The new generation of Acura’s mid-size crossover is here. The new model looks better, drivers better and feels more upscale and most people seem to be pleased with what Acura has done with this overhaul. However, the most interesting part is yet to come. While the standard version has arrived, we are still waiting for the hi-performance version, which will hit the market as the 2022 Acura MDX Type S. You may count on a variety of upgrades in all aspects of the vehicle.
Although this version is yet to come, we know most of the details about it. Of course, it will get a new, more powerful engine but that won’t be the only upgrade we are about to see. We will see upgrades in terms of the suspension setup, brakes and a bunch of exclusive styling details. Unique details are possible on the inside as well.
According to the latest reports, the 2022 Acura MDX Type S will hit the market in the second half of the year.
2022 Acura MDX Type S Redesign
When it comes to the base design, the 2022 Acura MDX Type S will implement all the changes that were introduced with the recent redesign. The new generation feels better in every aspect but this particular version should come with even more interesting novelties. Compared to standard models, it will come with a new suspension setup, which will be stiffer, designed for better handling and overall performance. This version will sit a little bit closer to the ground, while the brakes will be upgraded as well.
Of course, we count on a plethora of exclusive styling details as well. The standard model already looks pretty attractive with all those sharp lines, but the 2022 Acura MDX Type S will come with upgrades, with goodies like new bumpers, wheels, lower-profile tires, new exhaust pipes, exclusive color options and many more.
2022 Acura MDX Type S Engine
This is definitely one of the most interesting aspects of the 2022 Acura MDX Type S. We know for sure that this particular version will use Honda’s well-known 3.0-liter turbo V6, which will feature a max output of 355 horsepower in this case. The engine will come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a good thing to know is that Acura’s SH-AWD system will be standard.
The company still hasn’t come up with numbers but we could make some predictions by comparing this engine power with the base model. With 355 horsepower, we believe that the MDX Type S should be able to hit 60 in less than 5 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, we don’t expect that this version could be much thirstier compared to the standard model, which returns around 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
On the inside, we presume that Acura would add a little bit of drama. The standard model already looks attractive from the inside, so we expect that the 2022 Acura MDX Type S could only bring additional upgrades. This refers to things like unique color schemes and materials, as well as things like sporty seats, sport wheel, upgraded pedals and similar things.
On the other side, the overall layout should remain pretty much the same. This means that you may count not just on strong performances and attractive styling, but also on a spacious and practical cabin. We presume that this model will also come with three rows of seats as standard, with a seating capacity for seven passengers. Also, you may count on the same cargo volume, which is among the biggest ones in the class.
Considering that the base model already comes with a pretty long list of standard equipment, we have no doubt that this version will be even more impressive. We presume that the list of standard features will include goodies like a 12.3-inch display, a touchpad controller, a nine-speaker stereo, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, Amazon Alexa, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, navigation etc. The 25-speaker ELS audio system should be standard as well.
The same story is with safety features. We count on goodies like a rearview camera, driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, traffic jam assist, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and many more.
2022 Acura MDX Type S Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Acura MDX Type S will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. Most sources suggest the starting price of around 65.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors should be similarly-priced performance crossovers from Germany, such as BMW X3 M40i, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 etc.