The 2013 Acura MDX Wins U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Cars for the Money” Award

March 19th, 2013 by

At Acura of Libertyville, we think of ourselves as a family. So just like proud parents, it’s up to us to brag a little when one of our own wins a big award. Please join us in a round of applause for the 2013 Acura MDX, which was recently named “Best Luxury 3-Row Midsize SUV for the Money” by U.S News and World Report.

We’re especially excited about this honor, as choosing a winner is no easy process. Vehicles are ranked in 21 categories based on statistics such as fuel economy, performance, and safety as well as reviews from automotive experts. Then, each car’s value is calculated by considering the average price paid on the lot and calculating the 5-year total cost of ownership.

Here are just a few reasons why we agree with U.S News and World Report:

  • Performance – The 300-horsepower V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission make this SUV a strong and powerful option. While we wouldn’t want to go up against that, we certainly love to drive it.
  • Safety – The 2013 MDX has been praised for its safety by organizations such as the NHTSA, who awarded it a 4-star overall safety rating. In addition to its excellent performance record, the MDX also offers standard features to maximize safety, such as integrated turn signal mirrors, a backup camera, and brake assist.
  • Comfort – The interior is roomy and comfortable, featuring seating for 7 and plenty of space to store cargo. Standard leather upholstery and heated front seats add to the comfortable, luxurious feel of the cabin. And although the MDX’s seats are so comfortable that your passengers will be able to nap in them, they won’t want to — the state of-the-art eight-speaker stereo and satellite radio system that comes standard will have them dancing in their seats.
  • Value – With the MDX’s combination of performance, safety, and excellent standard and optional features, it’s no surprise that the critics love it. What you may not know is what a good deal you’re getting. Year after year, Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) has recognized Acura vehicles for retaining more long-term value than any other luxury manufacturer. We think that’s something to brag about.

There’s only so much we can tell you about this great vehicle, though, before you simply have to test drive one for yourself. Once you experience everything the 2013 MDX has to offer, we’re sure it will win you over. Stop by today to get behind the wheel!