2022 Acura MDX

MSRP range: $48,000 - $72,050
3.6 out of 5 stars(36)
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SPEAKER: At the end of the day, it's a competent rather than truly exciting SUV. That's what the Edmunds crew said about the last generation Acura MDX, which we all agreed was a solid competitor for top three-row luxury SUV but couldn't quite nab that spot from the Audi Q7. Well, MDX took a year off, and it is back for 2022 with a total redesign from a longer wider platform to a well-dressed and roomier interior. Should Audi be scared? Let's find out. [MUSIC PLAYING] For more videos like this, hit subscribe. And if you'd be interested in a cash offer for your car, visit edmunds.com/sellmycar. Look at this front end. It's all folded and action-packed. It's got these thin headlights, and this grill looks like it's going hyperspeed. It is a lot more interesting than the previous generation. Although your kids are going to complain if you make them wash it that it's too hard. It's too complicated-- too much like origami. Do kids still wash cars these days? I don't know. Is that a thing? The MDX is longer and wider, which means more room inside but also more of an impressive presentation on the road. Acura offers a bunch of cool colors too and optional 20-inch wheels. So order yours in purple pearl and make all your neighbors in the boring silver Mercedes so jealous. But it's the interior that I'm really excited to show you. Look, I have a bit of a theory going. See, new cars these days are all so good that one of the only ways to stand out is through interior design. Let's see how Acura did. From a functionality standpoint alone, the new MDX's interior is significantly improved. That whole make it longer and wider thing means that there is more leg room in all three rows and more headroom in the first and third row, not the second. Nope, sorry, top hat fans. A panoramic sunroof will be standard, and it cuts just a smidge into the roof room. All right, Acura, what have you done in here? Well, the first things that stand out are a lot of different, interesting materials. There's shiny black, flat black, a nice metal trim on the speakers, and this open-pore wood, very fashionable, kind of bumpy. I see it everywhere now. One thing that is a fun bit of trivia is that every different trim level of the MDX has a different pattern for the perforations in the seats. I don't know when you're going to be able to use that information, but I hope it comes in handy someday. When it comes to comfort and usability, I mean, these are nice seats. They're big. They're wide. In this trim level, they are heated and ventilated. In fact, this heater is on right now, and I'm getting a little warm. If it's possible, there is almost too much room in here for somebody who's as short as I am because I'm pretty far forward, and I'm almost out of space here on the console, which brings me to a complaint. The console looks really nice. I like how it's low. I like how it wraps around here, but I don't feel like it's the most efficient use of space. First, you've got a big phone charging pad here, which is great if you have a big phone. But if you don't, then it's space that you could have maybe used for something else. Then, you've got this little armrest, which you need because this is a touchpad-controlled infotainment system, not a touch screen. No touch. This might just be a personal thing, but I would have preferred that they had made this screen a little closer to the driver and touch sensitive because I find it confusing to be driving and learning the muscle memory for a touch pad. It's just easier to use a touch screen. Still, it is a great improvement over the previous dual-screen thing that the MDX had. And if it isn't quite as sci-fi high tech as like the Mercedes MBUX or the Audi MMI, it's getting closer. After doing so many reviews, I'm kind of bored of listing all the safety features. I mean, almost everything comes with almost everything, which is how it should be. Safety is important. So here's a list. Oh, it's got a redesigned passenger airbag, and it cradles the face. It's got a rear-camera wash. That's helpful like in the snow. Adaptive cruise-control with low speed follow. That's a good one. All right, second row, well, plenty of space. No complaints here. And also, these seats, they recline. Oh, yeah, that's good. We've got a lot of the same nice materials that you see in the front seat. You've got that wood. You've got that leather. You don't have the metal speaker grills. I feel like they cheaped out a little on you there. One of the things that MDX does that is very clever-- I would like to see more three-row SUVs do this-- normally, you have to choose between a bench seat and captain's chairs in the second row, but we've got both here. So that's bench seat. Now, we've got captain's chairs. And if you have say, permanent car seats, you've got two little kids. You don't want to take the car seats in and out. But you've also got somebody who's got to sit in the third row, you can take this whole middle seat out. And it's easy. And then, you just lift it up, put it in the back, or put it in the garage. And you've got this nice walkway from the middle to the back, very smart. OK, that wasn't the most graceful entrance. There's kind of a big wheel well right here that makes it a little hard to get in and out. But once you're in the third row, it's a nice place to be. Seats are comfortable. There's a lot of headroom. There's a lot of shoulder room. And there's a lot of leg room. And one of the ways that Acura managed that is when they redesigned the rear suspension, it allowed them to make a slightly lower floor, make the seat a little higher. And that means that you just have a more comfortable seating position. If you've ever been in a back row, where your knees are up by your chest, it's uncomfortable. So you've got a comfortable seat. You've got your own window. You've got the sunroof. And if you have this trim, you even have dual-charging ports. So this is a pretty nice place to be. Good job Acura. This is huge, 71.4 cubic feet with all the seats down and 16.3 when you've got folks in all three rows. But more important than raw numbers, is usability. I really like the way the handles are designed for putting the third row up and down, just very easy to use. And then, there's this cool hidden area under here. So people can't see what you've got. Also, reversible, check it out. Now, if you've been camping, fishing, you can put your muddy boots right here on this easy-to-clean plastic. OK, here is a feature that I think is awesome because I am absolutely the kind of person who spills coffee all over luggage while trying to get stuff out of the cargo area. It's called Power Tailgate with Walk Away. And it knows when you've left the perimeter of the car, and it can automatically shut the tailgate for you. So I'm going to need you to use your imagination here. Pretend that I'm holding a baby or I've got a dog on a leash or something. And I need to get all this stuff out of here. I've got coffee. It's like, I don't even know where the key is. I'm going to put my coffee down, press this button. Now, it's waiting for me. Still waiting for me, it's great. It's not shutting yet, but it's going to. I got my bags. I got my coffee. I still have my dog-baby. Boom. That is power. One thing that hasn't changed in the new MDX is the engine. It's still the same 3.5-liter V6. Only, now, instead of being backed by a nine-speed automatic transmission, it's backed by a 10-speed, more speeds. The engine makes 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. That's a solid performer, if not exactly the fastest thing I've ever been in. It gets 21 MPG combined if you're in the all-wheel-drive version, which we are and a little bit more if you get it with the two-wheel-drive. It's a big car, but it doesn't feel like one. I mean, the steering is very light. In fact, it's so light that at slow speeds, I think it's a little bit too late. But at highway speeds, it feels great. And the new chassis is stiff, but the new suspension is soft. So the ride is incredibly comfortable. I mean, I'm not really feeling any of the bumps. I'm just kind of cruising along here, and yet it still feels tight around the corners. I don't feel like I'm leaning over. If you want a more special version of this crossover, you could step up to the Type S. The "S" is for special. Under the hood of that one is a turbo-charged 3-liter V6 with 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. That motor is paired exclusively with Acura's SH-all-wheel-drive. All right, you've got your choices of driving modes. So you can do Snow if you want a little extra help in slippery situations, a little less power right off the throttle. You can do Comfort. You can do Normal, which I am clearly not allowed to use. It's only for normal people. Then, you've got my favorite, which is Sport. And it just gives you a little extra throttle response. It makes everything feel a little tighter, zippier. I like it. Although, I don't know if you'd be winning any drag races. It's a little loud though. Do you hear that? Rawr. Go, tiger. Let's talk briefly about shifted-design. I know you're not really using it while you're on the road. But I'm sitting in here, staring at it right now. And I'm irritated about it. Oh, look, here's a red light. We can talk about it. I really hate this style of push-button shifter. I mean, it's nice in that every gear has a different shape. So you can kind of tell where you're going without looking at it. But they didn't make the buttons quite big enough, so I always sort of hit the edge of it when I'm pressing it. And it's uncomfortable feeling. And if you had big fingers, I don't think you could use it. That's it. That's all I got. The Acura MDX has always been a fun car to drive and offered good value for the money. It's only flaws previously were boring looks and a meh interior. For 2022, it's addressed the looks and the interior. And the pricing starts at just under $48,000, which is still considerably less than competitor Audi. The Q7 generally starts in the low to mid $50,000 range. So should Audi be scared? Well, I think the Q7 might still have the top spot. But the competition is going to be closer than it ever was before. And if you're looking for a way to move your family in luxury while still having money left over for the luxuries, the MDX was designed for you. If you like this video, and you want more like it, hit like and subscribe. 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2022 Acura MDX Review | Acura's Luxury SUV Gets a Redesign | Price, Interior, MPG & More


