The Acura MDX has a distinctive face, luxury appointments, room for a family and enough flexibility to make it all work in the same package. It's also got a silky engine with power to spare, superb handling and stability, and an all-wheel drive system that can help as much on a dry corner as on a snowy hill. With a good warranty and resale value, it deserves consideration on any seven-seat ski-wagon shopping list.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale contributed to this report from Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, with Jim McCraw in Detroit, and Sam Moses in Portland.