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2003 Acura MDX Police Chief Road Test

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One final message from the Chief, "Don't mix alcohol and driving and always drive defensively." As the Chief says to his new recruits, "drive as if I'm sitting in the passenger seat next to you and you can't go wrong." Sage advice for drivers of all ages, wouldn't you say?

"Drive as if I'm sitting in the passenger seat next to you and you can't go wrong." (Photo: Rob Rothwell, Canadian Auto Press)
Chief Specifications:

  • Name: Jamie H. Graham
  • Sex: male
  • Age: 54 years
  • Occupation: Chief Constable
  • Where: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Interests: reading, running, politics
  • Body Type: svelte?
  • Curb Weight: undetermined
  • Acceleration: type A personality
  • Warranty: 5 year term
  • Direct Competitors: too many to list
MDX Specifications:

  • Price Range (MSRP): $49,800 (no options)
  • Body Type: 4-door sedan
  • Layout: front engine, 4WD
  • Engine: 260 hp, 250 lb-ft of torque, 3.5-L, DOHC, 24-valve V6
  • Transmission: 5-spd auto with manual mode
  • Brakes (front/rear): disc/disc, ABS
  • Curb Weight: 2,055 kg (4,530 lbs)
  • Acceleration (0 - 100 km/h): 9.1 seconds
  • Cargo Volume (max): 2,308 L (81.5 cu ft)
  • Fuel Economy (city/hwy): 14.1 / 9.4 L/100 km (20 / 20 mpg)
  • Warranty (mo/km): 36/60,000 comprehensive - 60/100,000 powertrain
  • Direct Competitors: Audi allroad, BMW X5, Buick Rainier, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Explorer, GMC Envoy, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Infiniti FX35/45, Kia Sorento, Lexus LS 330, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mitsubishi Endeavor, Nissan Murano, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC90
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