Every month, Graeme Fletcher combines manufacturers’ incentives from Unhaggle.com with resale value, dependability and overall ratings to find you the best deal for your money in new cars. This week, we look at near-luxury crossovers with all-wheel-drive. The hot deals are on the 2019 Acura MDX Technology, Cadillac XT5 Luxury and Lexus RX 350.
2019 Acura MDX
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $57,890
Acura Canada Incentive*: $4,867
Unhaggle Savings: $1,000
Total Savings: $5,867
Mandatory Fees (Freight, Govt. Fees): $2,185
Total Before Tax: $54,208
Heading into 2019, the Acura MDX sees little change—there is a new A-Spec model. Last year, it received a needed tweak to its infotainment system. The dual-screen set-up finally supports Apple CarPlay (Android users are out of luck).
The rest of the cabin continues to impress. Nice materials and plenty of equipment in the featured Technology model—heated steering wheel and front seats, leather upholstery, navigation and a 10-speaker sound system, to name a few.
Standard safety equipment includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with keep assist, forward collision mitigation with auto-braking and adaptive cruise control.