Last post on Oct 09, 2013 at 8:53 PM
You are in the Acura MDX
What is this discussion about?
Acura MDX, Dodge Durango, SUV
#5 of 9 Re: 2013 Acura MDX or 2014 Dodge Durango [dewarsandsoda]
Apr 30, 2013 (10:17 am)
Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.
Yeah, I have some time, not planning to purchase until December, but too much time isn't always a good thing.
I actually just test drove a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 and noticed the difference with the 8speed trans. Very smooth.
#6 of 9 Durango is a quality product
Jun 23, 2013 (11:35 am)
I had never owned a Dodge or Chrysler product before buying our 2013 Durango. It now has about 7500 miles on it, and I love it. So quiet, smooth, and versatile. We tow with it which is a significant factor in choosing a SUV. If we didn't tow, we would have probably chose something else; lots of vehicles to select from. Our other vehicle is an Audi.
#7 of 9 MDX or Durango
Aug 26, 2013 (5:29 pm)
I agree the Acura may be the most reliable over the long term but I don't trust Honda V6 and their transmissions. A lot of problems over the years with them in Pilots, Odesseys, MDX's and others. I would get an extended powertrain warranty on the MDX. Not a bad idea for the Durango either.
#8 of 9 do you need 3rd row seating
Aug 31, 2013 (5:29 am)
If you need useable 3rd row seating such as we do with a family of 5, then the MDX isn't even an option. The 3rd row seat in the MDX is a joke. Try getting in and out of it yourself, and if you need to use the 3rd row, the MDX becomes irrelevant. If you are looking at a Durango because you need that kind of space, then the field narrows to Durango, Explorer, Traverse, etc. Durango wins hands down. Pathfinder works in terms of comfort, but I really don't care for the CVT transmission, and have you read about the problems with it?
#9 of 9 What about the Mazda CX-9?
Oct 09, 2013 (8:53 pm)
The 2013 Mazda CX-9 has more 3rd-Row Shoulder, Hip and Leg Room than the Durango or MDX. The 2013 MDX, 2014 MDX and 2013 CX-9 have almost identical 3rd-Row Headroom, but the Durango has 2” more thanks to the blockier design.