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2010 Acura MDX

g35shopperg35shopper Posts: 5
I am shopping for a replacement for my RX330. Has anyone heard what changes Acura might be making for the 2010 MDX?
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  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,074
    The 2010 MDX will get a new front and rear end. I've seen it and it looks like the current MDX mixed in with the 09 TL. The grille looks much better on the MDX then it does on the 09 TL. The Nav system might be HDD based with that gorgeous 8.0" WVGA display. I do know that it's coming out on 8.25.09. Hope this helps.
  • pfetayapfetaya Posts: 13
    This is very helpful. Do you kwo if it will get the keyless go system?
  • I'm totally in the market for a new MDX Sport/Ent. An Acura dealer sales guy told me there were a bunch of tweaks to the 2010 but didn't know exactly what they were - beyond styling on the front end.

    I anxious to learn what the new tweaks are -- all cosmetic or some significant performance enhancements (electronics, suspension, other). If it's just cosmetic, it will make sense to look into the 2009 after the release of the 2010.

    Anyone have a line list of enhancements for the 2010?
  • lewis3lewis3 Posts: 25
    I have been told that it will have a new 6 speed transmission. The new ZDX will have the new 6 speed and I have been told that the MDX will pick it up.
  • arthurtarthurt Posts: 1
    Hey guys, what is the reasonable lease for MDX 09 or 10 for 36 month?
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,633
    Try the Acura MDX Lease Questions discussion. The residual values aren't looking too good at the moment I guess.

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  • rmuralirmurali Posts: 10
    When will the 2010 MDX model be available for purchase? When will Acura's website let you custom build the 2010 model for pricing? Thanks.
  • maxzoey1maxzoey1 Posts: 34
    2010 MDX will be released August 25th. I assume that is when the website will be available to build the 2010 model.I saw the 2010 MDX colors last week on templeof vtec.com.
  • rmuralirmurali Posts: 10
    Thanks for the information and thank you for the link to the preview site.
  • buyusedbuyused Posts: 11
    I hope you're right, but I wouldn't count on it. Honda suppliers in Marysville Ohio are clients of mine, and what little (very little) info I get indicates that Acura is really trying to set the ZDX as a "Premium Luxury Crossover" rather than a mere "Luxury Crossover". Given that, it wouldn't suprise me if they held off on the 6AT for the MDX until the next full model change.

    ZDX will also have paddle shifters and heated AND cooled front seats.
  • sl1288sl1288 Posts: 42
    Here are the new features of the 2010 MDX.

    2010 Acura MDX Luxury SUV

    The 2010 Acura MDX features substantial improvements which increase performance and efficiency while also raising the level of luxury and prestige the MDX currently enjoys. For those customers who want the latest in customer enhancing technologies, the MDX will offer a new “Advance” package.
    MDX

    * New 6-speed automatic transmission improves performance and fuel economy
    * Numerous styling enhancements included new front fascia and redesigned alloy wheels
    * Technology improvements include an available hard disc drive, iPOD and USB music compatibility , new real-time traffic re-routing capabilities and multi-view backup camera
    * Interior upgrades throughout
    * Available "Advance" Package includes active suspension, adaptive cruise control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), blind spot information system and one inch larger diameter wheels (19-inch)
    * Additional information will be available later in the year

    http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=842310
  • sedmundsedmund Posts: 93
    Some info released on 2010 MDX here and here. The updates like 6-speed transmission, HD based audio system and ipod/usb connectivity are welcome. But looks like the keyless start system isn't included which is extremely disappointing. It's not confirmed, but there is no mention of it and one of the images clearly shows the key and no sight of the push button start. Our CX9 lease will be up next year so we were getting curious as to what changes the MDX will bring in 2010, but this lack of keyless start could really be a deal breaker for us. Can't imagine stepping down to the regular "keys" after getting used to this really cool feature in both of our cars. Can't believe Acura isn't introducing this in the year 2010, my CX9 is 2007 which has this and especially now-a-days this feature is showing up in lot of cars :(
  • upstatedocupstatedoc Posts: 710
    Ugh, they went from shield to beak. I was just getting used to the shield on my '07.
  • The early MDX had loads of transmission problems - that finally resolved with the second generation. Is this new 6-speed a proven transmission or is the 2010 MDX a new experiment? I worry about these kinds of improvements....
  • 10sfan10sfan Posts: 136
    Just visited an Acura dealer and spoke with the new car manager regarding the 2010 MDX. Due to problems with this new 6 speed transmission, delivery of the 2010 MDX will most likely be December 2009.
    Therefore, Acura will continue to produce and deliver to dealers the 2009 model.
  • go_mdx1go_mdx1 Posts: 135
    Wow....postponing the 2010 MDX rollout to December is not good. Nearly all of the 09 inventory has been sold. Sounds like they'll need to crank back up the production lines OR no one will be able to get a reasonably priced MDX until supply is replenished.

