Summer Road Trip Tips

Summer Road Trip Tips

Ahh Summer, the perfect time to gather friends or family up and head out on an adventure! Let’s go over some hacks and tips to help keep your trip stress free, whether you are traveling with children or just a group of friends, these hacks are sure to help out!

Grocery Shop Before You Leave

You may be thinking, why on earth would I shop and fill my house with groceries before we leave on a trip!? These groceries are not for your home! Go shopping for some essentials, water, bread, cheese, lunch meat, and snacks, and toss them into a cooler in the car! This will help save money on convenience store snack runs! And probably be healthier too!

Invest in a 5 Port Charger

End the age-old game of taking turns/fighting over the one or two charger ports your vehicle has. A 5 port charger can plug into one spot and supply 5 people with juice! Everyone is happy!

Set the Cruise

Whenever possible set your cruise control to help you save fuel. The slight fluctuations your foot makes can eat up much-needed fuel! Plus this helps with foot fatigue as well!

Cupcake Liners

While you are out shopping for groceries for your trip, pick up some silicone cupcake liners. No, you won’t be baking with these, well you could just be sure to pick up some extra for your car! Slip these liners into your cup holders and voila, you have an easy to clean solution for the always gross drink holders! This also keeps your car ones nice and clean!

Shower Caddy

Undoubtedly you will be stopping along the way and grabbing some drive-thru grub. If you have children, or even adults traveling with you, use a shower caddy to hold the fast food! These help to keep things contained and can be used to store many other car trip items as well! You can even put one in your trunk to store vehicle essentials such as oil, cleaners, funnels, etc. You can also use fishing bait, or craft storage containers, with the multiple cubbies, to fill with snacks for little fingers!

Tablet as a TV

If you have a tablet laying around, download some movies onto it while you are on your home’s wifi and then you can affix it to the headrest, or passenger visor for a makeshift portable TV!

First Aid and Car Sick Kit

This is a great thing to have handy, especially if you have little ones traveling with you. Just think, little Timmy gets car sick and loses his lunch all over the seat, no rest stops, no gas stations, what do you do!? Just by tossing some cleaning cloths and medicine in a baggie, you can be sure to handle this situation like a boss! First aid kits are great for any time, not just road trips, either invest in a pre-made kit or just toss some essentials into a bag and keep it in the trunk.

Download Apps

You may want to download some map apps, fuel apps, and even bring a paper map with you in case you have no service! The apps can help you find nearby food, rest stops, hotels, stores or fuel as well as help you get where you are going. Fuel apps can also help you find fuel but helps you find the cheapest station!

Top 4 Car Buying Myths

Top 4 Car Buying Myths

TCar buying myths range from the mundane to the absurd. Most of these are relatively harmless, but some can wind up costing you both time and money.

At Dallas Lease Returns, we negotiate thousands of car deals every year. In this article, we use our expertise to clarify a number of the common misconceptions people have around car buying.

Top Car Buying Myths:

1. A lower price or payment means you got a better deal.

Many car buyers focus on a specific number—the price of the car, the monthly payment, interest rate, etc. This can make it easy to manipulate the surrounding numbers.

Dallas Lease Returns recommends: Do the math to look at the deal as a whole rather than focusing single-mindedly on a single component of it.

2. You need to buy now or the deal will go away.

Unless the car you’ve found is in limited supply, the odds are good that you’ll be able to get a similar vehicle next week or even next month for around the same price.

Dallas Lease Returns recommends: Make sure you’re getting the car you want at an overall good deal. If you’re not, walk away and keep looking for what you really want. At Dallas Lease Returns, we have an expansive inventory of 500+ cars that is constantly turning over. So if you don’t find the car you want one week, chances are we will have it the following week or month.

3. You should wait until the last minute to mention your trade-in.

Dealerships are so used to this trick, it has a special name, “parachuting the trade.” It can add hours to the amount of time you spend at the dealership because the entire trade-in evaluation won’t start until after the rest of the deal is negotiated—without really changing the amount you’ll receive for your trade-in.

Dallas Lease Returns recommends: Do your research on both the value of the trade-in and the new car so you can make sure you’re getting a fair price for both. 

4. You can out-negotiate or trick the dealership into giving you a better deal.

Car dealerships negotiate hundreds of transactions each month; you probably only buy a car once every few years. Even if you consider yourself a good negotiator, the dealership will always have more information and will be better able to control the transaction than you.

At Dallas Lease Returns, we negotiate thousands of new car deals every year, we know the market and can use our buying volume to get you a great price on your vehicle.  

