Acura enters model year 2022 at a turning point. Honda’s luxury arm redesigned the MDX three-row crossover SUV and updated the RDX compact crossover – its two bestsellers – but sold out the latest iteration of its rare NSX supercar within hours. Comfortable utility vehicles support the brand as it seeks to reassert its mojo of affordable performance with the return of the Acura Integra sedan, which helped launch the brand in the 1980s but had been shelved for the past 20 years.
Here are the news for the five models in Acura’s 2022 range.
– The redesigned three-row crossover SUV gets a new structure, new cabin, and updated safety and convenience features.
– Standard 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 hp and 267 Nm of torque; optional 355hp V-6 turbo in MDX Type S. A 10-speed automatic sends power to the front wheels; all-wheel drive is optional.
Standard features include a panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, 19-inch wheels, wireless smartphone charging, synthetic leather upholstery, 12-way electric front seats and a 12.3-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Instead of a touchscreen, the infotainment interface relies on a flawed touchpad that may be the only misstep inside.
– Standard front and rear automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitor.
The revamped compact five-seat crossover features more standard technology, a quieter cabin and re-tuned driving dynamics.
Uses a 272hp, 2.0-liter turbo-4 and 10-speed automatic transmission that powers the front wheels or all four wheels with available AWD. Acura says the drive mode selector has been improved with more distinct power steering in steering, braking and sound control.
– Acura says the updated design and improvements result in less noise, vibration and harshness.
– Wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto now standard.
– PMC edition limited to 200 units.
2021 Acura TLX Type S
2022 Acura TLX
– Five-seater sedan redesigned for model year 2021 it should be carried over in 2022.
– The old compact sedan based on the old Honda Civic will be replaced by the Acura Integra next year.
– Integra should be a five-seat hatchback with a 6-speed manual transmission.
2022 Acura NSX Type S
– NSX Type S completes production of this generation of Acura supercars.
– The hybrid supercar uses a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 600 hp and 492 lb-ft; two of the three engines power each axle for all-wheel drive.