2022 Acura MDX Review // Mid-size SUV Masterpiece!!

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This is a Motormouth couple car review of the 2022 Acura MDX. The all-new Acura MDX is longer, lower and wider than the last model with a vastly improved suspension and handling thanks to a double wishbone front suspension and independent rear suspension. Acura improved the rigidity of this all-new 2022 MDX to handle the increased power from the Type S MDX, which will arrive later this year. The base Acura MDX is a 7-passenger 3-row SUV with a 3.5L V6 engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission gets the most out of the 290hp 3.5L V6 and with the standard drive modes, this MDX can be very smooth and refined or sporty with the touch of a button. The design of this latest 2022 Acura MDX is more refined and upscale, with four trim including the sportier looking MDX A Spec trim. The upcoming Type S MDX will have a 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine with 355hp. The new MDX sits on a 2.8 inch longer wheelbase and a stance that is 1.4 inches wider. The biggest change is the dash to axle ratio which has been extended by 4 inches lengthens the hood line. The base model comes nicely equipped with a 12.3-inch display screen with true touchpad interface, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, Heated front seats, Wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto, Wireless smartphone charging, Driver seat memory, Heated power adjusting side mirrors, LED headlights and taillights, Panoramic moonroof, Power tailgate and 19-inch wheels. This new Acura MDX is a game changer, with a ride that rivals some German brands, the build quality of a Japanese brand and the value of the Korean brands. The Acura MDX is the best selling three-row luxury SUV and for good reason.
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Comments 

  1. Scott DiStefano

    Scott DiStefano

    7 hours ago

    The push button gear shift is also a great safety feature. I have a 2019 MDX A-spec with push button shifter and if you open the drivers door when your seat belt is un-buckled, and the car is in any gear (forward or reverse), it will automatically shift to park! This way you can't run yourself over, I know that sounds unlikely but people have been killed like that.

  2. henry W

    henry W

    Day ago

    So I have listened to this review and many others! I was so impressed by the reviews we went and drove a 2022 Acura MDX last week! I can honestly say I was as disappointed as I have ever been in my 58 years of driving in this vehicle! The ride was uneven on good roads and terrible on side roads! The 10 speed transmission was disappointing as its shits were constant! The instrument will require a large learning curve! The interior of the car was very nice and it did have leather seats! We are Lexus, Toyota and Mercedes people! I did own an Accord, Civic and Fit and we likes all those cars especially the Fit and Accord! We did not like and would not buy the MDX!

  3. 北美老K

    北美老K

    2 days ago

    Great MDC and Nice video.

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      2 days ago

      Thanks for the visit

  4. Eva Maynard

    Eva Maynard

    3 days ago

    You two are hilarious!!! And awesome together!

  5. Billeh

    Billeh

    3 days ago

    I know the rest of the car is great, but the pig on gas non turbo 3.5 liter is a massive deal killer for me. Question- what watch with the blue strap are you wearing?

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      3 days ago

      Omega Seamaster 300M, new wave dial.

  6. John O'Connor

    John O'Connor

    3 days ago

    down to this or an X5....

  7. Shekar Kasiraju

    Shekar Kasiraju

    4 days ago

    Thank you for another great review :). Your reviews really help. I currently drive a Jaguar Fpace and we are looking to upgrade to a bigger vehicle. We have twins who are 6 months old. I need space in Trunk to place Twin Stroller so a larger trunk is what we are looking for and we prefer a bench seat vs Captain chairs. What are your recommendations? thank you

  8. Fred Taj

    Fred Taj

    6 days ago

    Honda another car manufacturer who make cars that knows they have issues. Best SUV driven brand new how about you drive it for a year then let me see you say the same thing. Honda sucks Honda is a manufacturer with no ethics.

  9. Tony

    Tony

    8 days ago

    Overall boring design inside and out, but amazing review, good job, you got another new subscribe. Nice Omega seamaster by the way.

  10. besurreal

    besurreal

    8 days ago

    The push button shifter would be a deal breaker for me. I feel like I would have to look down to find it.

