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2007 Acura MDX Review and Pictures

Summary
The 2007 Acura MDX, a midsize luxury SUV, proves to be a tough competitor. It offers an excellent blend of comfort, looks, luxury, and performance. It overshadows all other makes in the USV category.

Price
MSRP: US$39,995-US$47,795
Invoice: US$36,063-US$43,083

What is New in 2007 Acura MDX?
The year 2007 model is lot different from older models. There have been major changes in all sectors like style, handling, traction, power, and safety.

Introduction
2007 Acura MDX now houses the most powerful V6 offering maximum fuel-efficiency. It has an electromechanical all-wheel-drive system that can shift actively from front-to-back and from side-to-side.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
2007 Acura MDX has a single trim level with three optional packages of Sport package, Technology package, and Entertainment package.

Powertrains and Performance
2007 Acura MDX has a 3.7-liter V6 capable of 275 pound-feet of torque and 300 horsepower. Engine has five-speed automatic transmission capacity with maximum towering capacity of 5000 pounds.

Interior Design and Special Features
2007 Acura MDX offers seven-passenger luxurious interiors with 60/40 split folding in second row and 50/50 split folding in third row. There is 15 cubic feet cargo room, which can become 83.5 cubic feet if you fold seats.

Safety Features
Safety equipments within 2007 Acura MDX include active front head restraints, full-length side curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, and antilock disc brakes with brake assist, tire-pressure monitoring system, and full stability control system.

Driving Impressions
It offers an excellent and confident driving experience with superb dexterity and controlled speed.

Pros
Superb interiors with equivalent fuel-efficiency

Cons
Price is on the higher side.

Picture: 2007 Acura MDX (front)

2007 Acura MDX (side)

Picture: 2007 Acura MDX (side)

Standard Features of 2007 Acura MDX

Transmission

– Adaptive Automatic Transmission
– Sequential Sportshift (TM) Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission
– Sequential Sportshift (TM) 5-Speed Adaptive Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission with Overdrive

Steering

– 2-Position Memory Steering Column
– Automatic Tilt Away Steering Column
– Power Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering
– Power Telescopic Steering Column
– Power Tilt Steering Column

Suspension

– 25-mm Rear Stabilizer Bar
– Independent MacPherson Strut Front Suspension with Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers
– Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension with Trailing Arm, Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers

Electrical

– 130-Amp Alternator
– 65-Amp/Hour Battery
– Audio Pre-Wiring
– Cargo Area Power Outlet
– Delayed Power Retention Operates Windows and Moonroof
– Front Power Outlet

Braking and Traction

– 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
– Electronic Brake Assistance
– Electronic Brake Force Distribution
– Front Power 330-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 334-mm Solid Disc Brakes
– Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM))
– Traction Control
– Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via ABS and Traction Control Measures Lateral Acceleration

Safety

– Driver Airbag with Dual Threshold, Dual Stage Deployment
– Front Dual Knee Bolsters
– Front Passenger, Second Row, and Third Row Automatic Locking Retractors
– Front Pretensioners with Force Limiters
– Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
– Front, Second Row and Third Row 3-Point Seatbelts
– Front, Second Row and Third Row Side Head Curtain Airbags Located In Headliner
– Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Weight
– Passenger Airbag with Dual Threshold, Dual Stage Deployment
– Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
– Second Row 3-Point Center Seatbelt
– Side Guard Door Beams

Anti-Theft and Locks

– Child Safety Door Locks Located On Rear Doors
– Power Door Locks with Automatic Locking
– Radio Anti-Theft
– Selective Locking/Unlocking Via Remote Keyless Entry
– Vehicle Anti-Theft via Alarm Engine Immobilizer

Remote Controls and Remote Releases

– 3-Function HomeLink (R) Universal Garage Door Opener Located In Overhead Console
– Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob with Audible Confirmation
– Panic Alarm Sounds Horn and Flashes Lights
– Programmable Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Illuminated Entry, Panic Alarm, Power Windows, Sunroof and Memory Functions
– Remote Fuel Door Release
– Remote Liftgate Release

