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If you can afford it, luxury SUVs are well worth the investment. Most come equipped with distinctive touches of luxury styling, top-of-the-line entertainment choices, and performance that captivate drivers. In some regards, the 2017 Acura MDX is a good representation of what you will find with luxury models, starting with its styling. Its aerodynamic stance …

Most will agree that an SUV’s safety equipment and performance are huge factors in determining if it’s the right fit for them; this is why identifying the safest model is paramount. In this regard, suvs.com examined each SUV by its safety equipment and crash test ratings conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After …

Rating 62/100 Background Shoppers have flocked to the reasonably priced Acura MDX for years due to its strong resale value and reputation for reliability. The 2016 MDX boasts numerous updates, including a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a widely available AcuraWatch Plus bundle that provides cutting-edge safety technologies. Add the MDX’s rewarding driving dynamics to …

Rating 70/100 Background The Acura brand offers a sensible take on luxury. While costly European nameplates may do a better job of awing the neighbors, this Japanese marque excels at delivering premium quality and features at a relatively reasonable price. Plush yet pragmatic, the 2015 Acura MDX embodies the manufacturer’s value-oriented philosophy. With the MDX, …

Rating 57/100 Background The 2014 Acura MDX illustrates the benefits of smart and selective evolution. The previous generation was a success, popular with buyers who enjoyed this midsize luxury crossover SUV’s sporty performance and luxurious nature. Still, there’s always room for improvement, and canny upgrades have produced an even more refined adaptation, poised to achieve …

Rating 68/100 Background Fun-to-drive luxury crossover SUVs are understandably uncommon. If you wanted such refinement, entertainment and utility all in one package, you’d typically have to look at a handful of German models. And while those crossovers have broken the SUV mold, they also have a tendency to break budgets in the process. Thankfully, there’s …

Rating 63/100 Background The 2012 Acura MDX could be the best luxury crossover you haven’t yet considered. Lost among the European-style icons, the American bulk carriers and its own Japanese rivals, the Acura MDX is a quiet challenger. It offers some of the nicest luxury appointments, top comfort and safety technology, and satisfying driving dynamics …

Rating 58/100 Background The Acura brand is typically the purveyor of sensible luxury cars with strong value and copious features. You buy an Acura because it’s reliable and well-made; ultimate brand cachet isn’t as important. That mindset also applies to the 2011 Acura MDX, but in this case the MDX also happens to be one …

Rating 80/100 Background If you’re looking for a well-rounded luxury crossover SUV, you’re going to like the 2010 Acura MDX. The latest MDX covers the expected bases in terms of utility and luxury, yet it also boasts crisp handling and a boatload of technological features. This well-rounded approach does mean that other competing models might …

Rating 60/100 Background Has that Escalade or Suburban got you down? Perhaps you bought way more SUV than you really need, and now something smaller and sportier is in order.Or maybe your spouse is nagging you to sell that luxury sport sedan for something more practical. If so, perhaps you’re on the hunt for something …

Rating 68/100 Background The term “performance SUV” comes very close to being an oxymoron. Really, if your number-one goal is performance, a big and boxy sport-utility is usually a poor choice to go about getting it. But for consumers who really like to drive, yet have certain constraints in their life that require an SUV …

82 vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s praise for 2017. The IIHS is a non-profit organization that’s supported by auto insurers. It works to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes each year as well as the rate of injuries and amount of property damage. Of the 82 vehicles that earned the non-profit’s …