Acura admits it's a late comer to the luxury sport/utility vehicle (SUV) segment party but says it has turned that fact into a gain with its new MDX. With three rows of seats, seven passenger seating, 4-wheel independent suspension and an ultra-low emissions rating, Tom Elliott, American Honda Motor Co. Inc. vice president, says Acura's SUV is a “step up” on the Lexus RX 300 and the BMW X5. Honda says it expects the MDX to score a quadruple 5-star rating when the government tests the SUV ...

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