2010 Acura MDX Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$42,230-$53,755
$38,776-$49,227
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What Changed for the 2010 Acura MDX:

  • Revised styling front and rear
  • New 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Hill Start Assist feature
  • Re-tuned active damping suspension
  • Sport package is replaced by Advance package
  • New wheel selection, including 19-inch design for models with Advance package
  • Interior upgraded with new wood, metal and other trim details
  • Paddle shifters added to a thicker steering wheel
  • New center console storage tray
  • New standard LED interior lighting
  • New standard power tailgate
  • New standard reversing camera with display in the rearview mirror
  • New available multi-view reversing camera
  • New available blind-spot information system
  • New available Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • New available adaptive cruise control system
  • New available heated and cooled ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded navigation system with hard disc drive technology, full VGA screen, wallpaper function, and improved navigation features like real-time weather and lane guidance
  • Upgraded audio system with USB port, Bluetooth audio, hard disc drive for uploading CD libraries, and Song By Voice technology
  • Upgraded entertainment system includes motorized screen with 400-percent increase in resolution and simplified remote control
  • Upgraded HandsFreeLink technology downloads phonebooks faster and supports a greater number of paired phones

This is the 10th model year for the Acura MDX, a mid-size crossover SUV that was one of the first of its kind to offer third-row seating. New for 2010 are an updated V6 engine, cosmetic changes inside and out, and several new technology features.

On the outside, the 2010 MDX features a new corporate grille and headlamp design as well as updated front and rear fascias. The rear of the vehicle has additional chrome trim, and the exhaust tips are neatly integrated into the fascia. For 2010, Acura has added an optional hard-drive navigation system that reports weather updates and suggests alternate routes in heavy traffic. An optional back-up camera offers a wide-angle view of the entire vehicle, which is a safety feature that Acura says is especially helpful for maneuvering in tight parking spaces.

Four options packages are available. The Technology Package adds upgraded leather trim, hard-drive navigation system, back-up camera, solar-sensing climate control, and a 10-speaker sound system. The Advance package includes the features in the Technology packages and adds 19-inch wheels, sport suspension and steering wheel, and perforated leather upholstery. Either package is available with the Entertainment Package, which includes a backseat entertainment system and heated seats in the second-row.

This year's V6 is a 3.7-liter engine that produces 300 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It's coupeed with a six-speed automatic transmission (up from five speeds in last year's model) that includes manual shift control. Acura's all-wheel drive system can allocate engine power to individual wheels-either side to side or front to rear, depending on driving and road conditions. A new adaptive damping system, Acura says, provides quicker responses and tighter body control. Adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation braking system are new for 2010. Fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.

When introduced, the 2010 Acura MDX started at $42,230.

What Changed for the 2010 Acura MDX:

  • Revised styling front and rear
  • New 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard Hill Start Assist feature
  • Re-tuned active damping suspension
  • Sport package is replaced by Advance package
  • New wheel selection, including 19-inch design for models with Advance package
  • Interior upgraded with new wood, metal and other trim details
  • Paddle shifters added to a thicker steering wheel
  • New center console storage tray
  • New standard LED interior lighting
  • New standard power tailgate
  • New standard reversing camera with display in the rearview mirror
  • New available multi-view reversing camera
  • New available blind-spot information system
  • New available Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • New available adaptive cruise control system
  • New available heated and cooled ventilated front seats
  • Upgraded navigation system with hard disc drive technology, full VGA screen, wallpaper function, and improved navigation features like real-time weather and lane guidance
  • Upgraded audio system with USB port, Bluetooth audio, hard disc drive for uploading CD libraries, and Song By Voice technology
  • Upgraded entertainment system includes motorized screen with 400-percent increase in resolution and simplified remote control
  • Upgraded HandsFreeLink technology downloads phonebooks faster and supports a greater number of paired phones

This is the 10th model year for the Acura MDX, a mid-size crossover SUV that was one of the first of its kind to offer third-row seating. New for 2010 are an updated V6 engine, cosmetic changes inside and out, and several new technology features.

On the outside, the 2010 MDX features a new corporate grille and headlamp design as well as updated front and rear fascias. The rear of the vehicle has additional chrome trim, and the exhaust tips are neatly integrated into the fascia. For 2010, Acura has added an optional hard-drive navigation system that reports weather updates and suggests alternate routes in heavy traffic. An optional back-up camera offers a wide-angle view of the entire vehicle, which is a safety feature that Acura says is especially helpful for maneuvering in tight parking spaces.

