Acura will launch a high-performance version of the MDX 3-row SUV later this year. The automaker has confirmed more specs and released more photos.
Under the hood of the 2022 Acura MDX Type S, there is the brand’s all-new Type S Turbo V6 that delivers 355 hp, 354 lb-ft of peak torque, and allows max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
A team of engineers, the same that developed the NSX’s twin-turbo V6, worked on this engine which is exclusive to Acura Type S models.
The hot SUV comes with Acura’s advanced Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(SH-AWD) with true torque-vectoring, and a quick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission.
While the standard model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, the S Type version will make it faster. Expect to see all-season tires as standard on the model.
Other features the 2022 MDX receives include Brembo front brakes, a double-wishbone front suspension, a Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode to sharpen responses.
More details will be available closer to the on-sale date. The pricing should start at around $65,000.