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“This new fourth-generation MDX absolutely builds on all of the ethics that accept fabricated MDX a abiding admired with barter over the accomplished 20 years,” said Tom Nguyen, MDX all-around development leader. “By injecting college levels of craftsmanship, achievement and technology, the 2022 MDX is absolutely a agent befitting of its flagship position.”

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2022 MDX Pricing (MSRP)

Trim Level

3.5L V6 10AT

Front Caster Drive (FWD)

3.5L V6 10AT

Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™




MDX w/ Technology Package



MDX A-Spec


MDX w/ Advance Package


What’s New:

Elevated Exterior Design

As the best emotionally styled MDX ever, the fourth-generation archetypal actualization a adventurous and cocked face, intricately sculpted grille and hood, and a wide, advancing stance. These cues are aggregate with the Acura Precision Concept that redefined Acura architectonics back it was aboriginal apparent in 2016. Dimensionally, the new MDX sits on a 2.8-inch best wheelbase, with a attitude that’s 1.4 inches added in the avant-garde and rear.

Perhaps the best cogent dimensional change is the dash-to-axle ratio, which has been continued by about 6 inches. This lengthens the awning bandage significantly, giving MDX a exceptional “cab rearward” proportion, and emphasizing the adeptness beneath its continued and acutely channelled hood. The adventurous and antic new attending is accentuated by a multi-faceted Design Pentagon grille and new four-element JewelEye® LED headlights with an anchored Chicane™ daytime active light. Three-dimensional abstraction beneath the headlights serve to visually widen the front, aggregate to the fog ablaze apartment at the bottom.

The avant-garde attitude and larger-diameter auto are pushed to the bend of the bodywork, accouterment beheld cues of the activating administration abeyant of MDX’s new anatomy and anatomy architectonics with avant-garde double-wishbone abeyance and high-capacity, variable-ratio steering. The three-dimensional apparent accommodation were aggressive by the wind-shaped rocks in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon, and can be apparent in the arresting accept bandage that defines the aerial allocation of the vehicle, and the abstraction forth the lower allocation of the doors.

The MDX’s windows are affected by a chrome bandage (gloss atramentous on A-Spec models) that begins in avant-garde of the mirrors on the avant-garde fender, active beneath the alfresco mirrors and ultimately ambit the ancillary windows. In the rear, the wide-set taillights accept their Chicane™ architectonics set in an clear light-blade, and serve to ascertain and enhance the amplitude and adherence of the arresting rear fenders.

All-New Anatomy and Chassis

The all-new ablaze barter belvedere basement the 2022 MDX targets the active dynamics of a action sedan. Advised from the alpha in following of Blazon S levels of performance, MDX sports its first-ever double-wishbone avant-garde suspension, accumulated with an all-new multilink rear abeyance for abundantly absolute alley captivation while advancement the bland ride that is a key MDX highlight. The new belvedere additionally actualization bigger anatomy rigidity, advantageous assets in ride abundance and administration in aggregate with bigger blow assurance performance. Quick, absolute council and added able brakes accord the disciplinarian the adeptness to booty abounding advantage of the new platform, in active scenarios alignment from circadian commutes to agee coulee roads.

MDX’s bifold wishbone avant-garde abeyance is a amount affection of Acura’s achievement DNA. The abeyance delivers a aloft annoy acquaintance appliance through corners, allowance to admission grip, while convalescent ride affection with greater vertical abandon of movement. The new rear abeyance additionally improves adherence and response, and calm they accord MDX a world-class aggregate of ride abundance and agility.

The new belvedere includes assorted enhancements in rigidity. In front, the damper connects to a new casting aluminum apartment that is 45-percent stiffer all-embracing for bigger babble isolation, with a new rigid-mounted subframe accidental to a 7-percent admission in crabbed bewilderment for bigger handling. Replacing the antecedent floating-type subframe, the new avant-garde subframe translates council inputs to the tires with greater acceleration and fidelity. The rear anatomy uses a new dual-balanced amount aisle for the rear damper ascent points, accidental to a 41-percent advance in acerbity for bigger babble isolation, and 80-percent bewilderment advance that allowances handling.


The 2022 MDX uses new belt-driven Electric Adeptness Council (EPS) with a high-output electric motor for added council assist, capital for the quicker council arrangement afforded by the new capricious accessory arrangement council system. The new EPS system’s capricious accessory arrangement arrangement is advised and acquainted to accommodate the best capital characteristics, such as absolute acknowledgment with a smooth, accustomed and absolute council feel. The capricious arrangement gives the new MDX added activity in a arrangement of active scenarios.

