NAIAS 2013: New Acura MDX Looks Like Old Acura MDX

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
naias 2013 new acura mdx looks like old acura mdx

Acura will replace their long-in-the-tooth MDX with a new model that looks a lot like the current MDX and even uses a similar 3.5L V6. The new model should look very similar to this concept. As it underwhelming as it seems, Honda did this with the CR-V and it’s arguably the best small crossover out there. The new RDX, despite criticisms relating to its lack of turbochargers, is a vastly improved car. I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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  • Imag Imag on Jan 15, 2013

    Can you really not see the difference between this generation of CR-V and the last? I'm not sure what to say.

  • Jaje Jaje on Jan 15, 2013

    The MDX is a big seller for Acura so I didn't expect them to do anything revolutionary - just 100s of minor changes and styling it so it looks like everything else they sell.

  • Corntrollio Corntrollio on Jan 15, 2013

    Does it still have the crappy fit and finish of the prior generation? TTAC noted a panel-fit problem in its 2010 review that I observed in a 2012 MY car that had fewer than 10 miles on it (i.e. not a demo or the standard tester).

  • Dabradler Dabradler on Jan 16, 2013

    Those headlights are reason enough to buy it. Most important feature on a luxury vehicle in my opinion is the day time running lights. I wouldn't even consider a vehicle over 40,000$ that didn't have some sort of wicked unique headlight arrangement.