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2014 Acura MDX

ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
edited December 2013 in Acura
Upcoming Detriot Auto Show 2014 MDX Prototype reveal, and since Santa is coming to town what would be your 2014 MDX wish list of new features, etc?

Jake
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  • in comparing the MDX to the new Infiniti JX, here's what the JX has that the MDX doesn't that I'd like to see:

    push button start and intelligent key
    cameras all around
    bigger 3rd row, and easier accessibility to the 3rd row (ie 2nd row slides forward to allow access and more space)
    touch screen navigation

    part of me thinks we should just wait for the 2014 MDX and then compare the 2 then...
  • - HD Radio
    - Blu-ray Player for RES
    - NAV system that allows you to enter/change destinations while in Drive, if a passenger is in the front seat
    - No pink lenses on reverse lights
    - Larger 3rd row seats with easier access
    - 2014 RL style headlights
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited January 2013
    The 2014 MDX Prototype revealed: see this link ( http://www.motortrend.com/future/concept_vehicles/1301_2014_acura_mdx_prototype/- - ), and Acura's revised website ( http://www.acura.com/future/MDX#1 ) with many more details and photos to come.

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited January 2013
    No interior photos yet, but I would like Acura to change the split center arm rest to a solid one piece like on the RDX or the RLX, as I find the MDX split center arm rest too uncomfortable while driving. Also, it would be nice for Acura to totally revise/modernize the center control stack on the dash to one large screen, instead of two small to intermediate sized screens, (with a few knobs or buttons, if necessary), like the Tesla Model S ( http://www.google.com/search?q=tesla+model+s+control+screen&hl=en&sa=X&tbo=u&tbm- - - =isch&source=univ&ei=AtL2UM3iHoP2igLDwYCQAQ&ved=0CDgQsAQ&biw=1106&bih=864 ),or Model X 'floating' control screen (http://www.hybridcars.com/pre-production-tesla-model-x-features-updated-interior- / )or something like it, for greater visibility and ease of use. Another change/addition I would like to see would be adding auto-dimming/electro-chromatic side mirrors, which I consider an important safety feature when night driving.

    Any other ideas, or comments on these?

    Thanks.

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited January 2013
    So far from early MDX chatter from Acura it appears that most of 15maggie1 and jimsiny's hoped for changes will occur on the new 2014 MDX.

    Click on following link for some nice Hi RES pics of 2014 MDX Prototype:http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1081733_2014-acura-mdx-prototype-live-photos-- 2013-detroit-auto-show

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited February 2013
    Although Acura has not yet posted any interior/dash pics of the 2014 MDX, they have posted interior pics of the new 2014 RLX ( http://www.acura.com/FutureVehiclesGallery.aspx?model=RLX&modelYear=2014#2014-rl- - - - - x-interior-with-advance-package-with-ebony-interior-full-dash-center-rear ) and 2013 RDX (http://www.acura.com/RDX/2013/Photos#2013-rdx-interior-with-technology-package-a- - - - - nd-parchment-interior-dashboard-details ) and we can take from those pics pretty much most of what the new MDX dash/interior will look like, since Acura's interior design/layout across it's upper platforms are nearly identical.

    However, I hope Acura adds: 1) auto dimming/electrochromic side mirrors, and 2) a heated steering wheel to the Tech Pkg to the MDX, like BMW (X3 & X5) and Mercedes-Benz (M & GL Class) offer.

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    As in the previous post, these are actually better interior shots of the 2014 RLX, but they will be virtually (with only minor mods) the same as the 2014 MDX (click through; there are several): http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2014-acura-rlx-first-drive/med/#photo-5643383

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited March 2013
    As anticipated, and announced today by Honda/Acura, the production version of the all-new 3rd Gen 2014 MDX will be revealed at the NY Auto Show in just 9 days (Wednesday 3/27). For additional comments from Honda/Acura click on the press release of the following link:link title

    Jake
  • jbaum86jbaum86 Posts: 15
    Looking forward to being there an seeing it.