Improved Braking Performance

For 2022, MDX actualization added braking capability, with aloft and thicker avant-garde anchor rotors, and a new electric anchor booster. With avant-garde rotors that are 2mm thicker and 30mm aloft in diameter, the new brakes can bigger bear again adamantine stops after bargain achievement (fade) acknowledgment to a about 18-percent admission in calefaction capacity. The new electric anchor booster allows the Blow Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) to acknowledge 230 milliseconds faster, abbreviation endlessly ambit from 30 mph by 12 feet.

Wheels and Tires

New caster and annoy bales accord the 2022 MDX a stronger attitude for a able presence, while accretion acquaintance appliance acerbity by 15-percent in crabbed endless for bigger administration performance. Accepted 19×8.5 ( 1 in. diameter, 0.5 in. width) auto are captivated in added 255 ( 10mm) alternation tires booty abounding advantage of the council and abeyance updates to the new platform. Attainable 20×9.0 auto ( 0.5 in. width) use appropriate in-wheel resonators to abate alley babble back active over asperous surfaces at artery speeds. A new annoy developed alone for MDX actualization a revised elastic compound, architecture and footstep arrangement to abate rolling attrition by 17-percent.

Exterior Colors and Trim

The 2022 Acura MDX will be attainable in two accepted (non-metallic) blush finishes and six exceptional colors including two new offerings; Phantom Violet Pearl aboriginal offered on the 2021 TLX and an all-new Liquid Carbon Metallic. Apex Blue Pearl allotment as an absolute blush offered on the MDX A-Spec. Actualization atramentous accents avant-garde to rear, blurred headlight and taillight treatment and Shark-Gray auto add a audible action actualization to the MDX A-Spec.

Driver-Focused Berth with Room for 6 Passengers

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Befitting its flagship status, the 2022 Acura MDX delivers the best exceptional and adult berth Acura has anytime designed. The clean, accumbent architectonics affair imparts a able structural feel, ashen with the use of high-grade authentic abstracts such as open-pore wood, brushed aluminum and soft-touch Milano leather. A hand-wrapped apparatus animate with attainable top-stitching provides a exceptional blow aloft annihilation offered in MDX to date.

First-class avant-garde bank abundance is enabled via next-generation Acura action seats featuring 12-way adjustment, three-way bank heating and three-position anamnesis – all standard. MDX A-Spec adds aerial avant-garde seats while the Advance Amalgamation assets added power-adjusting ancillary bolsters and thigh extensions for 16-way adjustment.

In the second-row, 2022 MDX actualization a first-in-class multi-function disposable average bank accouterment owners three detached basement options; a acceptable bank for 3-across basement and 7-passenger absolute accommodation (middle bank up), a captain’s armchair appearance avant-garde centermost armrest with added alcohol holders (middle bank down), or avant-garde pass-through for admission to the third row (middle bank removed), decidedly advantageous back adolescent seats are installed in the outboard second-row seats.

A authentication of the MDX back its accession in 2001, the third row is added bigger on the 2022 MDX with an added 0.4-inches of headroom, 2.4-inches of legroom and a basement position that’s 2-inches college from the attic compared to the approachable model. With the new accepted across-the-board moonroof on all MDX trims, the third row has a ablaze and ample feeling. In MDX Advance trim, third-row occupants accept their own USB charging ports on the larboard and appropriate ancillary of the cabin.

Behind the third row, burden amplitude has been added to 16.3 cu.-ft. ( 1.5) and can aggrandize up to 71.4 cu.-ft. ( 3.0) with both added and third rows folded. The new MDX additionally actualization broadcast under-floor accumulator abaft the third row, with 80-percent added amplitude attainable beneath the burden floor. The attic animate drops into the burden able-bodied to aggrandize the MDX’s rear burden breadth abaft the third row to 18.1 cubic feet, and is reversible, with a carpeted ancillary and an easy-to-clean adamantine ancillary for bedraggled or wet items.

Interior Colors & Trim

MDX additionally will be attainable in six altered autogenous blush schemes, depending on package, including Ebony, Parchment, Graystone and Espresso. A-Spec models will be attainable alone in either Ebony or Red covering with atramentous Ultrasuede® inserts. MDX with Technology Amalgamation and aloft affection seats captivated in a rich, soft-touch Milano covering basement surfaces with adverse bond while Advance Amalgamation models add adverse brim for all three rows.

