2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD First Look, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

The new 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD is a pinnacle of the manufacturer’s offers. According to the latest news, one of the biggest Acura’s three-row SUVs is arriving with significantly sharper handling and more technology.

Like the previous generation, the new MDX SH-AWD uses the same Acura’s standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine that’s good for 290 horses. On top of that, this version comes standardly with a Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and 10-speed automatic transmission. The all-new MDX is significantly better equipped than before, and we can expect it to debut in the coming months. However, the Super Handling All-wheel drive cost an additional $2,000 to the base and Technology versions.

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD side

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Exterior

The fourth-generation 2022 Acura MDX looks surprisingly modern. Compared to the outgoing model, this SUV is about two inches bigger, with a wheelbase that’s also 2.8 inches longer. The overall design is much better, and Acura did a great job this time. The front is completely refreshed, featuring a more attractive grille and slimmer headlights similar to that we saw on the latest RDX model.

On the other hand, the new MDX comes with a revised multilink rear suspension and adaptive dampers. One can also choose a version that is equipped with the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, providing much better traction on the road. Base model comes with a 19-inch wheels, but other trims wears the 20-inch with 255/50R-20 Bridgestone all-season tires.

Interior Upgrades

Thanks to the stretched platform, the upcoming 2022 Acura MDX offers a more spacious second and third row. While the third row is still best for kids, it benefits from 0.6 inches more headroom and a significant 2.4 inches of extra legroom than its predecessor.

Cargo capacity also increased, and there is 71.4 behind the first row, 39.1 behind the 2nd row, and 16.3 cubic feet behind the 3rd row. In terms of techs, the base Acura MDX includes synthetic leather interior upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, power tailgate, panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, and a 12.3-inch infotainment screen that works with the latest Acura’s True Touchpad Interface.

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD interior

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD Engine Specs

The upcoming 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD crossover SUV will be available with a familiar 3.5-liter V-6 powertrain that delivers 290 horses. This SUV uses also a six speed automatic transmission with smooth and well-coordinated gears. On top of that, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system is giving better stability in all weather conditions.

This hauler can run to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and is quicker than the Kia Telluride and Mazda CX-9.

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD rear

Release Date and Price

The refreshed 2022 Acura MDX will hit the markets in the coming months. The new model starts at $46,900, which is $2,400 more than the outgoing 2020 model. Moreover, the price is justified, considering that the MDX is significantly better equipped than before.

However, SH-AWD (Super Handling All-wheel drive) cost an additional $2,000. The main rivals like Audi Q7 start at $54,950, while Volvo’s XC90 cost $49,000. The most affordable SUV in class is still Genesis GV80 starting at $48,900.

Source: caranddriver.com

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