+1 for the splash guards. To me, it improves appearance as well as protects.Everyone has different tastes so you may like something others won't and vice-versa.
For my 2016, the sport running boards and splash guards were the first things I put on. In my opinion Acura/Honda cars look much better with the splash guards on.
The one beauty of the Honda/Acura family is that the OEM accessories are very easy to install and remove, with the exception of the rear bumper protector and the front trim. Everything else is pretty much plug and play, so if you want to sell it later, it's quick and easy to get something back before sale.- Tint the front windows (where I live, it's legal to match them to the back)
- Got the dealer to toss in the carpet cargo liner
That's about all I plan to do. I don't mod cars much, because you don't get it back.
One thing that's a fairly permanent install is the roof rack rails. The existing rubber strips get cut when the rails are installed and the chrome 'rail caps' seem to be permanent also since I think they'd get destroyed in removal due to the way the snap-on clips work.it's quick and easy to get something back before sale.
I've always had Golden Retrievers and since I wanted (and got) an Advance, I have to deal with the twin buckets in the second row with a large, high console in the middle. NOT dog-friendly. But I could not justify an extra $2k for the rear seat entertainment, which would have given me a bench seat. Sadly, I don't take Spenser in it as often as I have other dogs in the past.^^ This boxer is a great travel dog - he went coast to coast and back twice plus some other trips in the MDX. He seemed to like the MDX just fine. Do you have one (a boxer - I assume you have an MDX)?