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.