Whether you are buying a new vehicle for the first time, or are looking to upgrade to a new vehicle, the Acura MDX may be the right vehicle for you. It offers a refined interior and exterior design, as well as a refined transmission and towing capacity.
Redesigned exterior design
Earlier this year, Acura revealed its redesigned exterior design of the MDX. The new model is more muscular and features a longer wheelbase. The vehicle also features new styling and a broader variety of luxury materials. The MDX is also equipped with wireless Apple Car-Play integration, a 12.3-in Virtual CockpitTM Digital Instrument Cluster, and more.
Acura’s new MDX prototype was shown in a striking Performance Red Pearl exterior paint. The prototype features a longer hood, a lower body, and a sculpted grille. The diamond-patterned grille is surrounded by JewelEye(r) LED headlights, which are also complemented by Chicane(TM) LED daytime running lights.
The MDX Prototype also features a sporty appearance, with a wide structural motif, open-pore wood with metallic flake, and 21-inch wheels. The wheels are larger and wider to aid in cornering.
Several years ago, Acura completely redesigned the interior of the MDX. It now includes an upscale interior design, high-quality materials, and state-of-the-art technology. The interior is also a modern showcase of safety.
The new MDX features a new structure that enables a better crash-force reduction in the cabin. It also uses a new suspension setup. The front suspension is stiffer, and the rear is softer, enabling better handling.
Interior materials include leather and open-pore wood. There are also pops of aluminum throughout the cabin. There are several different colors, including black, red, and cream. The dash is finished in leather and wood and features a large digital instrument panel.
There are three rows of seats. The front row features massaging 16-way power seats. The middle row can be folded down for added legroom. The seat cushion sits higher off the floor for improved comfort.
Compared to the previous generation, the new MDX features a lighter, more rigid body structure, improved suspension tuning, and a longer body length to create a powerful stance. The interior also features a wealth of rich materials and new technologies.
A new, 10-speed automatic transmission gives Acura MDX more power. The suspension allows for more precise handling, while a new, adjustable power steering system increases maneuverability. All MDX models have a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The interior has an all-new dash design and digital instrumentation. A 12.3-inch infotainment screen is standard. The new MDX also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The center console features a wireless charging pad, and the front seats have to massage 16-way power adjustment.
Redesigned towing capacity
Whether you are looking to tow a boat, pop-up camper, or another vehicle, the 2022 Acura MDX has a towing capacity that is sure to meet your needs. With the right setup, you can tow 5,000 pounds. You can also add an optional Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system to boost your towing capacity.
This luxury SUV is equipped with a standard 3.5L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the 3.5L V6 i-VTEC engine that produces 355 horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque.
The Acura MDX has plenty of advanced safety features. These include Hill Start Assist and Collision Mitigation Braking System. You can also choose a 360-degree Surround-View Camera System. This system offers a complete view of the vehicle, which will help you to line up your trailer hitch.
Several Acura MDX owners have complained about transmission problems. Transmission problems can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Sometimes it can be a simple fix, but other times you need to replace parts.
There were nine complaints made on the Acura MDX’s website. Some owners had to replace the transmission several times. This can be frustrating for owners, as it can cost hundreds of dollars to repair.
The third gear switch is located behind the splash guard in the driver’s side wheel well. It is also behind the electrical connector. If the D4 indicator lights up while you are driving, you have an issue with the transmission. The switch can be replaced with a new one.
The transmission control module (TCM) software needs to be updated to fix an intermittent harsh/jerky upshift. This can be done through Acura’s new car limited warranty.