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  • #46
    Me like very much , mai ales ca am mai vazut pe la noi generatia actuala de MDX
    Oare la cat te duce una in Romanica?
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    • #47
      2010 Acura MDX Facelift gets Gaudy Grille and Revised Powertrain !

      http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/07...ets-gaudy.html


      Following in the footsteps of the smaller RDX, Acura's largest SUV model, the MDX has received a mild facelift for the 2010 model year. Changes include a fresh exterior look that adopts the Japanese firm's controversial front shield along with some minor engine tweaks, a new 6-speed automatic transmission, chassis refinements and improved look and feel of interior trim materials plus the addition of new technology features.

      On the outside, the 7-seater MDX gains Acura's new corporate grille, retrimmed front and rear bumpers, new exhaust tips, revised hood, new side sills and reworked taillights with brighter LEDs. The available 19-inch seven-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels complete the exterior upgrades.

      Moving on to the interior, Acura says that the 2010 MDX benefits from higher quality trim materials, a thicker steering wheel grip, increased use of LED interior lighting and revised cockpit controls along with relocated front seat headrests for improved comfort and more detailed leather stitching.

      Furthermore, Acura has introduced several new technology features on the RDX such as the AcuraLink Real-Time Weather and Traffic Rerouting systems, a new full VGA 8-inch navigation screen, an upgraded rear view camera with three unique view choices and updated audio and rear entertainment systems.

      Under the hood, the 2010 model year MDX receives an updated version of Acura's 3.7-liter VTEC V6 engine linked to an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission. Among other changes, the V6 features cylinder heads with improved cooling, new intake valve springs, a new EGR system, unique long-reach spark plugs, a larger throttle body. The revised engine produces the same output as before at 300-horsepower and surprisingly, 5 lb-ft of torque less at 270 lb-ft.

      However, in combination with the new transmission, the 2010 MDX returns an EPA estimated city/highway fuel mileage of 16/21 mpg which is an improvement of 1 mpg city and 1 mpg highway over the 2009 model.

      Finally, Acura says that the MDX's ride and handling have been enhanced thanks to the revised power steering system, stiffer rear trailing arm mounting and the body rigidity improvements.

      The 2010 MDX is expected to go on sale in the U.S. sometime in September.










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      • #48
        Arata bine-bine, inclusiv grila "corporate". Si 6 viteze, si improved ride and handling, suna bine.

        Butoanele de pe volan mi se par multe si cam neergonomic imprastiate, mai ales cele de carkit de jos. rear view camera o fi doar in oglinda??
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        • #49
          Originally posted by Cristi View Post
          Arata bine-bine, inclusiv grila "corporate". Si 6 viteze, si improved ride and handling, suna bine.

          Butoanele de pe volan mi se par multe si cam neergonomic imprastiate, mai ales cele de carkit de jos. rear view camera o fi doar in oglinda??
          Nu, ca si la RDX, versiunea Base o sa aiba si ea camera, numai ca, neavand display central, o sa se vada in oglinda. Frumoasa miscare.
          Butoanele crede-ma ca-s ok asa cum sunt puse.
          Te bate un gand in caz de revenire din criza?

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          • #50
            Originally posted by BogdanCTR View Post
            ... versiunea Base ...
            OT: asta e versiunea special conceputa petru Basescu?
            "Liniutele sunt pentru masini rapide, curbele sunt pentru soferi rapizi" - un film

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            • #51
              Originally posted by octi_b View Post
              OT: asta e versiunea special conceputa petru Basescu?
              :-)
              Nu, pentru el e trendline de la Vw care are dotari mai putine ca Base de la Acura ;-)

              @Bogdan: Nu m-a parasit gindul si peste 1-2 ani (cind om iesi din criza sper eu) poate revin la Acura. Oricum ZDX-ul mi-a placut cel mai mult si e oarecum "de vina" ca nu am luat Acura. In sensul ca am vazut ca o sa apara si am asteptat sa vad cum o sa fie (la fel ca si facelift-ul de RDX) si tot asteptind am dat peste o oferta buna de FX si a iesit altceva....

              MDX-ul arata si el foarte bine, imi pare rau ca nu te-am rugat sa facem un drive-test cind le vindeati voi.... Oricum e pentru familii mai mari zic eu, noua (sotia, fi-mio si cu mine) ne e suficient un FX/CRV/RDX/ZDX.
              Last edited by Cristi; 30-07-09, 13:37.
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              • #52
                mama, mi-e rau.....de 2 zile numai MDX visez
                l-am aratat acum si sotiei................ si CR-V-ul a trecut pe 2
                Go MDX !!!
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                • #53
                  First Look: 2010 Acura MDX !

                  http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html





                  2010 Acura MDX

                  With a stroke of the designer’s pen, the last holdout in the Acura lineup has been updated to the company’s new corporate face -- beaklike grille and all. For 2010, Acura has updated the MDX SUV with new looks, a six-speed transmission, and all the latest technology in an effort to keep it on par with the competition.

                  Most noticeable to consumers will be the MDX’s new styling, updated for 2010 with new front and rear fascias to better reflect Acura’s recent design direction. The result looks something like a puffed-up TL and ditches the old MDX’s shieldlike grille, which was arguably the best-looking one in Acura’s fleet until now. Complementing the new grille and gaping twin air intakes up front is a slightly toned-down rear fascia with new, rectangular exhaust tips. In all, the MDX now looks less like its own vehicle and more like a larger RDX.








