Price (as tested) 💲: $58,625

Powertrain ⚙️: 3.5-liter V6

Output 💪: 290 hp/267 lb-ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 10-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 7.0 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 145 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 19 city/25 hwy/21 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 4,500 lbs


Miles straps into the 2022 Acura MDX A-Spec, the latest generation of the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV on sale. With intense competition from new and old brands, Acura knew it needed to spice up its flagship SUV substantially. Striking new bodywork and interior design helps the American-made, Japanese-branded MDX catch attention, but is sportiness only skin deep? Acura touts its all-new platform, double A-arm front suspension, 10-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel drive system (SH-AWD), and variable ratio steering rack as class-leading components. However, until the Type-S hits dealerships later this year, the MDX remains motivated by a carryover, naturally aspirated V6.

Is the 2022 Acura MDX ready to knock rivals like the Lincoln Aviator, Genesis GV80, and Audi Q7 down a peg or two? Find out in this in-depth review.