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Checked one out today... [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 14:24
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This is somewhat of an exciting model for me as it seems to mark a significant and needed step forward for Acura. It's also the first new model where we can get the 2.0T with SH-AWD.

Exterior impression: I wouldn't go so far as calling it a luxurious look but it is attractive and contemporary. The reason I say that is in the next parking lot over, someone had a new CX-5 sitting there and it looked just as good. Also it's a bit "weightier" than I expected in the front/overhang area. These are nits because overall it is a good looking car. Wheels have been discussed and the base wheels are a disappointment; however the Tech wheels look good and are right in line with what you'd expect on a car like this. Then there was the A-Spec in white with the dark gray wheels, it looked super sharp. Random oddity...the size of the Acura badge on the grill, it's huge.

Interior impression: For anyone who has been critical of the interior, go see it in person. It is decidedly upscale and is at an appropriate level to compete with BMW (not too hard to do at least in terms of construction), Audi, and Lexus. There are plenty of soft touch materials and of a higher grade than any Acura I've seen except maybe the RLX which does actually have some nice leather and textiles in it. They did a great job here.

I'd like to go back, turn it on, play with the controls, and drive one but my wife kept reminding me the MDX is paid for even though she did seem to like it.



 
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