I Have An Acura MDX For The Next Week

DAMMIT KIDS GET INTO THE MDX RIGHT THIS SECOND OR WE'RE GONNA BE LATE FOR SOCCER PRACTICE! DON'T YOU MAKE ME COUNT TO THREE!

Ahem, sorry. I have this white 2014 Acura MDX Advance with SH-AWD and the Entertainment Package for the next week. It's white with tan leather inside, and it makes me feel very parent-y.

It's a hard car not to like, generally. In addition to the power rear folding seats, there's a separate rear sound system with its own headphones and a widescreen TV for DVD-watching. Great if you have kids, which I don't, but driving it makes me feel like I do. Or should.

Anyway, my initial impressions are — HUNTER, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, STOP HITTING YOUR SISTER! IF I HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN THAT FANCY NEW XBOX IS GOING STRAIGHT INTO THE TRASH!

Whoa, sorry. Things I like so far: It's comfortable and roomy, overall fit and finish is excellent, the 3.5-liter 290 horsepower V6 sounds great and has a decent amount of hustle, 6-speed paddle shift gearbox is sharp, and handling is respectable for this class.

MADISON, JESUS CHRIST, ARE YOU TEXTING WITH THAT BOY WHO SENT YOU A PICTURE OF HIS PENIS? I TOLD YOU NEVER TO TEXT THAT LITTLE MOTHERFUCKER AGAIN — OH GOD, I'M SO SORRY, PLEASE DON'T EVER SAY MOTHERFUCKER, OR TELL YOUR MOM I SAID THAT, WE'LL ALL BE IN SO MUCH TROUBLE —

Gah, weird! So weird. Anyway, things I don't like as much: The Acura shield still looks terrible, it's not as sporting as some luxury SUV competitors, it doesn't feel really that much more premium than the loaded Accord Hybrid I had recently, and ultimately it's kind of boring to drive.

Sticker's $57,400. Expect a full review next week, probably in Truck Yeah! And feel free to drop some questions into the comments and I'll get to them as I can.