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2011 Acura MDX SUV

2011 Acura MDX Review

(0 Stars)  Good versatility in a dated wrapper.

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Overview
After a half-dozen years on the market with few updates, the Chevrolet HHR's shamelessly retro design is starting to look dated, which constitutes an oxymoron of the worst kind. Despite its slightly tired exterior style, its boxy shape offers a great amount of cargo-carrying ability in a rather compact footprint. Inside, the HHR is extremely versatile. Clever packaging solutions include a covered cubby on the dash top, removable rear seats, and hidden storage space beneath the cargo floor. For additional storage options, the cargo floor can be elevated to create a two-tier arrangement or mounted at a forty-five-degree angle to take advantage of the grocery-bag hooks mounted underneath. The HHR Panel has sheetmetal in place of the rear windows and cargo doors -- which open only using buttons on the dash or an inside handle -- instead of traditional, windowed rear doors. The absence of rear seats allows the HHR Panel to hold nearly 58 cubic feet of cargo (not including the underfloor storage space). This makes the HHR a unique -- and welcome -- option for customers who might otherwise choose a conventional full-size van for commercial use. Although it lacks the refinement of the Equinox and the Malibu, the HHR, especially when equipped with the standard five-speed manual transmission, continues to offer good fuel economy in a user-friendly, reasonably priced package. With more refined and ueber-hip options such as the Kia Soul and the Nissan Cube now on the market, though, the HHR is ripe for an update to keep it competitive.

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2011 MDX Base Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.7L VTEC V6 OHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 16 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 18 MPG combined and 378 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
21.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 300 hp @ 6,300 rpm; 270 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

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'11 Acura SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Memory
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc Changer
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
  Trucks and Towing  
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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