2011 Acura MDX Review from North America

2011 Acura MDX 3.6

Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carGMC Acadia


Good car, great value


This Acura MDX has been excellent for us. Compared to our previous vehicle, a 2008 GMC Acadia, there is no comparison. Bought it new off of the showroom floor. We bought the mid optioned model, the 'technology' model. Easy to buy, easy to deal with sales people, easy, easy, easy.

Great performance and handling. Very nice to drive, well appointed for the driver and passengers. Third row is a tight fit for anyone other than children; there are only the two of us at this point.

Zero issues with this vehicle since new. Anything that arose from the manufacturer's side was addressed immediately, i.e. software updates for the engine. A small issue with detonation due to our not so premium premium fuel was quickly resolved. No troubles at all ever up to this point. Still runs great and would buy another hands down.

It isn't as good on fuel as it might be for the size.

It isn't as comfortable for me as a driver as I might like, but I am a large person and I can live with it easily.

It does use premium unleaded, so that is an extra cost, but not a deal breaker for me.

All around we are very satisfied with the product. A bit pricey, but in my mind comparable and worth the cost for the overall performance and reliability of the machine. Good value now, and trade in as well. We looked at used, and these cars hold their value better than some others.

General Comments:

Very solid, sound good value.

Great handling.

Good performance.

Average economy.

Very comfortable for average sized occupants, meaning of smaller stature than my 6' 4" 250 lbs bulk. It's still pretty good for me though.

Good visibility.

Nicely organised instruments and climate/sound/navigation console, once you look at it and give it a chance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2013

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review