When looking for a used Acura MDX, look for the 2007 to 2014 model years if an all-wheel drive transmission, fuel economy and V6 engine are important, and seek models with the Technology or Sport packages for added features such as a power rear liftgate. Each model year of the Acura MDX features different options in regard to drivetrain, horsepower, navigation and interior design. Use online resources, such as KellyBlueBook.com, Cars.com and Edmunds.com to locate the desired combination of features.
The Acura MDX underwent major changes in the 2007, 2010 and 2014 model years. These changes were related to transmission, suspension, power and cosmetic improvements that should be considered during the selection process. When looking for a suitable used Acura MDX, check for features such as navigation, bluetooth, moonroof and a back up camera.
In 2007, Acura introduced a 300-horsepower V6 premium engine that was more powerful than those of the previous years, and it was continued until 2014, when it was replaced by the new 290 horsepower engine also used in the 2015 and 2016 models. If fuel economy is an important factor, it is worth noting that the 2008 and 2009 MDX models have lower fuel efficiency than the newer and older model years. The drivetrain on the 2015 model is front-wheel drive, versus the all-wheel drive system offered in the 2007 line.