begin with.
2) 07 CX9 has since had an engine upgrade in 08 so that may add to depreciation relative to other CX9 model years (only time will tell).
3) Acura (and Honda in general) have high reliability ratings and resell value. it is a luxury brand and is thus reflected in the marketplace with higher resell value.
If resell value is one of your highest priorities, Acura will beat Mazda every time.
#43 of 69 Re: Resale value [jcpharm]
by vg33e power
Apr 06, 2010 (8:33 am)
What he said ^ plus for depreciation purposes you are comparing apples to oranges.
Acura is a "premium luxury" brand whereas Mazda is not. A better apples to apples comparison would be a Honda Pilot. However, bottom line Acura/Honda will always beat Mazda as far as residual/depreciation/resale value. Even if Mazda has neared or equaled the bar set by Honda, the fact that people have made Honda's image be what it is for years helps the resale value of any Acura/Honda vehicle.
Now as far as design and handling...Mazda outright beats Acura/Honda anytime hands down!
#44 of 69 Re: Resale value [vg33e power]
Apr 06, 2010 (10:27 am)
Guys, I definitely understand that Acura is going to beat CX9 in the resale value department, it's no surprise and I was/am fully aware of that fact. I was just taken aback by the scale of the difference in such a short time, especially given that their price wasn't that far apart to begin with.