For 2009, the MDX's power rear tailgate feature is standard equipment with the Technology and Sport packages – previously the power rear tailgate was only available on the Entertainment Package. Additionally, the AcuraLink™ real-time traffic system includes an additional metropolitan market (Dayton, Ohio) and the MDX is offered in two new exterior colors— Bali Blue Pearl and Mocha Metallic.

Manufacturer's suggested retail pricing for the 2009 MDX is: MDX, $40,790; MDX with Technology Package, $44,840; MDX with Technology Package and Entertainment Package, $46,590; MDX with Sport Package, $46,940; and MDX with Sport and Entertainment Packages, $48,690. Although the MDX includes improved features, pricing for the 2009 model represents a modest 1.43 percent sales weighted average price increase. Destination and Handling is not included in MSRP, and for the 2009 MDX remains unchanged at $760. "Already considered a benchmark in the performance luxury SUV category, the MDX improves for 2009," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales.  "We expect the 2009 MDX to continue as one of Acura's best selling models."

For 2009, the generously appointed 7-passenger MDX retains its confidence inspiring  Nurburgring-tuned suspension, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) and a robust 3.7-liter VTEC® V-6 engine that delivers a stout 300 horsepower. Generous standard appointments include leather interior trim, power moonroof, HID headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, Maintenance Minder™ system, and an Acura Premium Sound System that includes XM® Radio and AUX jack connectivity.

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The MDX's Technology Package includes a wide array of features such as the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and rearview camera; AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System; Interface dial; AcuraLink® real-time traffic that now features 77 major metropolitan markets; a 410-watt, 10-speaker Acura/ELS® Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer; a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration and humidity control; and a power operated rear tailgate.

The available Sport Package adds several features on top of the Technology package including the exclusive Active Damper System, which provides both Sport and Comfort settings to handle varying road conditions. The Sport Package also adds luxurious perforated Milano premium leather, an exclusive alloy wheel design, unique interior trim and auto-leveling HID headlights.

The Entertainment Package can be added to either the Technology or Sport Packages and includes the Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System, heated second row seats (for outboard positions) and a 115-volt power outlet.

Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 270 dealers within the United States. The 2009 Acura lineup features five distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan, the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV and the award-winning MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.