Seats

– Driver Power Seat Adjusts 8 Ways Total
– Easy Entry Seat
– Front Driver Power Lumbar Support
– Front Dual Reclining Heated Sport Bucket Seats with Adjustable Seat Height, 2-Position Driver Power Memory and Adjustable Headrests
– Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 8 Ways Total
– Leather Seats
– Second Row 60/40 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Manually Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Armrest
– Theater Style Rear Seating
– Third Row 50/50 Split Folding Reclining Bench Seat with Manually Adjustable Headrests

Storage

– 4 Front, 4 Second Row and 2 Third Row; 10 Cupholders Total
– Cargo Area Tiedown Hooks
– Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor and Dash
– Front and Rear Door Mounted Storage
– Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets
– Lockable Glovebox
– Rear Armrest Storage
– Under-Floor Storage Bin Located In Cargo Compartment

Instrumentation

– Cruise Control
– Digital Clock
– Exterior Temperature Gauge
– Maintenance Interval Indicator Oil Level, Oil Quality, Brake Wear, and Tires
– Steering Wheel Mounted Controls for Audio, Cruise Control, Multi-Information Display and Phone
– Tachometer
– Tire Pressure Monitor
– Trip Computer with Average Fuel Consumption and Average Speed
– Warning Lights Include Door Ajar, Tailgate Open, Low Fuel, Low Oil and Low Washer Fluid

Interior Lighting

– Delayed Courtesy Lights
– Front and Second Row Map Lights
– Illuminated Entry Includes Footwell and Ignition Key Surround
– Interior Load Area Light

Exterior Lighting

– Automatic Headlights with Automatic On/Off
– Daytime Running Lights
– Front Foglights
– Perimeter Lighting Located On Exterior Mirrors and Headlights Activated Via Driver Door Open or Driver Door Unlock
– Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights

Entertainment, Communication and Navigation

– Acura Premium Sound System AM/FM Radio With 253-Watts, Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 8 Speakers Total; 6-Disc CD Changer Integrated With Radio; MP3/WMA Player; XM(R) Satellite Radio (XM(R) Satellite Radio Unavailable In Alaska or Hawaii and is Provided on a 90-Day Free-Trial Basis Upon Vehicle Purchase)
– Radio Antenna
– Subwoofer

Sunroof/Moonroof and Removable/Convertible Top

– Power Glass Tilt and Slide Moonroof

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

– Automatic Climate Control
– Interior Pollen and Dust Air Filter
– Rear Heating and Air Conditioning Controls
– Rear Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts
– Rear Heating and Air Conditioning Unit
– Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls

Interior, Design, Decor and Floor Covering

– Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area
– Front Carpeted Floor Mats
– Koa Woodgrain Interior Trim
– Leather Steering Wheel
– Second Row Carpeted Floor Mats
– Third Row Carpeted Floor Mats

Doors

– Fully Automatic Power Liftgate

Wheels and Tires

– Alloy Wheels, 18-In. X 8-In.
– Compact Spare Tire
– SBRP255/55HR18 104H, All-Season High Performance Tires

Windows, Mirrors, and Wipers

– Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors with 2-Position Memory and Automatic Tilt-Down
– Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
– Front Dual Sun visors
– Intermittent Rear Window Wiper/Washer
– Power Window Lockout
– Power Windows with Driver and Passenger One-Touch Up, One-Touch Down and Pinch Protection
– Rear Privacy Glass
– Rear Window Defroster
– Sunshade Located On Moonroof
– Tinted Glass
– Vehicle Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Exterior, Design, Paint and Finish

– Body Color Rear Spoiler
– Front Air Dam
– Front and Rear Body Color Impact-Absorbing Bumpers
– Front and Rear Splash Guards
– Metallic Paint (if Selected)

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