                  2010 Acura MDX Driving

                  Acura didn’t spend all its time on the MDX’s bodywork, though. The company also got busy under the hood, refining its 3.7-liter V-6 engine in a bid to improve fuel economy and smoothness. The result is a tradeoff, in that the engine now makes five fewer pound-feet of torque than it did last year but the same horsepower to a tune of 300 horses and 270 pound-feet. On the upside, the MDX has picked up an extra mpg in city and highway driving for a total of 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.







                  The bigger news is that Acura has dropped the old five-speed automatic for a new Sequential SportShift six-speed box with a multi-clutch torque converter for smoother shifting. Acura says the new box is fitted with five short gears and a tall sixth gear for good acceleration as well as good economy when cruising in top gear. The new automatic also comes with steering-wheel paddles for manual shifting as well as a sport mode, Grade Logic Control, Shift Hold Control, Cornering G Shift Control, and Hill-Start Assist and contributes to a 5000-pound towing capacity. Power hits the pavement through Acura’s Super Handling All Wheel Drive system equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist and Trailer Stability Assist.

                  Along with the drivetrain upgrades, the Acura also went to work on the MDX’s suspension and now offers an Active Damper System that uses adjustable shocks to give the MDX a Comfort Mode as well as a stiffer Sport Mode. Acura also stiffened up the MDX’s chassis and revised the power steering system for better handling and less noise, vibration, and harshness. New 18-inch five-spoke wheels complete the package.

                  Inside, the MDX has upped the ante with even more leather -- of a higher quality to boot. Other improvements include a new, thicker steering wheel, new gauges, upgraded trim, and a revised layout on the center stack that Acura says will be less cluttered and easier to read.










                  The real story on the interior is in the technology. For 2010, Acura has added a standard backup camera that displays either in the auto-dimming rearview mirror or on the upgraded multifunction display if the vehicle is equipped with a nav system. With the new high-resolution in-dash display, the driver can choose from normal, wide, or top-down views for the backup camera to make parking the MDX as easy as possible.







                  Other tech changes are: an upgrade to AcuraLink that includes real-time weather and traffic rerouting, a USB port for connecting to your MP3 player, an upgraded rear-seat entertainment system, and, if you go for the high-end, 410-watt, 10-speaker stereo, a 15GB hard drive for storing music and movies onboard. Check the box for the new Advance Package and you’ll also pick up ventilated front seats in addition to the standard heated seats, a sport steering wheel, textured metal interior trim, the Active Damper System, Adaptive Cruise Control, a blind-spot warning system, Acura’s Collision Mitigating Braking System, 19-inch, seven-spoke wheels, and self-leveling headlights.


                  Regardless of what you may think of the new beak, Acura has made some compelling updates to the 2010 MDX that should translate to a slightly more engaging drive and place the MDX squarely back into contention with its recently updated rivals.

                  2010 Acura MDX :

                  Base price N/A
                  Vehicle layout Front engine, AWD, 7-pass, 4-door SUV
                  Engine 3.7L/300-hp/270-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6
                  Transmission 6-speed automatic
                  Curb weight 4550 lb (mfr)
                  Wheelbase 108.3 in
                  Length x width x height 291.6 x 78.5 x 68.2 in
                  EPA city/hwy fuel econ 16/21 mpg
                  CO2 emissions 1.08 lb/mile
                  On Sale Currently
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                  • #54
                    ACURA MDX 2010 - FIRST DRIVE !


                    http://www.vtec.net/articles/view-ar...icle_id=845056

                    NEW YORK, NY


                    2010 is a big year for Acura's Advance campaign, regardless of whether or not the economy decides to cooperate. Acura has five significant updates to the lineup on tap this year, and we were fortunate enough to check out three of them at a recent press event hosted in New York City. The three vehicles that were the subject of this event included the 2010 MDX, 2010 RDX, and 2010 TSX V6.
                    Of the three vehicles on offer, I was most interested in checking out the new MDX, primarily because it features Acura's first ever 6AT (6-speed automatic transmission). The 6AT isn't the only thing that's new for 2010 MDX - there is a comprehensive list of additional upgrades, but from a mechanical standpoint the 6AT is the biggest news for Acura in 2010.
                    Before we focus further on that 6AT, let's talk about the other items of note on the 2010 MDX's upgrade list. First of all, the MDX's dizzyingly complicated trim level assortment has been supplanted by a bewilderingly convoluted trim level assortment. The lineup starts with a well-equipped standard model. The aforementioned 6AT transmission, a 300hp 3.7L V6, leather-surfaced seating for 7, tri-zone climate control, SH-AWD, 18" wheels, and a 253-watt stereo system are some of the more notable standard features. For 2010, also standard in all models are power tailgate, plated interior door handles (instead of painted plastic), rear view camera (with display inset into the rear-view mirror), and paddle shifters.