    My dealer is trying to push me into a 2013 MDX, they told me the 2014 is coming out until the fall. Sounds like I can buy a 2014 in May.
  • Anybody got any ideas for replacing tires. Michelins are Original but pricey.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    No surprises; virtually same as 2014 MDX Concept. Here are first look 2014 MDX (production version) pics; click on link:link title
  • qaliqali Toronto CanadaPosts: 60
    I dont know about 2009, but I had BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A on my 2005 which lasted 60k miles, quiet, decent handling and gave a great ride. Really good for long drives.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited March 2013
    2014 MDX---> A Winner!

    And worth the wait!

    Check out the following links:
    1.) link title
    2.) link title
    3.) link title

    Jake
  • I have 06 MDX and have been waiting to see if the 2014 MDX will have 3rd row AC vents...from all the pics I see online, I don't see any...any insight?
  • Brother works for company supplying interior molded plastics so I have him spying at plant in AL. One USB port in dash. Power retractable mirrors on some trim levels but not sure which ones
  • 2014 styling looks subdued. It look more wagonshish compared to 2013. again this is personal opinion and subjective.

    Inside space will be more (bigger wheel base and increased length ). But biggest gain (if turns out real) is the fuel economy.

    how will be the pricing , when we go to purchase one from dealer including all incentives, discounts etc added.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited May 2013
    2014 MDX's to hit a showroom near you soon---by July 4th, or sooner!

    Check the link:link title

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited May 2013
    Availability: July 4th or sooner; that is in 4-5 weeks!

    For pricing, more pics and first drive reviews/impressions, check these links:
    1) link title 2) link title 3) link title

    Youza!!!

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited May 2013
    A couple more insightful 2014 MDX first drive reviews, plus an excellent video critique (first link).

    Check these links: 1) link title 2) link title

    Enjoy!

    Jake
  • davidb18davidb18 Posts: 2
    Are the color schemes, both exterior and interior, available? Same as 2013 or changed?
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited May 2013
    Colors for 2014 MDX, not many changes from 2013 MDX (why mess with success).

    Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl (2013 MDX), Fathom Blue Pearl (2013 ILX), Forrest Mist Metallic (New color; No info yet on FMM), Graphite Luster Metallic (2013 MDX), Dark Cherry Pearl (2013 MDX), Silver Moon (2013 RDX), White Diamond Pearl (2013 RDX)

    Interior Colors: Same as 2013 MDX (Ebony, Graystone, Parchment), but discontinues Umber, and adds Eucalyptus (New color; No info yet)

    Color Combinations:
    Crystal Black Pearl/Ebony
    Fathom Blue Pearl/Graystone
    Crystal Black Pearl/Parchment
    Forest Mist Metallic/Parchment
    Forest Mist Metallic/Eucalyptus
    Graphite Luster Metallic/Ebony
    Graphite Luster Metallic/Graystone
    Dark Cherry Pearl/Parchment
    Silver Moon/Ebony
    Silver Moon/Graystone
    White Diamond Pearl/Eucalyptus
    White Diamond Pearl/Parchment

    Refer to previous posts showing pics of some of these 2014 MDX Ext/Int colors (esp. silver, cherry, and graphite), and to following link for additional review and extensive graphite pic examples (link title ); also, refer to the Acura website to see Fathom Blue Pearl on the ILX ( link title ), and Silver Moon and White Diamond Pearl on the 2013 RDX ( link title).

    Not all 2014 MDX options (FWD) and colors (FMM) will be available for first 3-6 mos of build.

    Happy hunting!

    Jake
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,261

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited June 2013
    I found the following four vidoes about the 2014 MDX helpful, and if you haven't seen them yet you may find them helpful if you are considering purchasing a 2013 vs 2014 MDX, or one of the MDX's competitors: Infiniti JX/QX60/QX60h, Lexus RX 350/450h, Volvo XC90, BMW X5, Buick Enclave, Audi Q7.
    Videos 1-3 describe the differences between the 2013 vs the 2014 MDX and 2014 MDX features, and the design/engineering goals by the 2014 MDX program manager/chief engineer. These are very interesting and informative, but you may need to turn up the audio on your computer/tablet, esp. for vid #2 and vid #3. Check them out: vid #1 ( ); vid #2 ( ); vid #3 ( ).