  11. Tim Felix CHEN

    Tim Felix CHEN

    9 days ago

    Nice review. Any AC Oulet or Vent for the 3rd row?

  12. kinoman emeryt

    kinoman emeryt

    10 days ago

    The car is great but I wish they also offered it with 2 row option. The 3rd row is useless for many and I am sure there are people who would prefer to have a larger regular storage area.

  13. David Priest

    David Priest

    11 days ago

    Looking for three row midsize. Can't wait to test drive it! Love the big wireless charger. Will have to learn the track pad. This looks so flexible! The removable 2nd row seat - I will never use it. One big omission is no massage seats on the top trim. Come on Acura, massage seats are awesome for long drives! They charge so much for the Advance package in the US. These should be on the top trim. I saw one on the road last weekend and it looks much bigger than the previous generation.

  14. keytothegate K

    keytothegate K

    13 days ago

    I was going to give you thumbs down for saying in the opening -" This may be the best suv I've driven ..." since I thought that was too much to say given how many nice cars you have actually driven. However, when Andrea pointed out that it has a new transmission gear I let it pass since I didn't know that.This Acura only offers heated steering wheel on higher trim which is ridiculous for this price range.Secondly, there is no excuse for not having touch screen and the built in navigation is not good. This review was really good as I'm used to watching one man review and here it is the two of you contributing harmoniously , very nice.

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      13 days ago

      Thanks for watching and come back to watch more!

  15. Михаил Балаев

    Михаил Балаев

    14 days ago

    Машина шикарна! Кто знает, есть ли отличия между машинами для Канады и для США?

  16. Betty Ortega

    Betty Ortega

    15 days ago

    Love it

  17. Dave Lazaro

    Dave Lazaro

    16 days ago

    Good review, but damn, way too many commercials throughout. Turns me off from watching any more videos on your channel. (just trying to offer my humble opinion.)

  18. Jim J

    Jim J

    16 days ago

    Wait, is it a Mazda CX9

  19. Clayton

    Clayton

    18 days ago

    She is sexy!

  20. Business Purchase

    Business Purchase

    18 days ago

    Wise and Practical

  21. TroyD 9888

    TroyD 9888

    20 days ago

    Congratulations Honda another ugly grill.

  22. Dayne Vickers

    Dayne Vickers

    21 day ago

    The new MDX is, IMHO, by far the best value in the segment- it's beautifully designed, and the cherry on top is Honda reliability. Now, if only they would put a real shifter in the thing. I don't understand why automakers are getting rid of them, but they're wrong in their choice to do so. #savetheshifters

  23. Omair Sheikh

    Omair Sheikh

    22 days ago

    I would get the red A Spec, so fucking sexy. Looks almost like a super car

  24. Tommy Darracott

    Tommy Darracott

    23 days ago

    You two are the best at this. Information with personality

  25. William Stern

    William Stern

    24 days ago

    Regarding the push button shifter.... a couple really nice benefits of that system is you don't have to put the vehicle in park to exit the vehicle. Just open the drivers door & it automatically goes into park while the engine remains running (handy for a short exit i.e. to grab your mail). And better yet, simply push the stop engine button when parking, and the trans automatically goes into park as well. These functions streamline your motions. Maybe that is why Acura has embraced this system....it's all about functionality.

  26. Yankee Doodle

    Yankee Doodle

    24 days ago

    Oh, just noticed your Seamaster 👍👍👍 I have the same watch

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      24 days ago

      Good eye

  27. Yankee Doodle

    Yankee Doodle

    24 days ago

    While driving an MDX, is it best to wear a speedy or datejust ? 😂

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      24 days ago

      Speedy

  28. John Srinivasan

    John Srinivasan

    24 days ago

    Does it still carry the spare wheel ?

