10 Things to Love About the 2014 Acura MDX

Friday, November 15, 2013

The vehicle in this review was loaned by Acura through DriveSTI in exchange for my honest opinion. Read my Disclosure Policy.

As if an the look of a 2014 Acura MDX isn't enough, here are 10 more reasons you should love it!

1. It keeps you in check with a Lane Keeping Assist System.

Whether you're tired, distracted, or having a difficult time on a windy road, the 2014 Acura MDX keeps you in check when you start to cross the line into the other lane, or onto the shoulder. The subtle yet attention-getting "beep beep beep" is a gentle and necessary reminder. And you have to admit, a lot of people out there are constantly swerving back and forth when they are driving, so regardless of what you are distracted with, this is a HUGE safety feature that can keep you out of accident and out of trouble.

2. Touch it, Turn it, Talk to it - Your choice!

The On-Demand Multi-Use Display/Touch Screen not only has different options when it comes to the way you use it, but it also offers a central location to adjust some of the settings in your vehicle. Whether you want to engage the driver side seat memory, or turn off an alert, you can easily navigate through the menu by touching the screen OR by turning the dial.

3. It's Pet/Kid/Passenger/Luggage Friendly.

Not only does it come with the option to keep the 3rd row of seats up, but the 2nd row actually has heated seats so your passengers will be happy. If you have a dog (a large one at that), fold the 3rd row down and there's plenty of room for a dog or two as well as plenty of viewing space for the driver, plus you have an alert in case you try to switch lanes and can't see your blind spot!! For kids, It has a LATCH system for child seats and the DVD player in the back to keep everyone quiet and entertained. And there's plenty of storage space for shopping bags and suitcases, whether you want them in the trunk or just in the second row on the floor if you're driving alone.

4. VTEC, duh.

Like I said the other day, I love the power behind this vehicle. I never feel like I'm flooring it, it's easier to drive the speed limit because it's easy to manage the speed of the 2014 MDX since it accelerates when you ask it too and it slows down when you want it too. I know, that's very basic... but trust me, from a Honda girl whose driven lots of other vehicles, this SUV makes me proud to drive anything with a Honda or Acura badge!!!

5. It's easy to park, even for a city gal!

I live in the suburbs but work in the city so there are plenty of times already that I've had to parallel park it or fit into narrow little parking spots. The parking sensors tell you if your too close to something in front, or in back as well as making it convenient with a backup camera and multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. Even backing out of a parking spot is less stressful because of the backup camera. And surprisingly, this SUV fits in spots that I've seen other SUVs sloppily stick out of!

6. You are the pilot!

Not only can you set your driver side seat memory settings up so it's always ready for you, but you can actually activate the Acura Navigation System with your voice. Incredible, huh? Beyond that, You have 10 way power seating and bluetooth capabilities for safety. Plus, you can even set up an SMS Text Message Function for handsfree. And you can always rest assured that your auto dimming heated power door mirrors will cater to your needs especially early in the morning when everything's covered in frost.

7. Travel around for Shopping/Food/Fun/Business with Ease.

If you're like me, I have to travel for events and to go shopping for important pieces to my wardrobe, so it's nice to have the Real-Time Traffic with street and Freeway Conditions at my fingertips. Plus travel will be more enjoyable when you listen to your favorite tunes on the 12 speaker Audio System. I love love love music and it's the only reason I don't complain about a long commute, a traffic jam, etc. It sounds great to me even when I don't have the volume up very loud so I'm a very happy camper. I feel like I'm sitting in a living room when I sit in a traffic jam!

8. It Gives You A Heads Up

The Collision Mitigation Braking System in the 2014 Acura MDX gives you a heads up warning to reduce the possibility of a frontal collision. Didn't realize traffic is coming to a complete halt? We've ALL been there, and now you'll have peace of mind knowing that you have an extra set of eyes in the rare occassions that YOU aren't alert... it can beep an alert you, then can apply braking if you still aren't paying attention and it'll tighten your seatbelt. And if an impact is inevitable, it helps reduce the severity of it by applying firmer braking and retract the front seatbelts to mitigate the forces of a collision.

9. It's Gorgeous!!

Seriously, the sleek exterior, the rugged driving capabilities  the luxurious interior.... you can easily be on your high horse when you arrive anywhere. I can't even go to the grocery store without feeling like I'm some big shot! Step in and out in style even on a bad hair day. Plus, you'll be in such a good mood from driving such an amazing vehicle, it'll radiate off of you anyways!!

10. Yep, good gas mileage (you knew it was coming).

It may be an SUV but it's still a Honda under the hood and while it will never get the gas mileage of my Civic, it certainly saves my bank account.

And come back next week when I give you the dirty details of how well this beauty drives!!!!

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