How does the 2022 Acura MDX compare to the 2021 Acura MDX?

I’m considering getting the new 2022 Acura MDX. What’s the biggest difference between the 2022 Acura MDX and the 2021 MDX?

Matt Nightingale · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The biggest difference between the 2022
Acura MDX
and the 2021 MDX is that the 2022 MDX exists and 2021 doesn’t. That’s right, Acura took a year off from making the MDX, so the next closest comparison is the 2020 version.
The Acura luxury SUV has been redesigned for the 2022 model year, and there are a number of differences. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from the 2022 MDX compared with the 2020 version:
  • 10-speed automatic transmission instead of 9-speed
  • poorer fuel economy
  • same engine
  • more futuristic exterior design
  • 255mm tires instead of 245mm tires
  • Larger paddle shifters
  • Digital gauge readout instead of analog gauges
  • Mousepad-controlled infotainment system instead of touchscreen
  • Drive mode is controlled by a dial rather than a button
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Panoramic sunroof instead of a traditional sunroof
Acura has put a lot into remaking the MDX, and its sharper, more futuristic look will get enthusiasts all riled up.
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