Acura enters the 2022 model year at an endpoint. In fact, Honda’s luxury arm is redesigning the MDX three-row crossover SUV and refreshed the RDX compact crossover. They are considering their two bestsellers. However, they sold out the last iteration of its rare NSX supercar in literally hours. However, the comfy utility vehicles do support the brand as it tries. That is to reassert its affordable performance charm with the return of the Acura Integra hatchback. It helped launching the brand in the 1980s but had been shelved for the past 20 years.
In fact, here is what’s new for the five models in Acura’s 2022 lineup.
The 2022 Acura MDX redesigned three-row crossover SUV is getting a new structure. Plus a new cabin, and updated safety and convenience features. It will also have a standard 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Plus the optional 355-hp turbo V-6 in MDX Type S. In addition, the 10-speed automatic sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.
The standard features do include a panoramic sunroof, a power tailgate, 19-inch wheels, plus wireless smartphone charging, synthetic leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, and a 12.3-inch infotainment display. Also with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, instead of a touchscreen, the infotainment interface does rely on an imperfect touchpad that might be the only misstep in the interior. The standard automatic emergency braking front and rear, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitors.
The refreshed five-seat compact crossover comes with more standard tech, plus a quieter cabin, and retuned drive mode dynamics. It also uses a 272-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-4, and 10-speed automatic transmission powering the front wheels as well as all four wheels with available AWD. In fact, the Acura says the drive mode selector has been enhancing with more prominent power assist in steering, braking, and sound control. Acura says the updated design and enhancements do result in less noise, vibrations, and harshness. The Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is now standard. The PMC Edition is limited to 200 units.