Acura has taken the wraps off their fourth-gen MDX for the 2022 model year.
The all-new MDX takes inspiration from the most recent RDX with a sportier exterior.
This new fourth-generation MDX really builds on all of the values that have made MDX a perennial favourite with customers over the past 20 years,” said Tom Nguyen, MDX global development leader. By injecting higher levels of craftsmanship, performance and technology, the 2022 MDX is truly a vehicle befitting of its flagship position.”
The 2022 MDX was developed by Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance brand DNA and uses an all-new platform that is made for “new levels of performance.”
“We are very excited about building on the legacy of MDX here in Canada,” said Emile Korkor, AVP Acura Canada. ”This next generation will affirm our commitment to elevating the driving and ownership experience for Acura enthusiasts and our loyal customers.”
Powering the MDX is the Enhanced 3.5-litre V6 powertrain, which outputs 290 horsepower. For better handling, the MDX has Acura’s 4th Gen Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).
The new MDX is on a 7cm longer wheelbase and 3.5cm wider in the front and rear, while also sitting 0.8cm lower than the previous model.
The longer wheelbase should help provide room for the 7 passengers that be seated in the MDX. There’s 1cm of additional headroom, 6cm of legroom in the third row.
For cargo space, the MDX has 16.3 cu.-ft when the third-row is up and 71.4 cu.-ft with both the second and third-row seats down.
Just like the RDX, the new MDX has the True Touch Interface to control the 12.3-inch ultra-wide HD center display. There’s also a 10.3-inch Precision Cockpit all-digital instrument display.
The infotainment system has Amazon Alexa built-in for voice control and supports Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. There’s also a Qi-wireless charger and USB-C ports in the cabin.
The MDX is available with the 16-Speaker, 710-watt ELS Studio 3D premium audio system.
The new MDX will be available in a number of interior colours depending on the package, including Ebony, Parchment, Greystone and Saddle Brown. The A-Spec MDX comes in Ebony or Red Leather, while the MDX Tech Package comes in Milano leather.
On the outside, the MDX comes in a number of colours including Phantom Violet Pearl, Liquid Carbon Metallic,. Returning colours, Apex Blue Pearl and Performance Red Pearl are exclusive to the MDX A-Spec.
All trims of the 2022 MDX come standard with AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies. These include an updated Road Departure Mitigation plus new technologies, such as Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Pedestrian Detection and a new Driver Attention Monitor. Traffic Jam Assist helps reduce driver stress in highly congested traffic situations.
Low Speed Braking Control uses the sonar-based parking sensors to sense solid objects at low speeds like parked cars or pedestrians.
The Canadian starting pricing for the 2022 MDX is below:
- MDX (Standard) – $56,405
- MDX w/ Technology Package – $60,405
- MDX A-Spec – $63,405
- MDX w/Platmium Elite Package – $67,405
The 2022 MDX will arrive in dealerships in February 2021.