If you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, Dallas Lease Returns can help you get a great price on exactly what you want. Click here to contact our team of car experts today!

Top Five Car Care Questions

Top Five Car Care Questions

DLR #2: Top Five Car Care Questions At Dallas Lease Returns, we have customers that ask us car questions all the time! The following are the top five most asked questions we receive:

Question #1: Can I switch from conventional oil to synthetic? What about synthetic to conventional? 

Yes, most of the time. Some drivers like to use conventional oil because it’s what they’re accustomed to and because it’s cheaper than synthetic (but doesn’t last as long). Other drivers lean toward synthetic because it burns cleaner, lasts longer, and even improves performance. You can choose whichever you oil you want, as long as your car doesn’t call for a specific type of motor oil. Some cars HAVE to use synthetic oil, and using conventional could damage them, so be sure to consult your owner’s manual before making a decision.

Question #2: Should I pay more attention to my owner’s manual, my technician, or my instrument panel when it comes to routine car service? 

You should always pay the most attention to your instrument panel in your car. The warning lights illuminate for a reason, after all. Next, listen to your car technician. When they’re working on your car, a technician should do a multi-point inspection to look for any other issues and can advise you as to which services you need and when. Finally, use your owner’s manual as a backup reference for a car care schedule.

Question #3: Are winter tires really necessary? 

Not all the time, but sometimes, yes. If you’re a resident in Texas, chances are your all-weather tires will suit you just fine throughout the winter. If you live in a colder climate that sees heavy snow, extreme cold, and lots of ice, then you need to schedule a car care appointment to change out your tires. Winter tires are better suited to extreme cold and are more pliable in these conditions, giving them better traction.

Question #4: Do I have to replace my timing belt? 

Yes, this is very important. There’s no getting around it, at Dallas Lease Returns, we know that it’s expensive, but your timing belt is very necessary. Your timing belt ensures that everything is running smoothly under the hood, and if it gives out, you could face a whole host of other issues. Additionally, did you know that if it breaks while the car is in motion, it can damage other parts of your engine? This could cost you heavily.

Question #5: Will using premium gasoline improve my fuel efficiency? 

No, this is a common myth. Using premium gasoline won’t improve any aspect of your car’s performance. In fact, you only need it if your car specifically calls for it. Save yourself some money at the pump and stick to unleaded gasoline!

Have any more questions that we didn’t answer? Ask us in the comments below!

If you’re having issues with your current vehicle and looking to upgrade, Dallas Lease Returns can also help with that! We have a wide variety of makes and models, and will be happy to help you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle! To browse our inventory, click here!

Spring Cleaning Your Ride

Spring Cleaning Your Ride

Let’s face it, sometimes our cars get a little overwhelmed with our busy lives! Many of us spend a good portion of our time in our cars, so keeping them clean and tidy will help add some organization to your busy life.

Let’s Start with the Exterior

When it comes to cleaning the outside of your vehicle, many of us just run it through a car wash. Which is fine, but every now and again you will want to give it a good once over yourself, that way you can look for any blemishes or spots that will need attention later on. You will also get a better clean by hand washing it. If you opt for the automatic car wash, make sure to try to use one that has an undercarriage wash, especially if you are in a climate that uses harsh chemicals on the roadways. Getting those rinsed off will help save the underside of your ride.

Here are some tips to help you streamline hand washing your ride.

  • Get the tires clean, use a scrub brush and get in there! Remember brake debris and road grime like to hide in your wheels, plus who doesn’t want clean shiny wheels?!
  • Rinse the car off, then use a two bucket method (if you are bucket washing) use one for clean soapy water and one for dirty water. Make sure you use a carwash product that is made for automobiles, make sure to read the label as well to see if there are any limitations on the product.
  • Get a good sponge and wipe the soapy clean water mix all over the damp exterior, making sure to get the top and in the fender wells.
  • When it is time to rinse, make sure you rinse from the top down , this is a much quicker way than chasing soap all over the car.
  • When drying your car, make sure to use a soft microfiber cloth or a cloth meant for this job. It helps absorb the water to prevent water spots as well as helps polish. You can add a wax product now if you want, just make sure to read the label as they all have different application methods.

Now for the Interior

You will want to get everything out of your vehicle before you start cleaning; floor mats, car seats, toys, trash, etc.

