The Redesigned 4th Generation 2022 Acura MDX

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Acura has done several upgrades to their 4th Generation MDX! The three-row MDX brings a host of improved features in its 2022 redesign by borrowing some styling ideas from the Acura TLX sedan and the Acura RDX SUV. Its brings to the table more luxurious materials and features that make it worthy of its price.

by

Emily MacKinnon

, Executive Assistant in
HeyAuto Showcase
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Features: What’s New?

The redesigned Acura MDX features an all-new truck platform with better performance. It also features a wishbone front suspension that makes it feel better when you drive on rugged terrain. Unlike its predecessor, this model looks more aggressive, thanks to its elongated hood and its relatively large 3D diamond pattern grille. The exterior also features lower chrome trim with full LED taillights and LED front headlights. There is more passenger room in all three rows and also more cargo capacity. With the redesign, Acura introduces the Type S model that is performance-oriented. The model has a long list of standard driver assistance and safety features, including adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and blind-spot monitoring among others.

The Acura Canada comes with a host of standard convenience features, including:

• Digital instrument display

• Colour head-up display (HUD)

• HandsFreeLink Bluetooth® wireless

• Front and rear parking sensors

• HomeLink remote system

• Keyless access system

• Surround view camera system

• Remote engine starter

• Multi-angle rearview camera

• Traffic sign recognition

• Walk-away door lock

• Wireless smartphone charging

• Tri-zone automatic climate control

• Acura Premium Sound System fitted with AM, FM, and SiriusXM tuner and windows media among others

• AcuraLink Subscription Services

• Bluetooth Streaming Audio

• USB Charge ports

• 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

• HD Radio ready

• Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Safety

2022 Acura MDX has a host of active and passive elements to make a complete suite of safety features that include AcuraWatch technologies. Each 2022 Acura MDX features enhanced passenger airbags, updated LATCH with an advanced tether position, and low-speed brakes control. These features ensure that passengers in the front and backseat are safe. The low speed braking feature applies Sonar technology that reduces the likelihood of a collision. Acura Canada also developed the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) tech where the body structure of the vehicle ensures passenger protection.

The AcuraWatch driver assistance technologies include:

• Collision Mitigation Braking System – This system reduces the impact of an unavoidable collision. It does not detect vehicles near the redesigned MDX.

• Road Departure – This system detects when you start drifting off the road.

The efficiency of the system depends on the weather, driving speed, and lane marking conditions among others.

• Lane Keeping Assist – The lane-keeping assist helps drivers stick to their lane. It is affected by the condition of the vehicle, driving conditions, speed, and the weather.

• Blind-spot Information System – This system monitors vehicles in your blind spot and lets you know.

• Cross Traffic Monitoring System – The system monitors vehicles within your vicinity when you are reversing into or out of a parking lot.

Engine and Performance

The base engine in the 2022 Acura MDX is a 3.5L V6 that generates 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base MDX and the Technology trims come standard with a front-wheel drive with an optional all-wheel drive. The FWD models have a fuel economy of about 12.6/9.4/11.2 L/100 KM for
city/highway/combined fuel economy. Its fuel tank can hold up to 70 litres. You can take this vehicle for light off-roading trips. Acura Canada has included some features that make the MDX handle better. There is an adaptive damper system that makes the ride smooth and an agile handling assist that makes the SUV drive like a little car. The new wishbone front suspension ensures the ride is smooth in all terrains.

Other features include the multi-link rear suspension and the Trailer Stability Assist. The 2022 Acura MDX redesigned can accelerate to 60 mph in only 5.7 seconds. The MDX Type S is a performance-based model that has porty handling. It comes with a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine that makes 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. It mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission with a standard all-wheel drive. The 2022 Acura MDX uses powerful Brembo brakes and larger 21-inch wheels, making it more rugged for better performance beyond the pavement.

Interior

Inside, the redesigned MDX offers convenience and comfort. There is a 12.3-inch HD colour centre screen with an advanced true touchpad interface. Each vehicle comes with a navigation system that works through voice recognition for easy operation. Drivers will also enjoy adaptive cruise control (ACC) that integrates with low-speed follow. It also features Alexa Built-in, auto-dimming rearview mirror, CabinControl App integration, and CabinTalk in-car PA. Each vehicle sports a three-poke leather steering or a flat-bottom steering wheel. The driver and front passenger seats are adjustable and offer four-way power lumbar support. To enhance the look, the vehicle sports a brushed metal panel with an embossed patterned metal trim. A genuine wood trim enhances the look of the interior, while the heated front and second-row seats enhance the passenger’s comfort. The steering wheel is also heated.

Other interior features include:

• Interior accent lighting

• Rear seat reminder

• Seven-passenger seat capacity

• Ventilated front seats

Exterior

The Acura Canada has a gross vehicle weight rating of 2,640 kg and a curb weight of 2,044 kg. It has a ground clearance of 186 mm, which is enough for light offroading. The vehicle has a wheelbase of 2,890 mm and a width of 1999.93 mm with its side mirrors folded. You can have the vehicle on 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. It also comes with rear and front splash guards and a front wiper de-icer. The side mirrors are heated and power-adjustable with integrated turn indicators. Each vehicle comes with LED fog lights, Jewel Eye LED headlights, LED taillamps, panoramic moonroof, rear camera washer, side roof rails, power tailgate, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Acura Canada offers you a redesigned model with bigger and better features. Whether you need advanced technology features, better performance, sleek styling, or more comfort features, the 2022 Acura MDX has it all. The MDX benefitted from the host of features added to other models, such as the RDX.

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About the author
Emily MacKinnon
, Executive Assistant
Originally from Nova Scotia, Emily has spent the last 9 years in sales and customer service. A jack of all trades. She hopes to be able to help educate and get people excited about their next car purchases through her expression in these blogs.

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