2022 Acura MDX Test Drive Video Review

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Acura is going through a transformation these days. They're trying to re-engage their enthusiast base, while adding new customers. And typically when a brand does that, they bring in a new flagship or rebuild an old one. That flagship used to always be a sedan, but nowadays it's all about SUVs. We introduce to you, Acura's latest reborn SUV, the 2022 MDX.

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  1. Aldo Matulich

    Aldo Matulich

    13 days ago

    I just mine.. a MDX Advance model. Traded my 2019 MDX on a early lease termination. It is Dynamic car, the redesign is head over heels over the 2019. In addition, compared to it's competitors , fully loaded as the Advance , is a very real Value. Thousands of $$$$ less than X5 , Q7, XC90, GV80..... on another note about this SUV drive modes..... select Sport Dynamic Mode, and Select DS for the tranny, and you will See What This Car Can Do !! Outstanding

  2. Pavel Vetlugin

    Pavel Vetlugin

    2 months ago

    Nice rep, thanks. Your way of telling is perfect. I'm enjoy of your reviews, bravo!

  3. Jacob Solomon

    Jacob Solomon

    3 months ago

    I love the 2022 Acura MDX

  4. Perez Sykes

    Perez Sykes

    4 months ago

    Sorry not sold on the “track pad” infotainment system. C’mon Acura just give this thing a good tried and true touchscreen. Let’s stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Acura will learn the same thing Lexus did.... consumers do not like pads and mouse like controllers. Hell even the Germans have all gone touchscreen! I’m a former MDX owner and I do love the new model but the touchpad alone would make me consider the Aviator,GV80, Discovery or GLE prior to the MDX.

  5. Donnachaidh

    Donnachaidh

    4 months ago

    Tear off the dorky, Star Trek Acura emblem..lol Go badge free. Acura has transformed their badge to the most hideous in the car industry..lol

  6. guo xian wu

    guo xian wu

    4 months ago

    Garbage truck, tens of thousands of dollars, even the most basic roof rack is not equipped with bare

  7. 5KdaKing

    5KdaKing

    4 months ago

    Yea I’ve been joking to my dad yelling Vtec when ever he floors his new Mdx

  8. Alexxa Moore

    Alexxa Moore

    4 months ago

    I wish the rdx had an electric dashboard like that

  9. Arrey Ashu

    Arrey Ashu

    4 months ago

    It's a beautiful car. However, no TOUCH SCREEN INFOTAINMENT? DUMB!!!

  10. haze1123

    haze1123

    4 months ago

    Nice review. But that infotainment trackpad is junk. Who needs that annoyance?

  11. Purunhanul Sonamu

    Purunhanul Sonamu

    4 months ago

    Honda brands are not what it used to be. My 2014 Acura breaks down on a yearly basis. Spending thousands of dollars every year. Acura is no longer made in Japan. Instead they are made in Canada and they became trash. You people have been warned. Good luck with your new Acura. Hope you have a lot of money to fix it every year.

    • Purunhanul Sonamu

      Purunhanul Sonamu

      2 months ago

      @Will B. Smooth In my life, I owned 1990 Honda Accord EX, 1998 Accord LX, 2008 Accord EX-L, 2012 Civic LX, 2015 CRV LX. There were other cars in between, but I was a Honda man as you can see. Especially 1998 Honda LX was invincible. Never had any problems and I sold it for $500 two months ago. 2014 Acura was my first and it will be my last Acura.

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      2 months ago

      @Purunhanul Sonamu Right...well, I'm a Honda tech, and I concur that they aren't what they used to be. But at the same time, these cars have MUCH MORE tech in them than Hondas and Acuras of the past...the more tech you put in a car, they more it will need to be serviced, regardless of whether or not it was assembled in Japan.

    • Purunhanul Sonamu

      Purunhanul Sonamu

      2 months ago

      @Will B. Smooth 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD White Pearl.

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      2 months ago

      Which 2014 Acura is it??

