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Old 07-05-2006, 11:38 AM
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Acura should give it 2 engine options:

exisiting 3.8 V6 and possibly a 4.2 V8, but that's only fantasy.
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Comes out in a month? How did this creep up on us without any news?


Maybe i just missed it?
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Comes out in a month? How did this creep up on us without any news?


Maybe i just missed it?
+1

This is all news to me.
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Looks good, Alot better than the RDX IMO. I presume we'll see this new 3.7L trickle down to the Pilot and Ridgeline in the near future.
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Looks good, Alot better than the RDX IMO. I presume we'll see this new 3.7L trickle down to the Pilot and Ridgeline in the near future.

Im shocked its not in the RL first...

Maybe it doesnt fit?

Either way i think this MDX looks hot inside and out.

It is mated to a 5-speed sequential gearbox.
this doesnt mean what i think it means, rite?
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Tired of crossovers?
Well, here's another one


AutoWeek | Published 08/25/06, 11:53 am et
Even as gas prices rise and truck and SUV sales shrink, Acura is going against conventional wisdom and launching an all-new version of its MDX. Acura figures the luxury midsize SUV category will grow 26 percent in the next five years and aims to be ready with its new truck.

The new MDX has crisper sheetmetal and a more driver-oriented interior. Acura officials said they were going for a sportier looking-and driving-MDX.

That starts with the new 3.7-liter V6 powering the new MDX. Horsepower is up 40 to 300 and the engine produces 275 lb ft of torque, up 25 lb ft. It is mated to a 5-speed sequential gearbox.
Three option packages will be available when the car is on sale in a month or so and can be mixed and matched. The Sport package has active dampers, high-zoot leather and alloy wheels. The Technology package includes DVD Nav system with real-time traffic updates, rearview camera, and automatic climate control. The Entertainment package has a rear-entertainment system, power tailgate and heated second row seats.

Prices aren't set in stone yet, but Acura is figuring on $41,000-$48,000.
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The Technology package includes DVD Nav system with real-time traffic updates, rearview camera, and automatic climate control.


I don't know about integras, but is this going to be the first Acura to have auto climate control as an OPTION?

I love the "tired of crossovers" title, too.
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Originally Posted by dom
Looks good, Alot better than the RDX IMO.
RDX concept was good looking, the production model got tamed down. MDX on the other hand remains true to the concept.

Wow 41K base...it's creeping up there in price. I remember when the MDX was name it was 35K. I was expecting price to go up, but didn't expect it to actually cross the 40K mark.

Interior looks good too.
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
+1

This is all news to me.
+2, didn't expect it out until maybe Spring of next year.
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i like the interior for the most part, although that sterring wheel should get the axe IMO...the exterior is still pretty but so is my 04 so i can't really complain there...over all, i like it....we may have to roll over to the ac dealer and take a peek at it. if nothing else 300hp sounds good
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Originally Posted by jz-97-c7
i like the interior for the most part, although that sterring wheel should get the axe IMO...the exterior is still pretty but so is my 04 so i can't really complain there...over all, i like it....we may have to roll over to the ac dealer and take a peek at it. if nothing else 300hp sounds good

With a certain increase in weight, (4200-4400lbs?) I wouldn't expect much more in the acceleration dept.
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what's with honda/acura with the chevron-looking steering wheels lately? Not bad, but strange from the usual "conservative" 4-point steering wheels from the late 90's/early 00's.

wheels look like 4runner rims. Hopefully offers HID headlights this time.

if i was in the market for an SUV (and may be in a couple years), this MDX would be on my short list for sure.
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Originally Posted by phile
+2, didn't expect it out until maybe Spring of next year.
+3, I wasn't looking for it early next year also. Though familiar, I think they did a good job revamping the interior and exterior.
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I LIKE IT. It looks like a bigger RDX with more refine styling. I'd definitely buy it.
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Originally Posted by AsianRage
I LIKE IT. It looks like a bigger RDX with more refine styling. I'd definitely buy it.
I saw the 2G MDX at the NY Auto Show. Pictures really do not do the new MDX justice. It really is a step above the current model.
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Exterior is still horrible. Interior is excellent...although the nav screen does not look well integrated into such a slick interior design.

....and a 5 speed????? Why no six speed?
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I dont think the "5-speed sequential gearbox" is an SMG or DSG. It's just like every other Acura 5AT with the manual shifting option (sportshift).

