2022 Acura MDX vs. Its Competition

2022 Acura MDX Prototype
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 Cadillac XT6 impresses buyers with its exterior, but it’s light on power and interior refinement.

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

Infiniti QX60 fans know there’s a new vehicle in the works, likely due to arrive after the MDX.

2022 Acura MDX Prototype2022 Acura MDX
2021 Buick Enclave2021 Buick Enclave
2021 Cadillac XT62021 Cadillac XT6Get Your Price2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2021 Lincoln AviatorGet Your Price2020 Volvo XC902021 Volvo XC90
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The 2022 Acura MDX assumes the flagship spot in the Acura lineup with sleek looks and plenty of technology.
The 2021 Buick Enclave is the smoother, smothering three-row crossover in GM’s stable.
The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is a sharp spin on three-row family crossovers, but misses on a few details.
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator drops sensational style and space, but the Grand Touring plug-in’s a bit of a misfire.
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Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
N/AGas V6Gas I4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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N/A2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehiclesStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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N/AFWD 4-Door PreferredFWD 4-Door LuxuryStandard RWDT5 FWD Momentum 7P
N/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors    
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N/ASport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleRWDSport Utility
N/AAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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