Exterior

Wheelbase 108.30 in.
Overall Length 190.70 in.
Overall Height 69.70 in.
Track Front 67.70 in.
Track Rear 67.50 in.
Ground Clearance 8.20 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 4539 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 7
Front Headroom 39.20 in.
Front Legroom 41.20 in.
Front Shoulder Room 61.60 in.
Front Hip Room 59.00 in.
Rear Legroom 38.70 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 61.50 in.
Rear Hip Room 59.10 in.
Cargo Volume 15.00 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 142.20 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 5A
Transmission-long 5-Speed Automatic

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Ind

Wheels

Alloy Wheels Std.
Wheelbase 108.30 in.

Tires

Tires 255/55R18
Turning Diameter 37.60 in.
Number Reviews 122
Average raiting 4.5
Owen
2016-09-16 14:46

Only con is that it's a gas guzzler. Otherwise I love this car

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 4    value: 3   
David Johnson
2016-07-14 02:01

This car has a lot of nice features that are not normally considered when looking for a new vehicle: handle grips for getting in and out, sunglasses holder above the mirror, hidden storage area inside the shifter console. I bought mine used, have had it for four years, and am very pleased with its comfort and performance. Dealership maintenance can be expensive but a good local shop can keep it running at an affordable cost. Head turning quotient is excellent.

Average raiting - 1
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 5    value: 4   
rfcn2
2012-11-30 19:45

We bought this car the first day of 2008. We owned at that time a 2003 MDX that we sold privately to the first person that came to see it. We now have 45,000 miles on the 2008 MDX. We drove most of the better SUVs that were available in 2008. IMHO this was the best one regardless of price. The only other one that drove about as well as the MDX and felt luxurious was the Buick Enclave. My wife mostly wanted a 3 row vehicle so Lexus was not really considered. The other finalist was the smaller Caddy. To me the MDX is a great handling SUV. It is really fun to drive. Not a Vette, but for a big car this is the cat's meow. Repairs have been needed but better than average.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 4    safety:     technology:     value:    
raindude
2012-01-01 18:59

So i bought my mdx with 80k miles on it dec 2009. The technology, room, power, etc were great. I thought that this was finally e vehicle that i could run to 300k. Not. Turns out the torque converter was going bad at 95k miles. The dealership said that these things happen. I brought car to a local transmission place for a better price. They said their are many many problems with the mdx and pilot transmissions. They recommended a full trans rebuild since it would need one eventually anyhow. Not sure why acura and honda havent corrected this but the problem has been going on for 10 years. Bye bye acura. Bought my lexus instead....

Average raiting - 3.6
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 1    safety:     technology:     value:    
marko221
2011-03-02 01:23

During the recent snowstorm we received at Lake Tahoe, our MDX simply blew past everyone installing chains and kept up with the 4x4 rigs with the huge mud/snow tires and lift kits. Even on icy surfaces, we held our traction. The OEM Bridgestones have 5/32" tread left but the power distribution to the fronts, rears, or left or right was incredible! It can be monitored on the computer within the dash. My confidence kept building during our 3-hour commute up the mountain. A hazard warning blipped on and off when I intentionally tried to "drift" the vehicle on an icy patch at the gas station. Note to all: the commercials regarding the SH-AWD are fact!

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 3    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 4    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  08E013000
Recall Date:  05 February 2008

SUMMARY
HONDA IS RECALLING 2,032 HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET FOR USE ON MY 2003-2007 AND SOME MY 2008 HONDA PILOT, RIDGELINE, AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. A PINCH BOLT EXISTS BETWEEN THE BIKE ARM BRACKET AND THE UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY OF THE "HITCH" STYLE BICYCLE RACK.

CONSEQUENCE
WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

REMEDY
WHEN MOVING THE BIKE ARM BRACKET TO ITS DOWN POSITION, THIS PINCH BOLT HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING SEVERE LACERATION OR AMPUTATION TO THE USER'S FINGERTIPS OR HAND.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Cost

Below market Market average Above market
$8,039 $10,344 $12,649

IIHS

Rear crash protection/head restraint Good