2010 Acura MDX  -  $43,090


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $43,090
Base Invoice: $39,636
Destination Charge: $860
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: AWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, grade logic control, shift hold control
Engine: 3.7L PGM-FI MPI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Pros

Lots of improvements for 2010; lots of power with good handling; tons of available technology


Model Highlights

The MDX has a new 3.7L V6 VTEC engine under the hood that achieves 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This kind of performance does require 91 octane gasoline, but Acura makes up for it with no scheduled tune-ups for 100,000 miles. The MDX is the first Acura to have a new sequential SportShift automatic 6-speed transmission installed.

The MDX utilizes Acura's Super Handling all wheel drive system, which was designed to grip the road in dry conditions as well as wet, plus reduce understeer. The system also includes Hill Logic, which puts power to the rear wheels on steep inclines. There's independent suspension front and rear, and 18-inch wheels with 4-wheel disc brakes, anti-lock brakes and brake assist. And all this was put to the test on the famously grueling and twisty Nurburgring course in Germany.

The MDX has done well in safety testing, thanks to standard equipment like stability assist, tire pressure monitoring, six airbags, and energy-absorbing knee bolsters. The optional Collision Mitigation Braking System uses a radar transmitter behind the grille to determine the speed and distance of the vehicle ahead of the MDX. If there's a possible collision about to occur, the driver first gets a visual warning. If no action is taken, the system tenses the seatbelt and applies light braking. If the collision is unavoidable, the system goes right for strong braking and tightened seatbelts.

The interior features power-adjustable, heated front seats and theater-style raised second row seats that slide forward for easy access to the third row. Three-zone automatic climate control is standard, along with power windows and moonroof. A 6-CD stereo system with XM satellite radio has speed-dependent volume that adjusts as you drive.

The really fun stuff comes with several packages of options. The Technology Package adds a nav system with Zagat restaurant reviews and real-time traffic, a 10-speaker sound system with iPod integration and USB, voice recognition, and GPS-linked temperature control. It even adds a premium leather-trimmed upgrade to the interior.

The Advance Package includes everything above, plus and active damper sport suspension, perforated leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, a blind spot information system, adaptive cruise control, and the Collision Mitigation Braking System. It also gets 19-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels and auto-leveling headlights.

The Entertainment Package can be added to either the Technology or Advance package. It brings a DVD entertainment system to the rear seats, heated second-row seats, and a 115-volt power outlet to the front center console.


Model News

The MDX got quite a makeover for 2010, including a revamped, love-it-or-hate-it V-shaped grille that brings the SUV in line with the rest of Acura's design language. Headlights and exhaust pipes got a more subtle treatment, while the interior retains the same layout with upgraded materials and technology.

The biggest difference for 2010 is in the drivetrain, where the MDX is the first Acura to receive Honda's 6-speed automatic transmission, which in this case is mated to a new 3.7L V6. The combination is quick and smooth, and the extra gear at the top offers a one mile per gallon lift to the gas mileage over 2009.


Value Writeup

This 7-seater SUV has a nice array of standard features even at the base level, and the options list is pretty lengthy. There's plenty of room for a family and its gear -- and the MDX includes 10 cupholders for just such duty. Fit and finish is across the board excellent, and a very quiet cabin. Super Handling all wheel drive is more for on-pavement performance than off-roading, but for those looking for a minivan or station wagon upgrade, the MDX performs admirably.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
441.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/224

Fuel System
PGM-FI MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.25

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.2 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

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
37.5 in

Third Leg Room
29.1 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Third Hip Room
42.0 in

Wheelbase
108.3 in

Length, Overall
191.6 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
4550 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.95 in

Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18

Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 4 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.29

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.6 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

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

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V002000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 23, 2009

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
644

Summary
CERTAIN MODEL YEAR ACURA 2010 MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 7, 2009 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2009. A BOLT USED TO ATTACH AN INTERIOR TRIM PIECE TO EITHER THE DRIVERS OR PASSENGERS SIDE A-PILLAR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED DURING MANUFACTURING.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH RESULTING IN SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THE TRIM PIECE MAY NOT REMAIN PROPERLY SECURED TO THE A-PILLAR, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND/OR FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INTERIOR TRIM PIECE OF THE A-PILLAR AND IF A BOLT IS MISSING IT WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. FOUR VEHICLES WERE PURCHASED BEFORE THE STOP-SALE WAS ISSUED AND ALL THE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPAIRED IF NECESSARY, AN OWNER NOTIFICATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR THIS CAMPAIGN.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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 MPI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-Wire throttle system

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, grade logic control, shift hold control

Battery management system

Hill start assist

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Integrated dual outlet exhaust

18" x 8" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P255/55HR18 all-season tires

17" x 4" steel spare wheel w/T165/80D17 tire

Cornering G shift control

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

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

Rear privacy glass

Speed sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent windshield wiper

Remote pwr tailgate

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: speed-sensitive control, (8) speakers w/8" subwoofer, memory, 253 watt

XM satellite radio *Only available in the 48 contiguous states, first 90 days are free*

Auxiliary input jack

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

Rear spoiler integrated radio antenna

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface

Leather 8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats -inc: driver pwr lumbar, driver memory

Active front headrests

2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seat w/fold-down armrests

3rd row 50/50 split folding seats

Front center console w/dual access armrest

Front passenger lower center console compartment

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Aluminum threshold garnish

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters, memory

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Trip computer

Maintenance Minder system

Exterior temp indicator

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

Pwr door locks

Remote entry system w/windows-open & moonroof function -inc: alarm & panic, personalized settings for driver seat, steering column, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings

HomeLink remote system

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

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

Rear window defroster w/timer

Simulated Koa wood grained trim

(2) 12 volt pwr outlets

(10) cup holders

Front/rear door storage compartments

Auto dimming rearview mirror w/camera

Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: front/2nd row/rear map, ambient cabin, front footwell, door mounted courtesy, cargo

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

Seatback pockets

Leather-wrapped shift knob

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

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Trailer stability assist

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights

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

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators

 
ASPEN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
BALI BLUE PEARL
$0

 
BALI BLUE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DARK CHERRY PEARL
$0

 
DARK CHERRY PEARL
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
MOCHA METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM METALLIC
$0

 
PALLADIUM METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
PARCHMENT, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TAUPE, SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EBONY, SEAT TRIM
$0


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