Last post on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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Acura MDX, Future Vehicle, SUV
#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)
"We" being Edmunds.com. You can read the intro and follow along over the next year as our editors
abuse drive it around LA and points beyond.
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.