                    The options come bundled in three different packages: Technology, Advance, and Entertainment. The Technology package adds a 60GB HDD-based Navi with VGA resolution (all new), a 3 mode multi-view (also new) rear view camera, USB music connectivity (oddly, the standard MDX now has the strange distinction of being the ONLY vehicle in the entire Acura lineup that doesn't have USB music connectivity), AcuraLink® Satellite Communications System, Real-Time Traffic, Real-Time Weather with Doppler-style mapping (just like 2009 TL's), Acura/ELC surround audio system, and upgraded Milano premium leather interior. Gone in 2010 is the "Sport" package; it is now called the "Advance" package. To the Technology package, the Advance package adds the Active Damper system, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Blind spot information system (new for 2010), ventilated seats (new for 2010 MDX), 19" wheels and tires (new for 2010, these actually offer an improvement in terms of noise and rolling resistance vs. the 18" tires), metallic paddle shifters, auto leveling headlights, and even more Milano premium perforated leather. The Entertainment package can be added to either of these packages and includes an all-new rear entertainment system complete with a new motorized 9" VGA screen and a new controller setup, heated rear seats, and a 115v power outlet.

                    Keeping Secrets:

                    One other feature that we stumbled across is a new power management system. Acura calls it their "Acura Battery Management System". We wouldn't have known about it as it was not referenced anywhere in the press kit or technical presentation, but during our drive a warning message repeatedly appeared on the multi-information-display of our pre-production prototype MDX. It was explained to us that the message was due to a software glitch with the new Battery Management System. We don't have many details on this new system, but we were told that it was developed around a power management chip sourced from Hella. The system carefully manages the condition of the battery and works to keep the battery at an optimal state. If the system senses a fully charged state, alternator output is cut, reducing the load on the engine while avoiding an overcharge situation with the battery. To preserve longevity and overall battery performance, the system also works to keep the battery above a minimum charge level. For example, if there are lights or accessories accidentally left on while the engine is not running, the system will warn the driver as the battery charge dips towards its lower threshold value. If the warnings are ignored, the system will ultimately shut down the interior lights in order to preserve battery charge.
                    The first thing that came to mind when I learned of this system was BMW's trick electrical system which uses an electromagnetic clutch to engage the alternator only during periods of braking or coasting, resulting in a claimed 2% increase in fuel economy. We're told that the Acura system isn't quite this sophisticated, but it does have a net beneficial effect on overall fuel economy. I would expect to see this same system appearing in other Acura models in the future.

                    Impressions:

                    Due to the nature of this event, our seat time in each vehicle was quite limited, and that time was split with a driving partner (James Tate, of MSN Autos). We ended up in the one MDX that didn't have the Advance package, so unfortunately I was unable to check out the recalibrated-for-2010 active damper system. Acura says that the difference between the two system modes is now more distinct. For now, we'll just have to take their word for it.
                    The MDX we drove was equipped with the Technology Package. The Tech Package's new HDD-based Navi system with the VGA screen is a welcome change, but if you've driven a 2009 TL Tech, you've seen it already. Otherwise, the interior updates are pretty subtle. Most of the interior is carryover, but the wood trim on the dash and door panels is now a dark brown-colored "Simulated Koa" wood trim. Additionally, the radio panel is now finished in black rather than last year's silver finish. It still looks pretty nice, but combined with the dark gray plastic dash, the overall palette seems a little flat. The door pulls are now "plated" which helps with the upscale look and feel, (particularly when compared to the painted plastic ones of last year), but I think they would look even better in a brushed metal finish, especially if matched to a strip of brushed metal trim to bring some needed contrast to the dash design.
                    As mentioned earlier, the rear view camera now offers 3 different views. The first one is the "standard" view, the 2nd one is a 180 degree wide angle view (helpful for spotting approaching vehicles while backing out of tight parking spots in crammed parking lots), and the third one is a new "top down" look which should facilitate the task of precisely backing up to a pole, wall, or an awaiting trailer hitch. It would be nice if there was a way to enable the rearview camera without having to put the transmission in reverse first, while a splitscreen view between the standard and "top down" views would also be handy.
                    Unfortunately, with our time constraints I completely failed to check out the MDX's new rear entertainment system. Apologies to those who were hoping to hear more about this new feature. I think my next shot at it won't be until these start hitting the press fleet in October/November.
                    The good news is that I was able to get a pretty good feel for the new 6-speed automatic transmission. As if the closer spaced and shorter ratios afforded by the long-requested 6AT weren't enough, Acura's engineers also massaged the MDX's 3.7L V6 to improve its power delivery. The compression ratio has been bumped up from 11.0:1 to 11.2:1. The hi-rpm cam lobes have been reprofiled to deliver 5% more lift and 3% more duration than last year's bumpsticks. Additionally, the 3.7s redline has been notched up 200 clicks, to 6700rpms. The net result is an MDX that feels noticeably quicker than last year's model, particularly in terms of acceleration from a roll. The icing on the cake is a 1mpg improvement in both the city and highway cycles compared to last year's MDX. As you can see from the table below, the new gearing is considerably shorter through the first 5 ratios, and then 6th provide an extra 3% of stride to help with fuel economy.