Four options packages are available. The Technology Package adds upgraded leather trim, hard-drive navigation system, back-up camera, solar-sensing climate control, and a 10-speaker sound system. The Advance package includes the features in the Technology packages and adds 19-inch wheels, sport suspension and steering wheel, and perforated leather upholstery. Either package is available with the Entertainment Package, which includes a backseat entertainment system and heated seats in the second-row.

This year's V6 is a 3.7-liter engine that produces 300 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It's coupeed with a six-speed automatic transmission (up from five speeds in last year's model) that includes manual shift control. Acura's all-wheel drive system can allocate engine power to individual wheels-either side to side or front to rear, depending on driving and road conditions. A new adaptive damping system, Acura says, provides quicker responses and tighter body control. Adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation braking system are new for 2010. Fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city and 21 mpg highway.

When introduced, the 2010 Acura MDX started at $42,230.

Available Trims for the 2010 Acura MDX
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 42230.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Technology Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45905.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Advance Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 51855.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Technology/Entertainment Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 47805.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Advance/Entertainment Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 53755.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
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INTERIOR
  • Leather 8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats -inc: driver pwr lumbar, driver memory
  • Active front headrests
  • 2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seat w/fold-down armrests
  • 3rd row 50/50 split folding seats
  • Front center console w/dual access armrest
  • Front passenger lower center console compartment
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Aluminum threshold garnish
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters, memory
  • LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination
  • Trip computer
  • Maintenance Minder system
  • Exterior temp indicator
  • Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger auto-up/down, auto-reverse, key-off operation
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote entry system w/windows-open & moonroof function -inc: alarm & panic, personalized settings for driver seat, steering column, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings
  • HomeLink remote system
  • Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer
  • Tri-zone front/rear synchronized automatic climate control system w/humidity control, air filtration, memory
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Simulated Koa wood grained trim
  • (2) 12 volt pwr outlets
  • (10) cup holders
  • Front/rear door storage compartments
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror w/camera
  • Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors
  • Lighting -inc: front/2nd row/rear map, ambient cabin, front footwell, door mounted courtesy, cargo
  • Illuminated ignition, pwr window/door lock switches, steering wheel controls, overhead controls
  • Seatback pockets
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Premium milano perforated leather 8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats -inc: driver lumbar, driver memory
  • Navigation system w/8" full VGA high resolution color display, memory, voice recognition, interface dial, Zagat survey, multi-view rear camera *Only available in the 48 contiguous states & Hawaii*
  • AcuraLink satellite communication system -inc: real-time traffic w/traffic rerouting, real-time weather w/radar image maps *Only available in the 48 contiguous states, first 90 days are free*
  • GPS-linked solar sensing tri-zone automatic climate control system w/humidity control, air filtration, memory *GPS-linked solar sensing only available in the 48 contiguous states & Hawaii*
  • Premium milano perforated leather 8-way pwr front heated/ventilated sport bucket seats -inc: driver lumbar, driver memory, high-damping front seat cushion foam
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel -inc: unique paddle shifters, memory
  • Heated outboard 2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seat w/fold-down armrest
  • 115 volt pwr outlet
EXTERIOR
  • 18" x 8" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P255/55HR18 all-season tires
  • 17" x 4" steel spare wheel w/T165/80D17 tire
  • Cornering G shift control
  • Pwr moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation
  • Body-colored tailgate spoiler
  • Xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Heated pwr mirrors w/reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, driver memory
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Speed sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent windshield wiper
  • Remote pwr tailgate
  • 19" x 8.5" 7-spoke alloy wheels
  • P255/50HR19 all-season tires
  • Auto-leveling xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights
  • Heated pwr mirrors w/reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, driver memory -inc: blind spot info
MECHANICAL
  • 3.7L PGM-FI MPI SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine
  • Drive-by-Wire throttle system
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, grade logic control, shift hold control
  • Battery management system
  • Hill start assist
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Integrated dual outlet exhaust
  • Active damper system
  • Collision mitigaton braking system
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Trailer stability assist
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Front & rear crumple zones
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual-stage dual-threshold front airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection
    • Front & rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & load limiters
    • 3-point rear seatbelts
    • LATCH child seat mounting system (2nd row seats)
    • Child seat tether anchors (2nd/3rd row seats)
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: speed-sensitive control, (8) speakers w/8" subwoofer, memory, 253 watt
    • XM satellite radio *Only available in the 48 contiguous states, first 90 days are free*
    • Auxiliary input jack
    • Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: cruise control, audio, phone, multi-info display
    • Rear spoiler integrated radio antenna
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: DVD-audio, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, speed-sensitive volume control, (10) premium ELS speakers, memory, hard disk drive, USB port, 410 watt
    • DVD rear entertainment system -inc: 9" motorized color full VGA display, wireless headset, remote control

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