2022 Acura MDX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2022 Acura MDX Model Overview - Joe Rizza Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $46,900 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 (290 HP / 267 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0-liter turbocharged DOHC V6 (on Type S models) delivering 355 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque and 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Available 4th Generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Multi-function Second-Row with Removable Middle Seat
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration and Qi-compatible Wireless Charging
  • 12.3-inch Precision Cockpit™ all-digital instrument display and 12.3-inch ultra-wide HD center display
  • Available 16-Speaker, 710-watt ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system
  • Standard Panoramic Moonroof

About the 2022 Acura MDX

Say hello to the most luxurious, performance-focused, and technologically advanced SUV in the history of the Acura brand. Now in its fourth generation, the 2022 MDX combines a sophisticated exterior look with groundbreaking tech features inside its premium cabin. Already a leader in the midsize luxury SUV segment, the MDX builds on two decades of success with innovations found inside and out.

Engineered using the ethos of the Precision Crafted Performance brand DNA from Acura, the all-new MDX takes performance capabilities to astounding new heights. With styling led by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, California, the all-new MDX will continue to be built exclusively at the company’s auto plant in East Liberty, Ohio. Two potent engine options provide drivers with the power and efficiency to enhance every drive.

2022 Acura MDX Features

Acura MDX Styling

Sophisticated Styling

Engineered to provide the agile handling of a sports sedan with the versatility of an SUV, the 2022 Acura MDX is built on a new platform featuring multiple enhancements in rigidity and weight reduction. The result is a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase and a stance that’s 1.4 inches wider in the front and rear — the fourth-generation MDX offers a far more refined ride.

You’ll notice a multi-faceted Diamond Pentagon grille at the front and new four-element JewelEye® LED headlights featuring an embedded Chicane™ daytime running light signature. More poised than ever before, a lengthened hood adds a “cab-rearward” stance accentuated by a variety of new alloy wheel designs. A striking character line spans the entire length of the MDX, culminating at the rear with confidence.

Acura MDX Performance

Proven Performance

Standard power for the Acura MDX comes in the form of an advanced 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC™ V6 engine rated at 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) technology works to expand the powerband and maximize fuel efficiency in tandem with functional exterior design aerodynamics. It comes paired with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and standard paddle shifters.

If you are looking for more “Inspired Performance”, look no further than the Acura MDX Type S, which marks the brand’s first application of the Type S high-performance nameplate to an Acura SUV. Type S models are powered by an all-new 3.0-liter turbocharged DOHC V6 engine, producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The optional rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system of the MDX balances thrilling performance capabilities with all-weather confidence. When properly equipped, the MDX offers a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds (SH-AWD models only). Learn more about MDX Towing Capacity here.

Acura MDX Interior

Luxurious Cabin

A signature component of the Acura MDX since its introduction two decades ago, its luxurious cabin complemented by an enhanced third-row seat help set this SUV apart from the competition. Another segment-first introduced by the MDX is its multi-function removable middle seat, providing owners three distinctive seating options. Standard comfort amenities include next-generation Acura sport seats featuring 12-way adjustment, three-way seat heating, and three-position memory. Authentic materials such as open-pore wood, aluminum accents, and full-grain Milano leather available in all three rows provide the MDX with a first-class experience for every occupant.

Acura MDX Technology

Inspired Technology

Technology takes center stage inside the cabin of the fourth-generation Acura MDX. Prominently featured in the center of the dash is an innovative 12.3-inch True Touchpad Interface™ (TTI) ultra-HD display complemented by the Virtual Cockpit Digital Instrument Cluster that centralizes all your driving information. Amazon Alexa Integration, AcuraLink, wireless Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay Integration keep your devices connected while on the go.

Select the available ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system for an immersive experience unlike any other on the market today. An expanded suite of AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies helps provide a helping hand when you need it the most behind the wheel of the Acura MDX.

2022 Acura MDX Pricing

Trim Level

3.5L V6 + 10AT Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

3.5L V6 + 10AT Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™




MDX w/ Technology Package



MDX A-Spec


MDX w/ Advance Package


*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $1,025 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.