2012 ACURA MDX SPORT UTILITY 4D

Price: $12,500

Year 2012

Make ACURA

Model MDX

Trim SPORT UTILITY 4D

Drivetrain AWD

Transmission AUTOMATIC

Engine V6, VTEC, 3.7 LITER

Mileage 123,972

Doors 4

Exterior Color GREY

Interior Color BLACK

VIN 2HNYD2H39CH523884

Stock No. 6373

Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Description

The 2012 Acura MDX embodies much of what's made mid-size crossovers the modern vehicle of choice for American suburban families. With strong acceleration, a comfortable cabin, and impressive safety--all the while offering just a little understated ruggedness--the MDX gives a wide range of shoppers what they need in a seven-passenger, three-row luxury crossover vehicle.

The MDX's handsome profile carries through for 2012, as does the brash front-end design that's polarized some of this model's conservative buyer set. But ever since this model's last full redesign, for the 2007 model year, we've considered it one of Honda's better efforts at giving a rather utilitarian, box-on-wheels design some character. The cabin’s a well-executed comfort zone with Milano leather trim and woodgrain trim cascading from the midline of the dash, as on the bigger RL sedan. In all, it’s a modern, well-tailored workplace--except for the center stack, which can seem a bit cluttered.

The 2012 Acura MDX breaks away from its utilitarian shape and family-minded mission, with surprisingly strong performance. The 3.7-liter V-6 makes 300 horsepower and doles out strong acceleration and impressive passing power, thanks to features like variable valve timing and electronic throttle. It even sounds good, with a tinge of intake growl making its way into the otherwise stone-silent cabin.

Together, the six-speed automatic and the V-6 let the MDX step off smartly from stoplights. 60 mph arrives in about seven seconds from a standing start. And when you need responsiveness in corners or for passing, the six-speed automatic with paddle shifters only serves to make it better; click right or left and the MDX snaps off gearchanges and stays in manual-shift mode for about a half-minute, anticipating you'll want more hands-on control of the shifting.

There are three rows of seating in the 2012 MDX, and adults will find all-day comfort in any of the perches in the front two rows. The front seats especially offer great bolstering and support. As for the third row, it's child-sized, as are most benches in this class, but the second-row seat tilts and slides forward to expand access to the back.

Storage bins and cubbies are everywhere inside the MDX, and the rear cargo area is large enough to accept a lot of luggage, particularly when the third row is folded down. Keep the third-row seat in the upright position and you still have more than 15 cubic feet, or enough for most grocery runs. Both rear rows fold flat for a total of nearly 84 cubic feet of storage. A power tailgate, standard this year, makes loading cargo easier.

*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program. 

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