Take two: Acura MDX Type-S and Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

Recently, Acura's MDX in the aggressive Type S Advanced version and Nissan's off-road-appearing Pathfinder Rock Creek, 

both three-row SUVs, made a surprise return to the Downeast. Below is a summary.   

By far this brand's best-selling model is the Acura MDX, which has doubled sales of its closest sister model and grown sales by more than 26% so far in 2023. 

Arriving in an opulent Apex Blue Pearl paint ($600-extra), our S-Type variation attracted a lot of praise wherever it went thanks to its maximal curb appeal.    

Yes, this MDX has excellent street presence when you add large quad exhaust tips and glossy red Brembo brake calipers.