Priced at $43,040 (including a $810 destination charge), Acura's 2010 MDX crossover was given a mild facelift and some extra features. This puts the price of the 2010 MDX about $2100 more than the 2009 model.
The price increase is nothing to fret about since the premium includes some extra goodies. Standard equipment on all MDX trim levels now includes power tailgates, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, a rearview camera integrated into the rearview mirror, and a new hill start function.
Some 2010 MDXs continue to use the same 3.7-liter V-6 as last year, but it's now bolted to a new six-speed automatic transmission, making it to achieve 16/21 mpg (city/highway).
For $46,715, buyers can opt for the Technology package, which has features that include improved leather seating surfaces, navigation, an upgraded sound system, and iPod integration.
The next package -- the Technology and Entertainment package -- costs $48,615. Added features include a rear-seat DVD entertainment package, heated second-row outboard seats, and a 115-volt power outlet in the front console.
At $52,695, the Advance package tops off the MDX lineup, and adds active cruise control, 19-inch, seven-spoke wheels, blind spot detection, and a collision mitigating brake system. For a DVD entertainment system, the price goes up to $54,565. The 2010 MDX will arrive at Acura dealerships nationwide this week.