2008 Acura MDX  -  $40,955

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $40,955
Base Invoice: $37,291
Destination Charge: $760
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: 4WD
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/Sequential SportShift paddle shifters & grade logic control
Engine: 3.7L PGM-FI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine


300-horsepower V6; super handling all-wheel drive; luxury coupled with reliability.

Model Highlights

There are only a few vehicles that can be used in place of a small fleet of cars, and the 2008 Acura MDX is one of the best of those vehicles. On the one hand the MDX, redesigned for the 2007 model year, can double nicely as a luxury sedan. The front leather-trimmed power seats both coddle and support you, plus their heating function is a godsend when winter's arctic blasts hit. The electric moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, speed-sensing windshield wipers, satellite radio, and incredible sound system almost seem out of place in an SUV.

The MDX is still an SUV, though. All-wheel drive ensures the vehicle can handle inclement weather, a possible 83.5 cubic feet of storage space guarantees a trip to Home Depot won't be a problem, seating for seven helps for carpool duties, and a 5,000-pound towing capacity can get the boat to the lake.

The MDX was developed partly on European racetracks, and offers driving dynamics that make it a suitable substitute for sportier alternatives. The MDX may weigh nearly 4,600 pounds and have a high center of gravity, but the 300-horsepower 3.7L VTEC V6 goes a long way to satisfying boy racer fantasies. The four-wheel disc brakes provide ample stopping power, the ride is excellent, and the handling is assured. A five-speed automatic transmission backs up all MDXs.

A Technology Package adds cruise, audio, and phone controls to the steering wheel, and a rearview camera, hands-free telephone interface, and real-time traffic updates to further the luxury theme. An Entertainment Package adds heated second row seats, a remote power tailgate, and a DVD entertainment system.

An optional Sport Package comes with an active damping suspension system that adjusts the shocks in milliseconds to meet driving demands. A button on the console allows the driver to select between sport and comfort modes. Most impressive is Acura's use of their SH-AWD (super handling-all wheel drive). Not only is power shifted front to rear to aid in the slippery stuff, but it also transfers a goodly portion of the 275 lb-ft of torque between the right and left rear wheels to provide better drive out of the corners. The Sport Package also tacks on premium leather seat trim and the contents of the Technology Package.

Model News

Acura redesigned their top-of-the-line MDX SUV in 2007, so changes are relatively few for the 2008 model. Grade logic control and xenon high-intensity discharge headlights are standard, as are LED taillights. The Technology Package includes upgraded leather interior trim, and both the Sport and Entertainment Packages include one more 12-volt power outlet to up the total to three.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Acura MDX is sporty enough to make most drivers forget they are behind the wheel of a seven-passenger truckster while still being convenient to use for family and household activities. The lavish attention to detail will leave you feeling as if you'll never need a luxury sedan again.

4 Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
420.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 5000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.7 qts

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
142.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
61.6 in

Front Hip Room
59.0 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
38.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
61.5 in

Second Hip Room
59.1 in

Third Head Room
35.7 in

Third Leg Room
29.1 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Third Hip Room
42.9 in

104.3 in

Length, Overall
190.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.5 in

Height, Overall
68.2 in

Track Width, Front
67.7 in

Track Width, Rear
67.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.9 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4548 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.95 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Variable Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.6 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.0 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L PGM-FI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

5-speed automatic transmission w/Sequential SportShift paddle shifters & grade logic control

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Super handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD)

Trailer stability assist

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent multilink rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P255/55HR18 all-season tires

18" x 8" alloy wheels

Compact spare

Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Front/rear disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Integrated dual outlet exhaust

Pwr moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Body-colored tailgate spoiler

Xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights

Fog lights

Daytime running lights

LED tail lights

Heated pwr mirrors w/reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals

Rear privacy glass

Speed sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats w/driver pwr lumbar support

Leather trimmed interior

Active front headrests

2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seats w/fold-down armrest

3rd row 50/50 split folding seats

Front center console w/dual access armrest

Front passenger lower center console compartment

Carpeted front/rear floor mats

Aluminum threshold garnish

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescoping steering wheel

Steering wheel mounted controls-inc: cruise control, audio, phone, multi- information display

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Trip computer

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators

Exterior temp indicator

Maintenance minder system

Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger auto-up/down, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Remote & driver door lock windows-open function

Pwr door locks

Remote entry system w/personalized settings for driver's seat, steering column, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings

HomeLink remote system

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface w/phonebook exchange

XM satellite radio *Only available in the 48 contiguous United States, Free for first 90 days*

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer/MP3/WMA-inc: speed-sensitive volume control, (8) speakers w/8" subwoofer

Auxiliary input jack

Rear spoiler integrated radio antenna

Tri-zone front/rear synchronized automatic climate control system w/humidity control, air filtration

Rear window defroster w/timer

Simulated Koa wood grained trim

(3) 12 volt pwr outlets

(10) cup holders

Front/rear door storage compartments

Auto dimming rearview mirror

Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors

Front & rear map lights, ambient cabin lighting, front footwell lighting, door mounted courtesy lights

Illuminated ignition, pwr window/door lock switches, steering wheel controls, overhead controls

Leather-wrapped shift knob

City 15/hwy 20 (3.7L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Dual-stage dual-threshold front airbags

Front side-impact airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection

Front & rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & load limiters

3-point rear seatbelts

LATCH child seat mounting system (2nd row seats)

Child seat tether anchors (2nd/3rd row seats)

Rear child safety door locks

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights


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