we purchased our ex lease return one last August 2016 and so far so good...comfortable, smooth drive, decent enough power (I still like the MDX but like the fact that this can take regular gas with gas prices so high on the west coast of Canada).
Gas wise / fuel efficienct, it's ok -- our first SUV... we are coming from a 2006 Jetta 2.0T Turbo and 2010 Camry Hybrid so it's costing us more for sure.
This week, we just did the recall (software update to the CVT) *knock wood* haven't had the transmission shudder issues people have had.
at first we thought there was a transmission issue ... but after research it wasn't: what we observed / noticed is the rpms go up during slow downhill coasting (pedal not on throttle) but found out it's a CVT engine braking instead of you doing the braking.
other thing you might notice is a minor whine...= power steering pump is electric and dealer says it's within spec, i'm going to try to get it warrantied since we have till 2018 as it's a CPO warranty.
other than that, it's a great vehicle for hauling the family.
Also I like the middle row that you can just popup both seats to give more floor room to put some groceries in on the floor so you don't always have to pop the trunk hatch