The 2015 Acura MDX
For a couple of years now it feels like Acura has been trying to play catch-up with the rest of the luxury SUV/crossover marketplace, but in 2015 they didn’t just pull neck and neck with the competition – they pulled way ahead.
Absolutely everything about the new 2015 Acura MDX has been redesigned almost from the ground up, bringing a whole bunch of luxury features to the table without commanding a skyhigh price tag (we are looking at you, Mercedes-Benz with your G Wagon). Acura has always had a reputation for fine engineering, reliability, and durability, but they’ve always left a little bit to be desired in the “creature comforts” arena.
Nothing could be further from the truth any longer with the new MDX.
The very first thing that you’re going to notice about the 2015 MDX is that it has stolen a couple of design cues from its sports car division without sacrificing any “family-friendly” safety, security, or comfort features.
The outside is very aggressively styled upfront and throughout the back without compromising any headroom, any leg room, or any storage space. We’re not quite sure how Acura engineers pulled it off, but they did.
Opening the door to the new MDX and having a look around may naturally lead you to believe that you accidentally popped the door on an Audi or a BMW SUV/crossover, as there are luxury features and plush appointments throughout.
The leather upholstery is absolutely gorgeous (and comfortable), the entire cabin is controlled by multiple “climate control zones” that can be adjusted independently, and the front seats are heated as well as air-conditioned.
Security and safety features of bound, there’s an 8.4 inch touchscreen navigation/multimedia center upfront, and a premium sound system makes sure that all passengers are as comfortable as it gets.
The only thing that is really holding back the 2015 Acura MDX from being something really special is the brand name Acura. People are still calling Acura a “pretender” in the luxury market, which seems more than a little bit crazy considering the caliber of vehicles that they’ve been responsible for over the last 15 years or so.
Nevertheless, the perception still exists – though we expect the new MDX to smash that perception to pieces once enough people get their hands on it.
What makes the Acura MDX so exciting?
If you absolutely love the idea of sliding behind the wheel of the most luxurious German engineered vehicle on the planet but don’t want to pay the price tag (and don’t mind losing the German engineering), you’re going to fall in love with everything that the 2015 Acura MDX brings to the table