                    I didn't look at these ratios in advance of my drive, but seeing the percentages in black and white matches up pretty well with my driving experience. Off the line, the MDX feels a bit punchier than before, but it still feels a little bit thin getting out of the hole. Most impressive is the MDX's performance during overtaking maneuvers. Drop it a gear (or two), stab the throttle and it really lunges forward with real urgency. The best part of the 6AT is that with the improved midrange performance and more optimized gearing, you rarely find yourself in that "hole" in the torque curve that seemed all too common with the 5AT. In other words, it's much easier to keep the MDX "on the cam". A quick calculation estimates the max speed in gears 1-6 at 38, 62, 87, 121, 171, and 232mph, respectively.
                    The new 6AT has the ability to command quick double downshifts, now permitting you to jump straight from 6th to 4th gear, or 5th to 3rd. We tried this out using the sequential sportshift mode, and it does indeed respond to double downshift requests, but we noticed a slight double pause in between gears. The overall shift quality of this pre-production unit felt very similar to typical Honda automatic transmissions - precise with positive action.
                    From a chassis standpoint, I felt that the standard MDX's ride quality is pretty good on smooth roads. On more challenging pavement, the suspension has a bit of an underdamped feel to it. Without the benefit of the adaptive suspension, I think the engineers need to firm up the rebound damping at the least. Also, the steering has been lightened up a noticeable amount. I personally prefer much less boost, but the product team felt that their target market prefers the lighter feel.

                    First Conclusions:

                    The MDX has been a success story for Acura from the day the first generation debuted back in the 2001 model year. I felt that the 2nd generation was possibly the best product updates in Acura's history, and the 2010 mid-cycle change makes it an even better vehicle, with meaningful improvements in features, performance, and efficiency. The MDX is set to go on sale in the "Late Fall/Early Winter 2009" timeframe. Stay tuned for our first drive impressions of the 2010 TSX V6 and 2010 RDX.

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                    • #55
                      2010 Acura MDX !


                      http://www.nbcautoshow.com/review/10...2010-acura-mdx

                      TheCarConnection.com drove the new 2010 Acura MDX to bring you this hands-on road test review. Editors at TheCarConnection also compared the MDX with other crossovers, and researched other reviews from a wide range of reputable sources to bring you a comprehensive look at the 2010 MDX.


                      Likes:
                      • Big V-6 is impressively strong
                      • nimble handler, for such a big vehicle
                      • Subdued, but mostly handsome styling
                      • Safety record
                      • Reputation for durability
                      Dislikes:
                      • That bottle-opener grille
                      • Complex controls and a busy cockpit
                      • Touchy steering
                      • Drinks from the premium gas pump
                      The 2010 Acura MDX is a seven-passenger, three-row luxury crossover vehicle. It puts a strong emphasis on style, utility and comfort, while downplaying any off-road ability. However, it’s also an entertaining vehicle to drive, and despite some odd exclusions on the features list, a supremely confident family vehicle with a stellar safety record. Pricing begins around $43,000, and reaches beyond $50,000 for fully outfitted versions. TheCarConnection.com accepted travel expenses to an Acura-sponsored event to produce this hands-on road test.
                      At first glance, the 2010 Acura MDX looks familiar to anyone who owns the 2009 model. There are minor updates to its subdued good looks—namely, a big new Acura corporate grille that’s shield-like, and reminds some reviewers of a bottle opener. It’s aggressive to the eye and out of character for a refined performer like the MDX. Thankfully, the rest of its lines stay clean and neat, with a gentle downward arc and new taillamps in back slimming it somewhat. The cabin’s a well-executed comfort zone. New brown stain on the wood trim cascades from the midline of the dash, and more “Milano” leather is stitched into place on the seats and panels. The gauges are redesigned for better clarity, too. In all, it’s a modern, well-tailored workplace.

                      The heart of the 2010 MDX’s performance package is a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine coupled to a new six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. With strong acceleration and impressive passing power, the MDX is among the most capable of the vehicles in its class, which also includes the Volvo XC90 and Buick Enclave. Tech features like variable valve timing and electronic throttle help it gain in fuel economy—it’s up to 16/21 mpg, higher than in 2009—and still tows 5000 pounds while snapping off quick gearchanges and stepping smartly away from stoplights. Retuned steering feels too light and darty for such a large vehicle, but the MDX’s long wheelbase and hefty curb weight smooth out most bumps. Special versions add electronically adjustable shocks for slightly more responsive feel and 19-inch wheels. Acura’s “Super Handling” all-wheel drive system remains standard; it sends power to individual wheels with the most traction—even around a tight corner—which neatly factors out the four-wheel sluggishness that usually accompanies AWD systems. As a result, the 2010 Acura MDX is surprisingly entertaining to drive. Along with the responsive powertrain, the suspension keeps the body from leaning too much in corners, even though the ride is quite supple, and the MDX can be hustled along a curvy road like a smaller, lighter vehicle.

