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I'm currently eyeing an MDX 2020 Tech package and have been tempted to pull the trigger with the current discounts going on (I have an Acura and Honda at the moment so get conquest + loyalty - plus there are some good end of year promos). But with the 2022 coming very soon (I heard February?) is it wise to wait and miss out on the December discounts in hopes there will be severe discounting, or is it likely as good as it gets.

Right now I am seeing the MDX Tech in my area for $500 per month on a lease with no money down and all taxes/fees rolled in which is an excellent deal compared to when it came out. Does it make sense to wait or seem worth it to pull the trigger?
 

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If you are planning to lease you are likely best off to pull the trigger now. The residuals will continue to drop every month effectively nullifying any additional discounts that come. That's a 30+ years in the industry guess, but still a guess. Not only do residuals drop under normal circumstances, but even more so on year old models and more again when the replacement model hits the lots.
 

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Unless you roll your cars over every 2 years or so lease is a bad way to go. All your doing is renting the car for XX period of time.
But to answer the question, buy now. Best deal I ever did on a car was late on a Sunday night just before the store closed. It also happened to be the last sales day of the year.
As with any fist year roll out the 2022 MDX could be plagued with issues. Personally I will would not buy one simply because of the hideous touch pad used to control everything. IMHO it is not driver friendly at all. I know some like it, but Im old school. I like knobs and dials.
 

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The market is certainly different now, but between the '13 and '14 models, the discounts really weren't massively different after the '14 hit the lots. We paid a similar amount for our '12 a year earlier as what they were selling the '13 for. One other concern you have with waiting until the last minute is that selection will be limited. If you're picky about a trim or color, there's a good chance you might not find one. The dealer we use currently only has about 90 MDX remaining which is less than half their usual inventory and it's already showing lopsided model counts...over 60 of them are base models. ~25 tech, 1 advance, 1 A-spec. I would bet by the time the '22 starts to show up in reasonable numbers there won't be any tech models left. So if you want a base then maybe you can get a slightly better deal.
 

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Unless you roll your cars over every 2 years or so lease is a bad way to go. All your doing is renting the car for XX period of time.
But to answer the question, buy now. Best deal I ever did on a car was late on a Sunday night just before the store closed. It also happened to be the last sales day of the year.
As with any fist year roll out the 2022 MDX could be plagued with issues. Personally I will would not buy one simply because of the hideous touch pad used to control everything. IMHO it is not driver friendly at all. I know some like it, but Im old school. I like knobs and dials.
We can honestly relate. We bought our MDX right at closing time of the Acura dealership. And our other vehicle was bought while it was down pouring and also at closing time at a Tampa Nissan dealership. That touchpad looks like we are going backwards in technology.
 

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The market is certainly different now, but between the '13 and '14 models, the discounts really weren't massively different after the '14 hit the lots. We paid a similar amount for our '12 a year earlier as what they were selling the '13 for. One other concern you have with waiting until the last minute is that selection will be limited. If you're picky about a trim or color, there's a good chance you might not find one. The dealer we use currently only has about 90 MDX remaining which is less than half their usual inventory and it's already showing lopsided model counts...over 60 of them are base models. ~25 tech, 1 advance, 1 A-spec. I would bet by the time the '22 starts to show up in reasonable numbers there won't be any tech models left. So if you want a base then maybe you can get a slightly better deal.
We can honestly relate. We bought our MDX right at closing time of the Acura dealership. And our other vehicle was bought while it was down pouring and also at closing time at a Tampa Nissan dealership. That touchpad looks like we are going backwards in technology.
Appreciate the input. We are a bit picky as we weren't with our current ride (Pilot) and dislike the overall look since there were not many of that trim level on the lot. What I didn't think of is that although they may not have the trim we want come February - they may not have any trim we want since they won't be producing those MDX's any longer. I specifically want a White MDX Tech package and I feel like this is a pretty good deal right now for a lease. We are holding off on financing another car for three years to see how things look by then with changes to some 3 row SUVs. I definitely do not want the 2022 MDX because I am hesitant on a first year of a new generation - plus I dislike the trackpad I saw in other cars ( I believe Lexus has that).

