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Acura MDX 4 (YE1) Crossover (2021)

Neoscore 47%NEX score 80%

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Product Overview

The 4th-gen Acura MDX is to come on the market in 2021 as a 2022 model. Unveiled in 2020 as a prototype, the new MDX will be Acura's flagship mid-size, three-row crossover.
The 4th-gen MDX will inherit the current 3.5L naturally-aspirated V6, while a new 3.0L turbocharged V6 will power the Type-S model. Both will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Acura will give the new MDX a suspension setup similar to the newly-revealed 2021 TLX, and Brembo 4-piston brakes will be standard on all four corners.
For models equipped with AWD, Acura will endow them with Honda's 4th-gen Super Handling AWD system with torque vectoring.
Design-wise, Acura touts the improved dash-to-axle ratio that gives the vehicle a sportier profile. Wheelbase will also be increased to give the cabin more space while improving handling.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 47% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High cargo capacity
Cons
  • Poor offroad capabilities for an SUV

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good infotainment tech
  • Comfortable second-row seats
Cons
  • Touchpad is a bit of a bugaboo
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Specifications

Variants:
FWD
SH-AWD
Type S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
462 L / 16.3 cu-ft ~ 2690 L / 95.0 cu-ft
Fuel Capacity
70.0 L / 18.5 gal
Passengers
7

Chassis

FWDBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 350.52 mm
SH-AWDBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 350.52 mm
Type SBrakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 363.22 mm
Brakes | Rear
Disc, 330.2 mm
Chassis Type
Unibody
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
FWDTire Size
255/55 R19, 255/50 R20
SH-AWDTire Size
255/55 R19, 255/50 R20
Type STire Size
275/40 R21
Turning Circle
12.3 m / 40.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door SUV

Dimensions

FWDGround Clearance
185 mm / 7.3 in
SH-AWDGround Clearance
185 mm / 7.3 in
Type SGround Clearance
170 mm / 6.7 in
Size | Height
1704 mm / 67.1 in
Size | Length
5039 mm / 198.4 in
Size | Width
1999 mm / 78.7 in
Track Width | Front
1720.0 mm / 67.7 in
Track Width | Rear
1720.0 mm / 67.7 in
FWDWeight
1937.0 kg / 4270.4 lbs
SH-AWDWeight
2043.0 kg / 4504.0 lbs
Type SWeight
2150.0 kg / 4739.9 lbs
FWDWheel Size
8.5J x 19, 9.0J x 20
SH-AWDWheel Size
8.5J x 19, 9.0J x 20
Type SWheel Size
9.5J x 21
Wheelbase
2891 mm / 113.8 in

Performance

FWDFuel Economy
10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)
SH-AWDFuel Economy
11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)
Type SFuel Economy
12.4 L/100km / 19.0 MPG (combined) | 13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (highway)
FWDTowing Capacity
1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
SH-AWDTowing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
Type STowing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

FWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
SH-AWDDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Type SDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
FWDEmission Standard
ULEV70
SH-AWDEmission Standard
ULEV70
Type SEmission Standard
ULEV-70
Engine
J30AC
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
FWDEngine | Compression Ratio
11.5:1
SH-AWDEngine | Compression Ratio
11.5:1
Type SEngine | Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.9 cu-in / 2997.0 cc
FWDEngine | Displacement
3.5 L
SH-AWDEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
FWDEngine | Power
290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm
SH-AWDEngine | Power
290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm
Type SEngine | Power
355.0 hp / 264.7 kW @ 5500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
118.5 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
FWDEngine | Torque
362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
SH-AWDEngine | Torque
362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Type SEngine | Torque
480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1400-5000 rpm
FWDEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
SH-AWDEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Type SEngine | Type
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
10-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic SportShift

Production

Availability
2021
FWDAvailability
2021
SH-AWDAvailability
2021
Type SAvailability
2022
Debut
2020-10-14
Made In
USA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Acura's tech game is strong, but the infotainment interface continues to be a bit of a bugaboo. The cabin's design is great, with some cool aluminum accents and available open-pore wood. The 2022 MDX starts at $48,245 including $1,045 for destination.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable second-row seats
  • Good infotainment tech
Cons
  • Touchpad is a bit of a bugaboo

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2022 Acura MDX review: More style, more tech, more luxury. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2022-acura-mdx-review/. 2021-07-28. Retrieved 2021-07-28.

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