The Next-Generation 2022 Acura MDX Spied Testing

The luxury division of American Honda Motor company Acura is ready to refresh its whole line of SUVs. Recently spy photos reveal that the new 2022 Acura MDX alongside Type S model will be finally redesigned. Both models will get the same treatment and we can expect plenty of noticeable updates.

As you probably know, the 2022 Acura MDX is a mid-size SUV that has an excellent reputation for longevity, minimal repair cost, and strong resale. The highlight of this model is definitively a hybrid powertrain that is one of efficient on the market.

2022 Acura MDX side

What Is Changed on the New 2022 Acura MDX?

There are plenty of noticeable changes compared to 2022 Acura MDX with predecessors. The new model will be refreshed and it will get a new Acura’s design language that`s also present on the new RDX model. Basically, because of the heavy camo, we can only see some parts. Firstly, the upcoming MDX displays an attractive diamond-pentagon grille that looks refreshed. Also, it’s hard to miss Jewel Eye LED headlights and roof rails that boost MDX’s personality and provide additional practicality. We just got the information, that the sport hybrid versions will look almost identical to the standard version.

However, going for the Acura MDX A-Spec, buyers will get 20-inch wheels that, unique front fascia, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, and gloss-black accents.

2022 Acura MDX cabin

Cabin Will Be More Roomy

There is no much information regarding the cabin of 2022 Acura MDX. We heard that this model would provide more room because of the modified platform. As you may probably know, Acura MDX is the SUV that is offering seating for seven. However, opting for the captain’s chair 2nd-row seats drop the count to six. Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll find plenty of upscale and soft materials. Seats provide maximum comfort and decent-size cargo area, roughly on par with the Lexus RX 350L.

The split infotainment system will be still there, offering touch-screen and hard button controls. Generally, plenty of equipment can be found in the standard model. Buyers can expect leather interior, power-operated and heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, power moonroof, power tailgate, and the HomeLink garage-door opener. The MDX also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free integration.

2022 Acura MDX Powertrain Details

There is no new information regarding the engine of 2022 Acura MDX. Many experts still believe that this model will be a carryover. However, we think that some of the mechanical changes will probably happen. As you may know, the current model uses two powertrain options and it delivers astonishing outputs.

The first engine that power this SUV is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. This model comes with a front-wheel-drive system and it uses a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. The second option is a 3.0-liter V6 powertrain that comes with two electric motors, one for each rear wheel. This hybrid system delivers combined 321 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the base mill, this one uses a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission developed from the NSX supercar’s 9-speed.

2022 Acura MDX rear

Release Date and Cost

The latest 2022 Acura MDX was caught testing recently alongside the Type S model. At first look, we noticed that the upcoming model would be refreshed and it will bring plenty of improvements.

Moreover, because this model is still in an early stage of development, we cannot determine its price. We know that new MDX will definitively cost significantly more than before. Acura will release its latest model at some point in 2021.

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  1. I am a 4 time MDX buyer, all new, and we also have purchased 3 RDXs (new as well). IF Acura opts to utilize the same infotainment system currently in the 2021 RDX I will no longer be buying Acura SUVs. The current RDX interface touchpad is HORRIBLE and actually makes me take my eyes off the road more than my 19 MDX. Acura should take a cue from their underling Honda counterparts and use the same system found in the Odyssey and Pilot. That system works flawlessly and it’s far more intuitive.


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