2012 Acura MDX  -  $43,925


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $43,925
Base Invoice: $40,758
Destination Charge: $895
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

Road-friendly all-wheel drive; quiet, refined cabin; comfortable seating; luxurious cabin appointments; available safety-tech features


Model Highlights

Acura's MDX is a mid-size utility vehicle and comes powered by a strong 3.7L V6 engine, making 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. With its 6-speed automatic transmission, the MDX provides strong acceleration, good responsiveness for passing and smooth shifts for more leisurely driving. A tall sixth gear assures relatively quiet cruising.

Acura's so-called Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system is standard on the MDX. As a full-time all-wheel drive system, it can fine-tune the amount of torque not only between the front and rear but also from side to side. It also works with the stability control system to help provide added security when handling, or in snow or mud.

The MDX is just rugged enough for two-tracks and modest forest trails, but its forte is on-road performance. Its front MacPherson strut suspension and multi-link rear suspension are carlike in concept, but they're mounted on isolated subframes to filter out the most jarring impacts. Crisp rack-and-pinion steering provides good maneuverability, with strong 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes rounding out the package. An Active Damper System is optional on the MDX and brings driver-selectable Comfort and Sport settings.

The MDX's interior is truly worthy of its luxury badge, with upscale trims, nice leather upholstery, LED interior lighting all around and plenty of sound insulation to filter out road noise. There are three rows of seating, for up to seven passengers; front seats are long-distance comfortable, with the second row also adult-sized, though the third rows are good for a couple of kids.

The 2012 MDX is offered in a single model and just two main option packages--Tech and Advance--plus an Entertainment Package that can be added onto either of those. The Technology Package adds a long list of exactly what the name implies--impressive tech features--including a navigation system, voice recognition, real-time traffic with traffic rerouting, hard-drive media storage, a solar-sensing tri-zone climate control system that automatically adjusts to the sun's position, and an awesome Acura/ELS surround sound system with ten speakers and 410 watts, plus DVD-Audio, Bluetooth Audio, a USB port and XM satellite radio, along with 15GB of its own music storage.

With the Advance Package, you get the cream of the MDX's available features, with specially contoured, ventilated front seats in Milano leather, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, auto-leveling HID headlamps, the active damper system, and upgraded 19-inch alloy wheels, plus several additional active-safety features. It also includes a collision mitigating braking system, adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot information system, all of which might help reduce the chances of a collision.

The Entertainment Package that's on offer in addition to either the Tech or Advance Packages might help you keep the kids engaged and fuss free on longer trips; it gets you a 9-inch rear color screen, DVD player, dual wireless headphones, a remote and a 115-volt household-style AC plug.


Model News

There are no significant changes to Acura's mid-size crossover utility vehicle, the MDX, for 2012.


Value Writeup

As a luxury crossover utility, the 2012 Acura MDX puts passenger comfort above rugged off-road ability, but it doesn't completely shut that side of SUV personality out. Its interior, with space for up to seven, is nearly as comfortable and accommodating as those of full-size truck-based SUVs, while on the road it handles better that those other vehicles--in part, thanks to the SH-AWD system which aids stability while also handling light off-road tasks.

The MDX also stands out for its superb optional ELS sound system, and for all the active-safety tech that's available in option packages--some of which might help you avoid an accident or reduce stress on the highway.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

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
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

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
141.8 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
35.8 in

Third Leg Room
28.7 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Third Hip Room
42.9 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
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
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 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 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
12V063000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 16, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
8,709

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 PILOT AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. THE VENT SHUT FLOAT (VSF) VALVE CASE IN THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY DOES NOT MEET THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
AS A RESULT, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE TANK, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE.

HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VSF ASSEMBLY DATE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 13, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S25 AND S26. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
14%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

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

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 controls -inc: 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

Hill start assist

Trailer stability assist

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights

Dual-stage multiple-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

Rear door child safety locks

LATCH child seat mounting system (2nd row seats)

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

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators

 
ASPEN WHITE PEARL II
$0

 
BALI BLUE PEARL
$0

 
BELLANOVA WHITE PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
DARK CHERRY PEARL II
$0

 
DARK CHERRY PEARL
$0

 
GRIGIO METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO 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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