Acura has updated its MDX for the 2010 model year, with a number of styling, performance, and technology updates to keep it fresh against its rivals. The big SUV keeps its versatile seven-passenger, three-row layout but sports a new exterior look, a revised powertrain, several chassis refinements, more comfort features and a longer standard equipment list.

The 2010 Acura MDX luxury SUV is now on sale across the country with a starting price of $42,230, plus a destination and handling charge of $810. The vehicle is available in five trim packages including: the base MDX; MDX with Technology Package; MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages; MDX with Advance Package; and MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages.

Powering every MDX is a more refined V-6 engine matched to a brand new 6-speed automatic transmission and Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Displacing 3.7-liters, the new V-6 generates 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, while returning an EPA estimated city/highway fuel economy of 16/21 mpg.

Despite only a 3% increase in price, the base model gets a host of new standard features including a power rear tailgate, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated rear view camera screen, LED backlit instrumentation, a new hill start assist feature and custom floor mats.

Also included is the MDX's previous standard equipment including leather trim, a power moonroof, a tri-zone climate control system, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker premium audio system with XM Radio and a 6-CD changer.

Listed below is pricing for the full 2010 Acura MDX lineup. Note that every MDX incurs a destination and handling charge of $810.

MDX - $42,230
MDX w/ Technology Package - $45,905
MDX w/ Technology & Entertainment Packages - $47,805
MDX w/ Advance Package - $51,855
MDX w/ Advance & Entertainment Packages - $53,755

You can read our review of the 2010 Acura MDX by clicking here.


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