Refresh for 2018 – As time marches on, the Acura MDX appears to be more of an urban wagon and less of a sport-utility vehicle. For 2018, there’s increased luxury content, technology and exterior styling. The interior is comfortable, the layout is excellent and attention to detail is among the best. One-Touch Walk-In for third-row seats makes getting in/out easier, or choose a six-passenger configuration which has second-row high-back bucket seats.

Base price (incl. destination): $43,950


The powerplant choices remain a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 8 speed transmission or a 3.5-liter V6 with 9-speed automatic, which is required to upgrade to all-wheel-drive from front. AcuraWatch technologies assist with everything from providing blind spot information to collision warning/mitigation. Interior amenities are plentiful with GPS-linked automatic climate control, touchscreen navigation and more.

Base price (incl. destination): $32,800