Is the Acura MDX a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 MDX both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the MDX has 18.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Acura MDX. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Acura MDX?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Acura MDX:

  • Fully redesigned for 2022
  • Improved interior and a new 12.3-inch infotainment screen
  • New Sport-oriented Type S model
  • Previous Sport Hybrid model is discontinued
  • Introduces the fourth MDX generation for 2022
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Is the Acura MDX reliable?

To determine whether the Acura MDX is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the MDX. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the MDX's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Acura MDX a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Acura MDX is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 MDX and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 MDX is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Acura MDX?

The least-expensive 2022 Acura MDX is the 2022 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $48,000.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $48,000
  • 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $52,700
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $54,900
  • SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $58,400
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $61,950
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) which starts at $50,200
  • Type S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $66,700
  • Type S 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $72,050
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What are the different models of Acura MDX?

If you're interested in the Acura MDX, the next question is, which MDX model is right for you? MDX variants include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A), 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), and SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A). For a full list of MDX models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2022 Acura MDX Overview

The 2022 Acura MDX is offered in the following submodels: MDX Type S, MDX SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A), 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A), Type S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), and Type S 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A). Acura MDX models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Acura MDX comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Acura MDX comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Acura MDX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Acura MDX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2022 MDX 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 MDX.


  • Comfortable, spacious cabin
  • Balances sporty handling with a relaxed ride
  • Ample cargo capacity
  • Generous array of features and driver aids for the money


  • Standard engine can be noisy and lacks the power of turbocharged rivals
  • Infotainment touchpad requires a steep learning curve

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Acura MDX and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 MDX featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Acura MDX?

2022 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

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2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

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2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

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2022 Acura MDX Type S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Which 2022 Acura MDXS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2022 Acura MDX for sale near. There are currently 51 new 2022 MDXS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $50,245 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2022 Acura MDX.

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Acura MDX?

2022 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 mpg compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 mpg compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 mpg compined MPG,
19 city MPG/25 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger Volume155.4 cu.ft.
Wheelbase113.8 in.
Length198.4 in.
Height67.1 in.
Curb Weight4271 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Acura MDX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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