I feel pretty good pulling the trigger this month but doesn't look like it will get lower than it is in my area so I'm fine with that. The only other debate was if I wanted the Pilot 2021 Touring which has some of the improvements I like but the MDX drive is just too good.
 

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We bought our MDX strictly for the seats. Hated the chezzy fold up arm rests. BTW. Thats what we have. White/ tan Tech
 

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We bought our MDX strictly for the seats. Hated the chezzy fold up arm rests. BTW. Thats what we have. White/ tan Tech
Both of our kids are still in child seats so they won't take advantage of the comfortable in car seating for awhile. Plus the fact that heated 2nd row is a bit of a waste. We can toss them some ipads for longer rides and we should be good to go. The MDX was very comfortable for the driver/passenger and that has to be part of the consideration for the car.
 

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Appreciate the input. We are a bit picky as we weren't with our current ride (Pilot) and dislike the overall look since there were not many of that trim level on the lot. What I didn't think of is that although they may not have the trim we want come February - they may not have any trim we want since they won't be producing those MDX's any longer. I specifically want a White MDX Tech package and I feel like this is a pretty good deal right now for a lease. We are holding off on financing another car for three years to see how things look by then with changes to some 3 row SUVs. I definitely do not want the 2022 MDX because I am hesitant on a first year of a new generation - plus I dislike the trackpad I saw in other cars ( I believe Lexus has that).

I feel pretty good pulling the trigger this month but doesn't look like it will get lower than it is in my area so I'm fine with that. The only other debate was if I wanted the Pilot 2021 Touring which has some of the improvements I like but the MDX drive is just too good.
Where are you located? My dealer in northern Virginia is showing 32 MDX Tech with white exterior in its inventory.
 

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Where are you located? My dealer in northern Virginia is showing 32 MDX Tech with white exterior in its inventory.
New Jersey. I see white exterior MDX Tech at multiple dealerships so not worried about it right now. But might as well grab it now then wait for those to start depleting.
 

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On MDX pricing, I purchased the 2020 Advanced, sticker was $59,275, for $50,381 plus 529 prep fee and 250 title transfer = $51,160 but then received a $1,500 credit ($500 loyalty and $1,000 not sure) down to $49,660 but sales tax of $3,949 brought it to $53,606 out the door. Was back at the dealer last week for an oil change and the $50,381 is now down to $48,990.

At the time in October it was easier to negotiate on the Advanced than the Tech package & I had to finance it or else the cost would have been higher.

Did not want to lease and I'll pay off the financing next year.
 

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On MDX pricing, I purchased the 2020 Advanced, sticker was $59,275, for $50,381 plus 529 prep fee and 250 title transfer = $51,160 but then received a $1,500 credit ($500 loyalty and $1,000 not sure) down to $49,660 but sales tax of $3,949 brought it to $53,606 out the door. Was back at the dealer last week for an oil change and the $50,381 is now down to $48,990.

At the time in October it was easier to negotiate on the Advanced than the Tech package & I had to finance it or else the cost would have been higher.

Did not want to lease and I'll pay off the financing next year.
Yea I looked at the MDX SW-AWD Advance as well. It came out to $48,730 all fees / discounts included. Excellent price but I was very unsure about this package since the features included weren't things I was that into. The MDX AWD Tech package came out to $37,306. (MSRP $52,525) which was a pretty big difference. This is all with leasing which sounded great to me since I am not sure I want to own this series long term. I think the MDX 2022 looks fantastic but I am hoping the touchpad gets changed in a later release (I do dig those knobs). So perhaps Purchase a 2024 depending how it looks when the time comes.
 

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The MDX AWD Tech package came out to $37,306. (MSRP $52,525) which was a pretty big difference.
wow, that’s a great price. Here in San Diego and SoCal in general it hard to get that price with the base SH-AWD.
 

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wow, that’s a great price. Here in San Diego and SoCal in general it hard to get that price with the base SH-AWD.
Yea this is in NJ. So the lease ends up going down to $495 per month with all fees/taxes rolled in - nothing up front. It seemed like a great deal to me but there is so much competition with AWD in the area here.
 

