A mid-size luxury SUV with seating for seven, the 2012 Acura MDX is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 VTEC® engine that produces 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is paired with AWD to enable the MDX to achieve an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, for a combined 18 mpg. The MDX comes equipped with several sport features; paddle shifters, super-handling AWD, performance braking, and a rigid body structure. Features include HID headlights, blind spot information system, adaptive cruise control, hands-free phone capabilities, automatic climate control, GPS-linked temperature control, iPod integration, rear seat entertainment system, real-time traffic/weather, and voice recognition. Safety is comprised of an advanced airbag system, vehicle stability assist, collision mitigation brake system, anti-lock braking, and tire pressure monitoring. The MDX is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
There are no significant changes to Acura's mid-size crossover utility vehicle, the MDX, for 2012.
Road-friendly all-wheel drive; quiet, refined cabin; comfortable seating; luxurious cabin appointments; available safety-tech features
As a luxury crossover utility, the 2012 Acura MDX puts passenger comfort above rugged off-road ability, but it doesn't completely shut that side of SUV personality out. Its interior, with space for up to seven, is nearly as comfortable and accommodating as those of full-size truck-based SUVs, while on the road it handles better that those other vehicles--in part, thanks to the SH-AWD system which aids stability while also handling light off-road tasks. The MDX also stands out for its superb optional ELS sound system, and for all the active-safety tech that's available in option packages--some of which might help you avoid an accident or reduce stress on the highway.