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Here’s What the Media Thinks about the 2016 Acura MDX

Published on December 21 2015

The 2016 Acura MDX starts at $ 52,990, which for a luxury seven-seat SUV, is quite a bargain.

The Acura MDX has always been one of the most popular vehicles in its segment thanks to its sophistication and luxury, but also because it happens to offer a ton of space and comfort as well as advanced safety technologies at a base price that is far from unreasonable.

The 2016 Acura MDX starts at $ 52,990, which for a luxury seven-seat SUV, is quite a bargain. That probably explains why the media that has had the opportunity to drive the 2016 Acura MDX genuinely enjoy it. Here’s what they had to say!

The SH-AWD system is confidence-inspiring, as it can quickly shift power from the front wheels to the rear ones at the slightest hint of wheel slippage, or during acceleration. The system can also transfer engine power from one side to the other at the rear, which helps making sure the inside wheel in a curve isn't losing traction. The MDX also benefits from a three-mode drive system with Normal, Sport and Comfort settings; switch to the latter, and the ride is downright smooth without being too cushy.

The most impressive thing about the new MDX is how adept it is at turning every drop of fuel into motion. The engine features direct injection as well as Honda's Variable Cylinder Management, which basically shuts down a row of cylinders in certain driving conditions, in order to reduce fuel consumption. With the help of active engine mounts and noise cancellation technology, the transition from six to three firing pistons, and vice-versa, is seamless.

A 600-km round trip, with mostly highway driving and four adults aboard, concluded with a stellar 8.8 L/100km average. During the aforementioned voyage to the state where people live free or die, with five people aboard in snowy weather conditions, I recorded an average of 10.2 L/100km. As far as midsize SUVs go, and I've driven quite a few, this is pretty amazing – Autogo.ca

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The MDX lists spirited handling as one of its key attributes; we think it offers some of the most fun you can have with a vehicle that has three rows of seats. All models come with a 290-hp V-6, a nine-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, but we recommend the all-wheel-drive version (known as Super Handling All-Wheel Drive). The MDX is quick and quiet; braking and handling are above average. Our main disappointment is the bland exterior styling. But sometimes it’s good to go incognito, right? – Car and Driver

To learn more about the 2016 Acura MDX, contact us today at Camco Acura!

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