Compare 2022 Acura MDX vs 2022 Acura MDX Type S

2022 Acura MDX vs 2022 Acura MDX Type S
2022 Acura MDX 2022 Acura MDX Type S


3.5L V6 3.0L Turbo V6


290 hp 355 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

19/26 * 17/21 *

  Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

Optional Standard

  Towing Capacity

3,500 – 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs

  Standard Sound System

Acura Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers Signature Edition Acura/ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio System with 25 Speakers **

2022 Acura MDX vs 2022 Acura MDX Type S

Serving Memphis, TN

In 2022, Acura makes history by introducing its first Type S SUV. The MDX Type S is a three-row crossover SUV that balances modern features with sophisticated materials and bold styling. While neither of these top picks leaves room for disappointment, they differ in critical areas. Get to know more about the MDX and the MDX Type S by reading below.


You will love the driving experience that both of these models produce. The 2022 Acura MDX draws 290 horsepower from a V6 engine. This engine is tied to an Integrated Dynamics System, Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, and a front double-wishbone suspension system. On the other hand, the MDX Type S is equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that gives you 355 horsepower. It has the same mechanical features as you will find in the standard MDX, and it adds front Brembo brakes.


The Acura MDX shows off fresh styling for the 2022 model year. On the front end, the pentagon-shaped grille has a chrome-on-black starburst pattern. A zigging LED light ribbon underscores the headlights. On the sides, deep door accents and tapered side windows add to the MDX’s sleek look. In comparison, the 2022 MDX Type S shares many design elements, but it is easy to distinguish on the road. The nose has a blacked-out grille with an innovative design on the lower front fascia. Special Type S badging and wheel designs add to the Type S’s individuality.


The MDX has a contemporary, sophisticated cabin design with premium materials, ambient lighting, and a digital Precision Cockpit. The MDX Type S adds accentuated contouring through the seats and a unique dashboard design. Select packages for both models may add a navigation system, smart device integration, a power-sliding second-row function, a multi-zone automatic temperature control system, heated seats, and other equipment.

At Acura of Memphis, we take customer satisfaction seriously, and we will do what it takes to help you make an SUV selection that you will love. Our friendly sales team is ready to help you explore the MDX. Call or contact our sales office to plan your visit.

* Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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