First time user. Not an Acura owner yet. Car owned is Nissan Murano. Almost bought the jx 35 until I saw new mdx. Test drove one recently at a ride event and had a blast. Looks like some like the old model which really never appealed to me. I love technology. Buttons really put me off. Love the looks of the 2014 mdx.
My must haves: 7 seater (minivans is a no no for me), power folding windows, keyless entry and start (got spoiled by nissan), ent for my little princess, around view camera (avalaible in my region), whatever modern bells and whistles (even though may rarely use some of them), handles well (dont care for sport driving), quiet interior, reliable.
Looked at the BMW X5 and rented an X3. Nice exterior but ok interior to me especially in terms of technological advancement. A fully loaded 7 seater will cost abt 20-30k more than MDX Elite. Same for a loaded mercedes GLK 450.
JX 35 would have been nice except complains about the CVT power plus the fact that they are changing the name and who knows what. I am almost settled on the 2014 MDX elite. Preffered color for me is black exterior and interior. My only issue with 2014 MDX is the fact that you cannot access the nav from the touch screen. Anybody like me?