2022 Acura MDX Advance Package SH-AWD - POV Night Drive & Final Thoughts

2022 Acura MDX Advance Package SH-AWD
MSRP: From $61,675 (including dest.)
Horsepower: 290 hp; Torque 267 lb-ft
Engine: 3.5 L V6
10-Speed Automatic
Combined/city/highway: 21/19/25 mpg
Tires: Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S, 255/50R-20 105H M+S
Curb weight: 4,565 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5000 lbs

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0:00 Walkaround \u0026 Overview
2:03 Ambient Lighting
3:25 POV Driving Impressions
8:19 Compared to Rivals
10:48 Complaints
12:03 Final Thoughts

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Comments 

  1. R. Spencer

    R. Spencer

    8 days ago

    I hate those wheels. Such a missed opportunity on such a sporty-looking vehicle!!!

  2. Home Theater System Blog

    Home Theater System Blog

    10 days ago

    Why don't they market Acuras globally. Would love to test drive one but I'm in the gulf.

  3. rooster sideburbs

    rooster sideburbs

    11 days ago

    looks a little cx 5 ish?

  4. R Har

    R Har

    21 day ago

    That engine is dog slow. That’s the only thing stopping the new MDX from being a serious competitor.

    • Outpacer

      Outpacer

      19 days ago

      it's standard for the segment, the V6 is extremely smooth though. You only get more horsepower when you go to the higher engine trims in the german vehicles

  5. Mihail G

    Mihail G

    22 days ago

    I ordered exactly this one with full gadgets, 1 delayed and finally arrived

  6. Crypto Joe

    Crypto Joe

    24 days ago

    That sound Acura chose for that drive mode menu select is legendary

  7. Sabroso Lopez

    Sabroso Lopez

    Month ago

    Sounds noisy inside that cabin

  8. Norm T

    Norm T

    Month ago

    Except that the larger 3rd row seated Cadillac XT6 beats the 2022 MDX by about a second in Motor Trend handling course. The XT6 also gets TSP+ and tops MDX with 310 hp!

  9. Ghost Man

    Ghost Man

    Month ago

    Hey! I have the 2022 a spec trim, how come mine does not have the dashboard area ambient lighting?

  10. warren chu

    warren chu

    Month ago

    J

  11. Blake Neyland

    Blake Neyland

    Month ago

    I need them to add that digital cluster and that center stack with the wireless charger into the RDX

  12. ashasha3

    ashasha3

    Month ago

    The first time I test drove one I hated it. Did some more research, test drove some other stuff and decided to go back and give it another shot. Couple things that I figured out....the first time I drove it the dealer set it in comfort mode. I hated the light steering in comfort mode even though it was very precise and the throttle response was pathetic. In normal mode everything feels much better. The other thing was the stereo was quite a let down considering the hype. Well if someone before you cranks the bass all the way up it does not sound great; normalize it and it really does sound great. The engine does not have the low end torque that most of us are used to in the turbo charged 4 and 6 cylinders out there, but it is not slow. It drives like it's a car and the superhandling AWD is noticeable. It is not the most premium or most luxurious or most sporty SUV out there, but out of the literally dozens of cars we drove and looked at I think that it balances comfort and confidence the best and for the price it's hard to beat. With that said I hate the touchpad. I'm getting used to it, but if it just had a touchscreen I would be on my roof shouting about how amazing this vehicle was. It's a major drawback and something that you need to really be honest about before you buy it. It seems stupid and trivial until you're driving down the road and need to do something simple and you want to put your fist through the screen. Fortunately the voice commands seem to be decent. The naturally aspirated V6 will last forever. Of course I don't usually keep a car beyond 2 years so long term reliability isn't that big a deal for me, but for resale it's a great selling point.

  13. yeshuasaves13

    yeshuasaves13

    Month ago

    Interesting. The ambient lighting is a tad bit better on the Advance package of the MDX than the A-Spec.

  14. Mike

    Mike

    Month ago

    I love the TLX and MDX cars, but I can't stand the fact they're all trying to go for the lack of touchscreen infotainment system. A bit of a deal breaker for me. Lexus had a god awful touchpad system as well, but then they went with a touchscreen in their newest models.

  15. Pretty much nothing

    Pretty much nothing

    Month ago

    My dad has one

  16. Jim P

    Jim P

    Month ago

    how is the throttle response and low RPM acceleration compared to the current X5 and Q7?

  17. Mitch B

    Mitch B

    Month ago

    Having had a bunch of MDXs, so they pipe in the exhaust note, because it sounds like a Porsche 911?

