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I am really happy with the cargo room on the MDX. On a long trip out east over the holidays, it was amazing how much stuff we packed in the back. This past weekend - a trip to Home Depot. I didn't get any photos but I packed 12 bags of mulch, 4 bags of topsoil and our baby stroller all into the back (and could still see out the back) while not removing the cargo cover (retracted only) and not moving the second row seats. It was nice to know that if I needed more room I could have still folded down the 30% portion of the second row and not have to move the car seat.
 

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Agreed

The other day I picked up my parents, and 2 cousins from the airport. They had just flown almost 20 hours from the Far East, and must have had 10 to 12 pieces of luggage large and small. The MDX accomodated all 5 passengers and all the luggage. Could have never done this with my 93 Grand Cherokee.
 

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Better than our old Expy!

When hauling the third seat around (an imortant caveat), the MDX has more cargo room than our old Expedition. Since the MDX 3rd seat folds flat vrs. the Expy's tilting forward, the MDX has more usable space on trips where you desire to have the 3rd seat with you when you get there. The Expy however has the edge if you remove its 3rd seat entirely.
 

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I mentioned my experience before several times too. You have to do this Home Depot run or furniture movement to appreciate the utility side of the MDX. The width of the back space definitely came from a great engineering design. The magic 3rd row seat and fall flat 2nd row seat create a smooth useful space at every inch. The MDX's space is highly usable because there is no barrier created from the back wheels or floor holes between seats. This is not the "pretty side" of the car talk but is what you pay for the call for too.
 

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my 2 cents on another thread.

people have made fun of the whole "can fit 4 foot wide plywood sheets". But, let me tell u, this thing can haul a lot of stuff. Last wknd. i helped my sis-in-law move into her own apt. it took 3 trips in the 'X, but it was no problem. it took twin mattresses, a dresser, bed frames, etc. etc... This wknd, i went to dallas, I bought and hauled back many large framed prints(the largest were 3' x 6') without any problems.
 

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The cargo room is big and long. I have no problem to carry a 8' or 9' side step around with my lovely X.

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I was able to load 28 bags of topsoil (1cf each) with both rows of seats down with no visibility problems. I could have loaded more but that's the most I could stack onto the cart at HD. :D

The only problem was that the bags had little aeration holes so dust permeated the entire interior. Did I mention that the soil contained fertilizer? I had to vacuum the entire interior and air it out for a couple of days. :(

I still have to make a few more trips before I'm done (at least for now). :rolleyes:
 

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Bef -

Here's a suggestion - have the top soil delivered OR borrow your neighbor's pick up truck!
 

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If I were really organized and had the time, I could do that.
One of the reasons why I got the MDX is so that I can go out and get things whenever I want.

It seems like there is more spontaneous shopping with the MDX than with the CL since almost everything fits in it.
 

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bef,

even MDX has a lot of cargo room, I will suggest to rent the truck for top soil or mulch if you buying from Home Depots, Lowes or blah blah blah....

I will spend that $30 for rental, instead of try to clean up the car for few days.

Just FYI.... :D :D :D
 
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