                      TheCarConnection.com drove the new 2010 Acura MDX to bring you this hands-on road test review. Editors at TheCarConnection also compared the MDX with other crossovers, and researched other reviews from a wide range of reputable sources to bring you a comprehensive look at the 2010 MDX.Likes:Big V-6 is impressively strongnimble handler, for such a big vehicleSubdued, but mostly handsome stylingSafety recordReputation for durabilityDislikes:That bottle-opener grilleComplex controls and a busy cockpitTouchy steeringDrinks from the premium gas pumpThe 2010 Acura MDX is a seven-passenger, three-row luxury crossover vehicle. It puts a strong emphasis on style, utility and comfort, while downplaying any off-road ability. However, it’s also an entertaining vehicle to drive, and despite some odd exclusions on the features list, a supremely confident family vehicle with a stellar safety record. Pricing begins around $43,000, and reaches beyond $50,000 for fully outfitted versions. TheCarConnection.com accepted travel expenses to an Acura-sponsored event to produce this hands-on road test. At first glance, the 2010 Acura MDX looks familiar to anyone who owns the 2009 model. There are minor updates to its subdued good looks—namely, a big new Acura corporate grille that’s shield-like, and reminds some reviewers of a bottle opener. It’s aggressive to the eye and out of character for a refined performer like the MDX. Thankfully, the rest of its lines stay clean and neat, with a gentle downward arc and new taillamps in back slimming it somewhat. The cabin’s a well-executed comfort zone. New brown stain on the wood trim cascades from the midline of the dash, and more “Milano” leather is stitched into place on the seats and panels. The gauges are redesigned for better clarity, too. In all, it’s a modern, well-tailored workplace. The heart of the 2010 MDX’s performance package is a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine coupled to a new six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. With strong acceleration and impressive passing power, the MDX is among the most capable of the vehicles in its class, which also includes the Volvo XC90 and Buick Enclave. Tech features like variable valve timing and electronic throttle help it gain in fuel economy—it’s up to 16/21 mpg, higher than in 2009—and still tows 5000 pounds while snapping off quick gearchanges and stepping smartly away from stoplights. Retuned steering feels too light and darty for such a large vehicle, but the MDX’s long wheelbase and hefty curb weight smooth out most bumps. Special versions add electronically adjustable shocks for slightly more responsive feel and 19-inch wheels. Acura’s “Super Handling” all-wheel drive system remains standard; it sends power to individual wheels with the most traction—even around a tight corner—which neatly factors out the four-wheel sluggishness that usually accompanies AWD systems. As a result, the 2010 Acura MDX is surprisingly entertaining to drive. Along with the responsive powertrain, the suspension keeps the body from leaning too much in corners, even though the ride is quite supple, and the MDX can be hustled along a curvy road like a smaller, lighter vehicle.

                      Comfort, utility and quality are abundant in the 2010 MDX. The cabin’s quite roomy in front, with flat footwells for driver and passenger, and a wide body for ample middle-row comfort. The third row is child-sized, as are most third rows. Storage bins and cubbies are everywhere, and the rear cargo area is substantial enough for a three-kid family when the third row is folded down. While it’s a busy-looking dash with lots of buttons, lines and lights, the MDX is crafted from high-quality materials, and ranks highly in most quality surveys from independent sources. It’s not particularly lush, but the change in wood tone from grey to brown has warmed up the cabin a bit.
                      Parents can feel secure in the 2010 Acura MDX, since it’s one of the best-rated vehicles for crash protection. It scores five stars in all tests performed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). That’s due to a strong body structure, standard side and curtain airbags, all-wheel drive, and electronic anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control. New safety options this year include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and a rearview camera.
                      Each 2010 MDX is fitted with an array of standard features, including leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, a three-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, a six-disc in-dash changer, and XM Satellite Radio. A Sport package with auto-damping suspension is available; it also includes a premium leather interior and a special wheel design. A navigation system featuring real-time traffic and a rearview camera is optionally included in the Technology package, which also includes the power tailgate. That also includes a hard-drive music storage feature, USB and iPod connectivity and song-recognition software, and the active suspension package, as well as ventilated seats. An Entertainment package offers rear-seat DVD players, huge LCD screens and a 115-volt outlet. You’ll be dumbfounded by the controls at first—and if you buy a base MDX, you won’t be offered the USB connection or stereo Bluetooth at all, odd omissions in this price class.

                      Other Choices:


                      If you like the 2010 Acura MDX, also consider:
                      • Lincoln MKT
                      • Buick Enclave
                      • Volvo XC90
                      Buying Tips:


                      Audiophiles can rave over the ELS audio package in the MDX, which was tuned by renowned music engineer Elliot Scheiner. The stunning audio quality may be overkill in a vehicle shrouded in road and kid noise, though it’s more affordable than adding on a media room to your home.

                      Reason Why:

                      The 2010 Acura MDX is among TheCarConnection.com’s top-ranked large crossovers. Contenders include the handsome Buick Enclave, with great safety and sex appeal, and a prettier interior with a piece or two of less-appealing plastic trim than the MDX. The Volvo XC90 has three rows of seats, but seating anyone in the third row is an awkward exercise, fuel economy is relatively poor and initial quality has been less than exemplary. The new Lincoln MKT takes the fundamentals of the roomy, capable Ford Flex and wraps them in distinctive sheetmetal—and fits in a 355-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder engine for class-leading power.

                      The Bottom Line:

                      The top-ranked 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve—though the new grille, steering feel and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
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                      • #56
                        http://www.motorauthority.com/review...2010-acura-mdx

                        Review: 2010 Acura MDX !