  18. T G

    T G

    Month ago

    I have the 07 which still in great condition with under 154,000 miles . I like the new ones but not the built frame guess I can say only thing I like different is the technology of insides of the new acura

  19. A-A-Ron

    A-A-Ron

    Month ago

    The dynamic selector and touch pad sounding like kingdom hearts game lol

  20. bbuildingmarch

    bbuildingmarch

    Month ago

    Copied Mazda's paint colours and body lines. And copied Mercedes' interior ambient light strips. Scumbag honda.

  21. xiang li

    xiang li

    Month ago

    really great video! when you say x5 q7 is one class above, can you give a little more detail other than price aspect? thanks

  22. Roberts98

    Roberts98

    Month ago

    But wtf bro!?The sound is the same of the M2...

  23. Max Villanueva

    Max Villanueva

    Month ago

    The sound effects and audio engineering in here really hits nicely. The default selection noise is so satisfying!

  24. Omair Sheikh

    Omair Sheikh

    Month ago

    This is how reviews should be done. Rather than petty nit picking that most reviewers do

  25. 田舎民ドライブ

    田舎民ドライブ

    Month ago

    In Japan,there are no shops Acura.

  26. Matthew B. Randall

    Matthew B. Randall

    Month ago

    This review is spot on. This ACURA is Precision.Crafted.Performance! Remember, ACURA is the PERFORMANCE line of Honda. This car delivers performance and will keep you at an affordable budget with daily use and MAINTENANCE! The infotainment system is freaking EASY and finally gets a review with intelligence!

  27. Chuong Nguyen

    Chuong Nguyen

    Month ago

    When they get rid of the touch pad, i will consider to buy 1

  28. Powerkeg

    Powerkeg

    Month ago

    My choice is Volvo's Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system. I've heard both sound systems.

  29. muh guyva

    muh guyva

    Month ago

    Very interested in one of these as we need a 7 seat SUV. The road noise could be an issue or is it just your mic picking up the thunks?

  30. Alfonz33

    Alfonz33

    Month ago

    NA engine is the BEST! Type s is shit!

  31. Afzal Shaikh

    Afzal Shaikh

    Month ago

    I wish they came out with a hybrid version for this 2022 mdx

  32. ItsSaint

    ItsSaint

    Month ago

    can u do the 2021 rdx Aspec

  33. Rodnoosh

    Rodnoosh

    Month ago

    I wish it had more power .....

  34. Cool Squad

    Cool Squad

    Month ago

    At 9:47 you forgot one more car which was the landrover discovery which also competes with all of the cars you talking about and the mdx the landrover discovery gets slepted on to much.

  35. Blue Diamond

    Blue Diamond

    Month ago

    looks great ;-)

  36. Manie Packyaw

    Manie Packyaw

    Month ago

    Same engine from the Odyssey.... Still a FWD based platform, just like economy cars.... yeah sure, this screams Luxury brand......NOT

    • Alan Boginskey

      Alan Boginskey

      Month ago

      you are acting as if this SH-AWD system doesn't outdo many other rear-biased systems. This offers the best value out of any car in the segment.

    • TheTopher

      TheTopher

      Month ago

      Mmmmm the Ford Explorer...RWD Platform, Engine from the Ford GT, pinnacle of luxury!

  37. Scott Douglas

    Scott Douglas

    Month ago

    Hows road noise?

  38. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    Month ago

    👍🏻🔥 Acura

  39. Joseph

    Joseph

    Month ago

    I'm shocked that you say this ELS is better than Volvo's Bowers & Wilkins.

    • Joseph

      Joseph

      Month ago

      @Erik Darmawan Absolutely not. You obviously have not listened to other high end audio systems. ELS is great especially for what Acura's are worth, but it's certainly not the best.

    • Erik Darmawan

      Erik Darmawan

      Month ago

      els is better and anything else, period!!!

  40. Veyronp87

    Veyronp87

    Month ago

    60k for this advance model is tough. pretty close to BMW X5 price which i think is a superior car if you dont need a third row. an A spec in the 50s is a good buy.

  41. Victor X

    Victor X

    Month ago

    Nice review!

  42. StarryRGB

    StarryRGB

    Month ago

    Dang, its crazy how Acura has improved that much over the years. I would take this over an Audi any day for that design.

    • StarryRGB

      StarryRGB

      Month ago

      Those startups and sounds really just get me.