6 speed AT would be nice. 6 speed DSG would be even nicer.

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Originally Posted by dom
With a certain increase in weight, (4200-4400lbs?) I wouldn't expect much more in the acceleration dept.
The CURRENT MDX weighs 4500lbs. I would expect the new one to weigh around 4600lbs. given it's slightly larger engine, addt'l feature content and the fact that it's supposed to be the same size as the outgoing model. Either way, with 47 more horsepower and 25 more lb. feet of torque, the new MDX *should* be capable of 0-60 in about 7 seconds. Nothing terribly quick, but just as quick as the smaller, lighter and slightly less powerful FX35 & RX350.
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wow acura, way to be at the cutting edge /sarcasm
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Originally Posted by unlemming


I don't know about integras, but is this going to be the first Acura to have auto climate control as an OPTION?

I love the "tired of crossovers" title, too.
I'm pretty sure they must be referring to something else when they say "auto climate control" - hopefully Acura isn't that freakin dumb to suddenly make that an option after close to 15 years of making it standard in most of their vehicles. I reckon its referring to dual/tri zone climate control maybe?

MDX does indeed look true to the concept. Can't wait to see one in person.

Anyone know if the black wood trim is real or fake?
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There is a sharp, SHARP difference between being "aggressive" and being just plain stupid. WTF we're they thinking with the exterior?? The RDX and MDX both look ugly as hell, although the interiors are cutting-edge IMO.
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i like it but 41-48k is way too much.
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Everything the RL has with a bigger engine for a price thats cheaper than the RL...

Not bad

What other SUV would you guys rather have thats 48k with the same options?
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Originally Posted by vishnus11

Anyone know if the black wood trim is real or fake?
Most likely fake. But it's hard to tell from pictures.
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Everything the RL has with a bigger engine for a price thats cheaper than the RL...

Not bad

What other SUV would you guys rather have thats 48k with the same options?

Q7 3.6
JGC SRT-8
07 Tahoe Supercharged!
07 Escalade
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Q7 3.6
JGC SRT-8
07 Tahoe Supercharged!
07 Escalade
Escalade starts at 54K
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Honda/Acura exterior designs need to stand out more from the car crowd. I guess they excel at the inner (interior) beauty instead. For them it really is the car's inside is what counts.
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i like it. glad it doesnt have that extra "mouth" in front like the RDX. i like the steering wheel too
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I wonder if they'll offer VCM? Anyway, I like the exterior a lot..I can't wait for more details. And on the auto climate control thing, I think it must be similar to the auto climate control on the RDX tech package, which appears to be a new name for the GPS linked climate control.
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well its not out of this world guys, but the exterior isnt AWFUL either. Cut em some slack.
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and 41-48k isnt overpriced. the current one is like 37-44k already.
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i bet the loaded mdx with navi will be $50k. that's way way overpriced. i would rather just get a pilot.
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Honda/Acura exterior designs need to stand out more from the car crowd. I guess they excel at the inner (interior) beauty instead. For them it really is the car's inside is what counts.
And it should. Why buy a beautiful car with a crap interior when that's what we see 99% of the time? As long as the exterior is relatively attractive, it's the interior that I focus on.
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I think the exterior is much improved from the last version. It's styled pretty aggresively IMO for a Honda/Acura product.
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Looks like a CRV with an 'old' GMC type rebadge tweaking minor exterior parts like headlights etc.
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i bet the loaded mdx with navi will be $50k. that's way way overpriced. i would rather just get a pilot.
I think the price is right on. Find a comparable 7-passenger luxury SUV that is less expensive. Good luck.

Acura is moving on up and I am very glad that they are making this move. They are finally starting to build vehicles to their full potential. Further, they are distancing themselves from the Honda brand which everyone has been pushing for in the last few years. A price change is definitely required for this distancing, which cuts down on cross-shopping with Honda (or non luxury vehicles).

I think the pricing is also a great move for Acura because the MDX is one of Acura's bread-and-butter vehicles (with the TL). The move upward will bring more premium customers to the Acura brand and will further the possiblity of seeing some more high-end products (and maybe increase sales of the RL). Not only do we get a better MDX, we can see an increase in overall sales by means of more affluent buyers (people who have never entered an Acura dealership before discovering various Acura vehicles...RL, TL, RDX, etc...).
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