                        Acura has updated its MDX for the 2010 model year, with a number of styling, performance, and technology updates to keep it fresh against its rivals. The big SUV keeps its versatile seven-passenger, three-row layout but sports a new exterior look, a revised powertrain, several chassis refinements, more comfort features and a longer standard equipment list.
                        The MDX may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, especially when it comes to off-roading, but it’s still an entertaining vehicle to drive and, despite some odd exclusions on the features list, a supremely confident family vehicle with an excellent safety record. Pricing starts at roughly $43,000 and stretches beyond $50,000 for fully loaded versions. TheCarConnection.com accepted travel expenses to an Acura-sponsored event to produce this hands-on road test.
                        Visually, the seven-passenger 2010 MDX receives more aggressive styling in the form of new front and rear bodywork, a new front grille and numerous new trim enhancements. Other details include a revised hood, new side sills, polished stainless-steel exhaust tips, and revised taillights with brighter LEDs.
                        Inside, the 2010 MDX benefits from the expanded use of Milano leather, a new, thicker sports steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters, new gauges, optional ventilated front seats and upgraded interior trim.
                        Under the hood sits a more refined version of the 3.7-liter V-6 engine from the 2009 model. The VTEC unit produces 300-horsepower and 270-pound-feet of torque and is mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission with pseudo manual control.
                        The engine is a gem, with strong acceleration and impressive passing power making the MDX one of the most capable SUVs in its class. To widen the powerband while simultaneously improving fuel efficiency, the V-6 engine also features variable valve adjustment of the intake valves, revised high-lift camshafts, a computer controlled dual-stage induction system and an electronic drive-by-wire throttle system. The end result is a gain in fuel economy--it’s up to 16/21 mpg, higher than in 2009--as well as the ability to tow 5,000-pounds while snapping off quick gearchanges and stepping smartly away from stoplights.
                        Gallery Acura has updated its MDX for the 2010 model year, with a number of styling, performance, and technology updates to keep it fresh against its rivals. The big SUV keeps its versatile seven-passenger, three-row layout but sports a new exterior look, a revised powertrain, several chassis refinements, more comfort features and a longer standard equipment list. The MDX may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, especially when it comes to off-roading, but it’s still an entertaining vehicle to drive and, despite some odd exclusions on the features list, a supremely confident family vehicle with an excellent safety record. Pricing starts at roughly $43,000 and stretches beyond $50,000 for fully loaded versions. TheCarConnection.com accepted travel expenses to an Acura-sponsored event to produce this hands-on road test. Visually, the seven-passenger 2010 MDX receives more aggressive styling in the form of new front and rear bodywork, a new front grille and numerous new trim enhancements. Other details include a revised hood, new side sills, polished stainless-steel exhaust tips, and revised taillights with brighter LEDs. Inside, the 2010 MDX benefits from the expanded use of Milano leather, a new, thicker sports steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters, new gauges, optional ventilated front seats and upgraded interior trim. Under the hood sits a more refined version of the 3.7-liter V-6 engine from the 2009 model. The VTEC unit produces 300-horsepower and 270-pound-feet of torque and is mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission with pseudo manual control. The engine is a gem, with strong acceleration and impressive passing power making the MDX one of the most capable SUVs in its class. To widen the powerband while simultaneously improving fuel efficiency, the V-6 engine also features variable valve adjustment of the intake valves, revised high-lift camshafts, a computer controlled dual-stage induction system and an electronic drive-by-wire throttle system. The end result is a gain in fuel economy--it’s up to 16/21 mpg, higher than in 2009--as well as the ability to tow 5,000-pounds while snapping off quick gearchanges and stepping smartly away from stoplights.

                        Also helping to improve fuel economy is the six-speed automatic, which is coupled to a new multi-clutch torque converter. With comparatively short gearing in the first five forward gears, acceleration is enhanced, while fuel efficiency and quiet cruising are optimized with a relaxed sixth gear ratio. The transmission offers two automatic shift modes, or can be operated manually via F1-inspired paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.
                        Ride and handling have been enhanced as a result of a revised power steering system, though we felt that the steering now feels too light and darty for such a large vehicle. However, the MDX’s long wheelbase and hefty curb weight keeps things sorted. Optional electronically adjustable shocks and 19-inch wheels add a slightly more responsive feel.
                        Acura’s Super Handling all-wheel drive system remains standard. It sends power to individual wheels with the most traction--even around a tight corner--which neatly factors out the four-wheel sluggishness that usually accompanies all-wheel drive systems. As a result, the 2010 Acura MDX is surprisingly entertaining to drive. Along with the responsive powertrain, the suspension keeps the body from leaning too much around corners.
                        Comfort, utility, and quality are abundant in the 2010 MDX. The cabin’s quite roomy in front, with flat footwells for driver and passenger, and a wide body for ample middle-row comfort. The third row is child-sized, as are most third rows. Storage bins and cubbies are everywhere, and the rear cargo area is substantial enough for a three-kid family when the third row is folded down. While it has a busy-looking dash with lots of buttons, lines, and lights, the MDX is crafted from high-quality materials and ranks highly in most quality surveys from independent sources. It’s not particularly lush, but the change in wood tone from grey to brown has warmed up the cabin a bit.
                        Also helping to improve fuel economy is the six-speed automatic, which is coupled to a new multi-clutch torque converter. With comparatively short gearing in the first five forward gears, acceleration is enhanced, while fuel efficiency and quiet cruising are optimized with a relaxed sixth gear ratio. The transmission offers two automatic shift modes, or can be operated manually via F1-inspired paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. Ride and handling have been enhanced as a result of a revised power steering system, though we felt that the steering now feels too light and darty for such a large vehicle. However, the MDX’s long wheelbase and hefty curb weight keeps things sorted. Optional electronically adjustable shocks and 19-inch wheels add a slightly more responsive feel. Acura’s Super Handling all-wheel drive system remains standard. It sends power to individual wheels with the most traction--even around a tight corner--which neatly factors out the four-wheel sluggishness that usually accompanies all-wheel drive systems. As a result, the 2010 Acura MDX is surprisingly entertaining to drive. Along with the responsive powertrain, the suspension keeps the body from leaning too much around corners. Comfort, utility, and quality are abundant in the 2010 MDX. The cabin’s quite roomy in front, with flat footwells for driver and passenger, and a wide body for ample middle-row comfort. The third row is child-sized, as are most third rows. Storage bins and cubbies are everywhere, and the rear cargo area is substantial enough for a three-kid family when the third row is folded down. While it has a busy-looking dash with lots of buttons, lines, and lights, the MDX is crafted from high-quality materials and ranks highly in most quality surveys from independent sources. It’s not particularly lush, but the change in wood tone from grey to brown has warmed up the cabin a bit.

