What are Pros/Cons with AWD vs FWD on 2013-2015 Accura MDX.

Asked by Jan 11, 2017 at 02:04 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My wife likes the '13-'15 Accura MDX. Are there any major issues or advantages with the AWD vs FWD that I should look out for? She currently has a 2004 Honda Pilot with 128,000 miles. She intends to drive the next car for +/- 10 yrs.

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Unless you live in the snow belt, I would stay with FWD, AWD can be more expensive to maintain, since it's more complex than 2- wheel drive. Remember the car my not have a warranty when you by it.

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I would go with the AWD system but I live in snow county. The MDX has full time AWD which should be better than all the part-time pretenders out there. Your mileage may be less than with FWD and the AWD is more complicated so there are more things to go wrong and repair.

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I would add that Acura calls the AWD Super Handling as it aids in handling and emergency situations so there is a safety advantage to the AWD as well.

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MDX is a great vehicle, I would opt for the AWD if you live where you have to occasionally or regularly drive in the snow. AWD will hurt fuel mileage by 1 or 2 mpg.

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