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2004 Acura MDX Road Test

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Mid-level SUV with High-Level Ability

I took delivery of the 2004 Acura MDX just before one of only a few snowstorms that hit my fair city each winter covered the ground with a thick load of white stuff. Of course when snow blankets the roadways, the city becomes paralyzed as traffic grinds to a halt and stuck cars become objects to be vilified on the evening news.

The Acura MDX has impressed me from the get-go, as it has done to every well-informed auto journalist with a driver's license and heartbeat. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)
So that you know where I'm coming from, I have driven previous MDX's over hill and dale and even through the Rockies, sans snow. This vehicle has impressed me from the get-go, as it has done to every well-informed auto journalist with a driver's license and heartbeat, but on the first snowy day of the year the MDX demonstrated to me its true talent; safely and comfortably transporting occupants to where-ever they may need to go regardless of road or weather conditions.

I found myself quite relaxed knowing that nothing Mother Nature could throw at the MDX, except maybe a downed tree would inhibit my pleasant drive home. (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)
The roads between my office and home were covered in snow and things were only getting worse as the big flakes, on a mission to conceal everything previously visible, continued to hastily fall.

Like the first astronauts aboard the Lunar Rover, I headed the MDX out of the underground and into the foreign slippery white landscape that had become my city. With trepidation coursing through my veins I depressed the gas pedal and pointed the MDX uphill. Away we went, as if the snow and perilous conditions were nothing more than an optical illusion or some sort of Government manufactured conspiracy. As the miles passed by my windscreen, I found myself quite relaxed knowing that nothing Mother Nature could throw at the MDX, except maybe a downed tree would inhibit my pleasant drive home. Pleasant because the heated leather driver's seat (the front passenger's is heated too) welcomed my rear end, and the 8-speaker audio system filled my head with musical notes and calming rhythms.