Acura Mdx owners manuals
- HandsFree connection drains the battery
- Excessive oil consumption
- Acura's very uncomfortable seats
- Takata airbag inflator recall
The Acura MDX, or also known as Honda MDX in Japan and Australia, is a mid-size luxury crossover, manufactured by the Japanese maker Honda under its Acura luxury brand since 2000. The MDX acronym stands for "Multi-Dimensional luxury", and is one of the best-selling luxury crossovers according to Honda of all time. At the end of 2014, the cumulative sales in the U.S. exceeded 700,000 units, being ranked as the second-best-selling luxury crossover after the Lexus RX.
The MDX shares the platform of the Honda Pilot and it was the first SUV to have third rows of seats, with two seating positions in the third row. Introduced in 2000 as 2001 model year, the MDX was substituting the slow-selling SLX, based on the Isuzu Trooper. When the Honda Horizon was abandoned in 1999, it filled the gap in Japan. Aside from the ZDX the MDX was the most expensive SUV in Acura's lineup.
The MDX is equipped with a 290-hp V-6 engine, strong enough power for the typical three-row crossovers class. The nine-speed transmission is smooth, but it can be hesitant to downshift when you want speedup. The hybrid MDX is quick enough delivering seamless transitions between the gasoline engine and the electric motors. The gasoline variant can tow up to 5000 pounds, but Acura does not suggest towing with the hybrid version.