The 2016 MDX Base Standard Features vs. the Infiniti QX60

May 4th, 2016 by

Acura MDX InteriorWe think it takes just one look at the 2016 Acura MDX base standard features to see why so many of our Chicago and suburban drivers choose it as their luxury crossover. The best look a driver can take at a vehicle like the MDX involves getting behind the wheel and heading out for a test drive, but we have a rundown of the ways in which the MDX’s standard features best one of its top competitors: the 2016 Infiniti QX60.

We know that many of our drivers have something in mind when shopping for a new crossover, and we’ve found the QX60 lacking, especially compared to the MDX. Let’s take a closer look.

The Standard in Luxury Crossovers

What should be standard in a luxury crossover? Do you think the 2016 Acura MDX base standard features should include memory settings for the driver’s seat or mirror positions? What about voice-activated media controls so you don’t need to take your hands from the wheel? Exterior perimeter lighting? Should a luxury crossover have a third row of seating?

All of these are questions we think are very important to defining a standard for luxury crossover standard features, and they are all features that are included on the 2016 Acura MDX but not on the 2016 Infiniti QX60. We want to spotlight a few of them to share why they are features you want on a luxury crossover:

  • Third-row Bench Seat: Many drivers think that a crossover has seating for the whole family, but very few actually have a third row, leaving the kids fighting for space.
  • Perimeter Lighting: Waking out to your crossover late at night can sometimes feel unsafe even in the safest of areas. Just push a button on your key fob to light up the area around your MDX before walking out to it.
  • Driver Memory Settings: It can be frustrating to have to change your settings back after handing the keys over to someone else, and if this is a family crossover, that’s going to happen a lot. The MDX lets you switch to preferred settings with just the push of a button.
  • Voice Controls: Many modern crossovers stay connected with your smartphone, but that doesn’t do much good if you still have to fumble with the phone while driving. The MDX has standard voice controls; just say it and your phone will respond.

Features like the steering wheel–mounted paddle shifters and the adaptive variable suspension give you a level of control on the MDX that you just won’t find on the Infiniti.

Test Drive an MDX

You can explore the 2016 Acura MDX base standard features in person at a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you; one of our crossover specialists will go over all of the features with you to help find the right model for your needs. Remember, Acura has multiple package upgrade options beyond the base model, including MDX crossovers equipped with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

Stop by today and find the right one for you; we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel.

Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.

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