A nod. That’s how Jerry Seinfeld reacts upon noticing the Acura MDX product placement in the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The thing is he almost doesn’t notice it, but of course he’s contractually obligated to. Even for most people, the MDX is a car you can’t help but nod at.
For all our talk lately about Acura reshaping itself and discovering anew its performance glory days, we can’t deny that this brand has become supremely adept at producing quality people movers. Looking at the sales numbers from October, the TLX puts in a strong showing, which is what we want to see. But we also see that the MDX is still moving the most units. The RDX also had a solid month, so Acura’s crossover division would appear to speak for itself.
What other crossover comes equipped with Jewel Eye LED headlamps, a multi-view rearview camera, and speed-sensitive wipers? Tri-zone automatic climate control, ample storage, and available remote engine start? A 3.5-liter 290-horsepower V6 engine with a Drive-by-Wire throttle system? Well, maybe we should rephrase the question. What other crossover comes with all of this technology at this price point? That should narrow it down.
There’s even a chance that Acura is taking a cue from the MDX and RDX’s success and entering into the minivan segment. If you think no one drives minivans anymore, think again. A heavily camouflaged van that appears to bear the power plenum was recently spotted, but there are almost no additional details at this time. We can only guess that it would be based on the Honda Odyssey, a class-leading vehicle in its own right.
All this is to say when you see a crossover or SUV from Acura, you should nod. Those cars have earned your attention, your respect, and your silent approval. Drive one today at Leith Acura, your Acura dealership in Cary.