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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.
Some OEM accessories are worth it, like Running boards and mud guards.

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.
Nice and Congrats on the new purchase! You honestly will love the Sport Hybrid! I am personally surprised that a dealer in ATL gave it at that price since nearly everything in that city is super expensive.
 
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Ok we just test drove 2020 and 2022 yesterday.. we currently have 2012 advance (will be my car soon) and my 2005 mdx just blew tranny so looking to get my wife one of the above.

we honestly wanted to like the 2022 but we both test drove them and for me the transmission in the 20 felt better plus the “feel” of the 22 went from being normal mdx feel to a bigger car feel . Plus 65k by time your all done with fees

two questions : everyonelike the bucket seat second row in 20 advance?
Also what is the dickering I’ll have to do to get 2020 advance down to 50k ish ? I’ve never had my nearest dealership act like any wiggle room ever soo...
 

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I have a 19 MDX Adv with Cpt chairs. I like the looks of the Cpt. chairs; but, prefer the functionality of a bench seat. I like how the +22 MDX solved that problem. We are empty nesters and is not a big deal 99% of the time with Cpt chairs.
 

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I have a 19 MDX Adv with Cpt chairs. I like the looks of the Cpt. chairs; but, prefer the functionality of a bench seat. I like how the +22 MDX solved that problem. We are empty nesters and is not a big deal 99% of the time with Cpt chairs.
If it came with bench probably would get that but feel like the few times we have all 3 kids with us Is few and if only one adult then our oldest can sit in front seat and other two in captain chairs...

the tech packs lack air cooled seats and I don’t really like those rims much .
The 22 did solve that bench bucket seat for sure .

22: pros ; driver seat awesome!
Felt open in front layout
Turning sharp better with suspension (my wife will never go fast enough to appreciate that)
Second row bench seat middle function
Styling is nice outside
Sterio good

cons: 10-15k more than 20
Felt like driving bigger vehicle
Transmission 10 speed liked less than 20 in 9 speed
Steering almost too light and at low speeds adjusts in non favourable way
Felt too big on back roads

20 pro: felt like mdx usually does
Super smooth driving responded nicely
10-15k less than 22
Can see driving on back roads no problem


20 cons:
Advance only offered in bucket seat second row
Older styling

if it was same price I’d probably just go with the 22 and hope my wife just felt like it was ok not too big but for 10-15k more I just don’t think I can justify it so it boils down to 20 advance which has bucket seats second row or maybe 20 aspec but that my wife’s doesn’t really like either leather choices and she would lose the heated steering wheel
 

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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 yesterday with the Tech package. We traded in a 2007 MDX we bought new. My wife thought she wanted the RDX after a neighbor bought one. She always thought the MDX was a bit big for her. I did the Sam's True Price online at probably 12 dealerships for the 2021 RDXThe, AWD and Advance package. There were only 2 silver ones in the whole southeast both in Houston. The loyalty discount is only good for 2010 and newer. We got a nice price of $42,260 on the RDX after the Conquest discount since I drive a 2016 Lexus GS350.

So we go to the local dealership here in New Orleans to test drive the RDX and she was not crazy about it. We check out a silver MDX on the lot and it is a couple of inches lower and also 2" narrower. I had a tape measure with me because we needed to check cargo dimensions of the RDX. She really liked the MDX so we bought it. Did not get the AWD or Advance but I think we can live with that. Did get the Tech.

So I wanted to put a bunch down and get the 0.9% and pay it off quick for almost free money. Well, they were willing to give me a lot more off if I financed it at their regular rate of 5.5%. Doing the math, paying it off in 18 months got me $3,000 more off and cost me around $700 more interest.

List a little over $50K and paid a little over $42K. Probably could have done better using my Sam's True Price process all over the southeast but figure that's good enough. Two more points and I will shut up! The new 2022 MDX with AWD and Advance is pushing $65K. We paid $46K for the 2007 MDX!

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Ok we just test drove 2020 and 2022 yesterday.. we currently have 2012 advance (will be my car soon) and my 2005 mdx just blew tranny so looking to get my wife one of the above.

we honestly wanted to like the 2022 but we both test drove them and for me the transmission in the 20 felt better plus the “feel” of the 22 went from being normal mdx feel to a bigger car feel . Plus 65k by time your all done with fees

two questions : everyonelike the bucket seat second row in 20 advance?
Also what is the dickering I’ll have to do to get 2020 advance down to 50k ish ? I’ve never had my nearest dealership act like any wiggle room ever soo...
I didn't have to negotiate back and forth. One dealer had the price in the window and I brought it to the dealer I work with and they matched it, plus $1,500 more in discounts. I had to finance it for the extra $1,000 but just paid it off today (see my earlier posts on the price in CT).
 

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I didn't have to negotiate back and forth. One dealer had the price in the window and I brought it to the dealer I work with and they matched it, plus $1,500 more in discounts. I had to finance it for the extra $1,000 but just paid it off today (see my earlier posts on the price in CT).
Also, I didn't want to 2022, didn't like the screen or sunroof plus the extra cost.
 

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Ok we just test drove 2020 and 2022 yesterday.. we currently have 2012 advance (will be my car soon) and my 2005 mdx just blew tranny so looking to get my wife one of the above.

we honestly wanted to like the 2022 but we both test drove them and for me the transmission in the 20 felt better plus the “feel” of the 22 went from being normal mdx feel to a bigger car feel . Plus 65k by time your all done with fees

two questions : everyonelike the bucket seat second row in 20 advance?
Also what is the dickering I’ll have to do to get 2020 advance down to 50k ish ? I’ve never had my nearest dealership act like any wiggle room ever soo...
Captains chairs look nice but simply are not as practical.

With the 22s on the lots, dealers should be making great deals on the 20s so you should be paying well under sticker for one. You can shop online or over the phone with other dealers. If the dealer closest to you won't play ball, don't bother giving them your business because there are plenty of dealers who actually want it. Remember that YOU hold the power when buying a car. I had 3 Mazda dealers competing for my business when I was shopping for my 2019 CX-5, and did all of my negotiation online. The dealer that earned my business, Riverside Mazda, was only an hour away (a short drive in my opinion) and they even delivered the car to me at my office.
 

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I have a 19 MDX Adv with Cpt chairs. I like the looks of the Cpt. chairs; but, prefer the functionality of a bench seat. I like how the +22 MDX solved that problem. We are empty nesters and is not a big deal 99% of the time with Cpt chairs.
I have a 20 Advance SH-AWD, empty nesters as well and agree with you completely.

jpelizza ... Lots of people don’t like the 9 speed but its very smooth (smoother than my AT 6 spd 15 Accord) and I have had no issues with it.
 

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I like the captains chairs a lot. Had them on both the 17 and now the 20. We are empty nesters as well and since not having our son and his friends & cousins in the MDX, only once have we had more than four people in the car. Also like the additional storage in rear seat console.
 

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Made decision going to pick it up today will post pic once I got it..., wife’s birthday is tomorrow, is going to be nice present !!!
 

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Decided on 2020 new (first new car!), white aspec with black interior..., also added heated steering as that not stock of course...
Had to go 3 hrs away to get it my local dealer couldn’t beat price I got or even get what we wanted... paid $46,637 plus tax... happy with price saved about $13,000 off equally what 2022 would of been !
 

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