2015 Acura MDX

Pros: Good fuel economy for the class; surprisingly sporty driving character; quiet cabin; all-wheel drive is no longer mandatory

Cons: Unexceptional comfort and space in 2nd and 3rd rows; complicated control layout; steep sticker prices on high-end models

CG Says: After the Acura MDX’s redesign for 2014, the 2015 model is unchanged. The MDX drives and handles exceptionally well and boasts a quiet, refined cabin. Rear-seat room and comfort are not outstanding, and the control interface has a couple usability issues. Still, this Acura deserves a top spot on your shopping list. The top-line Advance Entertainment version is a bit pricey for what it offers, but the Base and Technology models deliver lots of safety, convenience, and luxury features at reasonable-for-the-class prices.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Acura
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices MDX: $42,765
MDX w/ Tech Pkg: $47,040
MDX w/ Tech and Ent. Pkg: $49,040
MDX w/ Advance and Ent. Pkg: $54,980
AWD MDX: $44,765
AWD MDX w/ Tech Pkg: $49,040
AWD MDX w/ Tech and Ent. Pkg: $51,040
AWD MDX w/ Advance and Ent. Pkg: $56,980

 

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

2014 Acura MDX
2015 Acura MDX