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Acura MDX Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Acura MDX 24
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 5.8 months of data per MDX, average 5400 miles
2015 Acura MDX 24
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 MDXs, 10.0 months of data per MDX, average 8800 miles
2014 Acura MDX 23
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 18400 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.
2013 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 MDXs, 10.9 months of data per MDX, average 27600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Acura MDX 25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 MDXs, 9.9 months of data per MDX, average 42300 miles
2011 Acura MDX 27
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 10.4 months of data per MDX, average 58000 miles
2010 Acura MDX 23
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 MDXs, 9.1 months of data per MDX, average 68400 miles
2009 Acura MDX 28
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 71800 miles
2008 Acura MDX 68
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 95700 miles
2007 Acura MDX 45
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 97000 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2006 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 MDXs, 8.6 months of data per MDX, average 110400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Acura MDX 26
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 142400 miles
2004 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 MDXs, 10.6 months of data per MDX, average 159000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 156900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2002 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 156300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2001 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 MDXs, 8.9 months of data per MDX, average 158700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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Acura MDX Reliability

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Acura MDX

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Acura MDX

Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We've owned several Acura's over the past 13 years, this is the first SUV. The past has proven their reliability as long as you maintain them. I mean the basic prescribed routine care every 5,000 miles. I've driven many different American made vehicles supplied by my Company over the span of the last 35 years and none can compare with how Acura's hold up or perform, even with the same routine care and still offer the resale value that they do.
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am not worried about breaking down or about expensive repairs. This is a vehicle I can keep with no worries.
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average.
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Initial fit is not there
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hve friends who have owned MDX for over 10 years and had no issues
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My last Acura Legend went 262 thousand miles with nothing but oil changes and tires. That is reliability!
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
brand reputation, online reviews and ranking
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
i have owned several acura passenger vehicles and the reliability is unbeatable in my opinion. as it turned out i did have some front end thunks in my MDX. at no time did the dealer ever admit defeat (they all do that) and always made me feel welcome.
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
rated highly by Consumer reports
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
trouble free operation over time
Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Multiple trips to shop
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Had to make 4 trips to the dealer for warranty issues in 18 months of ownership.
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
This SUV is a dog! Engine mounts, transmission, AC, alternator, cooling fan have all failed catastrophically. I will not buy an Acura again