By Ronda Racha Penrice
As much as I love a getaway or zooming off to celeb-filled events, that’s not normal life for most. Cars are usually how we get ourselves and our families around. It’s also how we get things done. So it was great to sink into life with the 2017 Acura MDX Advance ENT.
If you are familiar with the MDX, you know it’s a car of the aughts (that’s 2000s!!). Three years ago, it underwent a third generation carlift. And the 2017 model has undergone a little tweaking as well. The front of the MDX, with its pentagon-shaped grille and jewel eye headlights, is a lot more refined and sophisticated, for example.
During my ongoing quest to bring order to my life, I took the MDX to The Container Store. There I was on the hunt for foldable bookshelves that require no assembly. I have two and need at least one more. I didn’t get it that day because they didn’t have the color I wanted. But if they had, there’s no doubt that the MDX had plenty of room to carrying it home.
Later in the week, I hit a HomeGoods out in Snellville, a city in the Atlanta Metro area, and was wowed by the decor store’s “India” collection. While I was out there, I also found out what the MDX could do. It should be no surprise that the MDX drives well and has ample safety features (i.e. Forward Collision Warning and Collision Mitigation Braking). The game-changer, however is its Auto High Beams. A camera in the rear-view mirror mount scans oncoming traffic, going high and low when necessary. For those not used to country roads, Auto High Beams is a great feature. It means never unwittingly shining bright lights on another car again.
Since I was out that way and spotted a Bojangles, I couldn’t resist grabbing a biscuit or two. For some reason, Atlanta is generally biscuit-deficit, but Bojangles has a pretty good one. And they know it too since their biscuits are roughly a dollar a piece. The bad thing is there are very few Bojangles within the Atlanta city limits and that’s a shame.
Riding solo meant that I didn’t get to try the MDX’s third-row seating but I can say the driver’s seat is spacious and comfy. Overall the 2017 Acura MDX Advance ENT has a MPG of 23 with a price tag of $57,340.
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