All MDX models come with a rearview camera that automatically produces a display when “reverse” is engaged. The standard system provides a display within the rearview mirror. MDX models with the navigation system feature three separate views that appear in the navigation screen. You can change the views by pressing the navigation system’s “enter control.”
- The normal view is ideal to spot items behind the MDX that are too low to be seen through the rear window.
- The wide angle view shows a 170° view behind the MDX, which is perfect for spotting approaching vehicles when backing out of parking spots.
- The top-down view is useful for parallel parking or lining up a trailer hitch.
- Yellow guidelines help guide your trajectory and judge distances. The closest guideline indicates clearance for opening the power tailgate.
Blind Spot Information System
The MDX can be equipped with a blind spot information system that assists you when making lane changes.
- If the system detects a vehicle in an adjacent lane in the MDX’s “alert zone” (approximately from the rear half of the MDX to half a car-length back), an indicator will appear on that side’s windshield pillar.
- The pillar light will flash if the driver activates the turn signal in the direction where a vehicle has been detected.
- In order to avoid disturbing the driver or passengers, no sounds are emitted by the system.
- The indicators only light up when the MDX is traveling above 6 mph, so they won’t come on when parking, at stop lights, or in stop-and-go traffic.
All MDX models are equipped with Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams.
- Xenon lights cast a whiter and brighter light for improved clarity.
- The HID lenses allow a more precise beam pattern that increases road visibility without blinding oncoming drivers.
Key Remote Functions
The MDX key remote was given a few extra convenience features beyond the usual door lock, trunk release and panic button functions.
- On a hot day, the remote can lower the windows and open the sunroof to air out the MDX before you enter.
- The two primary drivers can each store their driver’s seat and side mirror positions, radio presets, and climate preferences in memory which links to their respective key remotes. Their settings will be activated the moment the driver’s door is opened.
- The key folds into the remote, making it more compact for carrying.
Press a button on the key fob, and the tailgate will automatically open for you. And when you’re finished loading or unloading, just press the button again and it powers down and latches.
- The tailgate will also activate from a button on the driver’s door, as well as by the tailgate handle.
- In the event of a power failure, the tailgate can be raised and lowered manually.
- When opening or closing, the tailgate will automatically reverse itself if it encounters a sufficient obstruction.
Adaptive Cruise Control
As with a conventional system, the available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)53 system allows you to set a desired speed, but it also lets you set time intervals from the car ahead of you so you can enjoy cruise control even in light traffic conditions.
- While cruising, engage the ACC, and the system will prompt you to select a short, medium or long interval from the vehicle ahead.
- ACC will maintain the set distance, modulating the throttle and applying moderate braking if necessary.