  • Depending on the type of material your interior is, you will want to find an automotive product that fits your needs. They make leather specific, fabric, shine, or a general cleaning product as well. Just make sure you get the right type for your application. Use that product on your dash, doors, armrests and steering wheel.
  • Getting a can of compressed air can help you get debris from the nooks and crannies, or you can use a detail brush.
  • If you leave the seats and floors for last, you won’t have to sit on a wet seat or track dirt onto your clean floors while you are working on the rest.
  • Starting from the top of your dash down, clean your screens (your vehicle may have come with a cleaning cloth for this), radio, buttons, and anything else until you are at the console where you will clean cup holders, shift knob, etc.
  • Now it is time for the seats. Vacuum them to get loose dirt off and to look for stains that may need further attention. Make sure to use a product made for this purpose. The idea is to use as little moisture as possible while still getting the area clean.
  • Now vacuum everything! Yes, even the seats you already cleaned, just in case you loosened any debris while scrubbing them clean. Plus it helps them dry.
  • Don’t forget the windows! Using a good window cleaner will help you see things a little better here!
  • Clean the floor mats that you removed, you don’t want to use a shine product on these, even if they look better with it, because it can get slippery if they get wet again. Same goes for foot pedals, you don’t want your foot slipping off of those!

Now you can put the essentials you removed back into your vehicle, and hopefully, enjoy the cleanliness of your ride for a few weeks!

Tips for Staying Organized

There are many products out there that help keep you organized while in the car. You will want to see what is available for your specific need, such as a cargo area storage bin for the back of an SUV, or a headrest rear seat organizer. All of these types of products help keep things where they should be and off of your floor!

If you have a lot of trash you collect in your ride over time, invest in a car trash can, plastic grocery bag, or a storage container with a lid that can sit in the console or on the floorboard to keep trash contained.

Organize your glove compartment! Have you ever got pulled over and ended up dumping the entire contents of your glove box on to the passenger seat looking for your registration and insurance card? No? Just me?! Get a receipt folio to help keep receipts, registration, insurance cards, etc all readily available.

What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference?

SUV or Crossover?

Is this your next family car? Most people consider SUVs or crossovers and maybe you’ve wondered, what’s the difference? Why are some models called Crossovers while others are known as SUVs? Aren’t they all the same?

The Frame Game Makes The Difference

For many car experts, the difference between the two is simple: A crossover is based on a car’s platform, while an SUV uses the chassis similar to a truck. The result is that crossovers use “unibody” architecture, meaning the body and frame are one piece, while SUVs use a “body on frame” design. In that case, the body is built separately from the frame and placed together later.

Here’s Where It Gets a Bit Tricky

While that definition is strictly true, it doesn’t always work in practice. For example, many shoppers refer to car-based, unibody vehicles as SUVs even though they’re crossovers by our definition. How often, for example, do you hear the Ford Explorer called an SUV? Or the Toyota Highlander? Or the Jeep Grand Cherokee? All use a car-based unibody design, despite their appearance and marketing vs. an Escalade or Tahoe for that sit on Full Frame construction. The new 2020 Bronco is scheduled for Full Frame.


The result is that the term “SUV” Sport Utility Vehicle is often applied to both Crossovers and SUVs. In the past, that was even more common. Before, “SUV” brought up negative associations with large size and poor gas mileage. That’s when many automakers started using the term “Crossover” to describe a vehicle that was “crossing over” from the practicality of an SUV to the drivability and fuel efficiency of a car. 

So, When Is It An SUV?

If you’re unsure whether your vehicle of choice uses a car-based unibody design or body-on-frame construction, the safest bet is to use the term “SUV.” That acronym is still used to describe nearly anything with available all-wheel drive and raised ground clearance, so you’ll probably be safe. However, some Manufacturers today are making Front Wheel Drive SUV’s and calling them both Crossovers or SUV’s to complicate what you might know today. Then you have raised height AWD Cars and Wagons that can climb hills, jump dunes, or take you the back way to Grandmas house in a Blizzard. Not sure, just ask us and we will help!


For years, automakers cut costs by simply mounting different body designs over the same frame. Today, very few vehicles (aside from heavy-duty commercial vehicles, trucks, off-road vehicles, and some large SUVs) still use body-on-frame construction. This method allows for greater torsional flexing, preferred in off-road vehicles, and it can be more easily repaired, which is helpful for fleets. Traditional SUVs with body-on-frame construction are excellent for towing and hold a trailer with ease.

What Are Your Needs?

