OF ALL THE REASONS for purchasing an SUV, thrilling performance rarely makes it to the top of the list. So while we gave the MDX room for seven, we never forgot who was most important. As athletic as it is spacious, the MDX features a full array of experience-enhancing technologies, taking spirited driving to an entirely new level.
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A VEHICLE AS FUN TO DRIVE as the MDX is going to be one more reason for a day trip, a weekend excursion, or even a cross-country journey. And no matter how far afield you venture, the available Acura Navigation System with Voice RecognitionTM can make you feel like a local.
A database containing over 7,000,000 points of interest, as well as Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews, means you'll never be at a loss for options. Available AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and WeatherTM1 information also helps make the trip as enjoyable as the destination.
BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE, the MDX features a cabin designed with the understanding that a relaxed diver is a more attuned driver. So in addition to supple leather-adorned seats, steering wheel and other touch points, the driver is also pampered with a 10-way power-adjustable seat. All passengers benefit from the tri-zone climate control system, complete with humidity sensor, or the available GPS-linked, solar-sensing automatic climate control system.
In addition, the vehicle's long wheelbase and wide shoulders mean ample leg-, elbow and breathing rom. even with all seven seats occupied. And if cargo takes precedence, the power tailgate opens to reveal 103.52 cubic feet of space with both rear seats folded down.
THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DRIVER AND SUV: CLARIFIED
ALONG WITH THE PRECISION afforded by the vehicle's variable power-assisted steering, the power tilt and telescopic steering wheel also features race-inspired paddle shifters. They give you intimate control of the vehicle's 6-speed automatic transmission.
The transmission also features a "Sport" mode, which lets the engine rev higher for quicker acceleration. Grade Logic Control holds lower gears longer for smoother performance in hilly terrain.
LARGE ENGINES generate plenty of power, but add extra weight for the vehicle to overcome. That's why Acura engineers gave the MDX a V-6 capable of
producing power well beyond what is expected for its size. To accomplish this feat, the engine incorporates two specialized breathing systems.
A dual-stageintake manifold utilizes a precisely tuned sonic wave to pack the maximum amount of air into the combustion chambers. The variable flow exhaust also plays a part, with valves that stay closed at low RPMs to provide proper back pressure. When pressure is built up, they open wide to provide a rush of power.
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THE PERFECT ACCOMPANIMENT to thrilling performance is an underlying sense of confidence. In the MDX, it starts with the Acura signature Super handling All-Wheel Drive system. Sensing where extra torque is needed, it distributes power between the front and rear wheels
accordingly. Through turns, the system can even send up to 100% of available rear power to the outside wheel and increase its rotation speed for more responsive cornering. The available Active Damper System can respond to driving conditions and adjust suspension compliance in as little as 5 milliseconds.
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First introduced in 2001, the MDX continues to set the standard. In fact, it was recently named Best Luxury Midsize SUV for Families by U.S. News & World Report.
THE ART OF SELF PRESERVATION.
ANTICIPATING WHAT'S AROUND THE CORNER is as much the province of our engineers as any other. With the well-being of passengers in my mind, they've incorporated safety into almost every aspect of the MDX's design.
The chassis features the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which helps protect those inside by distributing frontal crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) can detect under-or oversteer and take measures to help keep you on your intended path. Brake Assist can detect emergency braking and apply maximum pressure to help stop the vehicle more quickly.
DEVELOPED WITH the help of seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer and sound producer Elliot Scheiner, the available Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Audio system was designed to reproduce the depth and clarity of the original studio recording. Music sources include the vehicle's hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, CD and DVD-Audio player, USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration and XM® Radio.6 Almost all functions can be controlled by voice recognition.
Rear passengers can also enjoy the available Acura DVD Rear Entertainment Syste featuring a high-resolution 9-inch screen, removable remote and the ability to connect a game console. The Entertainment Package also lets rear passengers listen to their own music through the included wireless headphones.