2007 Acura Mdx
2007 Acura Mdx
2007 MDX Overview The Acura MDX is all-new for 2007.It’s larger then the previous model and has been improved in every area.That’s saying something given that the first-generation MDX (2001-2006) had a unique combination of style, design, utility, and a rock-solid powertrain with both good power and good fuel economy that made it very popular among mid-size luxury SUVs.It sold in record numbers right to the end and was the second-best-selling Acura model (after the TL sports sedan).The all-new 2007 Acura MDX is built on a proper truck platform, and is not an adaptation of the Accord passenger car platform.It doesn’t look larger than last year’s MDX, but it is in fact several inches longer and wider.That makes it among the largest vehicles of its type.It offers more space for folks and flotsam inside, totaling almost 143 cubic feet.From its wild new grille to its elaborately stylish cat’s-eye headlamps to its huge new taillamps, it’s got a more muscular look compared to the original, especially in the areas around the tires.Sporty styling cues include the big, fat dual exhaust tips that look like they belong on a V8, and the hefty five-spoke alloy wheels.Even the Acura badge in the grille has been changed, and is now twice as big as it once was.The seats are laid out in three rows of two, offering seating for up to seven people.The 10-way driver and 8-way front passenger power seats allow huge adjustment latitude for long-distance comfort.The new MDX is physically stronger than the previous model, with a more rigid structure that’s much more resistant to twisting and bending, beneficial for ride and handling as well as tightness as the vehicle ages.Powertrain improvements include a larger, more powerful V6 engine, combined with a five-speed manual-shift automatic transmission.The completely updated exterior appearance, which is sportier still than the original, will make it easy to spot the new one.Inside, there is a completely new approach to SUV interior design, a more organic, unified presentation of instruments and controls, a more involving scheme for the driver that should be appreciated by moms and dads alike.We found the MDX quiet and quick, with nicely weighted steering.The active damper system that comes on the Sport model makes driving the MDX more fun, with a flatter ride and less body roll in the corners.The driver can select between sport and comfort modes for sharper handling or a softer ride.The navigation system, satellite radio, iPod input jack and Bluetooth phone synching make it easy and fun to go down the road.Acura says the new MDX competes with the BMW X5, the Volvo XC90, the Lexus RX 330, the Mercedes-Benz ML350, as well as the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon Denali.Acura hopes the new MDX will appeal to women who want a sports car but need an SUV.Hide Full Review
2007 Acura Mdx
The 2007-2011 Acura MDX comes with a 4-year/50,000 mile basic warranty, and a 6-year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. If you buy your MDX through a Certified Pre-Owned Acura dealer, you can take additional coverage up to 7-years/100,000 miles from the date the vehicle entered service.Word on the WebIt’s easier to catch a greased pig than to find something bad to say about the 2007-2011 Acura MDX. Consumer sites such as ConsumerReports.com and JDPower.com give the MDX glowing reviews. JD Power gives the MDX excellent marks for its engine, build quality and initial quality and reliability. Enthusiast sites are filled with happy owners who love the MDX’s look, handling and features. We did find a few complaints about the poor city fuel economy and about the durability of the leather seating, but there were not enough posts to make us worry about a larger trend. The leather seats in the MDX are soft, so putting a big dog on them or treating them like a truck bed probably will result in scratches and tears. If you have to carry a lot of cargo (or dogs), do yourself a favor and fold down the seats.
2007 Acura Mdx
You hear terms like “gold standard” and “envy of the world” tossed about by both manufacturers and advertisers alike. But if ever there was a seven passenger CUV that truly deserved such accolades, it is the 2007-2011 Acura MDX. Praised by the media, adored by its owners and despised by the competition, the 2007-11 Acura MDX is as close to flawless as a modern car can be. With room for seven, the MDX is the perfect family vehicle. Its premium pedigree allows it to double as a token of your achievement and you superior good taste. Toss in excellent marks for safety, resale and overall owner satisfaction, and you’ll probably start wondering why everyone doesn’t own one. Of course, you can guess the reason: price. The 2007-11 Acura MDX wasn’t cheap when it was new and it’s not cheap used, either. Still, for those who can afford the price and the slightly more expensive maintenance costs, the 2007-11 Acura MDX is one of the few investments that won’t cost you any sleepless nights.