If you are looking for a large vehicle, or priorities include towing or off-roading, a traditional SUV may be a good fit. Also, if you are a consumer that prefers Trucks over Cars, an SUV would be a good choice. Otherwise, there is a myriad of options available in the Crossover segment that will fit almost every need while providing better safety and fuel-efficiency. Some people just like sitting a little higher in traffic and thats enough to seal the deal.

6 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

6 Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Holidays have a habit of creeping up us. One moment Mother’s Day is months away, barely something to worry about and then, suddenly, it is breathing down our neck. Thankfully, we live in a world where a great gift can ship in just a day or two!

To make things all the easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of last minute Mother’s Day gifts. Whether your mom deserves a new travel mug or some flowers, we have everything she may want!

San Francisco Salt Co Muscle Soak

Sometimes the best gifts are all about allowing someone to take time for themselves, and these bath salts will help her do just that. Made up of pure Epsom salt and infused with eucalyptus and peppermint oil, they will help soothe muscles and aches.

S’Well Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Do you know a mom that is constantly on the go? This would be a great gift for her! As odd as it may sound, water bottles are their own kind of accessory. Whether we like to admit it or not, the bottles we carry around say something about us. This one from S’well is made from a kitchen grade 18/8 stainless steel and features an attractive marble design and triple walled build that will keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot.

Flowers

Let’s be honest, pretty much everyone loves flowers! If you’re limited on time and budget, something simple like a bouquet of flowers will go a long way towards letting her know you care for her. This particular arrangement of roses and orchids ships fast and can directly be sent to the mom in your life!

Manduka Yoga Mat

Know a yoga or Pilates lover? This mat is firm and durable. What separates this yoga mat from others less expensive is that it’s made from a special biodegradable natural tree rubber. When you gift this mat to your mom, you can rest assured that you’re adding value to her daily workout without adding more waste to the world.

Fitbit Alta HR

Know someone trying to get in shape? The Fitbit Alta HR can help! In addition to being the slimmest fitness tracker from Fitbit, the Alta HR also monitors heart rate, meaning that it’s easier to track cardio and calories burned. The small size and color range also makes it an ideal gift to give to the active mom in your life!

A Car

Looking to give her a gift she will remember forever? Give the mom in your life a car! Here at Dallas Lease Returns we have a large inventory of great quality cars! Our team of financial specialist will also work with you to find something in your price range. Come and experience the Dallas Lease Returns difference and browse our inventory today!

If your gift is thoughtful and from the heart, the mom in your life will love it no matter what!

Already bought mom a present? Tell us what it is in the comments below!

Truck Accessories

Truck Options & Accessories

Trucks come with a range of options and add-ons that you might want to consider.

What is a Dually?

A dually truck has an extra set of wheels in the rear. For some truck lovers, this is a style choice. Others enjoy the extra stability and capability for towing and payload capacity offered by the extra wheels. This is especially useful if you want to add a 5th wheel hitch for trailer towing (more on that in a moment). You will see Dually’s in Regular Cab, Extended Cab, Crew Cab, Chassis Cab and if you look around the road, you will see these on service vehicles, tow trucks, and even ambulances.

Bed Liners & Covers

If you are primarily using a truck to haul, rather than tow, you may want one with a bed liner. This protective addition can prevent dings, dents, and scrapes to the truck bed. There are two types – a spray-on or drop-in bed liner – and both create a skid-proof, dent-proof surface for your hauling needs. Both reduce cargo movement in your truck bed, so things don’t slide around and get damaged. A drop-in bed liner is convenient because it can be applied and removed easily. A spray-on bed liner is permanent, although they do wear out over time. However, they are tougher than drop-in bed liners and will protect your truck bed from rusting. This is probably one of the most valuable items you can find in or add to a truck!

Another useful addition to a truck bed is a tonneau cover, which offers additional protection. These covers can be soft or hard, and in addition to keeping any cargo stored in your truck bed more secure, it also makes your truck more aerodynamic, enhancing fuel efficiency. It will also protect permanent cargo, such as tools or fishing gear, from inclement weather. 

Step Bars & Running Boards

Getting up into a truck can be a challenge, which is why step bars and running boards were invented! Step bars are normally an aluminum or steel tube, sometimes with rubber foot grips at the doors to your truck cab. Running boards are wider and offer a non-slip way to step up into the truck cab. Each of these also helps protect your truck from flying debris to some extent. There is usually extra space between the truck and the step bar while running boards are mounted almost flush against the truck. Keep in mind, both step bars and running boards can get especially dirty, but that might be worth the convenience!