    • Fernando M

      Fernando M

      4 months ago

      I will never give up my Japanese 2013 tsx

  12. Jujhar Singh

    Jujhar Singh

    4 months ago

    Enough power for high traffic cities such as Chicago. 👌👍

  13. BIG EARL

    BIG EARL

    4 months ago

    All they did was copy the MAZDA CX 9

    • trumpisastump

      trumpisastump

      Month ago

      Big Earl: huh?? You probably also see Jesus in your toast every morning.

    • Shane Longest

      Shane Longest

      3 months ago

      Definitely direct improvement upon that very popular platform.

  14. Striker 50

    Striker 50

    4 months ago

    I wish the RDX looked like this

  15. Vanuatoo

    Vanuatoo

    5 months ago

    Wll done copying Mazda CX-9

    • Brandon B

      Brandon B

      4 months ago

      @Omair Sheikh yeaa

    • Omair Sheikh

      Omair Sheikh

      4 months ago

      Nope, this thing looks much sexier. Sporty, sleek, but also elegant

  16. newyorkerik

    newyorkerik

    5 months ago

    Comes with a wriest rest pillow

  17. Thomas Scialpi

    Thomas Scialpi

    5 months ago

    does this have air suspension

    • Ryan Guy

      Ryan Guy

      2 months ago

      Not this trim level but the Type S will

  18. Joey Chan

    Joey Chan

    5 months ago

    Well Hello Acura! This is Beautiful

    • Omair Sheikh

      Omair Sheikh

      4 months ago

      And it's in the weakest colour. The design comes to life in blue and red

  19. Batchou SNELL

    Batchou SNELL

    5 months ago

    Went for a test drive last week. Liked the new interior. Drive is ok but not what I would expect from a 55k+ car. Slow acceleration from stop, too many upshifts with the 10speed and not much pickup. The handling is pretty good but the steering wheel is light and doesn't feel connected to the road.

  20. Arthur H

    Arthur H

    5 months ago

    I have had my advanced since February 20th. Since I’m very familiar with several other mid-sized SUV’s, I’ll give my critique: MDX is fairly noisy at highway speeds far noisier than X-5 or GV80. Actually, my dad was commenting how loud the cabin was at high speeds compared to his Lexus SUV. The implementation of the secondary screen is quite poor. Actually, the control unit for the cars head unit can only operate one independent function at a time. You notice how lacking the vehicle is when you are in navigation mode and the secondary screen which you cannot collapse for more main screen space, does nothing but show time or fixed arrows if using Apple Maps (which is terrible on this vehicle). The screen cannot act as a music control nor will it act as a camera screen like it does in every other vehicle in its class(in navigation mode) If using the camera system you lose the map altogether. Poor implementation. There’s no lane-change assist, no driver assist and no competent vehicle autonomy system other than the most basic lane keep assist available for over a decade in higher marquees. Actually the MDX is the WORST vehicle in its class in this regard. Here’s the big one, gas mileage is atrocious. It’s shockingly bad. I’m averaging 14.6 city and just over 20 highway. I’m at 3000 miles (I drove to Naples Florida).

    • Arthur H

      Arthur H

      4 months ago

      @Rick I cannot recommend a vehicle that had not had a thought out head unit setup that actually functions in all settings properly. Not at these price points. If nothing else, the gas mileage would be a critical issue as it’s far worse than what’s being touted by Acura, I think many are coming to realize how thirsty this vehicle is. You won’t believe how poor the gas mileage is.

    • Rick

      Rick

      4 months ago

      So your saying you love it and would recommend.👏🏽👍🏽

  21. gene978

    gene978

    5 months ago

    What about 3rd row AirBags?

  22. charlet foster

    charlet foster

    5 months ago

    Just Beautiful 🤩🤩🤩

  23. Changwu Jia

    Changwu Jia

    5 months ago

    By the way, even Genesis feels more luxuries than this MDX.

  24. Changwu Jia

    Changwu Jia

    5 months ago

    Looks....sporty Honda. Still feels like Honda. Japanese luxury brand needs more luxury design language on their car, like some of German or American. Japanese car more reliable 100%, but the design still need more improvement. the 2016 civic design was a huge success, they should know why.

  25. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    5 months ago

    👍🏻 Acura

  26. Douglas Owens

    Douglas Owens

    5 months ago

    Do they have an electric one? Feel me?

