2022 Acura MDX

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Acura MDX highlights

Customer rating


  • Responsive yet relaxed ride
  • Generous cargo and cabin dimensions
  • Type S model delivers exhilarating acceleration
  • Extensive roster of standard features and driver assistance aids


  • Base engine noise is intrusive
  • Touchpad infotainment controller is challenging to master

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 21 highway, 19 combined

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A midsize SUV that makes a statement.

In need of a luxurious vehicle that's as utilitarian as it is attractive? The 2022 Acura MDX fits the bill. This seven-passenger midsize SUV can handle whatever is on your schedule, including special date nights, carpooling duties, road trips, or towing a travel trailer to the campsite. Stylish and strong with a 3.5L V6, this SUV is also very versatile with a customizable interior that offers room for lots of cargo.

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2022 Acura MDX trims

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  • 290-hp, 267-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Third Row Seat
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
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SH-AWD Advance:

SH-AWD Technology:

SH-AWD A-Spec:

SH-AWD Type S:

SH-AWD Type S Advance:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Acura MDX

1. Strong performance

2022 Acura MDX Review: Engine | CarMax

At the heart of every 2022 Acura MDX is a 290-hp 3.5L V6 with 267 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped and with AWD, the SUV's V6 can tow an estimated 5,000 lbs.

This pulling power is due in part to the 2022 MDX's all-new rigid chassis, which is made with lightweight, high-strength steel for extra strength. Using a race-inspired, all-aluminum double-wishbone front suspension, the 2022 MDX also delivers incredible grip and controlled handling, making it a sporty, yet capable SUV that's fun to drive.

2. Immersive sound

2022 Acura MDX Review: Tech | CarMax

Enjoy road trips and commutes in peace with the 2022 Acura MDX. With a cabin that features acoustic spray foam insulation, triple-sealed doors, acoustic glass, and noise cancellation technology, any unwanted noises will be hushed inside the MDX. To fill the silence, A-Spec and Advance trims include an ELS Studio® 3D premium audio system that delivers concert-like sound from 16 speakers, including four ultra-slim Highline overhead speakers. The audio system also features an external amplifier to deliver optimized sound throughout the cabin, whether you're sitting in the driver's seat or the third row.

3. Creature comforts

2022 Acura MDX Review: Interior | CarMax

The 2022 Acura MDX is outfitted with several comfort features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery on all trims. A-Spec and lower trims come standard with 12-way power-adjustable front seats with power lumbar support, while the 2022 MDX Advance adds 16-way power adjustments with a power thigh extension and side bolsters for a fully customizable experience. Second-row passengers will also enjoy reclining seats and 38.5 inches of legroom in all 2022 models, as well as manual side sunshades on Technology and higher trims. Standard ambient LED cabin lighting sets the mood, especially during night-time drives.

4. Cool connectivity features

2022 Acura MDX Review: Wireless Charging | CarMax

At the helm of every 2022 Acura MDX's cockpit is a wide 12.3-inch infotainment display with a center-console-mounted True Touchpad Interface controller. With the touchpad, you can easily control the standard in-vehicle connectivity features, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capabilities, navigation, and the available Wi-Fi hotspot.

A wireless smartphone charging pad is also included in every 2022 MDX model for cord-free convenience. With AcuraLink® Connected Services, you can start the MDX from the comfort of your home or office, search for destinations and send them to the navigation system, or review mileage, fuel level, and oil life readings using a smartphone app (standard on all trims).

5. Driver-assistance tech

2022 Acura MDX Review: Dashboard | CarMax

The Acura MDX comes very well-equipped with several standard driver-assistance features for your peace of mind. All 2022 trims include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control. Advance trims also come standard with a 10.5-inch head-up display on 2022 models, which projects the SUV's driving information, navigation, audio and phone information, and more so you never have to take your eyes off the road.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Acura MDX an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Acura MDX 7th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Acura MDX features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.6"/M 38.5"/R 29"

Head room

F 38.5"/M 38.1"/R 36.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



2022 Acura MDX FAQ

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Color options

2022 Acura MDX Review: Top Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Apex Blue Pearl (premium color; requires A-Spec Package)

  • Fathom Blue Pearl

  • Liquid Carbon Metallic (premium color)

  • Lunar Silver Metallic

  • Majestic Black Pear (premium color)

  • Performance Red Pear (premium color)

  • Phantom Violet Pearl (premium color)

  • Platinum White Pearl (premium color)

Interior colors:

  • Ebony

  • Espresso

  • Graystone

  • Parchment

  • Red

Interior details

The 2022 Acura MDX offers comfortable seating for seven passengers. It comes standard with a versatile second-row three-wide bench with a folding or removable middle seat that provides easy access to the third row or creates a large center console with cupholders and additional storage. The base 2022 Acura MDX interior features sports seats with leatherette upholstery, while Technology and higher models include perforated Milano leather. Inside the 2022 Acura MDX A Spec, Ultrasuede® interior trimming complements the perforated Milano leather upholstery.

Child seat details

The 2022 Acura MDX offers seating for seven and can fit up to three car seats in the second row. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Thanks to its exposed LATCH anchors in the second row, the 2022 Acura MDX can make it easier to install car seats. All five second- and third-row seating positions also include tether anchors.


Anchoring the 2022 Acura MDX is a 3.5L V6 engine (290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque) and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Base and Technology trims come standard with FWD or available AWD and A-Spec and Advance are equipped with standard AWD. Models with FWD and the 3.5L engine return an EPA-estimated combined fuel economy of 22 mpg, while AWD versions achieve an EPA-estimated of 21 mpg combined.

When properly equipped, the 2022 MDX's 3.5L engine can tow an estimated 5,000 lbs. with AWD.


According to EPA estimates, the FWD 2022 Acura MDX's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 411 grams per mile, and the AWD model's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 423 grams per mile. This estimate is based on a brand-new model. Visit for more details.

Year comparisons

2007–2013 Acura MDX (Second Generation)

The second-generation MDX was released for the 2007 model year. The exterior was restyled to include a redesigned grille and sharper body lines, as well as a longer wheelbase and wider track. For this generation, the standard engine was upgraded from a 3.5L V6 to a 300-hp 3.7L V6 and was paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. The AWD system was also enhanced to include an active rear differential.

2014–2020 Acura MDX (Third Generation)

The third generation MDX introduced a new platform that increased the SUV's interior room. The cabin was also enhanced with a button-operated sliding second row to improve the MDX's third-row access. The previous 3.7L V6 was replaced with a new 3.5L V6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Even though the third generation MDX features less horsepower, it weighed 275 lbs less than previous models, which helped the SUV's acceleration abilities.

2022 Acura MDX (Fourth Generation)

The Acura MDX took a hiatus for 2021 and ushered in an all-new fourth generation for its 2022 model year. Enhancements include sleeker exterior styling, an improved interior with more legroom, and new technologies, including a standard 12.3-inch infotainment screen and touchpad controller. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are also standard in all fourth-generation trims and a full-color head-up display is now available on Advance package models.

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