Towing

Do you plan to tow a trailer, boat, or something else behind your truck? The difference between various towing connectors is significant. Each class of receiver hitch, from Class 1 to Class 5, has different sizes of receiver tube opening and capabilities in weight carrying capacity. Class 5 trailer hitches have the highest weight rating. You may also want to fit your truck with a weight distribution hitch if you are using between a Class III and Class V hitch. Small trucks or SUV’s might have a smaller Class II hitch that’s perfect for a small trailer, pulling bikes or jet-skis. All of these hitches mount to the frame of a vehicle.

The 5th Wheel Hitch accepts the kingpin of a 5th wheel trailer and is only compatible with pick-up trucks. This type of hitch (pin or hide-away) mounts in the bed or through your bed with a pin to the frame of your truck and is used for towing large campers, travel trailers, or larger trailers for implements, cars, animals, or more.

As you can see, there are many options when it comes to trucks and truck accessories. With something to suit every driver’s needs, you’re sure to find the perfect truck for you at Dallas Lease Returns!

The Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Oil

The Difference Between Conventional and Synthetic Oil

Do you use synthetic or conventional oil for your vehicle? Both types of oil have pros and cons, and it is important to understand how they can both benefit or potentially hurt your vehicle.

What is Conventional Motor Oil?

Conventional motor oil is a lubricant that is derived directly from crude oil. It has excellent properties that allows it to provide lubrication at high temperatures and can maintain its stability over long periods of time.

What is Synthetic Motor Oil?

Synthetic oil is actually a modified and improved version of conventional oil. Some blends of synthetic oil are designed specifically to increase the performance and life of high-mileage cars, whereas others are specifically designed for high-performance engines. Some types of synthetic oil even  have the ability to increase your car’s fuel mileage by using special advanced lubricants.

Benefits of Using Synthetic Oil over Conventional Oil

Improved Lubrication

Most synthetic oils have added lubricants that increase the ability of the oil to keep engine parts slick, especially at high temperatures. This decreases wear over time, and may make your engine last longer.

In fact, in the last 10 years, vehicle manufacturers have redesigned engines to meet fuel efficiency and emissions standards. To do that, today’s engines have to work harder and burn much hotter, and conventional oil just cannot handle that heat tolerance. This is why most vehicles built after 2012 require synthetic oil.

Better Stability

Synthetic oils are specially engineered to maintain their viscosity (thickness) at higher temperatures and over longer periods of time. This prevents engine wear in several ways; it allows the oil to “stick” to engine parts more readily, providing better wear protection and it also protects your engine from dry starts.

A “Dry Start” occurs when your car has been sitting for an extended period of time. Gravity pulls the oil down to the bottom of the engine, allowing the components at the top of the engine to lose lubrication and run unprotected. By helping the oil maintain viscosity, synthetic oil additives decrease the effects of “dry starts.”

Reduced Breakdown

Synthetic oil is less likely to break down, which means it does not need to be changed as often as conventional oils. The more durable properties of synthetic oil also ensure that your engine is protected for longer periods of time.

Fewer Deposits

As conventional oils break down, it often leaves deposits on engine components. Mechanics refer to this as “sludge” or “scaling”. This is especially common in overexerted engines. As conventional oil breaks down, it literally sticks to different surfaces in the engine and bakes on.  Synthetic oil is less likely to do this due its increased lubrication elements.

Conclusion

The properties that separate conventional oil from synthetic oil affects your engine in many important ways. Although synthetic oil is slightly more expensive than conventional oil, it may extend your vehicles life and save you money in the long run.

What type of oil do you use in your vehicle? Tell us in the comments below!

Truck Buying Considerations

Truck Buying Considerations

When you decide it’s time for a truck or pick-up truck you might think all trucks are built the same – cab, bed, and tailgate. When faced with a decision between so many trucks, how do you decide which one will best serve your needs? It depends on what you’ll use your truck for – towing a boat or hauling construction equipment, as a day to day vehicle for your family or for a camping adventure. Here are some things to know about what various trucks have to offer.

Horsepower & Torque

Not all truck engines are created equal, and how much horsepower or torque you need will depend on your reasons for buying a truck. Horsepower is how much energy your engine produces, while torque is the ability of the engine to do the work you want. The greater your need for towing or hauling heavy objects, the more torque you will want.

Diesel engines commonly offer plenty of low-end torque. This means at low engine speeds, these engines can pull massive trailers up severe grades. Some trucks have TurboCharged 4 Cylinders that outperform many V8s and others have V8s that can run on as low as 2 Cylinders to conserve fuel but fire up to all 8 when needed. Six Cylinders are both Inline and V6 that have different power curves designed to mirror your daily demands.

