REVIEW: The 2016 Acura MDX, the Modern Day Alternative to the Mini-Van

January 28th, 2016 by

2016 Acura MDX

We get it, you don’t want a minivan. For anyone that needs to haul 5 or more people and all the stuff that goes with it on a regular basis at some point or another you all go through the same exercise – you look high and low to find an affordable, All-Wheel Drive vehicle that can haul 7 people, multiple car seats, strollers, soccer balls, friends and relatives that doesn’t cause you the shame and embarrassment that comes with driving a minivan.

If this is you, then look no further than the 2016 Acura MDX AWD. A true 7-passenger, three row SUV with All-Wheel Drive that you can lease for under $500 a month, the Acura MDX not only looks cool, but can take you and your team anywhere, anytime.

A True 3rd Row

Although no SUV will have the same amount of 3rd row leg room that a minivan has, the MDX boasts 29.2 inches of legroom which is tied with the Audi Q7 for the best among luxury SUV’s. This is far more 3rd row leg room than the Chevy Tahoe (25.4 inches), the Lexus GX470 (24.9 inches) or the Toyota 4Runner (24.1 inches). For the young family it makes it easy to get everyone in one vehicle comfortably.

Power and Fuel Economy

The MDX’s 3.5 liter V6 engine commands the road with 290 horsepower and 267 ft-lbs of torque. All the while it still is able to achieve a fuel sipping 23 combined mpg*. When compared to the 2016 Infiniti QX60 which only has 265 horsepower while achieving 22 combined mpg.


And last but not least, the 2016 Acura MDX is seen as a safety leader and innovator in the luxury segment with a 5-Star overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA). Specifically, the MDX earned five stars in the Front Crash and Side Crash tests. The Acura ACE™ body structure design played the primary role in achieving this level of safety. The Multi-View Rear Camera, available Forward Collision Warning system, and Vehicle Stability Assist™ and Lane Departure Warning systems were also taken into account. In addition, the 2016 Acura MDX was an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+.

So before you settle for a minivan, visit Friendly Acura in Middletown, NY to test drive an Acura MDX. Discover Orange County New York’s affordable luxury SUV.

*2016 EPA mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a $940 destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

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