Acura MDX (YE1)

Acura MDX (Front)
Acura MDX (Front) – photo courtesy of Acura
Acura MDX (Rear)
Acura MDX (Rear) – photo courtesy of Acura
Acura MDX (Interior)
Acura MDX (Interior) – photo courtesy of Acura

Acura MDX

Model Years Produced: 2022 to Current

Newly redesigned for 2022, the MDX is…fine. It has great handling but not a super great ride. It’s reasonably quick, but not fast. It has a nicer interior than its predecessor, but it’s certainly not class-leading compared to the Genesis GV80 or Volvo XC90. Where the MDX will likely excel is on the reliability front, though even the Lexus GX 460 has it beat there – though it must be said that the MDX handles much better than the GX 460. Ultimately, the MDX is a good car, though is outclassed in a segment of great cars.

Verdict

Pros

  • Great handling, especially on the Type S model
  • Sharp styling
  • Good predicted reliability

Cons

  • Infotainment is somewhat frustrating to use
  • 2nd and 3rd rows are lacking features that its competitors have, like power-folding rear seats and USB ports standard

Reviews

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Other Outlets

Specifications

All figures are as of 2022 model year.

  • Transmission: Honda 10-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: FWD standard, AWD optional
    • 2-speed transfer case not available
    • Electronically locking center differential not available
    • Electronically locking rear differential not available
  • Base curb weight: 4271 lbs
  • Max cargo capacity: 95.0 cu ft
  • Seating: 3 rows
  • Rear leg room: 38.5 in
  • Towing capacity: 3500 lbs

Engines

Honda J35Y5 - 3.5L V6

Base engine

Power Figures

  • 290 hp
  • 267 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 22mpg combined
  • 19mpg city
  • 26mpg highway

Honda J30AC - 3.0L V6 Turbocharged

Standard on the Type S

Power Figures

  • 355 hp
  • 354 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 19mpg combined
  • 17mpg city
  • 21mpg highway