    Video #4 is excellent and unbiased, esp. in comparing the 2014 MDX with the competition from Infiniti, Lexus, Volvo, BMW, Buick and Audi. It's also great at giving a tutorial on using the initially complex 2014 MDX Nav/Infotainment system of dual monitors on the center stack. Vid #4 ( ).

    While many attractive options will be offered on the 2014 MDX, reportedly a heated streering wheel option will be available on all trims as a dealer only installed option. Some may find this a nice addition, esp. on cold winter days.

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited June 2013
    Check updated Acura website for all the details, here ( http://www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=MDX), including new colors, trim level features, pricing, options and accessories.

    There is a hefty/pricey bump in MSRP when going from Tech Pkg (TP) to Advance Pkg (AP) of $8K, and while it is true there are several features that the AP offers over the TP, most buyers will go for the TP. Two features that I like on the AP (but don't want to spend $8K to get them) are the Rear Back-up Sensors, and the Remote Engine Start System; these are available as accessories on lower trim levels for $526 and $399 respectively (excluding installation fee).

    Another option I'm considering is the heated steering wheel accessory, although it seems somewhat pricey ($500, avail. on all trims, excluding installation).

    Another safety/security feature that is currently available on many MDX competitors (Infinity JX/QX60, BMW X3/X5, Audi Q5/Q7, and M-B ML/GL) and reportedly will be available on the 2014 MDX, but (at least initially) only those MDX's sold in Canada (check third from last paragraph of this Canadian review: link title ) is the Surround View Camera System (SVCS). SVCS gives a bird's-eye top down view of the vehicle and it's immediate surrounding and can be very helpful in close quarters parking. Take a look at this BMW Top View video on You Tube: link title . This feature could also be a great security tool when linked to your iPhone in checking the area around your MDX at night for any bad guys nearby before or as you approach your MDX. Why is SVCS only available in Canada at this time? Test marketing? This safety/security feature should be offered as an accessory option on all trims!

    Happy hunting!

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    Refer to posts #'s 12890 and 12891 (in the MDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience Forum) for info and discussion about pros/cons of Tech vs Adv Pkgs and an iPad4 alternative to the 2014 MDX 16.2" entertainment display.

    Jake
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited June 2013
    Check this link (link title ) for additional commentary/perspective on the new tech features the 2014 MDX brings to the table, and whether these MDX changes motivate you to get the new MDX vs the 2013 MDX or an MDX competitor.

    Jake
  • I went to an Acura Dealer in South Florida today. They had 8 different varieties of 2014 MDX's. I wanted to see the new green color as well as the Eucholyptus Interior which they did not have. I told the sales hole what I wanted. I was told they did not have the money factors or residuals and a Manager would call me back. Low and behold I received a call 3 hours later.

    I was quoted $519.00 per month for a 10K, 36 month Lease. They wanted $2,700 + first month and inception fees. The vehicle was a 2WD Tech and the sticker was $48,000. I laughed at him and asked for the details on residuals and money factors. I was told they could not provide mw with that.

    I still liked the vehicle. I will keep trying!
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 197
    edited June 2013
    If you want to get some MDX features (SVCS) you will need to drive north to Canada and pay a hefty price differential ( link title ) and buy the Elite Package, or wait 1-2 years when I predict SVCS will be available at US Acura dealers.

    OR, go to your local Infiniti JX35/QX60 dealer and check out the Around View Monitor system and the JX35/QX60 up close and personal. Check this link: link title and this: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/avm.html

    Jake
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,261
    "The 2014 Acura MDX will arrive in showrooms on Thursday, a few weeks earlier than originally expected.

    American Honda did not explain the reason for the early launch of the 2014 MDX, but the automaker is clearly ready to see its redesigned crossover do battle with such competitors as the 2013 Buick Enclave and 2013 BMW X5."

    2014 Acura MDX On-Sale Tomorrow

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  • pete2815pete2815 Posts: 20
    Received email from Acura yesterday which stated that they are available so stopped by local dealer tonight. They received 6 and sold 3 already. They have 1 FWD. Does anyone know what this forest mist green resembles? Will go by dealer Monday to drive one. I am still driving my '07 MDX which replaced the '04 which replaced the '01 that my son-in-law is still driving.
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