2016 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: MDX gains a new nine-speed automatic transmission and a revised all-wheel drive system for 2016. Rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keep assist are newly available safety features. Other new MDX features include a frameless rearview mirror and Siri Eyes Free functionality for Apple iPhone users. 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: $42,865
MDX w/ AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $44,365
MDX w/ Tech Pkg: $47,290
MDX w/ Tech and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $48,490
MDX w/ Tech and Ent. Pkg: $49,290
MDX w/ Tech, Ent., and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $50,490
MDX w/ Advance and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $53,080
MDX w/ Advance, Ent., and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $55,080
AWD MDX: $44,865
AWD MDX w/ AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $50,490
AWD MDX w/ Tech Pkg: $49,290
AWD MDX w/ Tech and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $50,490
AWD MDX w/ Tech and Ent. Pkg: $51,290
AWD MDX w/ Tech, Ent., and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $52,490
AWD MDX w/ Advance and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $55,080
AWD MDX w/ Advance, Ent., and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $57,080

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX