2009 Acura MDX – A High-Tech Parent’s Dream Car

January 7, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Acura, New Car Review, SUV

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2009 Acura MDX offers one of the best combinations of a high-tech interior, excellent safety and smooth handling in its class. It excels as a performance-minded family vehicle. This car is a midsize seven-passenger crossover SUV. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, xenon HID headlights, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt/telescoping steering column, heated eight-way power front seats with driver lumbar adjustment, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, leather upholstery, a trip computer and Bluetooth. An eight-speaker stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack is also standard.

The 2009 MDX is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 300 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is standard. The MDX features the same “Super Handling” AWD system (SH-AWD) found in Acura’s RL and TL sport sedans, which is capable of transferring different levels of power to individual wheels to maximize traction and grip through turns and in inclement weather. In performance testing, we found that the MDX goes from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. Fuel economy is an estimated 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined. When properly equipped, the MDX’s maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.

2009 Acura MDX   A High Tech Parents Dream Car pictures

Standard safety equipment for the MDX includes anti lock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and stability control with a stabilizing feature for trailer towing. In government crash tests, the 2009 Acura MDX earned a top five-star rating in both frontal and side-impact tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the MDX a top score of “Good” for occupant protection in frontal offset and side-impact crashes. These crash-test performances are among the best in the MDX’s class.

The MDX’s cabin is a high-tech parent’s dream which is one of the more spacious three-row midsize luxury crossover SUVs on the market. An adult could fit in the third row for a short journey, although the rearmost seats are better suited for kids. A total of 83.5 cubic feet of cargo space is available with the second and third rows folded, which is also above average for a midsize luxury crossover.

For a three-row SUV, the 2009 Acura MDX does a fine job of driving as if it’s not one. On curvy roads, the MDX is an eager partner thanks to the SH-AWD. There’s a sensation of the torque shifting from wheel to wheel during hard cornering, cluing the driver into the magic behind the electronic curtain, but it all happens so effectively that it’s encouraging rather than distracting. Equipped with the Sport Package, the MDX’s two-mode dampers soak up the bumps when necessary and firm up when the pace quickens.

2009 Acura MDX   A High Tech Parents Dream Car pictures

Overall, the 2009 Acura MDX is a well-balanced midsize luxury SUV with solid sporting credentials. And since the MDX offers some of both worlds when it comes to performance and utility, alternatives can fall on both sides of the spectrum. If performance and handling are bigger priorities than family hauling, the BMW X5, Infiniti FX35 and Porsche Cayenne are worth taking a look at. Competitors on the family-friendly side of things include the Buick Enclave, Ford Flex Limited and Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring. The similarly priced Lexus RX 350 is also worth checking out, although it is smaller. But the MDX represents a pretty good middle ground among all these other choices. In keeping with the infomercial theme,  it can be yours for a reasonable price. The price is offered start from $40,790.

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3 Responses to “2009 Acura MDX – A High-Tech Parent’s Dream Car”
  1. PandaQ says:

    it looks elegant and comfortable!

  2. My dream car is the Porsche 911 or the new Nissan GTR. those cars are really great.`;.

  3. Nathan Lee says:

    my dream car is the Ford GT. that car is truly a muscle car with lots of horsepower.”:

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