Acura MDX
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Acura
Model: MDX
Acura MDX

The Acura MDX, also knows as the Honda MDX in both Japan and Australia has been in production since 2001, and is manufactured by Honda of Canada in Alliston, Ontario. This vehicle is grouped as a mid-sized luxury crossover SUV, and is the first in its class to have third row seating. Honda designed this vehicle to replace the ever slow-selling SLX (available only in the US), which was based on the Isuzu Trooper. The 2001 model of the MDX was available for purchase in late 2000 in the United States, and was later welcomed in 2003 in Japan as a replacement for the 1999 discontinued Honda Horizon, which had also emulated the Isuzu Trooper. The interior of the vehicle excited consumers with the flip up cargo floor, which then provided additional rear seating allowing the vehicle to carry 7 passengers – something that only minivans were providing at the time. Consumers also enjoyed a DVD entertainment and navigational systems in the 2002 model. Conveniently, drivers are even given access to Zagat's restaurant ratings via the navigational system. (Since 2003, the navigational system has included a rear video camera, which provides the driver additional safety when backing up.) Additional features included an automatic four-wheel drive system that engages only when the wheels were detected to be slipping, and operates as a front wheel drive system during regular conditions. Drivers have also enjoyed the fuel efficiency of the vehicle, of which the car was labeled an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle by the EPA in 2003 and consistently gets 23-mpg highway and 17-mpg city. Lastly, the safety ratings of the vehicle are noteworthy in that the MDX exceeds its competition regarding structural integrity. The MDX can withstand rear end collisions up to 50 miles an hour, which is far greater than the industry standard of 35 miles and hour.

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