2022 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2022 Acura MDX
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Among premium crossovers, the Acura MDX competes with some interesting rivals for well-known German SUVs.

The Volvo XC90 is a tech powerhouse and offers a plug-in hybrid version for efficiency-minded buyers.

The Buick Enclave is similarly premium, with good interior space in all three rows.

The Lexus RX grabs looks with its adventurous exterior; it’s a long cry from the sedate Lexuses of the past.

The Lincoln Aviator exudes confidence with its suave interior, but the hybrid needs better shift quality.

The Hyundai Palisade’s cool style and ample third row may outpoint the MDX to some, but its handling isn’t quite as buttoned-down.

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2021 Hyundai Palisade2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Lexus RX2021 Lexus RX
2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2021 Lincoln Aviator
2021 Volvo XC902021 Volvo XC90
Quick Specs
The 2022 Acura MDX wears its new flagship mantle with confidence, from its styling to its eager road manners.
The 2021 Buick Enclave is the smoother, smothering three-row crossover in GM’s stable.
The 2021 Hyundai Palisade builds a bridge to luxury with three rows of seats, big touchscreens, and quilted leather.
The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator drops sensational style and space, but the Grand Touring plug-in’s a bit of a misfire.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWDFWD 4-Door PreferredSE FWDRX 350 FWDStandard RWDT5 FWD Momentum 7P
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilityRWDSport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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