  29. Manie Packyaw

    Manie Packyaw

    25 days ago

    engine mounted the wrong way, just like econo cars... GV80 kills this economy Acura brand

  30. Ray Brooks

    Ray Brooks

    25 days ago

    Too much shiny black plastic makes the interior look awfully cheap. Acura is a premium brand with a premium price, can we not get something covering the dash that actually looks reflective of the price.

  31. Goa Way

    Goa Way

    26 days ago

    It still looks like a mazda cx-5. But it is probably better since it doesn't have the rust problem I heard mazda has.

  32. abifilo

    abifilo

    27 days ago

    60,000 for MDX is crazy.... Waste of money

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      10 days ago

      Haha it’s leading the entire segment and sold 9k units just in March alone.

  33. Lawren Nause

    Lawren Nause

    27 days ago

    You guys are really good. I love your review on the new MDX.

  34. myluxurylife. net

    myluxurylife. net

    27 days ago

    Thanks for your video. Great video, great ACURAr. I have just finished my luxury bag collection goals for this season. I advise to grab yours from hqreps. Help me to realize my dream. Just share to you all

  35. Marty Steinberg

    Marty Steinberg

    27 days ago

    No Q7 in the alternative options?

  36. Zhou Anson

    Zhou Anson

    28 days ago

    I am waiting for the hybrid model.

  37. Viet Hung

    Viet Hung

    29 days ago

    Genesis all the way baby!

  38. Kanti123

    Kanti123

    29 days ago

    Buy this just to have door dings on the doors

  39. Ian Jung

    Ian Jung

    Month ago

    Mazda MDX

  40. Oliver Serraty

    Oliver Serraty

    Month ago

    Too big.

  41. A2theJ9

    A2theJ9

    Month ago

    Leaning towards buying one. I wish the one in red came with a black interior though. Bummed it only comes in the parchment.

  42. F3d

    F3d

    Month ago

    2022...It has led fog lights... wow amazing technology

  43. brichpmr

    brichpmr

    Month ago

    It's great to see Honda incorporating some of their best 'old school' tech in this awesome MDX. For example, my 2012 TSX Wagon has a double wishbone front suspension...helps it to handle like a sporty sedan. Thanks for an entertaining review.

  44. Jobssss

    Jobssss

    Month ago

    I’m totally sold!

  45. Elliot

    Elliot

    Month ago

    the buttons are the best thing more room nothing in the way . i put my pizza on top of the button

  46. Steve Wise

    Steve Wise

    Month ago

    The GV80 blows this MDX away. Not even in the same league.

    • Kuki Mel 27

      Kuki Mel 27

      5 days ago

      @Steve Wise The 10spd is a great transmission so idk what you’re going on about. The infotainment is easy to use unless you’re a lazy ass and don’t even want to try it or try to learn it. Also the MDX still outsell half of genesis lineup with one car. For a reason too because The mdx is a true competitor to the Germans and the GV80. If everyone is praising Genesis recently why don’t people buy them then.. Right cause they don’t have their own dealerships either.

    • Steve Wise

      Steve Wise

      5 days ago

      @Kuki Mel 27 Sure, buyers are dumb as rocks.:) The GV80 is a far superior vehicle 99.99999 percent of consumers have never heard of and that’s on Genesis Americas piss poor executive management team. I used to only buy Acura’s and Honda’s, though they lost me and my family. My wife wants a new car and we will be buying a Genesis GV80 or GV70. She won’t even test drive the new MDX. That transmission and infotainment system will continue to fail the once great brand.

    • Kuki Mel 27

      Kuki Mel 27

      5 days ago

      Wanna say something now that the mdx is currently outselling the gv80??

    • P 40

      P 40

      20 days ago

      Customer will make that decision , I have seen 2 if this on the road already , but never seen a GV80 anywhere on the road

  47. Rory Brown

    Rory Brown

    Month ago

    Does Acura and Honda have any engines that are Dual Injection? If only Direct Injection, I would never own an Acura or Honda.

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      Month ago

      Not that I know of

  48. N P

    N P

    Month ago

    I've said it once and I will say it again you are watching the best couple reviewing cars.