  27. FD DM

    FD DM

    5 months ago

    Everything looks great except this red inside, Acura needs to understand that people buying these SUVS are usually over 40 with at least two kids. This red would look good on the NSX but not on a family SUV.

    • trumpisastump

      trumpisastump

      Month ago

      The red is because of the A-Spec package,

    • Will B. Smooth

      Will B. Smooth

      2 months ago

      You realize that it comes in more than one color right?

    • Alex Martens

      Alex Martens

      5 months ago

      You can get black. I think it's great. Acura needs to offer more color options like the Germans do to compete.

  28. Donnachaidh

    Donnachaidh

    5 months ago

    The star trek Acura symbol is hideous! Always thought it was stupid looking.

  29. bam2xl14

    bam2xl14

    5 months ago

    All others... let’s add a touchscreen. Acura, naw I’m good. 🤦‍♂️

    • bam2xl14

      bam2xl14

      Month ago

      @Peter Schmitt is LC500 a Lexus?

    • mluu510

      mluu510

      2 months ago

      Japanese suck at tech, period

    • Peter Schmitt

      Peter Schmitt

      4 months ago

      Even Lexus now has touchscreen....no need to use trackpad

    • hkhvr13

      hkhvr13

      4 months ago

      Yeah that’s a big negative for me and I’m sure many others. I never bought a Lexus because of their dumb mousepad and now Acura is doing a different version of that. Stick to the Rotary knob or touchscreen.

  30. CarmenCraving

    CarmenCraving

    5 months ago

    I just picked up a white aspec MDX and love it! Way better than my 2017 MdX...definitely feels like a more premium car.

    • Donnachaidh

      Donnachaidh

      4 months ago

      Tear off the dorky, Star Trek Acura emblem..lol Go badge free.

    • Brandon B

      Brandon B

      4 months ago

      @Tata Lala the new one cost around 46 to 50k

    • Tata Lala

      Tata Lala

      5 months ago

      How much?

  31. Milad Homayoun

    Milad Homayoun

    5 months ago

    Its definitely caught my attention

  32. zeezeebo

    zeezeebo

    5 months ago

    Wow!!

  33. Paul M

    Paul M

    5 months ago

    The infotainment controls are idiotic,

  34. Paul M

    Paul M

    5 months ago

    I love Honda 3.5 liter V6. It is possibly the greatest naturally aspirated engine in the world and now with Honda 10 speed. I hope that 10 speed filters down to Honda Pilot and Passport.

    • Rene Marquez

      Rene Marquez

      4 months ago

      and the Ridgeline too....hopefully with the new dash too + 10 speed 🤩

    • Tata Lala

      Tata Lala

      5 months ago

      I have and 2021 Pilot, yes Honda’s j35 v6 motor is one beast. Mines has the nine speed which shifts pretty smoothly

  35. Vegas Yo

    Vegas Yo

    5 months ago

    Looks great!

  36. BBBT

    BBBT

    5 months ago

    Only one flaw, the mpg on this thing is horrid. If it had 350+hp with a average 19-21 mpg then sure but the carry over V6 for $60k is a hard sale.

    • BBBT

      BBBT

      4 months ago

      @Arthur H Hybrid/plug-in's are the next best thing. You get that instant tq and better mpg for a few grand more. I drive 60 miles 6 days a week for work and pumping 91 here in SoCal adds up quick

    • Arthur H

      Arthur H

      4 months ago

      @BBBT I’m doing my best to maximize gas mileage and not driving aggressively however I do drive with purpose. Having said that, it’s averaging 2.5 mpg less than outgoing model.

    • BBBT

      BBBT

      5 months ago

      @Arthur H My IS350 FSport gets 18mpg and my MDX Hybrid gets 24mpg, i have a heavy foot and do 80 on the fwy. I really hope Acura makes a hybrid version. There's photos of a plug in Honda Pilot in the works so I hope Acura better join in

    • Arthur H

      Arthur H

      5 months ago

      I just mentioned that the I’m averaging under 15 city and 20 highway which is absurd.

  37. shopwithaaron

    shopwithaaron

    5 months ago

    Thinking the Genesis is the right choice!! Looks, interior and overall panache!!

