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Sharp looks, smooth V6, excellent ELS sound system


Miserable infotainment, cramped third row, Type S is pricey

Bottom Line

The Acura MDX is one of the original luxury crossovers, and the latest model continues to offer a solid blend of style, tech, and performance in an affordable package.

Acura MDX vs Infiniti QX60 vs Lexus TX: The X Marks the Spot

The Lexus lineup had a big hole to plug.

Three-row luxury SUVs are big business, yet even though the Japanese brand had two answers to the question—the stretched RX-L, and the rugged GX—neither ever quite seemed the right one.

The new-for-2024 TX aims to change that. With a larger footprint than any unibody Lexus SUV to come before it, the TX promises to shuttle six in comfort, and all the assorted flotsam and jetsam that comes with that. We were impressed enough with the new model at its launch late last year, so we had to get it together with its countryman on home turf to really see how it stacks up. Jumping in to help us wrangle the Lexus, Acura MDX, and Infiniti QX60 is regular AutoGuide contributor—and fellow TX launch event attendee—Jeff Wilson.

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2022 Acura MDX Review: A Fitter Flagship

It’s going to be a while before AutoGuide can pit the 2022 Acura MDX against the competition. Before that, I can tell you it certainly offers more sure-footed grip than one alternative: my own two legs.

Picture the scene: a marginally snowy industrial cul-de-sac. I’ve parked up the shiny new 2022 Acura MDX in an attempt to capture the final few minutes of golden sunset. As I frantically circle around the big red three-row, trying to find the best angle to show off its sharp looks, I unknowingly dart over a patch of ice. It’s a patch the Acura barely even hinted at mere seconds ago, but that doesn’t stop me from doing an impromptu impression of Harry heading up the front steps at the McCallister residence in Home Alone.

Okay, easy first win for the MDX versus my lack of seasonal awareness. But what about the three-row SUV crowd? This is a tough segment, with a deep lineup of talent. Now the de facto flagship of the Acura brand, the MDX has big shoes to fill: the previous model remained a volume leader in the segment its whole run. Can the 2022 model hold its ground?

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Jeep Grand Cherokee L vs Acura MDX Comparison

Three rows of seats, image-focused, and 290-horsepower naturally aspirated V6 engines.

The all-new Acura MDX and the first Jeep Grand Cherokee L are two very different ways of building an entry-luxury SUV, but they are also surprisingly similar in many ways. They also ring in at nearly the same price, depending on how they’re equipped. We’re taking a look at how the two different SUVs compare, and which one is right for you.

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Acura MDX vs Lexus RX: Which Japanese Luxury Crossover is Right For You?

When we say that the competition in the crossover market is stiff, we don’t mean that it’s tough only in the compact to mid-size and affordable class.

We mean the competition is tough across the board. Be it compact crossover market with cars like the Kia Seltos and Mazda CX-30 or the luxury mid-size market, like the ones we have here.

Acura has completely redesigned the MDX for the 2022 model year and is arguably the best Japanese luxury mid-sizer out there. The Lexus RX on the other hand soldiers on and continues to find buyers despite being relatively unchanged since 2015. So is the Acura MDX the new benchmark or can the Lexus RX still hold its ground despite the Acura’s onslaught. And if you’re looking for a Japanese luxury mid-sizer, which of the two should you choose?

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Detailed Specs

Price$49,550 - $73,200
Engine3.5-liter 6-cylinder / 3.0-liter turbo 6-cylinder
Horsepower290 hp / 355 hp
Torque267 lb-ft / 354 lb-ft
DrivetrainFWD / AWD
Fuel Economy (city/mpg)17–19 mpg / 21–25 mpg
Cargo Capacity 16.3–18.1 cu ft

Our Final Verdict

Acura MDX



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