Acura announced that their premium, three-row MDX will be available for sale in their dealers across Canada from February 12th, 2021.
Now longer, wider and more spacious, the all-new MDX benefits from a new exterior design, upgraded and elegant interior finishes as well as advanced safety and driver enhancements & technologies.
The new MDX is now built on an all-new light truck platform with an all-new double-wishbone suspension up front that Acura claims will give it Type S performance.
Under the newly elongated hood sits the familiar 3.5-litre V-6 engine that produces 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque that is matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission that puts the power down to the wheels through Acura’s Super Handling all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD).
The MDX comes equipped with five driving modes: Snow, Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Individual. The individual mode gives the driver the unique ability to select specific throttle response, gear shifting, steering feel and engine sound settings.
To ensure there is enough airflow to the engine an oversized diamond-patterned pentagon grille dominates the front end between the new Jewel Eye LED headlights.
Both leg and headroom have been increased up front without compromising space in the second and third rows. The driver-centric cockpit is sleek and sophisticated and uses a blend of fine leather, wood and metal trim to amplify its sporty, speed inspired look and feel. Following on from the speed theme the front race-inspired bucket seats can be adjusted in 12 ways and haae a 4-way adjustable lumbar support.
The second row features one-touch sliding seating that includes a one-touch walk-in design. The centre seat is removable with the third row now being larger. The trunk features adjustable flooring that increases the capacity from 1,107.2-litres behind the third row with the floor in the upper position up to 2,690.1-litres with second and third rows folded and the floor in the lower position.
The MDX comes with a plethora of safety and technical enhancements. Available is intuitive low-speed braking that is controlled by sonar that reduces the risk of front or rear end collisions at low speed. The MDX is also equipped with Acura’s AcuraWatch driver assist systems that are designed to enhance the driver’s awareness and will try and avoid collisions. Included in the system is: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Blind Spot Information System (BSI). Lane Keep Assist (LKAS) Cross Traffic Alert and Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM).
The MDX also features Acura’s first Digital Virtual Cockpit, a 12.3-inch customizable drivers instrument display that can be easily changed to display a number of functions from navigation, tire pressure, and the likes. Another 12.3 infotainment display sits atop the dash making sure that all functions are easily read and controlled with the minimum of effort.
Pricing for the MDX will start at $56,405 for the MDX trim, followed by the Tech Spec at $60,405, A-Spec at $63,405 and the Platinum Elite at the top of the list coming in at $67,405.
The 2022 Acura MDX will now become the brands’ flagship model and if the pictures are anything to go by, rightly so.