Many people see Acura vehicles as luxury and high-end vehicles that can take you from point A to point B comfortably, nothing more, nothing less. But things would have to be different for the Acura MDX, as well as with the Acura SLX that preceded it. These two vehicles are luxury SUVs and, therefore, more things would be expected from them. You would naturally expect an SUV to provide a room for a lot of cargos and to have something to protect it. And for this purpose, the Acura tailgate would definitely be of much help.
The tailgate is a rear, fold-down access door that one can usually find in trucks, SUVs, and station wagons. The main purpose of the tailgate is to protect the cargo and keep it from falling off the cargo area of the vehicle. And its other functions? There's nothing more really, except that it would usually serve as the serving table in tailgate parties.
Tailgates for pickup trucks are often just plain sheet metal hinged to the rear edges of the truck's cargo bed. For SUVs and station wagons, however, the tailgate would look more like another door, and often requires that its windows be lowered before it is folded down. You must not mistake the tailgate with the liftgate though; for the liftgate is raised rather than folded down to allow the easy entry of cargo. Still, some vehicles, especially the older ones, have tailgates that can be removed for easier cargo access, as the bulk of the tailgate is often enough to hinder the easy access of cargo into the cargo area.
Original Acura tailgates are expected to perform at their best, but that would really be limited to their primary function of protecting the cargo. Should you want anything more from your vehicle's tailgate, you can always add tailgate accessories that can make it more functional. These tailgate accessories may include tailgate steps, tailgate net, tailgate caps, tailgate protector, and other accessories. These accessories would not only make your Acura tailgate more functional but also more stylish.