Pricing on Refreshed 2010 Acura MDX SUV Starts at $43,040
The refreshed 2010 Acura MDX goes on sale today with the controversial "power plenum" grille and a 3% price increase to $43,040 that introduces a number of changes.
For September, October, and November the MDX seven-passenger SUV has been Acura's best-selling vehicle, but some of those sales may have been influenced by upped incentives. With the release of the new 2010 model, it's possible Acura could begin to shrink those incentives and keep most of the sales.
New for 2010 is a six-speed automatic transmission (the 2009 model had a five-speed automatic) that's mated to the carryover 3.7L V-6 producing 300 hp. Fuel economy has improved to 16/21 mpg city/highway, or 1 mpg better in each area over the 2009 MDX.
That 3% price increase ($1240) brings with it a handful of new standard features like a power rear tailgate, a rear view mirror with an integrated rear view camera screen, LED backlit instrumentation, a hill start assist feature, and a new sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. On the inside, Acura points out the button placement is easier to understand and says the interior trim has been upgraded, too.
The standard five-spoke 18-in. wheels (shown below) resemble the high-end wheels from the 2009 model while the seven-spoke 19-inchers shown in these pictures are now part of more expensive 2010 MDX trim lines. And the 2010 MDX can definitely become more expensive than last year's model: with an advanced sound system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot information system, Active Damper System, ventilated seats, rear seats entertainment package, and more, a 2010 MDX can be priced at $54,565 before accessories.
We would guess most 2010 MDXs will be more moderately priced. Behind the Lexus RX, the Acura MDX has always been a popular choice for those searching for a quality luxury SUV. Will Acura's price changes and new equipment be enough to continue attracting potential buyers?
All prices include an $810 destination charge.