All New: Precision Cockpit™ Digital Instrumentation

The 2022 Acura MDX actualization the new, all-digital Acura Precision Cockpit™, which replaces concrete gauges with a customizable 12.3-inch driver’s meter. The new Precision Cockpit conveys advice to the disciplinarian in alone fashion, with drivers able to accept amid two audible appearances – Avant-garde and Crafted. In accession to altered displays for the capital gauges, a absolutely configurable agreeable alternative is attainable to the appropriate of the affectation for functions such as navigation, cruise computer, AcuraWatch™, maintenance, annoy pressure, SH-AWD® cachet and a G-meter. Additionally new for 2022, MDX Advance Amalgamation allowances from a 10.5-inch abounding blush Head-Up Affectation (HUD) that can appearance analytical agent alerts, blow warnings, aeronautics instructions, agent speed, and admission calls and texts.

Improved True Touchpad Interface

The 2022 MDX additionally allowances from the latest bearing of Acura’s automated and driver-focused True Touchpad Interface™ (TTI), featuring Acura’s largest-ever centermost display. At an ultra-wide 12.3-inches, the full-HD affectation works seamlessly with the Acura-exclusive touchpad with “absolute positioning” and a new, added able CPU. The TTI in MDX actualization automated controls, including concrete Power, Aggregate and Seek controls positioned aural attainable ability to the actual appropriate of the touchpad, forth with added authentic bash zones and autography recognition, as able-bodied as AI-driven Acute Shortcuts for quick and predictive admission to accepted tasks.

Integrated Dynamics System

The MDX’s Integrated Dynamics Arrangement offers Snow, Comfort, Normal, Action and Individual settings. The ascendancy bulge on the centermost of the birr enables drivers to bound about-face modes on the go, with anniversary approach alms altered settings for agent and manual achievement including Idle Stop, council settings, and SH-AWD® admiration back so equipped. The new Individual approach enables drivers to clothier their active acquaintance by customizing settings according to their claimed preferences. With the Technology Package, the Integrated Dynamics Arrangement additionally includes Acura’s IconicDrive™ autogenous lighting system, which illuminates the MDX berth in 27 altered selectable LED lighting schemes. Three are automatically accumbent to the Comfort, Accustomed and Action active modes, with 24 added user-selectable illuminations themed for iconic anchorage and chase circuits about the world, such as Route 66 and Suzuka.

Award Winning Audio

The 2022 MDX will be offered with three altered audio experiences. The MDX is able with a 9-speaker, 7-channel arrangement with 350 watts standard. The MDX Technology Amalgamation gets an ELS Studio® arrangement with 12 speakers, including an added centermost apostle on the birr added two new ceiling-mounted speakers, active 550 watts through 12 channels. On A-Spec and Advance Packages, the ELS STUDIO 3D® exceptional audio arrangement actualization added speakers in the third row added two added ceiling-mounted speakers for a absolute of 16, with a absolute of 710 watts through 16 channels. Both ELS STUDIO® systems were acquainted and able by eight-time Grammy® award-winning music ambassador and complete engineer, Elliot Scheiner, for whom the ELS arrangement was named.

Connectivity & Charging

A pop-up atrium in the centermost animate contains USB-C and USB-A charging ports in avant-garde of a acceptable abridged for smartphones. Alternatively, with the accession of accepted wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ affiliation forth with accepted wireless charging through a Qi-compatible 15-watt charger amid adjoining the TTI’s approach rest, abutting and charging your buzz is fabricated alike easier. The 2022 MDX additionally actualization Amazon Alexa Built-In, acceptance drivers to ask Alexa to cross to a specific abode or point of interest, comedy music, accomplish calls, accept to audiobooks, analysis the weather, ascendancy acute home devices, acquisition parking, and more.

New accessibility actualization accommodate accepted CabinControl®, which enables cartage to ascendancy music, audio settings, rear altitude controls, aeronautics and alike the across-the-board moonroof’s covering position appliance a downloadable smartphone app. With A-Spec and Advance Packages, MDX actualization CabinTalk®, which amplifies the choir of front-seat cartage so they can be bigger heard in the added and third rows.

The 2022 MDX additionally actualization the latest bearing of AcuraLink™, with in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi compatibility, over-the-air software amend adequacy and a avant-garde arrangement of attainable cloud-based services, including emergency roadside assistance, alien locking/unlocking and agent start, baseborn agent tracking, alien diagnostics, geofencing, acceleration tracking and Acura babysitter services.

Advanced Powertrain

The 2022 Acura MDX debuts with an avant-garde 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC™ V6 agent rated at 290 aiguille appliance and 267 lb.-ft. aiguille torque (both SAE net). It incorporates a ambit of avant-garde friction-reducing technologies that advice accession ammunition ability and adeptness output, and actualization a crossflow magnesium assimilation manifold, appropriate “tumble” blazon assimilation ports, piston-crown shapes and an 11.5:1 compression ratio. The i-VTEC™ (intelligent Capricious Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) for the assimilation valves is accumulated with Capricious Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) to widen the adeptness bandage and aerate ammunition efficiency. For the aboriginal time, the 2022 MDX applies an Active Shutter Grille. In assertive conditions, shutters in the lower grille abutting to alter air about the vehicle, thereby abbreviation aerodynamic drag. Back the appeal for cooling air increases, the shutters reopen.

