The Good The 2008 Acura MDX can be outfitted with a full plate of tech goodies, including a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system, second-row DVD-entertainment package, and voice-controlled navigation and cell phone access. Electronically controlled all-wheel drive and active damping combine for confident handling.
The Bad While the requisite cabin tech is present and functional, its presentation is now a generation old and the interior ergonomics could also use a freshening.
The Bottom Line Still among the best all-around seven-passenger luxury SUVs, the 2008 Acura MDX never disappoints (except perhaps in its looks), but is due for some cabin tech updates and a little more power to match its handling.
2008 Acura MDX
The 2008 Acura MDX remains largely unchanged from the, when we reviewed the then-new redesign and found it chock-full of tech options inherited from Acura's sedans, and with improved handling courtesy of similarly upgraded four-wheel-drive management. Back in 2006, the had some unfinished first-generation electronics, but nonetheless impressed us with the breadth of its tech offerings.
Some minor feature additions are present on the 2008 model, which improve the overall tech experience, and its solid driving dynamics are still intact. But other luxury SUVs offer better performance, and we're ready to see Acura's next round of cabin tech updates.