  43. reg

    reg

    Month ago

    compared to rx 350 hows the road noise !!!!!

  44. Jamie Garth

    Jamie Garth

    Month ago

    I hate this car just because of the millions of ads I get for it every day it’s insane

  45. wasabi9111

    wasabi9111

    Month ago

    If Acura adds a touchscreen and a phev, it’ll be perfect.

  46. S Cinn

    S Cinn

    Month ago

    No sound test? How can you say it's the best sound system, but then don't play anything 🤔

    • [Blank]

      [Blank]

      Month ago

      I think it's because he reviewed the sound system previously

  47. NeonDynamite18

    NeonDynamite18

    Month ago

    The videos are so nice to watch before going to bed

  48. Sergio Valente

    Sergio Valente

    Month ago

    Wanna trade for a Pathfinder Platinum 2017? Asking for a friend...

  49. canonlybeme4life

    canonlybeme4life

    Month ago

    Great Drive. I do like this redesign. The road noise seems high or maybe just a really good microphone.

  50. Los Equis7

    Los Equis7

    Month ago

    any ambient lights in rear seats?

  51. Mountain Life

    Mountain Life

    Month ago

    No surprise they kept the same telescoping motor. Its always have been loud where as in a old Toyota Tundra you barely hear it. I'm also surprised you didn't put your foot into it in the turns (granted I didn't watch the daytime vid). I love my 2nd gen for its ruggedness where as I wouldn't dare take this on a camp trip.

    • [Blank]

      [Blank]

      Month ago

      Sometimes, things are engineered to be loud so they don't be too quiet. The mechanism is loud on purpose, to ensure you that it's working and responding to your commands. Another example of engineered to be loud was the recently redesigned RR ghost. That car was originally too quiet, so RR made the car a bit louder to have the perfect loudness. Another example is the door locks on the Mercedes G-wagon. Mercedes intentionally made the locking mechanism on the G-wagon as loud as it has always been in the past because a G-wagon with a quiet locking mechanism isn't so assuring.

  52. TFiPW

    TFiPW

    Month ago

    drive mode selector sounding like a character selection screen

  53. Alex

    Alex

    Month ago

    what’s your favorite car you’ve ever reviewed?

  54. alan zhang

    alan zhang

    Month ago

    DUDE,how about it NVH level?

  55. Alen Green

    Alen Green

    Month ago

    I like the Exterior Design very much and the rest is for the price Okay.

  56. luszcz.k

    luszcz.k

    Month ago

    dream car

  57. 🎮 Gaming & More With Jeremiah 🔔

    🎮 Gaming & More With Jeremiah 🔔

    Month ago

    WOW!!!!! I.M Been Waiting For This Video, Awesome Video Bro 😎😎😎🔥🔥

  58. M Slaw

    M Slaw

    Month ago

    The Bob Ross of car reviewers! Much appreciated!👍🏽

  59. Alex

    Alex

    Month ago

    Is this the same engine as the Honda Odyssey ?

  60. King Timmy

    King Timmy

    Month ago

    Imma get one 😫them front headlights turn me on(joke)

  61. 史蒂夫 You

    史蒂夫 You

    Month ago

    I really hope Acura MDX and Acura TLX 2022 can enter Chinese market

  62. Andy Reyno

    Andy Reyno

    Month ago

    This car can have terrible everything but as long as those lights and sounds keep working I’m sold! Good job on the Acura marketing

  63. Violent

    Violent

    Month ago

    Biggest problem with this SUV is that looks wise, it falls behind its rivals. XC90, Q7, X5, GV80 look like money compared to this thing, exterior AND interior wise. The RX 350L is the only one id say you could argue is worse (or better) due to its more polarizing design. I don't know many people who would want to spend 60K for their vehicle to look mundane on the outside AND inside. This SUV is great if you want a lowkey luxury SUV that nobody will know cost 60K, and there is a market for that, or if you yourself just want something basic that doesn't try to be overkill luxury, which there is a market for that too, but for 60K its a nogo for me. I think it makes more sense to buy something @ 30K-40K if this vehicle is enough to satisfy you.

    • xtac

      xtac

      10 days ago

      What’s $30-40k?

    • f181234

      f181234

      Month ago

      XC90 and Q7 are pretty boring tbh especially the interiors they don’t look like there worth over $70k

    • [Blank]

      [Blank]

      Month ago

      I disagree with the Q7 exterior and XC90 interior.

    • Veyronp87

      Veyronp87

      Month ago

      agree with you. maybe Type S wil be a different story but think Acura played it a little too safe here for the Advance model at least.

