Just as the Acura sedans offer great value for their class
and market segment, so does the lone Acura offering to the
SUV class. The 2003 Acura MDX is loaded with interior content,
packed full of power and graced with the performance and
chassis technology to handle it all and house it with grace.
The changes for 2003 just add to that superiority of value
with standard antiskid and a 20 hp power boost. Other interior
options, like the rear-view camera and a DVD entertainment
system, mean that the 2003 Acura MDX is at the forefront
of interior amenity delivery.
The 2003 Acura MDX comes in a base version but it also has
a trim level upgrade. The Touring grade gives a number of
Inside the 2003 Acura MDX, even at the base level, there
are a number of first-rate features. For example, front
and rear automatic climate controls with air conditioning,
tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls,
cruise control, leather upholstery on 7-passenger seating
including heated front bucket seats and an 8-way power driver
seat are all standard. The heated power mirrors, power windows,
door locks, sunroof, remote keyless entry, garage-door opener,
trip computer and automatic day/night rear-view mirror are
also standard. The premium Bose audio system is also standard
and these features are all on the base model!
Upgrading to the touring grade means 8-way power for the
front passenger, memory settings, rain-sensing wipers and
an in-dash 6cd Bose upgrade to the audio system.
The 2003 Acura MDX has styling suitable for its sporty,
performance oriented abilities. This is a vehicle choice
for people who want the utility of an SUV without sacrificing
their ability to go fast and drive for joy. The aerodynamics
reflects this but at the same time, good approach and departure
angles make the MDX a competent all-terrain ride. A roof
rack adds to Touring grade value while fully integrated
fog lights and high intensity discharge headlights enhance
for and function.
The MDX has a single engine choice, a 3.5-liter V6 coupled
with a 5-speed automatic transmission and ridden on an all-wheel
drive platform. At peak power this engine produces 260 hp
at 5300 rpm, and 255 lb-ft of torque from 3000 on up.
The important part of this engine, however, is that despite
its brawny capability, the innovative and sophisticated
technology has allowed Acura to design the first SUV to
achieve ULEV or Ultra Low Emission Vehicle status.
Mileage is also quite respectable with 17/23 mpg (city/hwy).
Safety and Security
The safety technology is another area where Acura has managed
to offer more for less, certainly more than average. Dual
front airbags, front side airbags, antilock 4-wheel disc
brakes and an antiskid system are all include at the base
a Free Price Quote on a used Acura MDX.