2022 Acura MDX Type S Specs Confirmed, Arrives Later This Year

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Photo credit: Acura
Photo credit: Acura
  • Acura has confirmed specs for the 2022 MDX Type S three-row SUV.

  • It has the same 355-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 as the TLX Type S sedan.

  • The MDX Type S will go on sale later this year.

The Acura TLX Type S sedan's SUV stablemate, the 2022 MDX Type S, is on its way and will arrive at U.S. dealerships later this year. Before it goes on sale, Acura has confirmed more specs for the new performance version of the three-row SUV and released a few more photos of it in the eye-catching Tiger Eye Pearl exterior color.

With the same turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 as the TLX, the MDX Type S has 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 65 hp and 87 pound-feet over the base MDX's 3.5-liter V-6. As such, we expect it to be significantly quicker than the standard model, which got to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds in our testing. When equipped with an optional towing package, the MDX Type S is rated to tow up to 5000 pounds, matching the rating for the SH-AWD version of the base model.

Photo credit: Acura
Photo credit: Acura

A ten-speed automatic transmission and SH-AWD are standard on all Type S models. The front brakes are upgraded and feature Brembo calipers, and the Type S also features an extra driving mode called Sport+ that's said to sharpen the steering and throttle response. Acura previously told us that it won't offer a summer-tire option for the MDX Type S like it does for the TLX Type S, so we expect to see all-season tires as standard.

We still don't have pricing for the MDX Type S, but we anticipate it will start around $65,000. More info will come later this year.

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