                        Parents can feel secure in the 2010 Acura MDX, since it’s one of the best-rated vehicles for crash protection. It scores five stars in all tests performed by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). That’s due to a strong body structure; standard side and curtain airbags; all-wheel drive; and electronic anti-lock brakes, stability, and traction control. New safety options this year include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and a rearview camera.
                        Each 2010 MDX is fitted with an array of standard features, including leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, a three-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, a six-disc in-dash changer, and XM Satellite Radio. A Sport package with auto-damping suspension is available; it also includes a premium leather interior and a special wheel design. A navigation system featuring real-time traffic and a rearview camera is optional in the Technology package, which also includes the power tailgate, a hard-drive music storage feature, USB and iPod connectivity and song-recognition software, the active suspension package, and ventilated seats. An Entertainment package offers rear-seat DVD players, huge LCD screens, and a 115-volt outlet. You’ll be dumbfounded by the controls at first—and if you buy a base MDX, you won’t be offered the USB connection or stereo Bluetooth at all, odd omissions in this price class.
                        The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve--though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.
                        Parents can feel secure in the 2010 Acura MDX, since it’s one of the best-rated vehicles for crash protection. It scores five stars in all tests performed by NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and has been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). That’s due to a strong body structure; standard side and curtain airbags; all-wheel drive; and electronic anti-lock brakes, stability, and traction control. New safety options this year include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and a rearview camera. Each 2010 MDX is fitted with an array of standard features, including leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, a three-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface, a six-disc in-dash changer, and XM Satellite Radio. A Sport package with auto-damping suspension is available; it also includes a premium leather interior and a special wheel design. A navigation system featuring real-time traffic and a rearview camera is optional in the Technology package, which also includes the power tailgate, a hard-drive music storage feature, USB and iPod connectivity and song-recognition software, the active suspension package, and ventilated seats. An Entertainment package offers rear-seat DVD players, huge LCD screens, and a 115-volt outlet. You’ll be dumbfounded by the controls at first—and if you buy a base MDX, you won’t be offered the USB connection or stereo Bluetooth at all, odd omissions in this price class. The 2010 Acura MDX still finds ways to improve--though the new grille, steering feel, and USB/Bluetooth omissions are out of character.




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                        • #57
                          • Acura prices refreshed-for-2010 MDX from $42,230* !

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                          2010 Acura MDX - Click above for a high-res image gallery



                          With several improvements for the 2010 model year set to differentiate it from last year's model, Acura has announced pricing on its 7-passenger MDX sport-utility vehicle. The 2010 MDX receives new cosmetic enhancements inside and out, a new 6-speed automatic transmission, chassis improvements and even more standard equipment.

                          On the outside, the MDX sports new front and rear bodywork including a new front grille, revised taillights and new 18-inch wheels. The cabin is fitted with a new sport steering wheel, new gauges and upgraded trim including even more Milano premium leather. Mated to the standard 300-hp 3.7-liter V6 is a new six-speed automatic promising improved performance and better fuel economy (the 2010 EPA rating is 16/21, an improvement of 1 mpg in both city and highway).

                          Acura will offer five trim levels of the MDX, the least expensive of which will start at $42,230 (*plus $810 destination and handling) while the flagship MDX with Advance & Entertainment Packages is $53,755 (plus D&H). Note that the base price for a 2009 model was $40,990 minus the destination fee, which means that you'll be paying an extra $1,240 or 3 percent for all those updates. For full pricing information, check out the press release after the jump.

                          [Source: Acura]



                          PRESS RELEASE:


                          Acura Announces Pricing and On-Sale for 2010 MDX


                          12/11/2009 - TORRANCE, Calif. - Already a leader in its class, the significantly enhanced 2010 MDX gets bold new styling, an all-new six-speed transmission, a revised chassis, additional content along with enhanced safety and convenience features. The 2010 MDX luxury SUV goes on-sale at Acura dealerships on December 11 with a manufacturers suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $42,230, plus a destination and handling (D&H) charge of $810, Acura announced today.
                          "The MDX has long been considered a benchmark in its class," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "The 2010 MDX raises the bar yet again with its fresh looks, an all-new 6-speed transmission and lots of new customer-relevant technology."

