2009 Acura MDX – Car Pro Review

Had the 2009 Acura MDX this week and really enjoyed it, like I do all Acuras. So many midsized SUVs either ride too rough or the suspension is too soft. The MDX is really a breath of fresh air. Like Acura is famous for, it has an impressive array of standard equipment, most notable are power sunroof, leather heated seats, and Bluetooth technology.

My test rig had the Technology package, which includes rearview camera, voice-activated navigation system, power tailgate, and best of all real-time traffic information.

Rumors persist that within a year or so, the MDX will be available with a 4 and a 6 cylinder clean diesel, but for now the only choice is a 3.7 liter V6 that pumps out an impressive 300 horses while attached to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The engine feels like a much larger V8, especially from a dead stop.

As you would expect, the vehicle comes with 3rd row seating, dual air and heat, all power, satellite radio, universal garage door opener and a host of other things. The vehicle also scores a perfect five in crash test ratings in 4 of 5 categories. And just in case you don’t know, all MDX models are all-wheel drive.

Although rated at 15 in town and 20 on the highway, I was surprised to get 22 on the road, and this vehicle only had 400 miles on it. At a $44,000 window sticker price clearly it is not for everyone, but Acura is famous for great lease deals and it might be a lot less than you think on a monthly basis. If you are in the market to downsize from a large, luxury SUV, be sure to put this one on your list.

  1. Tony Hall 6 years ago

    I would like some info on the Acura MDX 2011. I want one with 25,000 to 35,000 miles. What is the gas milage on them now. Thanks, Tony

    • Jerry 6 years ago

      Tony, good to hear from you. The Acura is a great SUV, it will do 19 city 25 highway.

      Talk to my friend Shelby, he’ll take super care of you! THANKS for listening to the show!

      Sterling McCall Acura

      10455 Southwest Freeway

      Houston TX 77074

      Shelby Easton: Car Pro Specialist
      713.596.2349 Direct

      Jerry Reynolds “The Car Pro”
      President, Car Pro Radio Networks

  2. Janice Ehlert 2 years ago

    I bought a used 2009 RDX with 18000 miles on it in 2012. It now has almost $76000 miles and I’m trying to decide whether to keep it. Its really just had routine maintenance although recently had an issue with the air compressor that caused the battery to discharge. Thoughts?

    • Michele Sanders 2 years ago

      Janice, I think you have a LOT of life left in this SUV. Usually you won’t have sort of major issue until you get close to 200,000 miles. You may have some minor issues, but nothing big. I see no reason to trade it.

      I appreciate you listening to the show!

      Jerry Reynolds, President
      Car Pro Radio Network

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