    • Veronica

      Veronica

      3 months ago

      @Brandon Clark so true! I had a Hyundai when I was 23 years old. It was the worst crap car I’ve ever had. I’m getting my Acura MDX ASpec soon.

    • Brandon Clark

      Brandon Clark

      4 months ago

      @Paul M Best reply ever, Some one else said that when people cant get financed for Honda and Toyota they run to KIA and Hyundai, I guess genesis is the same when they can get approved for Acura or Lexus. I would take the MDX any day and know my engine will still be running trouble free in 5 yrs, I have see to many genesis/kia/Hyundai with engine and transmission replacements with less that 25,000 miles on there car "NO THANKS" . Not to mention the dealership experience is like buying a Hyundai and you get no Loaners when you take your car into service for the check engine light every other week.

    • Naj the savior

      Naj the savior

      5 months ago

      Gv70 looks nice

    • Paul M

      Paul M

      5 months ago

      @JDubbs07 Genesis is a not entity in America boy. They are for credit challenged folks who have no clue what quality means. Acura and Lexus are creme of the crop. Best quality and reliability for many many many years. Proven over time. No go cry to your mamma.

    • JDubbs07

      JDubbs07

      5 months ago

      @Paul M Honda fanbois truly are the worst. Whatever helps you sleep at night. Meanwhile GV80 sales are through the roof, so clearly actual customers don't agree.

  38. sony c

    sony c

    5 months ago

    All info, no bs, great review!

    • MilesPerHr

      MilesPerHr

      5 months ago

      Thanks sony, I'm glad you liked it!

  39. Christopher Calder

    Christopher Calder

    5 months ago

    *Oh come on. That is a station wagon, not a SUV.*

  40. Roger Smith

    Roger Smith

    5 months ago

    Reminds me of the new Mazda designs...

    • Brandon B

      Brandon B

      4 months ago

      @Semoan 22 yea

    • Semoan 22

      Semoan 22

      5 months ago

      CX9

  41. Nelson Ricciardi

    Nelson Ricciardi

    5 months ago

    And then comes Honda's VCM and destroys everything. I learned the hard way. Never again.

    • KL

      KL

      5 months ago

      Oh no! This has VCM?? 😱 Deal breaker

  42. Dillon Jacob Paskaran

    Dillon Jacob Paskaran

    5 months ago

    According to MotorTrend the MDX does 0-60 in 5.7seconds.

    • Ruturaj

      Ruturaj

      4 months ago

      @Dillon Jacob Paskaran Yes just saw that too. Not sure how it worked for them, alex on autos had 7 sec 0-60 time, and so does every other source on internet.

    • Dillon Jacob Paskaran

      Dillon Jacob Paskaran

      4 months ago

      @Ruturaj test performed by Motortrend achieved 5.7sec. The new 10SPD automatic has a lower 1st gear for better launches.

    • Ruturaj

      Ruturaj

      4 months ago

      Not possible with base engine. Previously hybrid was faster and used to do 0-60 in 6 seconds and in future, type s would be faster. Edit: My bad, they do say 5.7 which is strange as many found 2022 slower.

  43. TTU222911

    TTU222911

    5 months ago

    Looks like Genesis

  44. Rakhsi Prayogo

    Rakhsi Prayogo

    5 months ago

    2022 Acura MDX is Faster Than a 2021 Genesis GV80🙂🙂

    • Sheila Shine Leofany

      Sheila Shine Leofany

      4 months ago

      motortrend said its 5.7s for mdx so its faster right?

    • Rakhsi Prayogo

      Rakhsi Prayogo

      5 months ago

      @bam2xl14 What oops Sorry Just Kidding Genesis GV80 3 Row SUV is Faster Than a Acura MDX 😅😅

    • bam2xl14

      bam2xl14

      5 months ago

      Wrong

  45. Preok Saha

    Preok Saha

    5 months ago

    First review I’ve seen without mentioning the infotainment, clever 😏😂

    • Alex Martens

      Alex Martens

      5 months ago

      Literally talks about it at 2:21. He even says he wishes the track pad was larger for when driving.

  46. The Noodle Gamer

    The Noodle Gamer

    5 months ago

    2nd

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