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As it turns out, the MDX Concept that Acura previewed at the New York Auto Show was a pretty good sneak peek at how the actual 2007 model will turn out. These spy photos show a front fascia similar to the one worn by the concept, if not a little less ostentatious. Otherwise, it appears the MDX may grow a little longer, with some extra length added behind the rear wheels to increase cargo capacity in the back. The interior shot shows a center console with more buttons per square foot than a Boeing 747, as well as an iDrive-like control knob directly ahead of the shifter.

[Source: Straightline Blog]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I like the revised profile, especially the front end. Nice going Audi! There was something clumsy in the angle of the old nose clip, like the amphibious "duck boats" that drive around Boston. I understand there is a need for optimal angle of entry with the front/rear on all off-road vehicles. But, the Jeep and Rover products seem to be able to design noses that weren't so pointy/lifted for water rescue looking. I like that Acura ditched that seaside landing look.

      http://www.uss-newport-news.com/reunion/images/duck.jpg

      http://www.4x4.ro/images/gallery/acura/1_x.jpg

      This was the best bullet nose-shaped car, the '61 T-bird:

      http://www.dyna.co.za/cars/1961_Ford_Thunderbird_sf01.jpg
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Honda and Acura's are different in more than the drive. Horsepower, amenities, warranty, suspension just to name a few. The Acura's have more horsepower, better warranty, less body roll, and more features that aren't even available in honda. Take the Accord for instance.. it doesn't even compare to the TSX in features, nonetheless, the TL! Even the TSX has memory seats and mirrors for two different drivers, Bluetooth Technology, and being able to set how the doors lock and unlock, interior dome lighting, relock timers, etc.
      • 8 Years Ago
      They increased the length behind the rear wheels for more cargo space, yet at the same time, significantly slope the rear roof downward, reducing available and usable cargo space.

      I still like it and it will be my number one consideration this fall when I replace my Pacifica.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Rob, did you do your homework? I've actually driven the Zephyr and Milan back to back, and they feel no more alike than a TL and an Accord.

      Link to my full comparative review on this page:

      http://www.truedelta.com/models/Zephyr.php

      As for the MDX, just about anything is an improvement over the current one. I've always hated its proportions--short wheelbase and long front overhang.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's nice and an improvement over the current model. It always takes Acura and Lexus to get it right on the second generation on most of their models. I see that Acura did a better job on the MDX vs. RDX. It's going to be a hit. Also, with the newer Acuras...they are a little beyond being expensive Hondas. I own an Accord and it ain't no TL for sure! I'll take the TL anyday!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just checked Tom Design's links. Captures my impression of the current MDX's nose amazingly well. Nice observation.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Michael:

      I have a feeling you just wanted to respond to my comment so you could validate the standard link you always provide to your page.

      Mechanically speaking, the Fusion/Milan and the Zephyr are a lot more similar than the MDX and the Pilot or the TL and the Accord.

      You can also easily tell by their greenhouse shape that the Ford "triplets" are based off the same platform...can't really tell with the MDX and Pilot.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The tailights look like they were taken from the audi Q7.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hopefully Honda will create a site called mdxandfriends.com because the http://www.elementandfriends.com site is so wonderful. Golly, what a great site.

      • 8 Years Ago
      SH-drivetrain? seeing as the RDX has it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Acura should start preparing for it's funeral.