Luxury SUVs Ratings

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: The design is awesome, best looking SUV anywhere.

    Cons: Outrageous price for dealer installed accessories.

    Advice: If you can get it at MSRP, consider yourself a winner.

    The MDX is a dream to drive. Acceleration is smooth and quick, the engine is extremely quiet, and it stops really well considering it weighs 4500 pounds. Quite a bit of lean when taking a curve over speed limit, but recovers nicely. My wife did not want to drive my traded-in GMC Sonoma, but she loves to drive the MDX. This car beats the competition hands down, no comparison!

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: Car's performance and handling

    Cons: Design of the car from the front

    Advice: We can highly recommend this car but don't buy over MRSP.

    We owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd but had nothing but trouble with it. We spend huge amounts of money for very costly repairs (air conditioning, transmission, etc) and wanted finally a very dependable and reliable SUV. Initially the good reviews brought us to the Acura dealer to test drive a MDX. We were extremely impressed by the cars performance and feel as well as the quality. We ordered the car and got it delivered within 2 weeks as another customer changed his mind and switched to another color. We paid MRSP but nothing more. We own the car now over six months and are still very impressed and happy! We have only been at the dealer for an oil change! We can really highly recommend this car!

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: excelleration

    Cons: turning radius

    Advice: buy it if you can afford it

    The vehicle is fantastic. The only downside I can find is a very large turning radius. My last car was an Audi A-4 with the 2.8 driving package. The Acura has better pick up.

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: All wheel drive

    Cons: Small third row seat

    Advice: Don't pay over MSRP. Stay away from dealer installed options.

    Test drove vehicle.Impressed with ride, handling, quality, comfort. Extremely outraged with excessive dealer mark up. If you are too write or call American Honda Co. and voice your opinion on their pricing practices. Whatever you do don't let them get thousands of dollars in extra profit from your pocket. If no one buys at these inflated prices, the prices will drop.

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: comfortable seats

    Cons: wide metal area between front and passenger windows makes it a little difficult to see on the left of you

    Advice: I know I'm buying one!!!

    I test drove this vehicle this week. Haven't bought one yet, but plan to by summer's end. The thing I liked most was how the seats extend all the way to your knees - not halfway there like most cars nowadays. VERY quiet. I was amazed at how quiet the engine runs. And I tested it on really rough interstate highway. I wish it had daytime running lights, and maybe it does but I didn't find the switch. I am currently very pregnant, and didn't have any trouble climbing into the driver's seat. Back seats recline too which is something I am not accustomed to.

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    2002 Land Rover Freelander - SE

    Pros: This is the only small SUV truly made for offroad conditions

    Cons: It could be a little bit larger (couple inches) for more storage in rear

    Advice: Wonderful lease programs available. Armrest is available for front seat - got mine on Ebay.

    This is the most under-rated vehicle on the road today. The quality is unsurpassed in any SUV in it's category. (small and mid-size - under $30,000). It has a luxury car ride. A little slow off the line, but the steptronic shifting capability can take care of this. Once you are at speed, passing ability is superb. Smooth ride, great visibility. A pleasure to drive. I plan to buy another one when my lease is up.

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    2002 Acura MDX - Base

    Pros: Easy flip-down rear seat for additional cargo room/seating

    Cons: No good place to put my left foot

    Advice: Buy it. It's a great vehicle with far more versatility than the other luxury SUV's.

    We needed seating for at least 6, more cargo room than a sedan, and some degree of pampering, but the small Lexus SUV didn't have the seating, and the big Toyota/Lexus SUV was just too big, expensive, and fuel-hungry. We didn't really want a minivan, but we were prepared to buy a Toyota Sienna. But we couldn't get over the *experience* of driving the MDX in test drives. We eventually swallowed hard and paid the extra $$ to get the MDX, and we've been deliriously happy since. The MDX drives smoothly and quietly; it feels more like a car than any other SUV we tried except the small Lexus, but even the Lexus felt less stable than the MDX.