  64. Edysin Simon

    Edysin Simon

    Month ago

    Nighttime driving? Always red colors for instrumentation and/or visuals.

  65. J C

    J C

    Month ago

    Just from these videos I think Mercedes has the best ambient lighting. Almost spaceship like Tesla should take note.

  66. Alejandro Estrada Romero

    Alejandro Estrada Romero

    Month ago

    TLX Type S in a couple of months, hell yeah! Been waiting for drining impressions for it. Also MDX Type S and any other #TypeS #Acura wants to produce... #ManualTypeS 🧐

  67. nikg1357

    nikg1357

    Month ago

    I love the POV night drives! I personally think that it shows another level of the vehicles that most other car review channels miss. Thank you!

  68. timmydevil999

    timmydevil999

    Month ago

    Ahhh, the 2021 acute MDX

  69. Adeeb Shums

    Adeeb Shums

    Month ago

    Would you be doing a short night drive of 2020 mdx aspec and honda fit sport please. Your pov drives are helpful. Thank you

  70. Andy Saggu

    Andy Saggu

    Month ago

    Nice Review. I have been waiting when you are reviewing the ford explorer?

  71. Mazda Man

    Mazda Man

    Month ago

    Gotta love hearing that vtec pull! I think I can actually hear it kick in around 5500 in a few different parts of the video...

  72. DIEGO ALVAREZ

    DIEGO ALVAREZ

    Month ago

    This suv makes the kind of noises you would expect from a PS5

  73. frank fourdi

    frank fourdi

    Month ago

    Relaxing night drive 😌😎

  74. Matthew L

    Matthew L

    Month ago

    Just picked up a 2022 Acura MDX A-Spec in Red Pearl (beautiful depth of the color too btw with contrasting wheels too). Awesome vehicle - love the interior with the different textures and red stitching with the black interior. Handles incredibly well and the SH-AWD is unreal. I've always been a bit of an audiophile, and my wife has a Lexus GS with the Levinson system - but I'm convinced that there is now way that there is an equal to this sound system in any vehicle. I also don't think the X5 handles better, but it does have more power. The Type-S should solve that issue for the most part - wish I could have waited for that version!.Thanks Topher for this and the A-Spec review!

  75. Moises Escobar

    Moises Escobar

    Month ago

    I have the 2021 TLX Aspec and I absolutely love my car. Yes the ELS Studio 3D is a must lol. Sounds incredible and that sh-awd is a magic for this car. Excited for the type s models for both vehicles

    • Moises Escobar

      Moises Escobar

      Month ago

      @Calisto Riviera i will next week!

    • Calisto Riviera

      Calisto Riviera

      Month ago

      Make a video of it fam

    • Moises Escobar

      Moises Escobar

      Month ago

      @Sepehr thank you man

    • Sepehr

      Sepehr

      Month ago

      Good choice bruh

  76. Andy

    Andy

    Month ago

    I cannot wait for the type s!

  77. Tony Chau

    Tony Chau

    Month ago

    Wish it didn't come standard with pano same with the rdx. Pigs

  78. Ari Truths

    Ari Truths

    Month ago

    This Advance package looks great especially at night. The ELS is beyond an experience to listen too also.

    • Aviators Dream

      Aviators Dream

      16 days ago

      Yup. I am yet to experience the new ELS. But if the original ELS is anything to go off of... Its fantastic. I have the first ever ELS in my 2007 TL and for a 8 speaker 250ish watt system... its better than most systems put in most cars up to 35k. Detail and clarity is unparalleled. I listen to my surround sound DVDs in the TL and it's just beautiful. I have lots of expectations for the new TLX Type S. I firmly believe that that 2004-2008 TL was the best sedan ever to come out of Acura.

  79. MAX DEVEREAUX

    MAX DEVEREAUX

    Month ago

    This car is beautiful , gorgeous , and fast !!!

  80. Lor Munchie

    Lor Munchie

    Month ago

    I have a 05 acura tl this thing rides great. My be some tuneups because its superfast I've challenged some dodge chargers in this thing 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    • Aviators Dream

      Aviators Dream

      16 days ago

      I consistently beat V6 Chargers and Challengers in my TL. The 3.2L J Series is very nice!

  81. DP18

    DP18

    Month ago

    Hey love the vids man keep it up

  82. Jerome Wong

    Jerome Wong

    Month ago

    I have been dying for this.

