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2005 Acura MDX Premium Mid-Size SUV

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Description: Premium Mid-Size Sport Utility Vehicle
Base MSRP Range: $36,700 - $43,775
Invoice Price Range: $33,062 - $39,430
Where built: Canada

The plush sport-utility vehicle from Acura aligns toward performance, as its name -- MDX -- means Multi-Dimensional Cross-Trainer in the image of a toned athlete accomplished in various sports.

Acura slants MDX as a refined luxury SUV with AWD traction and the cabin stuffed with refined appointments and three rows of flexible seats.

A front-mounted engine directs its power to the front wheels with an electronic device on tap to channel some of that muscle to the rear wheels when front ones slip. Up to 265 hp flows from the aluminum six-cylinder engine through a five-speed automatic transmission.

The cabin piles on leather and wood trimmings, with two bucket seats on the front row, a three-person split bench for the second row and two third-row seats divided 50/50. Second-row seats drop forward and third-row seatbacks fold into the floor for a quick disappearing act to make room for more cargo.

This year's MDX comes with an improved VSA anti-skid controller, standard XM satellite radio service and new exterior colors choices such as Desert Rock Metallic and Steel Blue Metallic.