If you are in the market for mid-size SUV that is as luxurious as it is capable, look no further than the 2016 Acura MDX. With favorable reviews online and in automotive magazines, our 2016 Acura MDX test drive was the only next step.
As the 2016 Acura MDX pictures will show, the MDX has a lot to offer in looks but we decided to take a closer look at it and see how it performs and how it handles the road. The 2016 Acura MDX has a potent engine which gets great gas mileage and it has a really good road feel giving it one of the highest ratings in its class often beating out competitors from Mercedes and Lexus.
2016 Acura MDX-power and efficiency
The standard V6 engine mated to a nine speed automatic transmission gives the 2016 Acura MDX the acceleration it needs and Acura engineers have ensured that it gets excellent gas mileage as well with an EPA-estimated 20/27 mpg city/highway, which are among the best estimates in the class.
Where this Acura really shines is in the corners; it handles well and the steering feels sharp and capable. Even on the roughest roads, our testers didn’t feel any suspension bounce and said the ride was very comfortable.
Inside, the 2016 Acura MDX’s cabin is quiet and luxurious. While the seats are tight for taller drivers, we can’t fault Acura as they did add a foldable third row seat that gives more passenger capabilities. We folded the second and third row seats down and found that we had more than ample cargo space.
Acura’s Infotainment system confusing
Technological features abound in the 2016 MDX as ours came equipped with a rearview camera, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, satellite radio, an infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, proximity key and push-button start. We did find the list if available options extensive and added some for testing purposes. These included the lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, remote start, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-seat DVD system, GPS-linked climate control, navigation, a 12-speaker ELS audio system and AcuraWatch. How does all of this entertainment make driving the 2016 Acura MDX easier? The safety features are useful and the comfort features did make the ride more enjoyable but we still can’t figure out the infotainment system.
As for our opinion, we like the 2016 Acura MDX and found our test vehicle to be one that we could live with one a day to day basis.