How did the Acura MDX land the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the luxury SUV category? With its incredible appointments and reasonable price, obviously. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s fun to drive either. Acura has improved on a good thing. Their midsize SUV spans the gap from the utilitarian domestic SUV market to the luxury European brands that demand a significant price premium. What that does it give you the best of both worlds as a customer. Experience the exhilaration of MDX’s spry 3.5-liter V6 engine, producing 290 horsepower. It comes standard with the six-speed automatic transmission and enough jam to make you weak in the knees. But if you want a bit more, opt for the all-new nine-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters to cut another half-second off your 0-60 mph time. To optimize your traction and handling, you can include the Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) where the crisp, responsive steering is showcased. MDX is packed with standard features such as LED headlights, heated leather seating, and rearview camera which are only available on other brands’ upper trim levels. Other models like the Porsche Cayenne don’t offer 7-passenger capacity, and the others in the luxury SUV segment that do (Range Rover Sport and BMW X5) step up the price tag significantly. Safety isn’t a concern as Acura MDX scored a five-star crash rating in government tests, and holds the top IIHS score of ‘Good’. So what makes the MDX a Best Buy? The low cost of maintenance, the Honda family reliability, and a plethora of luxury features without the prestigious price tag. Pricing starts at a paltry $43,785* with the decked out MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Packages topping out at $58,000*. Come experience the Acura difference. Test drive the Acura MDX or speak with one of our friendly sales staff at Jay Wolfe Acura in Springfield.