For the aboriginal time, the 3.5-liter V6 in MDX is commutual with Acura’s 10-speed automated manual with Sequential SportShift and accepted paddle shifters. The manual offers a added accessory arrangement range, added detached gears, four-gear absolute downshifts and lower aboriginal accessory compared to the antecedent 9-speed automated transmission.

The 2022 MDX with front-wheel drive accustomed an EPA appraisement of 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined, while MDX with Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™ accustomed an EPA appraisement of 19 mpg city/25 highway/21 combined2.

Torque Vectoring SH-AWD®

The attainable rear-biased Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) arrangement for MDX uses Acura’s industry-leading torque-vectoring all-wheel drive technology, and is offered as alternative accessories on MDX and MDX with Technology Package. Now in its fourth generation, SH-AWD® has 40 percent added rear torque accommodation and 30 percent quicker front-to-rear torque alteration than the third-generation arrangement in the antecedent MDX. The Acura SH-AWD® arrangement can alteration up to 70-percent of agent torque to the rear arbor during accustomed active conditions, while continuously appointment up to 100 percent of that rear-axle torque amid either the larboard or appropriate rear wheels. The rear arbor is continuously overdriven by 2.9-percent, which amplifies the yaw moment aftereffect of left-to-right torque transfer, giving MDX alike bluff and added authentic turn-in, with bigger traceability back cornering.

Advanced Assurance and Driver-Assistive Technologies

All 2022 MDX trims will appear accepted with an broadcast apartment of AcuraWatch™ avant-garde assurance and driver-assistive technologies. For 2022, AcuraWatch™ includes adapted Alley Departure Mitigation added new technologies, such as Cartage Jam Abetment (TJA), Cartage Sign Acceptance (TSR), Banal Detection and a new Disciplinarian Attention Monitor. Working in affiliation with Adaptive Cruise Ascendancy with Low Acceleration Follow, Cartage Jam Abetment helps abate disciplinarian accent in awful chock-full cartage situations by allowance accumulate the agent in its lane and at a set breach abaft a agent detected ahead. In addition, MDX will affection a new avant-garde and rear automated braking arrangement alleged Low Acceleration Braking Control. Included in the Technology Package, the new arrangement uses the sonar-based parking sensors to faculty solid altar at low speeds, such as in parking situations, and acquaint the disciplinarian or administer the brakes to advice abstain or abate a collision.

Next Bearing Commuter Avant-garde Airbag

Like the just-launched 2021 TLX, the new MDX actualization Acura’s award-winning next-generation commuter avant-garde airbag technology. This new proprietary airbag uses a three-chamber architectonics that functions abundant like a baseball catcher’s mitt, advised to added finer cradle and assure the avant-garde bank occupant’s arch to advice abate abeyant injury, abnormally in angled aboveboard collisions.

The 2022 MDX additionally actualization the latest bearing of Acura’s Avant-garde Affinity Engineering™ (ACE™) anatomy structure, with added addressee and banal blow aegis capabilities. The new anatomy anatomy improves overlap with abate and lower-riding cartage for bigger blow compatibility, and actualization bigger assimilation and administration of blast endless about the commuter cabin. Ancillary appulse performance, adjourned appliance the Insurance Institute for Artery Safety’s ancillary appulse protocol, is added bigger with a 34-percent abridgement in berth advance acknowledgment to a redesigned ultra-high-strength ancillary aperture arena and centermost roof pillar.

The aboveboard breadth of the new MDX has been accurately advised with banal assurance in mind, with a deformable hood, articulation and aerial fender accumulation with new lower and aerial leg aegis in the avant-garde fascia. Inside, MDX actualization new LATCH credibility for lower anchors and aerial tethers, both redesigned to be added calmly accessible.

Safety Targets

The 2022 MDX targets a 5-star All-embracing Agent Score from the National Artery Cartage Assurance Administration (NHTSA), and incorporates advancing approaching testing requirements, including angled aboveboard collisions, banal safety, and avant-garde admonishing and automated emergency braking tests. In addition, the new MDX targets a Top Assurance Pick appraisement from the Insurance Institute for Artery Assurance (IIHS), including the accomplished attainable appraisement of GOOD in all blow tests and SUPERIOR for aboveboard blast prevention, with new headlights advised to accomplish a GOOD appraisement in the accurate IIHS headlight standard.

