Ratings & Reviews

Awards model MDX


Tuned on Germany’s famed Nürburgring track, the 7-passenger SUV is getting rave reviews for its powerful engine and sporty handling.


IIHS 2014

Insurance Institute For Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recognized the 2014 MDX with a Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with optional front crash prevention. The MDX received the top rating (“Good”) in five tests: small- and moderate-overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint. Additionally, the MDX received an “Advanced” rating for front crash prevention when equipped with the optional Collision Mitigation Brake System; models only equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system received a “Basic” rating.

Source: IIHS.org

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The 2014 MDX earned 5-star ratings on all New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) front crash and side impact tests conducted by the NHTSA. The crash tests and ratings include: Frontal Crash with ratings for both driver and front passenger seating positions, culminating in an Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating; and Side Barrier Crash with ratings for both front and rear seating positions, and a Side Pole Test with a Front Seating rating, the results of which are combined to create an Overall Side Crash Safety Rating. In addition, the 2014 MDX earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, which is based on the results of the crash tests and a rollover resistance test.

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"For 2014 Acura has done it again—building a three-row utility vehicle that combines space, luxury and style all at a price that is not out of this world. But, with the new MDX, Acura took things a step further and improved the efficiency as well. By stripping out 275 lbs. compared to the old MDX, Acura has been able to downsize the engine for improved fuel economy. Replacing last year’s 3.7 L V6 is a new 3.5 L V6 with variable cylinder management. Making 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, the new engine is matched to a six-speed automatic and is officially rated at 18 MPG city and 27 MPG highway for all-wheel drive models which is up an incredible 6 MPG on the highway compared to last year’s model."

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Motor Trend

“The appeal is in the subtlety. For instance, the all-LED headlamp and DRL assemblies are beautiful; you just have to take a close look to fully appreciate them.”

“On my preview drive outside Portland, Oregon, the new MDX certainly felt sprightlier. The DI V-6 revs smooth and strong, the six-speed is seamless and intuitive, and the new electronic power steering serves up solid feel and linearity.”

“Inside, the MDX pampers with a cleaner, richer, better-equipped cabin. There's less of the faux wood and more of the soft-touch materials, rich Milano leather seating (upper trims), and satin chrome plated accents.”

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