The 2016 Acura MDX: A Seven-Seater SUV for Chicagoland Families

  • Acura MDX

    Families shopping for a seven-seater SUV in the greater Chicago area have just a few options in the luxury market; the 2016 Acura MDX has scared off many of its competitors. With a standard third row of seating, the MDX has space for up to seven passengers and still has room in the cargo hold for backpacks, band instruments, sports gear, and luggage. Soccer moms and families on the go love the spacious and well-equipped cab of the MDX.

    We think a test drive is the best way to see just how spacious the MDX is, but we want to go over all of its dimensions with you so you have something to compare the competition to.

2016 MDX Interior Space

With 132.3 cubic feet of passenger space, the cabin of the MDX is one of the most spacious seven-seater SUVs, and if you don’t need to fill all of the seats, it can expand the 15.0 cubic feet of cargo to 38.4 or 68.4 cubic feet. Whether sitting in the first, second, or third row, your passengers should have no trouble getting comfortable.

  • Headroom: Passengers in the second row have the most headroom at 38.3 inches, but the front row’s 38.1 inches and the third row’s 35.6 inches have enough space for tall drivers and passengers.
  • Legroom: Legroom is the other half of finding a comfortable spot for taller passengers; the first, second, and third rows have 41.4, 36.6, and 27.4 inches of legroom, respectively.
  • Hiproom: The hiproom measurements are what will let you know whether the kids will be fighting over being in each other’s space. With 59.0 inches in front, 57.8 inches in the second row, and 40.6 inches in the third row, everyone should have plenty of space.
  • Shoulder Room: Passengers have a bit more room to stretch out and get comfortable in the upper part of the cabin, with 61.1 inches of shoulder room in the front, 59.1 inches in the second row, and 54.7 inches in the third row.

It might be tough to think of what those numbers all mean, but once you get behind the wheel, you’ll have a good idea of how spacious the MDX really is.

2016 Acura MDX Interior

How Does the MDX Compare?

As we said, there aren’t many three-row luxury crossovers on the road these days, but the 2016 Acura MDX does have a few seven-seater SUVs it competes with. We’re being pretty generous if we call a vehicle like the 2016 Lexus GX a competitor to the Acura MDX, though, especially on interior space.

While both SUVs fit up to seven passengers, the Lexus comes up short on passenger space in key areas, including

  • Headroom in the first and third rows
  • Legroom in the second row
  • Shoulder room in all three rows

These deficiencies come up because the GX is simply a smaller SUV that’s trying to compete on space with a vehicle that has room for family and friends. While the passenger volume of 129.7 cubic feet does come close to the MDX’s 132.2 cubic feet, it’s all in how you use it, and the styling of the GX leaves the interior feeling cramped and uninviting.

If you find yourself needing more cargo space, the Lexus falls short there as well, with 11.6 cubic feet of cargo (with a max of 64.7 cubic feet) to the MDX’s 15.0 cubic feet (max 68.4 cubic feet).

Staying Entertained on the Road

If you’ve got all seven of those seats filled, there’s a good chance you have at least a few kids in the back who are going to need to be kept entertained for a long drive, but don’t worry, Acura has you covered.

  • Rear DVD Entertainment System: Put the kids’ favorite cartoon into the DVD player and let them focus on the show while you focus on the road.
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming: For older kids and adult passengers, let them sync up their phone with the MDX stereo system and take turns playing DJ on the drive.
  • ELS Studio Premium Audio System: The available ELS audio system brings studio-grade audio for your driving soundtrack through 10 distinct speakers.

When you drive an MDX, you not only have room for the whole family, you have the features that can keep them entertained on the road.

2016 Acura MDX DVD Entertainment

Test Drive an MDX Today

The 2016 Acura MDX is one of the few seven-seater SUVs available in the luxury crossover world, and we want to show you why it has had the staying power to outlast and outperform so many competitors. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel of the MDX and see how spacious and luxurious the cabin is.

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Chicago, IL, United States
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