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      Month ago

      Thanks so much for that!

  49. cdchannel

    cdchannel

    Month ago

    Shape looks a lot like Mazda cx9

  50. Jim S

    Jim S

    Month ago

    Excellent review! I can think of a few reasons for the push-button transmission selector (some are R-rated): 1. Avoiding the stick getting in the way of today's ubiquitous charging cables, and preventing small items falling into any opening; shifting is electronic nowadays: BMW's solution preserves the shifting stick interface but necessitates a electro-mechanical return-on-parking from manual shifting, which may take more room under the surface. 2. a PG-13 to R-rated reason Easier for the front passenger to lean over without bumping the transmission selector. Mercedes has moved the transmission selector to the steering column, especially on its convertibles . . . steering column selector would feel a little too similar to a bus on SUV's. 3. an NC-17 reason (reader beware: you can not unsee after reading below; have to be open-minded and have a sense of adult humor before reading below) Just look straight on at the area from the big round mode dial on top to the lower transmission selector area between two lips and ending with another (smaller) round button at the bottom . . . even a bulging stack above that. If Tesla can name its car models "SEXY," Acura designers might have been equally over-worked and obsessed; sex appeal may actually work on/for the first / new-car buyers spending north of US$50k / CA$60k on a new car.

  51. drophitz

    drophitz

    Month ago

    Mazda and rav4 front and pilot back. I test drove this 2022 last sat and those seat lock u in and its less cabin space and that middle consul takes away so much space.

  52. Christopher James Manalili

    Christopher James Manalili

    Month ago

    :18 is that true? I thought it was the Lexus RX

    • AFCompany

      AFCompany

      10 days ago

      MDX is the best selling 3 row luxury suv of all time. RX is best selling 2 row.

  53. IKhan

    IKhan

    Month ago

    Great review guys and yes, the MDX is a brilliant choice. I would be curious how the upcoming model with the TT V6 will feel.

  54. Bbearhug Thomas

    Bbearhug Thomas

    Month ago

    The cringe of these two "actors" man oh man

  55. Jaime

    Jaime

    Month ago

    Great review. This MDX is priced right, and looks terrific!

  56. P M

    P M

    Month ago

    Volvo is Chinese. Not European.

  57. BluePacificRQF

    BluePacificRQF

    Month ago

    Got mine this last weekend - Advance (U.S.), your Platinum Elite, in Fathom Blue Pearl. "Masterpiece?" I won't argue.

  58. Bryan Hung

    Bryan Hung

    Month ago

    it's a really nice upgrade from the previous model. However I don't understand why they didn't put the touch screen like the RDX.

  59. K Man

    K Man

    Month ago

    Nice room in the car to have some fun

  60. Nomaan Alwi

    Nomaan Alwi

    Month ago

    Will there be a hybrid version coming out this year?

  61. Dave Wiebe

    Dave Wiebe

    Month ago

    Thumbs up from me, because you nailed one of my key criticisms. That track pad is awful especially when coupled with the fact that the screen isn't a touch screen. I don't like it as a driver, and I like it even less as a passenger. The reality is the passenger does need/want to have a usable input method. As for the push button gear selector, it's just mediocre, and I prefer an old fashion selector as well. Otherwise, a very nice vehicle!

  62. SBF HAWK

    SBF HAWK

    Month ago

    I am looking for the Type S model going to be pretty sick and awesome. Putting up with the higher end SUV CUV positions.

  63. Brian Adams

    Brian Adams

    Month ago

    For your consideration: Toyota Highlander XL...coming soon...

  64. Marshall Blr

    Marshall Blr

    Month ago

    these cars look beast! hahah

    • Marshall Blr

      Marshall Blr

      Month ago

      wait, is Acura made by Honda? because its nose looks like a Honda accord face

    • Marshall Blr

      Marshall Blr

      Month ago

      10 speed, what?! lol this is crazy lol!

