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A crossover with some flair, the MDX is an SUV in Acura’s lineup. Attractively priced, for a luxury car, the MDX hovers at around $43,000. However, the sticker price isn’t everything. What will the ownership costs of this car be? Generally it’s a good idea to factor fuel economy and monthly car insurance premiums into your calculations before you purchase a new car. If you would like to learn how to save on Acura MDX insurance, we invite you to continue reading.
Acura is known for its reliability and excellent build quality; the MDX is no exception. It has an elegant interior, with exterior styling that matches its penchant for looking good. It is equipped with a powerful 3.7 liter six cylinder engine that will thrill even the most demanding drivers.
The fuel economy, however, is only average at best; it gets 16/21 mpg. Another pet peeve that some people have with the car is its interior; it doesn’t have as much space as some of its competitors.
The MDX is only available in one trim level, though it comes with a plethora of features. It comes standard with xenon headlamps, sunroof, heated front seats, leather seating, automatic climate control, rear-view camera, and a premium stereo system with 6-CD changer among other features.
If this isn’t enough for you, it can be upgraded with a technology package which adds a better rear-view camera to the mix as well as such features as GPS navigation system, 10-speaker surround sound stereo system. It can further be upgraded with the advance package, which includes the aforementioned technology package, adding to it: blind spot warning systems, adaptive suspension, and other features. The last possible upgrade you can get, nets you everything that’s been mentioned including an entertainment system for the back seats and heated second row seats. This comes with the entertainment package.
Insurance rates will vary from driver to driver; however, statistics show that the average driver has paid around $1,500 annually. That said, there are factors that help and harm you. Driving histories and location are some of these. If you have an excellent driving record, it shows you’re a responsible driver. If you live in an urban area with high volumes of traffic, you’re at higher risk for an accident.
The lower risk you pose, the less your insurance rates will be. As always, a tried and true way to lower your rates is to shop around for quotes. Get at least 3 quotes from different companies and compare.
The 2011 MDX hasn’t been tested, but the 2010 MDX has gotten 5/5 stars for front and side crash tests. It’s also gotten 4/5 stars on rollover crash tests. In addition, it has a healthy list of safety equipment that could help lower your insurance premium:
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