I have both TLX and MDX with 9AT's and I have been on the TLX forum since last December. Compared to TLX, MDX is definitely smoother.Tester also differentiates the 9 speed in the MDX from the TLX.
IDS was sport. Transmission selector was in "D". I can play around with it on my drive home from work, I still have the loaner.From a 0-60, the truck feels faster than my 6 speed models. Transmission is busy, shifting, but it is smooth. It feels more like a manual, because the transmission holds the gears a little longer. No doubt, a more sportier feel. Improvement. I like it! In stop and go traffic, it is jerky. Seems confused and doesn't know what to do. A negative. So, basically, if you take your foot off the gas during acceleration, it derails it's wanting to keep going. Then, it fumbles as it figures what to do next.
What IDS mode were you in? You said it shifted a lot like a manual transmission and holds onto the gears a little longer but I was wondering if the gear change would be different based on what IDS mode you were in. I know on the 6 speed transmission it makes a big difference depending on the IDS mode.
IDS was sport. Transmission selector was in "D". I can play around with it on my drive home from work, I still have the loaner.
Agreed. It would do fine starting in 2nd.Interesting observations, as I actually found the 6 sp to come off the line with more punch than the 9. I've noticed though that if I put my lead foot down, the 9 does indeed take off quickly. A slow standard roll off is met with plenty of hesitation though. It's almost like I should just start in 2nd.