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2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD

There are certain vehicles on sale today that are affected by what I call 'Camry Syndrome.' Named after Toyota's ubiquitous family hauler, Camry Syndrome affects a fair number of cars and trucks, many of which are exceedingly popular with consumers. The issue I have with these vehicles is that while they're adequate, they lack ambition. Their looks are clean and reasonably attractive, but they're not particularly stylish, let alone adventuresome or – heaven forbid – polarizing. Their interiors are comfortable and well screwed together, with the sort of popular features that... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
290 HP / 267 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$42,900
As-Tested Price:
$57,490
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    ETC: Acura claims MDX is best-selling luxury 3-row ever
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    Business for Acura has been in a weird place, recently, and the company's latest car launches have been especially rocky. For example, the ILX Hybrid was recently discontinued after just two model years with only about 2,660 sold in that time. The company also delayed the launch of its new TLX by a few months until later this summer. However, despite its ...

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    Review: 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD
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    There are certain vehicles on sale today that are affected by what I call 'Camry Syndrome.' Named after Toyota's ubiquitous family hauler, Camry Syndrome affects a fair number of cars and trucks, many of which are exceedingly popular with consumers. The issue I have with these vehicles is that while they're adequate, they lack ambition. Their looks are ...

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    Video: Acura launches ad spots for Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
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    Acura and Jerry Seinfeld are expanding their partnership as season three of the comedian's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, prepares to debut. Seinfeld has paired with director Barry Sonnenfeld to create a series of ads for the luxury brand showcasing the new Acura RLX and MDX. There are eight spots, written by Seinfeld and directed by ...

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    Recalls: Acura recalling nearly 20k new MDX crossovers over AWD driveshafts
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    Acura is recalling nearly 20,000 of its 2014 MDX crossovers fitted with all-wheel drive over driveshaft concerns. The affected vehicles were built between May 6, 2013 and October 14, 2013, and have bolts that attach the driveshaft to the transmission that may not have been tightened properly. Needless to say, an improperly secured driveshaft could lead ...

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    Official: 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]
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    The 2014 North American International Auto Show is right around the corner, which means it's high time we find out which cars and trucks have become finalists for the prestigious North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. The finalists – three in cars and three in three trucks/utilities – are dominated by American brands, with ...

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    Auctions: eBay Find of the Day: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Acura MDX from The Avengers
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    Planning to dress up as Agent Coulson for Halloween next year? We've got the perfect accessory to complete your Level 7 costume. On eBay Motors at this very moment is an auction for an Acura MDX S.H.I.E.L.D vehicle, one of only 10 made that the seller claims was used in filming of The Avengers. The crossover is being sold by Scottsdale Motor Company, and ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #353
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    NACTOY Short List, 2015 Cadillac Escalade, $53 Million Ferrari, EPA Fuel Economy Audits Episode #353 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth is joined by Michael Harley and Jeff Ross. Topics include a garage update that includes the Porsche 911 by Singer and the McLaren MP4-12C Spyder. Topics covered are the 2014 North American Car and ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalling 405K vehicles over airbag issue
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    Honda is in hot water due to an airbag glitch that is causing it to recall 405,400 vehicles. According to the campaign, the supplemental restraints might fire for no apparent reason. 342,000 of the affected vehicles are 2003 and 2004 Odyssey minivans, which gels with a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation we reported on in ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #343
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    George Kennedy from Boldride.com, BMW i3, NACTOY long list, Bentley SUV Episode #343 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing are joined by George Kennedy, Autoblog alum and Editor-in-Chief of Boldride.com. Topics include the unveiling of the BMW i3, the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year long list, and the ...

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    Video: 2014 Acura MDX ad campaign the most expensive in brand's history
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    Realizing that it must spend more marketing dollars to compete with the more established luxury automakers, Acura is preparing to launch its most expensive ad campaign ever for its redesigned 2014 MDX. At $78 million, according to Advertising Age, the new "Made for Mankind" campaign that kicks off next month is exactly double what Acura spent on the 2013 ...

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    Official: Acura rejoins with Seinfeld, sponsors Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee [w/videos]
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    We enjoyed the opening season of Seinfeld's offbeat Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee web series, a video serial where Jerry Seinfeld picked up his friends in some of his classic cars and... chatted. It was a simple premise that offered some genuinely enjoyable moments, even if the 'cars' connection was often a bit incidental. In any case, Acura must have ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Acura MDX [w/video]
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    Refinement Rather Than Revolution Before we get into the meat and potatoes of the 2014 Acura MDX, let's pause for just a moment and talk about the current, still-sitting-at-dealerships 2013 model. It's a pretty good machine. Perhaps guilty only of falling to the backburners of our minds in recent years because, well, the old girl's not gotten any ...

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    Official: 2014 Acura MDX priced from $42,290*
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    The fully redesigned 2014 MDX goes on sale in July, and Acura has now confirmed that its largest crossover will be priced at $42,290 (*plus $895 for destination). Unlike previous MDX models, Acura will offer the 2014 model with both front- and all-wheel drive (the automaker's fantastic Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, at that), and this base price is for ...

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    Official: 2014 Acura MDX shows up exactly as expected
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    Acura (and parent company Honda, for that matter) doesn't always leave a lot to be left to the imagination when they unveil prototypes at auto shows. Case in point: Take a gander at the Acura MDX Prototype that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show this past January, and then look at the production-spec 2014 MDX pictured above. See what we mean? Design-wise, ...

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    Official: Honda confirms 2014 Odyssey and Acura MDX for New York
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    Look beneath the seats of a Honda Odyssey and you'll likely find a handful of that iconic loop cereal loved by toddlers nationwide. And to show that Honda understands its minivan's target market, it is using the breakfast staple to announce its plans to reveal the updated 2014 model at next week's New York Auto Show. While the announcement is creative, it ...

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    Recalls: Honda recalling 183k cars and crossovers over unintended braking issue
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    A recall has been issued for nearly 183,000 Honda and Acura brand vehicles from the 2005 and 2006 model years. The problem stems from a potential malfunctions to the vehicles' stability control and braking systems. Drivers have reported a malfunction to Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist system, though to date, no crashes or injuries have been reported as ...

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    Detroit: 2014 Acura MDX Prototype is exactly what we expected
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    Yep, it's the new MDX. And despite being totally redone, it looks exactly like we expected. That is, it's an up-sized version of the RDX crossover with fancy LED lights stolen from the RLX sedan. And while that might not sound too exciting, we have to say, it is handsome – certainly a more cohesive, refined design than the angular, beak-tastic model ...

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    Teased: Acura will show all-new MDX Prototype in Detroit
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    Acura says it will show a prototype of its 2014 MDX crossover at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and we'll admit that the announcement has left us in a bit of confusion. See, the Acura press release says that the MDX proto will present "Aero Sculpture" design language, "alluring proportions" and "arching body lines." It has been accompanied by a sketch ...

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    Report: Honda recalling 871,000 SUVs and minivans over rollaway fear
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    Honda is recalling 871,000 SUVs and minivans for an issue in which the vehicles may roll away after the key has been removed from the ignition. Ninety-two percent of the recalled vehicles, or 807,000 vehicles, are in the US. According to a report from Reuters, the effected vehicles include certain numbers of the Honda Odyssey and Pilot, as well as the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Acura MDX goes for a camouflaged cruise
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    While the often misunderstood (and infrequently purchased) Acura ZDX may be going the way of the dinosaur, the company's far more conventional and successful MDX SUV is evolving. In fact, the 2014 MDX seems to be coming along rather nicely, if this latest set of spy images is any indication. In the camouflaged prototype we see here, it is evident that ...

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