2007 Acura MDX Review
This review was written when the 2007 Acura MDX was new.
The MDX delivers one of the best combinations of spaciousness, stellar safety and smooth handling in its class. If you're in the market for a luxury midsize SUV, you should also consider the Infiniti FX or Land Rover LR3 .
Reviewers agree the 2007 Acura MDX is a luxurious and performance-minded family vehicle. Introduced in 2001, the SUV gets a major exterior redesign for this year that positions it against upscale competition like the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne. Reviewers are generally impressed with the exterior and performance improvements. "Comparing the performance of an Acura MDX to that of a BMW X5 3.0i or a Porsche Cayenne V6 might seem ludicrous. And it would have been until now," says Edmunds. In fact, the MDX is so well-liked that Edmunds named it the "Most Wanted SUV Under $45,000" and it's a Consumer Guide "Best Buy." In a comparison test, Car and Driver rated the MDX Sport the best in a field of eight other luxury SUVs.
Edmunds calls the MDX a "good value for the dollar." As for resale value, Kelley Blue Book, expects the MDX "to perform better even than the excellent, but aging, Lexus RX 350." IntelliChoice gives the MDX a value rating of "excellent" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership, compared to other vehicles in its class.
The MDX comes in only one trim, but there are three option packages available -- the Technology Package, the Sport Package, and the Entertainment Package (which requires one or both of the other packages) -- which all tack on a few thousand dollars.