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#20 of 56 2014 MDX Pricing, More Pics, Availability + First Drive Reviews
May 31, 2013 (1:58 am)
Availability: July 4th or sooner; that is in 4-5 weeks!
For pricing, more pics and first drive reviews/impressions, check these links:
1) link title 2) link title 3) link title
#21 of 56 2014 MDX, More First Drive Reviews + Excellent Video Critique
May 31, 2013 (3:23 am)
A couple more insightful 2014 MDX first drive reviews, plus an excellent video critique (first link).
Check these links: 1) link title 2) link title
#22 of 56 Color Schemes
May 31, 2013 (4:51 am)
Are the color schemes, both exterior and interior, available? Same as 2013 or changed?
#23 of 56 Re: Color Schemes [davidb18]
May 31, 2013 (12:56 pm)
Colors for 2014 MDX, not many changes from 2013 MDX (why mess with success).
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl (2013 MDX), Fathom Blue Pearl (2013 ILX), Forrest Mist Metallic (New color; No info yet on FMM), Graphite Luster Metallic (2013 MDX), Dark Cherry Pearl (2013 MDX), Silver Moon (2013 RDX), White Diamond Pearl (2013 RDX)
Interior Colors: Same as 2013 MDX (Ebony, Graystone, Parchment), but discontinues Umber, and adds Eucalyptus (New color; No info yet)
Crystal Black Pearl/Ebony
Fathom Blue Pearl/Graystone
Crystal Black Pearl/Parchment
Forest Mist Metallic/Parchment
Forest Mist Metallic/Eucalyptus
Graphite Luster Metallic/Ebony
Graphite Luster Metallic/Graystone
Dark Cherry Pearl/Parchment
White Diamond Pearl/Eucalyptus
White Diamond Pearl/Parchment
Refer to previous posts showing pics of some of these 2014 MDX Ext/Int colors (esp. silver, cherry, and graphite), and to following link for additional review and extensive graphite pic examples (link title ); also, refer to the Acura website to see Fathom Blue Pearl on the ILX ( link title ), and Silver Moon and White Diamond Pearl on the 2013 RDX ( link title).
Not all 2014 MDX options (FWD) and colors (FMM) will be available for first 3-6 mos of build.
#25 of 56 2014 MDX Helpful Videos; Heated Steering Wheel Option
Jun 01, 2013 (3:19 pm)
I found the following four vidoes about the 2014 MDX helpful, and if you haven't seen them yet you may find them helpful if you are considering purchasing a 2013 vs 2014 MDX, or one of the MDX's competitors: Infiniti JX/QX60/QX60h, Lexus RX 350/450h, Volvo XC90, BMW X5, Buick Enclave, Audi Q7.
Videos 1-3 describe the differences between the 2013 vs the 2014 MDX and 2014 MDX features, and the design/engineering goals by the 2014 MDX program manager/chief engineer. These are very interesting and informative, but you may need to turn up the audio on your computer/tablet, esp. for vid #2 and vid #3. Check them out: vid #1 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RDPI0218cw ); vid #2 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5qSmvS967o ); vid #3 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNH8X08IP0s ).
Video #4 is excellent and unbiased, esp. in comparing the 2014 MDX with the competition from Infiniti, Lexus, Volvo, BMW, Buick and Audi. It's also great at giving a tutorial on using the initially complex 2014 MDX Nav/Infotainment system of dual monitors on the center stack. Vid #4 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX1ebP8yeF4 ).
While many attractive options will be offered on the 2014 MDX, reportedly a heated streering wheel option will be available on all trims as a dealer only installed option. Some may find this a nice addition, esp. on cold winter days.
#26 of 56 Official: 2014 MDX Available June 20th! --> SVCS
Jun 09, 2013 (8:16 am)
Check updated Acura website for all the details, here ( http://www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=MDX), including new colors, trim level features, pricing, options and accessories.
There is a hefty/pricey bump in MSRP when going from Tech Pkg (TP) to Advance Pkg (AP) of $8K, and while it is true there are several features that the AP offers over the TP, most buyers will go for the TP. Two features that I like on the AP (but don't want to spend $8K to get them) are the Rear Back-up Sensors, and the Remote Engine Start System; these are available as accessories on lower trim levels for $526 and $399 respectively (excluding installation fee).
Another option I'm considering is the heated steering wheel accessory, although it seems somewhat pricey ($500, avail. on all trims, excluding installation).
Another safety/security feature that is currently available on many MDX competitors (Infinity JX/QX60, BMW X3/X5, Audi Q5/Q7, and M-B ML/GL) and reportedly will be available on the 2014 MDX, but (at least initially) only those MDX's sold in Canada (check third from last paragraph of this Canadian review: link title ) is the Surround View Camera System (SVCS). SVCS gives a bird's-eye top down view of the vehicle and it's immediate surrounding and can be very helpful in close quarters parking. Take a look at this BMW Top View video on You Tube: link title . This feature could also be a great security tool when linked to your iPhone in checking the area around your MDX at night for any bad guys nearby before or as you approach your MDX. Why is SVCS only available in Canada at this time? Test marketing? This safety/security feature should be offered as an accessory option on all trims!
#27 of 56 2014 MDX Tech vs Advanced Pkg + iPad Alternate to MDX Res System
Jun 09, 2013 (5:01 pm)
Refer to posts #'s 12890 and 12891 (in the MDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience Forum) for info and discussion about pros/cons of Tech vs Adv Pkgs and an iPad4 alternative to the 2014 MDX 16.2" entertainment display.
#28 of 56 2014 MDX: Additional Commentary on Tech Features
Jun 18, 2013 (12:17 am)
Check this link (link title ) for additional commentary/perspective on the new tech features the 2014 MDX brings to the table, and whether these MDX changes motivate you to get the new MDX vs the 2013 MDX or an MDX competitor.
#29 of 56 Lease deal on 2014 MDX
by packaging pro
Jun 18, 2013 (5:28 pm)
I went to an Acura Dealer in South Florida today. They had 8 different varieties of 2014 MDX's. I wanted to see the new green color as well as the Eucholyptus Interior which they did not have. I told the sales hole what I wanted. I was told they did not have the money factors or residuals and a Manager would call me back. Low and behold I received a call 3 hours later.
I was quoted $519.00 per month for a 10K, 36 month Lease. They wanted $2,700 + first month and inception fees. The vehicle was a 2WD Tech and the sticker was $48,000. I laughed at him and asked for the details on residuals and money factors. I was told they could not provide mw with that.
I still liked the vehicle. I will keep trying!