Exterior

Wheelbase 108.30 in.
Overall Length 191.60 in.
Overall Height 68.20 in.
Track Front 67.70 in.
Track Rear 67.50 in.
Ground Clearance 8.20 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 4550 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 6A
Transmission-long 6-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 23
Average raiting 3.8
Celestina Madera
2016-03-18 15:41

I had a 2009 Acura TL previously, and I really miss it. It was GORGEOUS, Sleek, Quick, very comfortable, easy to keep clean, and had terrific technology, including a great NAV system. By contrast, the 2012 MDX was a 'boat' of an SUV. 'Quick' is NOT in the vocabulary; underpowered comes to mind. It's comfortable enough, and functional, but no WOW. The steering is 'fine' but not agile. The interior was light, which I like, but all I remember is monotone. I felt like a Soccer Mom, and I don't have kids.

Average raiting - 2
comfort: 2    interior: 2    performance: 2    reliability:     safety:     technology: 2    value:    
Dissatisfied
2016-01-12 17:31

I have taken my MDX 2012 to the dealership several times to complain of a terrible grinding sound during low speeds and when coming off the highway. Several times have been told by dealership this car is fine and it sounds terrible. When turning at low speeds it sometimes makes a loud thud and clunk mostly after rain or bad weather when in reverse or parking the car.

Average raiting - 2
comfort: 3    interior: 3    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety: 3    technology:     value:    
jg88
2015-04-15 12:53

Just bought a 2012 MDX Tech CPO with 30k miles and am pretty darn happy with it. Tested the X5 and X3, the Q5, the ML 350 and the similarly sized Infinity; the MDX was hard to beat for overall driving, quality build and standard features. SH-AWD is in a class of its own for on-the-road traction and performance. Driving during a couple of heavy down pour is a breeze. Surprisingly it has decent ground clearance for logging roads and unimproved two-tracks yet felt lower in driving than the others. Noticed how low in the bonnet the engine sits, must be how Acura lowered it's center of gravity. Lastly, could not believe the deal I struck with Acura vs. the German cars - much better.

Average raiting - 4.6
comfort: 5    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
tx_mdx
2014-12-23 13:52

the MDX is not a luxury SUV. Honda, please go and try a german, or even a Lexus and try to learn from them! Noisy on the road at 70mph Poor quality audio Bad ergonomics Steering is too light with no feel. All kinds of rattles after 2 yrs and 26k miles. Mileage: a joke compared to similar size SUV's On the plus side: Engine ok Handling ok Will happily get rid of it when the lease is over. Will return to germans without hesitation.

Average raiting - 2.3
comfort: 3    interior: 1    performance: 3    reliability: 3    safety:     technology:     value:    
gibbsie
2014-09-19 15:14

I've had my 2012 MDX for two full years now (and 25,000 miles) and it's definitely a mixed bag. I like the way it handles and with room for 7 or 5 and lots of gear it's certainly fit the bill of people hauler and long road trip mule, but for $45k, I expected better--better quality and reliability. I have driven the 2015 model and there are some improvements, but there are too many issues with this vehicle to recommend it highly. I plan to sell it and consider other options.

Average raiting - 2.9
comfort: 4    interior: 2    performance: 4    reliability: 2    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  12V063000
Recall Date:  17 February 2012

SUMMARY
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 PILOT AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. THE VENT SHUT FLOAT (VSF) VALVE CASE IN THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY DOES NOT MEET THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS.

CONSEQUENCE
AS A RESULT, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE TANK, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE.

REMEDY
AS A RESULT, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE TANK, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS S25 AND S26. 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
$14,783 $17,053 $19,323

NHTSA

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Passenger

Side Crash Rating Overall
Rollover Rollover rating

Dynamic Test Result - No Tip
Risk of Rollover - 14.0
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings Front Seat Rating

Rear Seat Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Passenger

Side Pole Rating

Old NHTSA Rating Passenger

Driver - Not Tested
Side impact front - Not Tested
Side impact rear - Not Tested
Rollover

IIHS

Side impact test Good
Roof Strength Test Good
Rear crash protection/head restraint Good
IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results Good