The 2009 Acura MDX luxury performance SUV provides luxury, performance, technology and sophistication in one of the most stylish seven-passenger configurations available.

MDX delivers maximum power and efficiency from its V-6 engine and, thanks to Acura’s exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, also provides handling prowess normally associated only with luxury sports sedans.

For 2009, the MDX’s power rear tailgate feature is now standard equipment with the Technology and Sport packages.

The MDX also improves on its style with the availability to two new exterior colors for 2009 – Bali Blue and Mocha Metallic.

Powering the MDX is a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The MDX has distinctive exterior styling that builds on the themes embodied in recent Acura products. The bold grille is framed by Xenon High-Intensity Discharge front headlights, giving the MDX an unmistakable presence on the road. The MDX rides on standard 18-inch alloy wheels and P255/55R18 M+S tires help give it a wide, solid stance. The cleanly sculpted MDX body design was inspired by the image of a high-end yacht.

The MDX interior blends purposeful sport sedan intensity with the best elements of SUV utility. Soft leather, highly supportive front bucket seats and a driver-oriented cockpit make it clear that the MDX is focused on the driver, without compromising passenger comfort.

Base model estimated mpg: 15/20

Estimated starting price: $40,790

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