    I got my 01 MDX on the first day of production back in Oct 2000. I took a big risk on purchasing the MDX 4 months before delivery started and got very lucky with my purchase. Its now got over 110,000 "mostly" trouble free miles.

    BTW - The current generation MDXs have held their resale values extremely well!! Check out Carmax to see that for examples.
  • go_mdx1go_mdx1 Posts: 135
    Anyone know when the 2010 MDXs will arrive?? My local dealership just sold their last 2009 MDX. So much for getting a good deal on remaining 09's.
  • Was at the South Coast Acura dealership in So. California over the weekend... they said that the MDX won't be out until February 2010. They also said they do expect shipments of 2009 MDX's soon.
  • Just yesterday I signed papers to purchase a 2009 MDX. The vehicle is not scheduled to be manufactured until Oct 20-24 and won't get delivered until the first week of November. So while dealer inventory is extremely low, they still continue to churn out 2009 models this late in the calendar year.
  • You are lucky. I made my deal for my MDX on Aug 14, and am still waiting. Vechicle is due arrive October 15-20th.
  • 10sfan10sfan Posts: 136
    Unfortunately, the Acura Web site shows the great leasing and purchasing deals and that the dealer marketing support may contribute to the selling price (cap cost reduction). However, with low inventories of the MDX, RL and TL, they are not budging on the numbers even with sales at -35% over last year. "Buyer/Lessee be ware"
  • I just got an email in the Northern VA area from Radley saying they are discounting the mdx's 7k below msrp. The 2010's must be coming in soon. Anyone know of any technology changes in the 2010?
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    sl1288 posted this link above in page 2:

    http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=842310

    Looks like there will be quite a few improvements, but no word on pricing yet, at least that I've seen.
  • igiban1igiban1 Posts: 24
    Not sure if 2010 will change but does anyone know is it possible to get MDX Base plus option of power gate or audio upgrade or dvd. It seems that right now you can't get any of that unless you get nav first? With mobile GPS working so well I incline to pass it, but...

    With that can anyone with MDX base shares your experience on how good (or bad) the base 253 watts audio is, and also how easy it is to open/close rear gate manually. Thanks.
  • rear liftgate on my 2009 base is pretty light and very easy to open and close. I really wanted the power liftgate but the tech model was out of my price range. The audio is just okay.
  • igiban1igiban1 Posts: 24
    Thanks indecision.

    Also is the screen (where Nav would be at) smaller/shorter on the base model, meaning the dashboard over it flatter? I am trying to see where I can place my Garmin nuvi.

    Yeah forcing people to get Nav first to get any other goodies seems pretty inflexible.
  • The 2010 base model includes a power tailgate.
  • lewis3lewis3 Posts: 25
    I went to Acura.com and requested a brochure of the 2010 MDX and it arrived on Saturday. It is a combined brochure that also includes the RDX. It has lots of great prictures and information on the improvments. When I called my dealer they told me that they are still expecting the 2010 to arrive the first part of December. I am looking to buy the car but I will probebly wait a couple of months for the prices to come down. I am expecting that there is some pent up supply for them and the dealers and Acura will want to exploit that while they can. My dealership told me that I could put down a deposit and the price would be MSRP to get a car in December.
  • Will use of standard octane fuel (87/89 octane) cause any damage to a 2010 Acura MDX? I am prepared to accept lower horsepower/acceleration when using regular fuel, but just want to be sure that this practice would not harm the engine.

    Acura customer service's answer was "we have not studied that."

    Finally, if fuel prices were to spike to $10/gal, is there any way the MDX engine could be modified to increase its fuel economy? We tend to keep vehicles for 10-12 years, so I am thinking long term.

    Thanks,

    Michael
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