Honda's (HMC) Acura luxury division just put out a crossover SUV that will probably some stop spousal arguments while weekend car shopping.
Priced at $58,000 with all the bells and whistles, the 2017 Acura MDX offers up the combination of cool looks and ungodly amount of storage space that a growing millennial family could appreciate. The new model comes with several upgrades, including a tweaked front grille, optional second-row captain's chairs, 20 inch wheels and an upgraded interior with wood trim and soft leather seats.
Our 4,222 pound test SUV left us generally impressed. On the one hand, the MDX wins points for its comfy seats, endless array of cup-holders and charging stations, and roomy interior. But there were a few minor letdowns, including a feeling of the SUV being under-powered (despite a 3.5 liter, 290 horsepower engine) and the interior trim quality not matching the somewhat steep price tag.
Here are several top takeaways.
This worked well at lower speeds as it steered us back in our lane as we navigated out of it. At higher speeds, the system was hit or miss. But when it did kick in, the car asserted itself and easily put us back on a straight path.