2007 Acura MDX Details Interior In its pursuit of greater performance, the MDX has given up nothing in practicality. For example, the MDX offers 15 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row, which is just two cubic feet less than the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe. For bigger loads, both rear rows fold flat. The reclining second-row seats offer enough legroom for those six feet tall and more, while the third row is best suited for smaller folks riding on shorter trips. The MDX even offers a minivan-like 10 cupholders. Up front, the MDX is an attractive mix of sport, luxury and technology, with highlights that include perforated leather or premium leather seats, wood-like or metallic trim and a collection of intuitive controls. Exterior Complementing its wider, lower, more aggressive stance, the bolder new MDX features a shield-like take on Acura’s five-sided grille, thick wheel arches filled with 18-inch wheels and prominent oval tailpipes. HID headlamps, mirror-integrated turn signals and LED taillamps further the cutting-edge appearance, as does a radio antenna that’s been cleverly integrated into the rear spoiler. The MDX is longer, wider and taller, by varying degrees, than the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Volvo XC90.
The 2007-2011 Acura MDX is more than just an upscale seven passenger CUV, it’s a vehicle that manages to wear multiple hats without compromise. From a functional point of view, the MDX’s cabin is roomy, supremely comfortable and very well constructed. As a luxury vehicle, the MDX excels at delighting four of the five senses (we don’t think it tastes very good, although owning one does show good taste), with rich leathers, an elegant instrument cluster, a concert-quality sound system, cutting edge electronics and a ride so smooth you’d swear you were riding in a well-healed luxury sedan. But, the MDX is no sedan. Thanks to its advanced Super-Handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD), the MDX is undaunted by snow-covered roads or twisting black asphalt. It can even venture down rutted trails, although we wouldn’t try taking it too far off road. The 2007-2011 Acura MDX is also as easy on the eyes as it is on gas, relative to the other vehicles in its class, of course. Best of all, when it comes time to sell, you’ll likely find a willing buyer who is ready to pay top dollar.
Why You Want ItThe 2007-2011 Acura MDX is more than just an upscale seven passenger CUV, it’s a vehicle that manages to wear multiple hats without compromise. From a functional point of view, the MDX’s cabin is roomy, supremely comfortable and very well constructed. As a luxury vehicle, the MDX excels at delighting four of the five senses (we don’t think it tastes very good, although owning one does show good taste), with rich leathers, an elegant instrument cluster, a concert-quality sound system, cutting edge electronics and a ride so smooth you’d swear you were riding in a well-healed luxury sedan. But, the MDX is no sedan. Thanks to its advanced Super-Handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD), the MDX is undaunted by snow-covered roads or twisting black asphalt. It can even venture down rutted trails, although we wouldn’t try taking it too far off road. The 2007-2011 Acura MDX is also as easy on the eyes as it is on gas, relative to the other vehicles in its class, of course. Best of all, when it comes time to sell, you’ll likely find a willing buyer who is ready to pay top dollar.
2007 model year changes View changes + The new-for-2007 Acura MDX is at the top of its class. Bold new body panels go a long way to separating the MDX from the rest of the look-alike SUVs, and the interior is even more refined and luxurious than before. Last year’s 3.5L V6 made 253 horsepower and has been replaced by a marvelous modern 3.7L V6 that makes 300 horsepower. It is backed up by a fun-to-shift five-speed automatic. The MDX can still seat up to seven people and is only available with all-wheel drive. With the second and third row of seats folded, cargo volume has increased to 83.5 cubic feet. A new optional power liftgate opens with the push of a button. Competitive comparison View advantages + 300-horespower V6; super handling all-wheel drive; luxury coupled with reliability. Special features for 2007 View special features + The Acura MDX routinely wins SUV comparisons for good reasons, and the redesigned 2007 model is no exception. It is sporty enough to make most drivers forget that are behind the wheel of a seven-passenger familymobile. Paired with its Nurburgring-tested ride are features that make the MDX convenient to use for family and household activities. Plus the lavish attention to details will leave you feeling as if you’ll never need a luxury sedan again.