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2003 Acura MDX - Expert Reviews


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2003 acura mdx Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...First up is a 20-horsepower boost, giving the MDX a total of 260. To support the increased power, there's a revised five-speed automatic transmission, a new stability control system, a strengthened chassis, a retuned suspension and stronger brakes. Inside, the optional navigation system has gained voice recognition capability, enhanced graphics and expanded database coverage. There's also a tailgate-mounted rearview camera this year that transmits its view to the display screen when the vehicle is put in reverse. Lastly, Acura will be offering an optional DVD-based entertainment system as a...

2003 Acura MDX
Source: MSN Autos

...More Stability However, the 68.7-inch-high MDX still is fairly tall, and thus benefits from Acura's new Vehicle Stability Assist system. The system works with the all-wheel drive and drive-by-wire systems to provide better control during acceleration, braking and cornering. Steering has been refined to enhance road feel and reduce kickback on poor roads. Improved front brake calipers improve stopping abilities with the standard anti-lock brake system. Electronic brake force distribution allows better control during emergency stops. New Safety Features Front side airbags remain standard, but...

2003 Acura MDX Professional Review

...Under the Hood The 2003 MDX packs a 260-hp, 3.5-liter aluminum V-6 engine that teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission. A VTM-4 variable-torque management all-wheel-drive system powers the front wheels on smooth, dry roads. On slippery surfaces, it automatically transfers power to the rear wheels as needed to maintain traction. A dashboard button can be used to lock the system, which allows it to deliver maximum traction. Acura claims the MDX can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds. Safety Dual-stage front airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats are...

2003 Acura MDX Overview
Source: CarGurus

...New for the 2003 MDX are 20 extra horses! That's right, folks, after two years of 240 horsepower, the 2003 MDEX has a new, more-efficient exhaust system that bumps its horsepower to 260.
Torque increased from 245 lb-ft to 250.The relatively peppy 2003 MDX goes from 0 to 60 in 8 seconds,
and gets fair mileage at 17 city/23 highway (although drivers are quick to point out that a lead foot severely decreases the mileage on this vehicle).
The interior is cushy and comfy, with soft leather and wood trim.Drivers of this car praise the smooth handling and all-weather...

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2015 Acura MDX Sees Slight Price Increase

Acura’s current-generation MDX was all-new for 2014 so there aren’t many changes to report on for the 2015 model, although there has been a slight increase in... read more June 3, 2014 by 

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Chicago Carjacker Foiled By... Closed Garage Door

A young man in Chicago decided it would be the right time to try and steal a vehicle. He found a woman in her garage, demanded the keys to her 2012 Acura MDX, and attempted... read more February 21, 2014 by 

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2014 Acura MDX Recalled Due To Possible Detachment Of Drive Shaft

Acura has issued the second recall for its 2014 MDX in the SUV’s short life. The first was due to a defective trailer-hitch accessory kit but the latest is for a much... read more December 16, 2013 by 

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2014 Acura MDX Trailer-Hitch Accessory Kit Recall

Acura has issued a voluntary recall on a trailer-hitch accessory kit designed for its 2014 MDX. A total of 652 kits are being recalled, though it’s believed that 340 of... read more August 2, 2013 by 

2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX Priced From $43,185

Acura’s redesigned MDX SUV (be sure to read our first drive) goes on sale this summer with a starting price of $43,185, including an $895 destination fee. The new price... read more May 31, 2013 by 

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