The 2015 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV of medium size with seating for seven. It is offered in a single level of complete equipment packages complements progressives. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights LED, heated mirrors, the power lift-gate, sunroof, rear privacy glass, keyless ignition and entry, power front seats with eight-way heated (with power lumbar support driver) configuration memory controller, leather upholstery, a sliding and telescopic steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Electronic features include twin screen console (information from the touch screen 8 inches and 7 inches) a rearview camera multi-angle, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a system of eight-speaker sound system with CD player, one iPod interface / USB, Pandora and Aha and satellite radio compatibility.
The Technology Package adds a navigation system, voice controls (navigation and audio), and a 10-speaker AcuraLink Acura / ELS surround sound audio with HD radio. Also included in this package are the alloy wheels of 19 inches; rain-sensing wipers; LED lights for pools; back-door keyless entry; GPS-linked and solar sensing climate control; and a trio of security features: lane departure, blind spot and collision warning forward.
Technology and the entertainment package adds a 110-volt outlet power, heated rear seats, rear door window shades and a DVD entertainment system for rear seat with a 9-inch screen and an additional speaker. The Advance and Entertainment Package is based on the above features with roof rails; front and rear parking sensors; remote engine start; auto-dimming side mirrors; upgraded leather upholstery; ventilated front seats; mitigation system frontal collision; lane keeping assistance; adaptive cruise control; power passenger seat eight positions (with power lumbar support); and an entertainment system for rear seat enhanced with a 16.2-inch screen, two additional speakers and an HDMI input.
2015 Acura MDX Interior
The 2015 Acura MDX interior is driver-oriented, with a pleasantly thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel and easy to read gauges. The materials quality is high, and center console has a simple, clean design anchored by two display screens. Overall, cabin is a pleasant and luxurious place to spend time.
Using the navigation system is simple and intuitive, as Acura lets you look up destinations using the dial central control interface touch screen 7 inch (mounted below the navigation screen 8 inches) or a recognition system Enhanced voice. Unfortunately, neither the screen has the super-crisp graphics we’ve come to expect from this class, and some of the most basic functions (such as turning on the seat heaters) require multiple presses of virtual touch buttons, which can be a distraction. The relative lack of radio presets is another disappointment.
Second row seats slide fore and aft, with adjustment range of 5.9″ for greater flexibility. Space rear legroom is quite generous. The front seats are comfortable, although its compared to other models in this segment, offering only basic settings. The third row is best suited for children, but adults should be fine back there on short trips. With 15.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row, the 2015 Acura MDX drag their biggest competition in the cargo space when all three rows are in use. However, when the second and third rows fold, carrying capacity becomes quite generous, with 90.9 cubic feet of luggage space and belongings.
2015 Acura MDX Engine
The 2015 Acura MDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that generate 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A transmission unit and automatic six-speed front wheel is standard, and all-wheel drive is available as an option. In tests, an MDX SH-AWD accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is a little faster than normal for this class of vehicle time. 2015 Acura MDX Fuel economy EPA-estimated front-wheel drive is 23 mpg combined (20 city / 28 hwy), while the AWD version rates 21 mpg combined (18/27). Properly equipped, the Acura MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
2015 Acura MDX Safety
Standard safety equipment for the 2015 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, side airbags in the front seats, the side curtain airbags, driver knee airbag, the active front head restraints and traction and stability control. In our testing facilities, the MDX requires 125 feet to stop from 60 mph. The performance is not as good as others in its class. The rear-view camera is also standard, and AWD models come with a trailer stabilization function trailer.
Optional safety features include warning systems blind spot and lane departure. A collision warning system to forward-is also available, and works to warn the driver of a possible collision with visual and audio alerts. The MDX is also offered with collision mitigation braking, the brakes are automatically applied to prevent or mitigate an imminent collision. A lane-keeping assistance system is available as well, and provides automatic steering assistance to keep the MDX in your lane.
In government crash tests, the 2015 Acura MDX received a rating of five stars overall higher (out of five), with five stars each for total security full frontal and side-impact safety. The 2015 Acura MDX also looked at its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. A higher score of “Good” for its performance in tests of moderate-overlap and small overlap frontal offset impact was obtained. He also received a rating of “Good” in the side impact, roof-strength and whiplash protection (headrests and seats) tests. Mitigation system optional front collision MDX scored a second grade of “Advanced”.