Two decades ago, Acura saw the writing on the wall. People seeking luxury were going to want it in a crossover SUV offering the tall and roomy seating, configurable utility, and all-wheel drive characteristic of the breed, combined with driving dynamics more akin to a car than a truck. Consumers responded by making the Acura MDX the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in history.
Now, a redesigned, fourth-generation 2022 Acura MDX arrives, continuing in the tradition established by those that came before it. It remains a mid-size model with three rows of seats, comes only with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and front- or all-wheel drive, and is available in base, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance configurations. This coming summer, a performance-oriented MDX Type S will join the lineup. Prices for the 2022 Acura MDX start at around $48,000 and rise to more than $60,000 with every option. The Type S is likely to cost more than $65,000.