  65. Surprise K

    Surprise K

    Month ago

    Looks like a Lexus CX-9

  66. Jose Fernandez

    Jose Fernandez

    Month ago

    This was a fantastic review guys. I normally like your reviews, but for some reason, maybe the editing, this one took it to the next level for me. Very informative, good and pertinent information about the vehicle.

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      Month ago

      Much appreciated!

  67. Nick

    Nick

    Month ago

    I don't mind the push button transmission selection vs shifter. Less items to break. I am sad to see the option for rear screen entertainment has been removed from all trim levels.

  68. Young Sur

    Young Sur

    Month ago

    i love the pop out 2row seat! converts to captains chair option. following and topping the automakers' trend! hope more follow THIS trend. i dont know if this car is any better than my 2022 santa fe SEL. better drive but still not the most preferred joy ride nor best off road SUV. Mdx tops my car because of 3rd capability and removable middle seat! other than that. safety feature, better fuel efficiency, better maintenance service. my poor man's GV80 stomps all over acura. my lease deal: 2022 SEL w/ prem. pack. 10kmile for 36mon-$1,000down +1st month + DMV for $394/mo. o did i mention? i have smartphone key, smartphone/alexa starter for whole lease period(3yrs)

  69. David Cratt

    David Cratt

    Month ago

    Way to go Honda. It looks like a CX9

  70. Miguel Vargas

    Miguel Vargas

    Month ago

    Beautiful 🤩

  71. RealBox

    RealBox

    Month ago

    Ugly inside out . The inside looks trash and outside looks very ugly and outdated.

  72. Victor Valenzuela

    Victor Valenzuela

    Month ago

    Love ❤️ love ❤️ love the black interior..🔊👍🏼🙏🏼✌🏼

  73. Rafal Krzywicki

    Rafal Krzywicki

    Month ago

    Nice SUV for sure, but why would anyone drop this kind of money on a new car when in 5 years EV’s / PHEV’s will be taking over, resale goes to zero

  74. chicho

    chicho

    Month ago

    Another boring car from Acura...

  75. yorkie8125

    yorkie8125

    Month ago

    As a consumer, the MDX is no competition against the GV80.

  76. Glenn and Ava

    Glenn and Ava

    Month ago

    New to your channel........btw, what neighborhood/city are those great looking shots taken? Thanks........

    • Motormouth

      Motormouth

      Month ago

      Vancouver BC

  77. Pat N

    Pat N

    Month ago

    Hopefully Acura fixed their transmission issues... The MDX is Notorious for having transmission problems

  78. Raff Time

    Raff Time

    Month ago

    It looks like a Mazda CX-9

  79. M Yang

    M Yang

    Month ago

    So Palisade/Telluride or MDX?

  80. Pug A

    Pug A

    Month ago

    8:05 Andrea: That is my life. Zac: yea, your life sucks. LOL

  81. Jared Holland

    Jared Holland

    Month ago

    I have a 2020 rdx and I have to say a couple things. The car drives more like a sports car than an SUV. My partner has the RX350 F Sport and its pretty slow/less responsive in comparison. I use the dynamic shifter all the time but I kind of have a lead foot. I agree they should put a shifter in there. Has anyone noticed the buttons don't always shift quickly? Like going from Park to Drive sometimes I press drive and go to accelerate and it gets stuck in Park?

  82. Nickel Markham

    Nickel Markham

    Month ago

    A Toyota Highlander is a much better choice and much more reliable. Owning two Acura in the last decade proofed they are not as reliable as Hondas. Electronic gremlins are always crawling in Acuras.

  83. Lihi HonGan

    Lihi HonGan

    Month ago

    Hopefully they make the third row useful...for a regular size adult...

  84. M Reed

    M Reed

    Month ago

    How much did Acura pay you guys? It is too well scripted and you missed too many issues like--no arm rests on the second row nor cup holders. Give me a break this is overpriced next to Genesis GV-80 (GV-80 is $72,500 on most expensive trim). All driver controls look like diarrhea of buttons in this MDX

  85. new channel

    new channel

    Month ago

    all Hyundai theta engines cease up around 50k-90k. thats why Hyundai changes its name to "smart stream". they are exact same engines but pretending as newly designed engine. Do not trust Hyundai - KIA.