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Yea this is in NJ. So the lease ends up going down to $495 per month with all fees/taxes rolled in - nothing up front. It seemed like a great deal to me but there is so much competition with AWD in the area here.
I bet due the weather.
I need the AWD because occasionally we go to the Sierra Mountain, so luckily it’s not a must for SoCal drivers. But prices are high in CA.
I’m trying to get $38k+TTL with the 0.9%. If not, I might go used. hopeful the end of the year pressure plus the 2021 models will convince dealers but they are not an easy bunch to deal with.
 

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I'm currently eyeing an MDX 2020 Tech package and have been tempted to pull the trigger with the current discounts going on (I have an Acura and Honda at the moment so get conquest + loyalty - plus there are some good end of year promos). But with the 2022 coming very soon (I heard February?) is it wise to wait and miss out on the December discounts in hopes there will be severe discounting, or is it likely as good as it gets.

Right now I am seeing the MDX Tech in my area for $500 per month on a lease with no money down and all taxes/fees rolled in which is an excellent deal compared to when it came out. Does it make sense to wait or seem worth it to pull the trigger?
We just bought a 2020 MDX SH-AWD with Advance Package and it was between $14,000 and $15,000 off. I can look at the paperwork for a more specific number if you'd like. We got $1,500 in loyalty credit as well as $5,500 Acura Financial credit (had to use Acura Financial) and the rest was the dealer discount. I got a cheaper quote from dealers in Northern Virginia but ended up being cheaper to buy it in suburban Maryland where we live because the dealers in Virginia advertise a lower price and then add on destination and a ridiculous "processing fee" which I understand is limited by Maryland law. I didn't pay the processing fee at the dealership where we bought ours because I refuse to pay them to do their job. They also made us chose between the $5,500 rebate or the 0.9%, but with our credit, the interest rate was under 3% anyway, and we ended up better off with the discount versus the APR, especially since we plan on making accelerated payments beginning in a year or two.

In the end, we really like our 2020. I think the looks of the 2022 are attractive, and while the navigation and infotainment system in the 2020 takes some getting used to, the trackpad in the 2021 RDX (to be used in the 2022 MDX) was harder to use and we like having the two screens in the 2020 MDX.
 

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Picked up a 2020 MDX Sport Hybrid Technology Package yesterday.

Paid $43000+TTL including all dealer fees, dealer discounts, and incentives (5500 Acura Finance and 1500 loyalty) in Atlanta, GA. Acura financing 4% at 48 months.

I love the car and regret not buying earlier in the year when I could have possibly had more color choices and better pricing as hybrids are difficult to negotiate now because there are barely any left nationally.
 

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Picked up a 2020 MDX Sport Hybrid Technology Package yesterday.

Paid $43000+TTL including all dealer fees, dealer discounts, and incentives (5500 Acura Finance and 1500 loyalty) in Atlanta, GA. Acura financing 4% at 48 months.

I love the car and regret not buying earlier in the year when I could have possibly had more color choices and better pricing as hybrids are difficult to negotiate now because there are barely any left nationally.
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Picked up a 2020 MDX Sport Hybrid Technology Package yesterday.

Paid $43000+TTL including all dealer fees, dealer discounts, and incentives (5500 Acura Finance and 1500 loyalty) in Atlanta, GA. Acura financing 4% at 48 months.

I love the car and regret not buying earlier in the year when I could have possibly had more color choices and better pricing as hybrids are difficult to negotiate now because there are barely any left nationally.
Congrats on the new ride! You are extremely lucky to find a new hybrid at a reasonable price within several states of your location. I purchased my hybrid Adv in Mar/19 and got my 1st color choice; but, my USAA discount was around $4500. I searched a 12 hour driving range radius from ABQ, NM, and prices were all the same discount $$ amount for hybrids/3.5L MDXs alike.

Now would be the time for any accessories for your MDX. Acura probably stopped making any OEM accessories like hitch, side steps, side molding, or cargo covers if you wanted to get those things eventually.
 
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