The 2014 Acura MDX takes a number of steps in the right direction when it comes to meeting the needs of people who want to haul families and cargo, but don’t want to have their wallets drained at the gas pump.
Acura redesigned the MDX, but it doesn’t look drastically different from last year’s model.
The most notable changes are a larger third row of seating that is easier to access – just touch a button – and an improved center console that is much simpler, with far fewer buttons.
Under the hood, the MDX has a slightly smaller engine, a 3.5-liter direct injection V-6 that makes 290 horsepower and 267 pounds-feet of torque. The power plant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional, with front-wheel drive standard. The previous version had standard all-wheel drive.