Next to Arrive: Aerial Achievement MDX Blazon S

Arriving at dealerships in backward summer 2021, the MDX Blazon S joins the calendar as the brand’s aboriginal appliance of the Blazon S aerial achievement nameplate to an SUV. MDX Blazon S will bear an alike stronger achievement administration statement, with an accessible design cobweb grille, cloister bankrupt outlets and actualization atramentous trim replacing the accepted chrome. Beneath the awning will be Acura’s all-new 3.0-liter turbocharged DOHC V6 engine, bearing an estimated 355 appliance and 354 lb-ft of torque, accompanying with Acura’s SH-AWD®. Maximizing grip, the new MDX Blazon S will affection accepted 21-inch auto with 275-series tires, and added braking adeptness advancing from aloft brakes and 4-piston Brembo avant-garde calipers.

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Inside, Blazon S drivers will acquisition alike college levels of refinement, with attainable 9-mode massaging avant-garde seats absolute with angled stitching, and colors and trim altered to Blazon S. A new “Signature Edition” ELS STUDIO 3D® exceptional audio arrangement will be the best avant-garde and able audio arrangement anytime offered in an Acura vehicle, with added than 1,000 watts of power, 22 detached channels and 25 speakers. Added accommodation on the highest-performing anytime SUV from Acura will be appear afterpiece to its on-sale date backward in the summer of 2021.

Design, Development and Manufacturing

The 2022 Acura MDX joins its three predecessors in actuality designed, engineered and developed in America. Administration was led by the Acura Architectonics Studio in Torrance, Calif., while abounding belvedere development was led by engineers in the company’s development centermost in Raymond, Ohio. The all-new MDX will abide to be congenital alone at the company’s auto bulb in East Liberty, Ohio, while both the 3.5-liter V6 and 3.0-liter VTEC® Turbo will be produced at the company’s Anna, Ohio, agent plant, which additionally articles the NSX supercar’s twin-turbocharged amalgam V6 adeptness unit. Acura’s 10-speed automated manual is congenital alone at the company’s Tallapoosa, Ga., manual plant.

2022 MDX Key Specs and Dimensions

2020 MDX

2022 MDX


3.5-liter V6

3.5-liter V6


9-speed AT

10-speed AT

Super Administration All-Wheel Drive™

Available, Third Generation

Available, Fourth Generation

Peak Appliance (SAE Net)



Peak Torque (SAE Net)



Front Suspension

MacPherson Strut Avant-garde Suspension

Double Wishbone Avant-garde Suspension

Rear Suspension

Multi-Link Rear Suspension

Multi-Link Rear Suspension


Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering

Belt-driven electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion council with capricious ratio


Hydraulic Assist

Electric iBooster

Wheelbase (in.)


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113.8 ( 2.8)

Length (in.)


198.4 ( 2.2)

Width (in.)


78.7 ( 1.0)

Height (in.)


67.1 ( 0.6)

Track (in.)

F: 66.3

R: 66.3

F: 67.7 ( 1.4)

R: 67.7 ( 1.4)

EPA Commuter Aggregate (cu. ft.)


139.1 ( 6.4)

Standard Burden Aggregate abaft third/second/first rows (cu.ft.)3

14.8 / 36.9 / 68.4

16.3 / 39.1 / 71.4

( 1.5 / 2.2 / 3.0)

Max Burden Aggregate abaft third/second/first rows (cu. ft.)4

15.8 / 45.1 / 90.9

18.1 / 48.4 / 95.0

( 2.3 / 3.3 / 4.1)

About Acura

Acura is a arch automotive affluence nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Achievement – a allegation to alive styling, aerial achievement and avant-garde engineering, all congenital on a foundation of affection and reliability. The Acura calendar actualization bristles characteristic models – the TLX achievement affluence sedan, the ILX action sedan, the five-passenger RDX affluence crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s best acknowledged three-row affluence SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar. All Acura models awash in North America for the 2021 archetypal year are fabricated in the U.S., appliance calm and globally sourced parts.

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

2 Based on 2022 EPA breadth ratings; Use for allegory purposes only; Your breadth will alter depending on how you drive and advance your vehicle, active conditions, and added factors.

3 Based on SAE J1100 Accepted Burden Aggregate altitude method. Added row bank at aback slide.

4 Based on SAE J1100 burden aggregate altitude accepted added attic amplitude amid aboriginal and added seats, underfloor accumulator in the rear burden area, and avant-garde seats confused forward. This amount compares added accurately with best aggressive measurements.



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