As a 2017 MDX Elite owner, I 99% agree with that review. The 9ZF shifts like a dream vs the TLX version. It handles and rides/drives great for such a large vehicle, I love the interior too. HAVC controls need some work, but otherwise I have no issues with the centre stack and infotainment unit.
Really the only thing thats missing is the Apple Carplay/Android tech. But, reading many of the comments on the new Civic forum, its got bugs anyway. Im hoping Acura is just letting Honda be the testers lol.