                          Visually, the 7-passenger 2010 MDX receives more aggressive styling in the form of new front and rear bodywork, a bold new front grille, numerous trim enhancements, revised taillights and polished stainless-steel exhaust finishers. New 18-inch diameter 5-spoke aluminum wheels are standard with 19-inch diameter 7-spoke aluminum wheels available as part of the Advance Package.

                          Powering every MDX is a more refined engine that teams with an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission for better performance and improved fuel efficiency. The new 3.7-liter VTEC® V-6 generates 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA estimated city/highway fuel mileage of 16/21 mpg** (an improvement of 1 mpg city and 1 mpg highway over the 2009 MDX). Standard on every MDX is Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system that provides outstanding handling and excellent all-season capability.

                          Inside, the 2010 MDX receives a host of new features and technologies that make it even more luxurious. Topping the list is the expanded use of Milano Premium Leather, a new sport steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters, new gauges, easier to understand button placement for center stack functions, available ventilated front seats and upgraded interior trim.

                          The 2010 MDX will be available in five trim packages including: the well-equipped MDX; MDX with Technology Package; MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages; MDX with Advance Package; and MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages.

                          Despite only a 3-percent increase in price, the 2010 base MDX receives a plethora of new standard content including a power rear tailgate, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated rear view camera screen, LED backlit instrumentation, a new hill start assist feature and premium loop-style floormats. Also included is the MDX's previous standard equipment including items such as: a leather trimmed interior, power moonroof, a tri-zone climate control system and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface. Also standard with the 2010 MDX is an 8-speaker, 253-watt Acura Premium Sound System that features XM® Radio with a new Note function, an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and AUX jack connectivity for personal audio devices.

                          The MDX with Technology Package adds Milano Premium Leather seating surfaces, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar image maps, a new full VGA color display screen and an innovative multi-view rear camera. Additionally, the Technology Package includes an Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® player, AM/FM tuner, XM® Radio with Note function music reminder, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, Song By Voice™ (SBV), USB port and AUX jack connectivity.

                          In addition to the features found in the Technology Package, the new Advance Package adds several premium technologies including the Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), an all-new blind spot information system (BSI) and the Active Damper System. The Advance Package makes use of special 19x8-inch 7-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin Latitude all-season tires and auto-leveling HID front headlights. Also part of the Advanced Package are ventilated front seats, a sport steering wheel with unique design racing-inspired paddle shifters and textured metallic interior accents.

                          An Entertainment Package (available with Technology and Advanced Packages) includes a new Rear Entertainment System (RES) complete with a DVD player, power folding 9-inch full VGA color screen (with 400-percent improved resolution), dual wireless headphones and a wireless illuminated remote control. Also included are heated second row outboard seats and a 115-volt plug located in the center console.

                          Like all 2010 Acura models, the MDX is covered by a comprehensive 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and a 6-year/70,000 powertrain limited warranty. Additional ownership benefits include Acura Total Luxury Care® (TLC®), which provides free 24-hour roadside assistance, concierge service and trip routing.



                          2010 Acura MDX Pricing (Trim - MSRP* - D&H)

                          MDX ~ $42,230 ~ $810
                          MDX w/ Technology Package ~ $45,905 ~ $810
                          MDX w/ Technology & Entertainment Packages ~ $47,805 ~ $810
                          MDX w/ Advance Package ~ $51,855 ~ $810
                          MDX w/ Advance & Entertainment Packages ~ $53,755 ~ $810

                          *MSRP excluding tax, license, registration and any dealer installed options. Dealer prices may vary.
                          **Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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                            YouTube - 2010 Acura Winter Test Experience
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                            • #59
                              Cand am fost cu MDX-ul acum 1 an si jumatate la un off-road trial in Poiana, au ramas aia cruciti de ce poate masina. Se chinuiau toate sa urce panta folosita in mod normal de cei care se dau cu sania, cea de langa partia Bradul, si putine reuseau, cu mare chiniuala. Am urcat MDX-ul fara nici macar sa dau mai mult de sfert de gaz, in 5 secunde eram sus. Era un nene de la Subaru care zicea ca el n-a mai vazut asa ceva in afara de AWD-ul lor. Modelul asta e printre foarte putinele de la Honda care mai merita aplauze in picioare. Daca il aduceau in loc de Legend in Europa, vindeau mult mai multe, chiar si fara diesel. Cu un diesel, nici nu vreau sa ma gandesc ce vanzari faceau si cat de mult castigau, in special in Europa centrala si de est. Si-asa s-au vandut o gramda prin Ucraina si Rusia, importate pe sestache din State.

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                              • #60
                                Frumos filmuletul si masina si mai frumoasa.
                                Azi dimineata in Piata Unirii am vazut un MDX negru cu numere straine (ceva de genul: *.HX.777)
                                Daca ar fi fost oprita l-as fi intrebat pe sofer cum este si cum ii merge masina.

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