Why change perfection? The 2012 Acura MDX mid sized luxury sport utility vehicle was awesome in 2011, and comes to us unchanged in 2012. The 2012 Acura MDX luxury mid sized SUV looks hot on the road and handles like a dream. As usual, the MDX comes standard with tons of bells and whistles. If the buyer is looking for every bell and whistle available on the planet, several upgrade packages are available for purchase.
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Starting out at a modest $42,930, buyers get a ton of bang for the buck with the 2012 Acura MDX luxury mid sized SUV. The price is definitely right for an SUV of this magnitude in its class. The Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.7L V-6 engine, putting out 300 horses with 270 pound feet of torque.
The Acura MDX can move. It also stops incredibly well. According to Edmunds tests for performance, the Acura MDX goes from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds. Brake tests yielded stopping at 123 feet from 60 mph. These are good quality results for an SUV in this class. The MDX gets an estimated 18mpg combined, coming in at 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway. The MDX has towing capabilities up to 5,000 pounds, properly equipped.
The Acura MDX luxury mid sized SUV comes standard with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. The SH-AWD allows for beautiful handling regardless of the weather or terrain. Acura's SH-AWD system transfers torque between the wheels to allow for smooth corning and a safe and comfortable ride.
The Acura MDX luxury mid sized SUV has a top notch safety package sure to make any buyer comfortable. The standard safety features include stability control with a trailer stabilizing feature for towing, antilock breaks, front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints. Additional safety upgrades are available. These include CMBS monitors that track closure rate and following distance, visual and auditory collision warnings, and automatic hard breaking with the front seat belts automatically cinching if a collision seems unavoidable.
The Acura MDX mid sized luxury SUV received the highest safety rating, which is "good," from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.