A fun-to-drive luxury SUV, the popular 2018 Acura MDX offers families seating for seven and the highest safety ratings. Prices start around $45,000 for a front-wheel-drive model with a 290-horsepower V6 engine. All-wheel drive is a $2,000 option. Acura also offers a more fuel-efficient Hybrid model. The new MDX competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi A7.
You'll Like The 2018 Acura MDX If...
If you're looking for a family-friendly 3-row SUV with strong performance, the highest safety ratings and a luxurious interior packed with technology, you'll like the 2018 Acura MDX. The MDX Sport Hybrid also has a third row, while the Lexus RX 400h does not.
You May Not Like The 2018 Acura MDX If...
Unlike BMW and Land Rover, Acura does not offer a diesel model in this class. If you're looking for the most power in the segment, BMW offers significantly more powerful versions of the X5, and there's more horsepower offered in the Mercedes GLE lineup. Also, some may find the MDX's third row a bit too tight for their needs.
The car is spacious, durable, and reliable. There has never been any mechanical issues with the car even after multiple minor accidents (like minor rear-end collisions or side scratches from adjacent cars). Definitely great for long distance and short distance trips. The inside of the vehicle is flexible so you can either bring up a third row of seats or fold down the third row of seats for more trunk space.
It is very comfortable to ride in also has a very great stereo system.
It has no problems and is a very roomy and comfortable vehicle. Is great on gas and is very reliable. I have taken it in trips and haven't spent near as much on gas as I did with my old vehicle. I had to change tires but that is about it besides the basic treatment of a car like oil, antifreeze etc.. But the 2018 Acura mdx is a great car and does what is expected. Well recommended!!
Love my acura-#5 in a row cannot imagine going w\different make -safe & confident.
I love my mdx! I love acura in general. . . I am on my 5 acura. It feels and drives like a luxury car and not being too flashy to others. Love the service I also get from acura in general. I honestly haven't had any issues or real concerns with any of my acura’s. . . Knock on wood! I cannot think of purchasing any other make for my next car.
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Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and 2018 Acura MDX vehicles. The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Honda vehicles and the driver powered seats in the Acura vehicles may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."
In the event of a crash, if the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in Acura MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.
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