The Acura MDX has long been a trend-setter for the mainstream three-row luxury crossover segment, and it continues to retain such a place with the newly redesigned fourth-generation bringing us additional trims and a new powertrain option.

The new 2022 Acura MDX embarks on a newfound journey where it must keep its place to win over those who have grown to love the straightforward approach of a three-row luxury crossover that thrives off its pleasing design and respectable price point. For the 2022 model year, Acura brings us a fresh redesign but one that doesn’t depart too far from its roots that have worked well to be firmly planted in the American family lifestyle. The new sleek design uses the design language found in other new Acura vehicles and plays well for some unique attributes as to not get too lost in translation when you find an abundance of such vehicles in American suburbs.

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Performance and Driving Character

Powering the new Acura MDX is a choice of two engines, a return of the standard 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque found in my MDX SH-AWD A-Spec test vehicle, or a more powerful 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque reserved for the top Type S or Type S Advance trims. Both engines get mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission where all trims but the two base MDX and Technology trims get the SH-AWD (Super Handling All-wheel-drive) system as standard. The two base trims have the availability to add the SH-AWD system. The Sport Hybrid setup is no longer available.

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Out on the road, the new Acura MDX in the mid-level SH-AWD A-Spec trim is a smooth operator. I would even go as far as to say it lacks the sportiness to match its

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec Review & Test Drive
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Published Date: Tue, 17 May 2022 12:37:43 +0000