Fuel Options

You might not have considered fuel options other than gas until now. A truck that takes gas may cost less than one that requires diesel, however, in addition to better fuel economy, diesel also offers more power for your heavy jobs. FlexFuel is another option, allowing a truck to run either on gasoline or ethanol. Ethanol offers less energy per gallon but burns cleaner with fewer gashouse emissions and most of the time costs less at the pump.

Rear Wheel Drive or Four Wheel Drive

For most people, it’s a given that they want a truck with Four Wheel Drive. This option allows greater control on the road, especially in bad weather conditions. However, 4X4 adds considerable weight to a vehicle and has more rotating mechanical parts, which compromises fuel economy. In a mild climate where you don’t expect to drive on snowy or muddy roads, a Rear Wheel Drive truck will probably be the better and more economical choice.

Cab & Box Sizes

Trucks come in all kinds of cab and box sizes, or even Chassis Cab (no Box), and your choice will depend on your needs. From two-door Regular Cabs to four-door Crew Cabs and Mega Cabs, this is a matter of preference, how many passengers you expect to transport, and how much room you require. Even if you don’t expect to have more than one passenger, you might find the four-door Crew Cabs offer the room you want to store certain gear inside your truck.

There are usually 3 sizes of bed for pick-up trucks. You will find short, standard, or long box. Sizes vary by manufacturer and what you choose depends on your needs. Are you putting firewood or drywall in the bed of your truck? Drywall and plywood are standard 8-foot sheets, so a long box might be in order, however, a short box with the tailgate down can also do the job. Consider the use you expect to get out of the truck when deciding what box size you need in addition to the way it drives, parks, and of course fits in your garage.

Dallas Lease Returns has a truck that is sure to meet your needs! Stay tuned for part two, where we will look at truck options and accessories.

Vehicle Spotlight: 2018 Acura MDX Technology

Vehicle Spotlight: 2018 Acura MDX Technology

The 2018 Acura MDX Technology package ranks among one of the most admired and sought after vehicles in the premium luxury SUV class. It also has a strong resale value, is highly ranked among customers, and has an excellent reputation for safety and reliability.  

Overview

  • Price: $43,479
  • Mileage: 15,455
  • Exterior color: Silver
  • History: One owner, clean Carfax report
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Horse Power: 290 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Torque:  267 lb-ft @4700 rpm
  • City MPG:18
  • HWY MPG: 26

Vehicle Details

Exterior

Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system is a sophisticated technology that improves dry-weather handling, as well as foul-weather safety. The exterior features an attractive diamond-pentagon grille, a sharp lined hood and Jewel Eye headlights. This SUV’s sporty, dual-exhaust outlets also offer a bright exterior finish, tinted windows and chrome door handles. The technology package features 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors and LED puddle lights.

Interior

The interior of the MDX will surround you with luxury. The technology model is trimmed with handcrafted natural wood accents and also features perforated premium leather seats with contrast stitching. Each seat is designed so both drivers and passengers feel comfortable and connected. The MDX also features one-touch, smart-slide access doors, a backup camera, moonroof, keyless entry, heated seats and GPS linked climate control.  

The MDX can comfortably fit a family of 7 with a third row seating option that is great for kids! Worried about space or cargo room? The second and third rows fold down to provide over 90 cubic feet of storage.

Technology Package

The technology package of this Acura MDX features a voice recognition system for navigation, audio, climate control, and Bluetooth. It also offers hands-free text message and email compatibility features.

Navigation

The Acura Navigation System can get you where you want to go. This highly intelligent driving technology comes with a mounted eight inch LED screen and driver friendly features. Find your way easier using the Voice Recognition System, and avoid delays on streets and freeways using Real-Time Traffic with advanced traffic rerouting capabilities.

Streaming

The technology package also includes a Premium Audio System with 10 surround sound speakers. Your devices will function seamlessly with USB Audio Interface; you can listen to your music via Bluetooth, launch Pandora on the system, or tune in to SiriusXMSatellite Radio and listen to 140+ digital channels.

Safety Features

The MDX Technology package comes equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of safety features, which includes lane-keeping assist, collision-mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control and road-departure mitigation. The MDX also offers a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, vehicle stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, LATCH connections, tire pressure monitoring and seven airbags.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 MDX a 5-star overall rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the 2018 model Good in all categories and Superior in the crash avoidance and mitigation tests.

Interested in this vehicle? Please contact us today at 214-960-1388!