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#48 of 56 2014 MDX Cargo vs. GMC Acadia
Sep 05, 2013 (5:08 am)
Hi everyone, I currently have a 2010 GMC Acadia and my husband drives a 2008 MDX. We're considering a new 2014 MDX or RDX to replace to Acadia. With my carpooling days over, it feels like I'm driving a bus around. However, the Acadia is a great asset when we are moving our son to college and on family vacations. Plus, we'll have another child to move to college in 2 years. My idea was to downsize the Acadia to an RDX and keep the MDX but our MDX doesn't hold nearly the amount of cargo as the Acadia. The other alternative would be to get a new MDX instead of the Acadia, however, comparing the dimensions on each vehicle, the '14 MDX is still almost 7 inches shorter in length than the Acadia. It is only 2 inches longer than the previous generation.
Those of you who have the 2014 MDX, have you done any family vacations or college move-ins with this vehicle and what is your experience with the cargo volume?
#49 of 56 Re: 2014 MDX Cargo vs. GMC Acadia [baseballmom97]
Sep 05, 2013 (8:21 am)
Traded in my 2007 MDX for the 2014 MDX. Don't think there is any significant increase in room for storage. It is quieter & more comfortable but there is a steep learning curve in the 2014's controls that has me missing my 2007. Also, the 2007 sport suspension was tighter. The 2014 is getting better gas mileage. FWIW we used the Odyssey to transport our children to & from college and traded it for a CrV when we downsized. The RDX is nice but my wife won't part with her CrV.
#50 of 56 Re: 2014 MDX Cargo vs. GMC Acadia [baseballmom97]
Sep 05, 2013 (4:23 pm)
You should consider renting a minivan or an SUV for the couple of days that you will need a bigger car. No need to drag big wheels around when you don't need them for 99% of the time.
#51 of 56 seat height from roadway
Sep 22, 2013 (3:01 pm)
My short 85 year old mother had a wreck yesterday and we are car shopping. I am interested in a vehicle that is low enough that she won't have to climb up to get in but is higher than a regular sedan so that she won't have to pull herself up to get out. What is the height of the driver's seat from roadway in the 2014 MDX?
#52 of 56 Re: seat height from roadway [bulldogdiver]
Sep 22, 2013 (4:48 pm)
I own an MDX 2009 and I am 6' 5". Suggest an RDX which is a smaller vehicle but easier to get into it.
#53 of 56 Re: seat height from roadway [bulldogdiver]
Sep 22, 2013 (10:02 pm)
Also, you might consider the following: 2014 Subaru Forester, 2014 Subaru Outback (or wait for complete re-do of 2015 Outback which will probably be avail. as an early release in ~ 6 mos), 2014 Ford Escape, 2014 Toyota Venza, 2014 Audi Allroad, 2014 Volvo XC60, 2013 or 2014 RDX, 2014 Audi Q5, 2014 Honda CRV, 2014 Toyota RAV4.
Safest of above and probably most value for dollar = Forester, Escape, CRV; for more lux = Allroad, Q5; lux + safety = XC60; lux + safety + value = RDX.
2014 MDX dual screens (too complex, steep learning curve) and size of vehicle (too large), probably inappropriate for a petite 85 yo grandmother.
For additional info and ratings, check out the following links: Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/suvs/ratings-reliability/ratings-over- - view ), and US News and World Reort Auto/SUV/CUV Ratings ( http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/rankings/suvs/ ).
#54 of 56 Base Acura Does Not Have Imp Safety Features
Sep 24, 2013 (5:00 pm)
I drive a 2013 Accord EXL and that car is tops in safety features. We also have a 2009 MDX that has been an excellent car. We were interested in trading the MDX on a 2014 AWD base model but when we found out: (1) No Lane change assist, (2) No backup beeping system, (3) No front collision warning, we are going to wait for the Highlander.
How can a company built on safety force us to buy the technology model for 6-8K more when we think your navigation system is worse than a $200 garmin. The Honda 2013 Accord for mid 20s is better equipped safety wise than the $44K MDX. We wont buy another Acura until they bring the safety anti collision features into the base. Shame on you Honda for doing this to your elite line. Embarrassing. Lexus will pass you buy quickly on this one. I agree with consumer reports.
Oct 15, 2013 (10:22 am)
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2014 Acura MDX AWD LongTerm Road Test
#56 of 56 2014 MDX Pricing & Cargo Volume + other features vs 2013/14 Buick Enclave
Nov 26, 2013 (9:01 am)
Some folks looking at the 2014 MDX are interested in cargo volume when cross-shopping the MDX with the competition (Re:Baseballmom97 in post #48, comparing GMC Acadia, or upscale sibling Buick Enclave). The following print/video reviews by Alex Dykes help compare the 2014 MDX (link title ) to the 2013/14 Enclave (link title) and other rides in this segment. Click on excellent video commentary embedded within print reviews.
I am also looking forward to Alex Dykes reviews of the soon to be released 2014 Toyota Highlander ( dlr showrooms Q1 2014), and the 2015 Honda Pilot ( dlr showrooms Q2--> Q3 2014), and of course test drive them to see how these compare to the 2014 MDX before I make a final purchase decision.
Also, much better pricing/discounts on 2014/15 MDX should be in place Q1/2015, if you can wait ~15 months.