  83. MGP 9

    MGP 9

    Month ago

    Two questions. How much better is the ELS in this MDX vs the TLX you tested and how is the second row leg room?

    • TheTopher

      TheTopher

      Month ago

      For me at 5’10 second row legroom is pretty good, you can get a better idea in my day drive footage. I do prefer this ELS in the MDX, the bass is noticeably cleaner sounding 👍

  84. Rakhsi Prayogo

    Rakhsi Prayogo

    Month ago

    Is Dark MDX

  85. Beastbee 011

    Beastbee 011

    Month ago

    OVERPRICED

    • gmu_alum08

      gmu_alum08

      Month ago

      But it's not a Honda dude

  86. BASITH PH

    BASITH PH

    Month ago

    Looking forward to seeing how the MDX Type S performs🔥

    • PHO NOODLES

      PHO NOODLES

      23 days ago

      @Scott Douglas blue

    • Scott Douglas

      Scott Douglas

      Month ago

      When is Type S available and what paint color options?

    • PhantomJosh

      PhantomJosh

      Month ago

      Yessir

  87. BASITH PH

    BASITH PH

    Month ago

    The MDX is looking really good Can’t wait to see the Type S🔥

  88. Alpha Beta

    Alpha Beta

    Month ago

    Man, you’re one of the better car reviewers, I like your style.

  89. Aarush Tripathi

    Aarush Tripathi

    Month ago

    I appreciate you.

    • PhantomJosh

      PhantomJosh

      Month ago

      @TheTopher no I appreciate you

    • TheTopher

      TheTopher

      Month ago

      I appreciate you!

  90. Adi

    Adi

    Month ago

    Acura is back !! Glad they stuck with the V6 and the interior is super nice .

    • TheTopher

      TheTopher

      Month ago

      Same, this V6 will be missed someday!

  91. ANGLE

    ANGLE

    Month ago

    I was actually just wondering when you were gonna upload next It's either just a coincidence or i have psychic powers

    • Muramasa

      Muramasa

      Month ago

      When the autoblogger is SUS

    • Mazda Man

      Mazda Man

      Month ago

      @Toriell Mitchell I think it's definitely on par

    • Toriell Mitchell

      Toriell Mitchell

      Month ago

      @TheTopher how you compare this to the Cx-5 from mazda in terms of quality

    • Unknown Bird

      Unknown Bird

      Month ago

      lol same

    • TheTopher

      TheTopher

      Month ago

      100% we have a psychic connection

  92. Mike

    Mike

    Month ago

    When is the type-s coming out??

    • Mike

      Mike

      Month ago

      @Aarush Tripathi yay

    • Aarush Tripathi

      Aarush Tripathi

      Month ago

      MDX Type-S will arrive in about September 2021. Maybe. Type-S TLX in May of 2021.

  93. SHEIKAH

    SHEIKAH

    Month ago

    I've been waiting for this!! Excellent video.

  94. Love Girl

    Love Girl

    Month ago

    Beautiful car wonderful I loved ❤❤❤

  95. حسين العجيلي

    حسين العجيلي

    Month ago

    نورت ياحبيبي نهديلك تحيه من بغداد تحياتي

  96. Colt 45

    Colt 45

    Month ago

    Acura the best of luxury and reliable

    • MrDroo Boiii

      MrDroo Boiii

      Month ago

      Lol reliable ? Acura has had many recalls for new and old cars a lot ! Acura actually has a lot of problems. Wan talk reliable ? MAZDA !

    • Stanky-Gurl

      Stanky-Gurl

      Month ago

      @Kristiāns Ozoliņš Acura’s interiors are thousands of years ahead of Infiniti and Buick, which makes them luxury imo

    • Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      Kristiāns Ozoliņš

      Month ago

      Acura isn’t even a luxury brand. They’re premium like Buick and Infiniti

    • Stanky-Gurl

      Stanky-Gurl

      Month ago

      @Aubs I do agree they are more sport then luxury but I would call them luxury compared to a lot of other brands at the same price. Newer Acura’s really have a ton a value.

    • Aubs

      Aubs

      Month ago

      @Stanky-Gurl I agree they are more reliable, but I would not consider them to be luxury. They don't even advertise themself as such.

  97. Trent 2 Goatified

    Trent 2 Goatified

    Month ago

    First love your videos

  98. Magma

    Magma

    Month ago

    First

  99. Pop smoke Fan

    Pop smoke Fan

    Month ago

    i love your videos

  100. Magma

    Magma

    Month ago

    Love the vids! Keep it up!

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