    • Bradley's Car Reviews

      Bradley's Car Reviews

      Month ago

      Oh please! We know you new channel

  86. To createe

    To createe

    Month ago

    genesis GV80 is total crap. do not even touch it.

  87. Steve G

    Steve G

    Month ago

    Great channel...just discovered it today! Shame we can’t get Acura here in New Zealand

    • Andrea Spencer

      Andrea Spencer

      Month ago

      Wonderful, welcome aboard, glad you found us.

  88. LR Young

    LR Young

    Month ago

    The GX is a better buy than the RX 😂 to me and it has a V8 that's more stern when accelerating and air suspension control in the rear in higher end models.

  89. Tommy Darracott

    Tommy Darracott

    Month ago

    This has been one of the most sensible and informative videos I’ve seen in a long time. Answered a lot of a basic buyers questions. We have a 2013 RDX with 62,000 miles on it. Looking to trade up. You Have Sold Us On The MDX. Thank You.

    • Andrea Spencer

      Andrea Spencer

      Month ago

      Wonderful, thank you!

  90. Jeff C.S

    Jeff C.S

    Month ago

    You make a valid point Zack about the pricing of the MDX versus the GV 80. However, I think the reason the MDX is priced lowered than the GV80 is because it uses an older engine that was simply carried over. That didn't cost them much if anything to simply put that into this new body. With the GV 80, it is an entirely new SUV from the ground up with a new powertrain. That costed them a lot of money to develop. Also, Acura knowing knew they would bring the Type S model with the new MDX so pricing the standard 3.5 V6 lower than the competitors is rightful done with room for the Type S to be priced in the mid 70s. I agree with you that the Genesis GV80 is priced on the high side. I bet there's a lot of wiggle room for discount when the sales are way lower than predicted.

  91. Go Ni

    Go Ni

    Month ago

    So that great $56000 starting price plus taxes to be paid for a new car purchase in British Columbia Canada, brings that low “ starting price “ up to a whopping $63,700. I’d say we are in the Luxurious Cat now. That was just the base price right?! I really enjoy your comprehension, well delivered reviews guys so keep it up. However, it might be better to take the word “ just “ out of describing “ base prices,” when taxes then need to be added on. Go

  92. Bigdog Bulldog

    Bigdog Bulldog

    Month ago

    Looks like a Mazda cx 9

  93. plorwax

    plorwax

    Month ago

    Lexus better step their game up, this mdx is beautiful.

  94. Riasat Khan

    Riasat Khan

    Month ago

    Does this 3.5 has timing belt ?

  95. Mark Wilkie

    Mark Wilkie

    Month ago

    Wow. I own the 2002 mdx. Cant believe how little has changed in 20 years. What would YOU expect 20 yrs from now?

  96. joe97nsx

    joe97nsx

    Month ago

    My wife still drives the first model year 2001 MDX with 300,000 kms on it. That thing refuses to die and the engine is still as smooth as the first year we had it. We would potentially look at this as our next vehicle but we no longer need 3 rows as our oldest kid is entering university this year.

    • Andrea Spencer

      Andrea Spencer

      Month ago

      Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  97. Stan Thomas

    Stan Thomas

    Month ago

    Didn’t know Vancouver had a car review channel

    • Andrea Spencer

      Andrea Spencer

      Month ago

      We sure do!

  98. Kadeen Hunter

    Kadeen Hunter

    Month ago

    Genesis is delusional, the MDX is their direct competition!

    • Andrea Spencer

      Andrea Spencer

      Month ago

      Couldn't agree more!

  99. civicboi03

    civicboi03

    Month ago

    Wow the all new Acura Mazda X!!!!!! Lol

  100. Online Bandit

    Online Bandit

    Month ago

    Andrea is the classiest left-handed auto-reviewer on U-tube. What was that car's brand again?

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