With the 2022 model year being host to so many redesigned models, Acura seems to be following this same trend. The 2022 Acura MDX has been refurbished with all new features and looks that make it a stand-out SUV. Being the brand’s flagship, it’s expected that it’ll come with performance stats and interior features that can satisfy any driver. Although it’s not the most luxurious choice out there, it does its job as well as the top contenders. This 2022 Acura MDX review will look into the specs and features that make it a great SUV for this year’s rush of models.
Since the MDX’s absence in 2021, Acura has been busy refurbishing the SUV with all new sets of design elements and features. One thing that drivers may notice is how the 2022 Acura MDX has a close likeness to the other recently redesigned vehicles that Acura has released for this year. New interior amenities and technology features are present across the lineup which vary according to the trim level.
The 2022 Acura MDX price point depends on the package that you’re availing of, each of which comes with different features. The Technology and A-Spec packages are already a great upgrade from the base model as they’ve got most of the premium features one could ever want. However, the Type S is the one for those who want the best out of the lineup with a full Acura/ELS Premium Sound System and additional safety features. The roster of 2022 Acura MDX colors numbers 6 different colorways. Some examples include Apex Blue Pearl, Liquid Carbon Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Performance Red Pearl. Below are the starting MSRPs of the 2022 Acura MDX and its different configurations:
|2022 Acura MDX (FWD)||$48,000*|
|2022 Acura MDX (AWD)||$50,200*|
|2022 Acura MDX Technology (FWD)||$52,700*|
|2022 Acura MDX Technology (AWD)||$54,900*|
|2022 Acura MDX A-Spec (AWD)||$58,400*|
|2022 Acura MDX Advance (AWD)||$61,950*|
|2022 Acura MDX Type S (AWD)||$66,700*|
|2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance (AWD)||$72,050*|
If you’re looking for another financing option, maybe Acura’s leasing program can be of help to you. Availing of your car through their in-house leasing program can help you as it comes with various benefits that make payment a lot lighter on your budget. Make sure to check their site out and check with your preferred car dealer to make sure you’re getting the best deal out there!
The 2022 Acura MDX specs sheet shows that most packages make use of a 3.5-Liter Aluminum Alloy V6 engine. This powertrain option is capable of 290 horsepower and a torque output of 267 pounds-feet. The Type S and Type S Advance packages come with an upgrade to the powertrain, swapping it out for a Turbocharged 3.0-Liter V6 Engine. This option is capable of 355 horsepower and 354 pounds-feet of torque. Both AWD and FWD models exist for the base MDX and Technology Package while every other configuration comes with AWD as standard. It’s paired with a 10-Speed Automatic System with SportShift Paddle Shifters for manual gear changes.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
According to the EPA’s fuel economy ratings, the Acura MDX seems to be at the lower end of the range. With an MPG rating of 22 Combined/MPG for the front-wheel drive models and 21 Combined/MPG on the all-wheel drive ones, it won’t be impressing anyone. The Type S and Type S Advanced scored 19 Combined/MPG, the lowest scores across the lineup. Below are the MPG estimates of the 2022 Acura MDX and its various configurations:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Acura MDX (FWD)||19||26||22|
|2022 Acura MDX (AWD)||19||25||21|
|2022 Acura MDX Technology (FWD)||19||26||22|
|2022 Acura MDX Technology (AWD)||19||25||21|
|2022 Acura MDX A-Spec (AWD)||19||25||21|
|2022 Acura MDX Advance (AWD)||19||25||21|
|2022 Acura MDX Type S (AWD)||17||21||19|
|2022 Acura MDX Type S Advance (AWD)||17||21||19|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The 2022 Acura MDX interior space is a far cry from the 2022 model as it comes with better material work and a reworked interior layout. Elements of wood and leather cover various surfaces of the cabin, letting off a sense of luxury that we’ve come to expect from the brand. The passenger capacity of the Acura MDX is enough for around 7 passengers. Total passenger volume is measured at 139.1 cubic feet with everyone seated on comfortable sports seats. Seat covers are made from Leatherette trims on the base model and are upgraded to Perforated Milano Premium Leather when you choose any of the available packages. For cargo capacity, the MDX has 16.3 cubic feet of space from the back of the 3rd row. From the 2nd row, drivers can make use of 39.1 cubic feet and a total of 71.4 cubic feet when stowing cargo from the back of the 1st row.
All 2022 Acura MDX configurations make use of a 12.3-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display which can also be controlled using the brand’s True Touchpad Interface. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity come standard across all configurations with Bluetooth features also being available. Drivers also have access to the AcuraLink Connected Services Suite which includes Wi-Fi Hotspot Functions and other advanced features. The base MDX comes fitted with a 9-speaker Premium Audio System which gets upgraded to a 12-speaker setup with the Technology Package. The A-Spec, Advanced, and Type S packages come with a 16-speaker Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D Sound System which is tuned to bring new life to your music. The Type S advanced bumps the numbers up to a 25-speaker setup.
With a 5-star rating from the NHTSA, you can expect that the 2022 Acura MDX is made with passenger safety as a core concern. The MDX now features loads of safety and driver-assistive technologies such as Collision Mitigation Braking Systems, Adaptive Cruise Control, and a Lane Departure Warning System. There are also additional features that are available in the higher-tiered packages which include Surround-View Camera Systems, and a Head-Up Warning Display.
You can expect the 2022 Acura MDX to come with a decent warranty package that just about mirrors that of other rival SUVs on the market. Acura offers a limited warranty coverage plan that lasts 4 years or the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which spans 6 years with a mileage limit of 70,000 miles. The company does not offer any form of complimentary maintenance, even on the first visit.