California Autos Examiner

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

2010 Acura MDX photos and features: Part I

2010 Acura MDX (source: acura)

2009 Acura MDX (source: acura)

Scottie, raise the shields! We have already seen the 2010 Acura RDX, so the new face of Acura is now complete with the MDX receiving the now infamous shield grille.

To be honest the new schnoz is an improvement for the premium crossover. I had never been won over by the “Maximum Overdrive” face of the present MDX.

Click for a link to a gallery of exterior shots of the 2010 Acura MDX. The next story in this series will have interior photos.

The 2010 refresh bestows new front and rear bodywork. Under the skin, there is an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission for better performance, improved efficiency and longer lasting action. Uh, okay, I made that last “benefit” up. Ride and handling also benefit from a revised power steering system, stiffer trailing arm mounting, body rigidity improvements and reduced overall noise, vibration and harshness.

Inside, the 2010 MDX benefits from the expanded use of Milano leather, a new thicker sport steering wheel with racing-inspired paddle shifters, new gauges, easier to understand button placement for center stack functions, available ventilated front seats and upgraded interior trim. In addition, a host of new technology is available including AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ and Traffic Rerouting™. Other available features include a new full VGA 8-inch navigation screen, a new rear view camera with three unique view choices, upgraded rear entertainment system, an updated audio system with a dedicated 15 GB hard disk drive (HDD) and USB port connectivity, even more LED lighting.

A new Advance Package adds ventilated front seats with specially contoured seat foam covered by perforated Milano premium leather, a sport steering wheel with unique design racing-inspired paddle shifters on the steering wheel and textured metallic interior accents. The Advance Package also includes the Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), blind spot information system (BSI) and the Active Damper System. In addition, the Advance Package delivers 19x8-inch 7-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels and auto-leveling HID front headlights.

In part two of this series, we’ll take a closer look at the 2010 model and offer up a gallery of interior photos.

For more info: Visit Acura's website.
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