The Apex Of Performance
The Apex Of Performance
Posted on August 13, 2021
The Acura MDX is the high point of the automaker's SUV lineup, with the current models bringing great performance and advanced technology to the spacious three-row format. However, drivers who look for a little extra pep under the hood will be thrilled by the all-new 2022 Acura MDX Type S, which takes all the advantages of the existing lineup and significantly raises the levels of performance and luxury.
Here are the highlights of this exciting new model, now available at our Moncton dealership.
High-End Sports Power
All models in the MDX range boast substantial power under the hood thanks to their chunky V6 engines. However, the Type S takes things to completely new level. Adding twin turbochargers to the 3.0L V6 mill creates a huge output of 355 horsepower and 354lb-ft, passed to rear-biased all-wheel drive through a silky ten-speed automatic transmission.
But the Type S isn't just about raw engine output. A tempting combination of double-wishbone front suspension, 21-inch wheels, 275-series tires, and front Brembo brakes means the car handles with precision, confidence, and genuine power.
The SUV format may be mainly associated with family driving, but the MDX Type S adds a generous dose of sports design to the exterior. Quad rear exhaust outlets bump up the aggressive feel, while the sculpted bodywork and subtle spoilers and splitters bring the design together for a look that can only be described as stunning.
The Acura's design excellence continues into the interior, which is as plush and upscale as any SUV in its class. The seats are upholstered with luxurious quilted leather, and the front row comes complete with both heating and massager functions for an unbeatably comfortable drive. And to finish off the premium feel, high-quality materials are used throughout, from the open-pore wood trims to the striking metal accents.
And the interior quality doesn't end there. The standard infotainment systems are of the highest standard, with a 12.3" display on every model offering full smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Navigation is supplied as standard, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot facility and a wireless charging pad. A configurable 12.3" digital cluster display presents essential driving information in a clear format, while audio devotees can top the interior off with a premium ELS Studio 16-speaker 3D sound system.
Advanced Active Safety Systems
As with other models in the MDX range, the 2022 Type S is built on a newly re-engineered chassis that's both stiffer and stronger for increased safety. What's more, the physical robustness is backed up by a generous range of active safety systems, with key standard and available highlights including:
- Adaptive cruise control.
- Lane departure warnings, lane keep assist.
- Forward collision warnings with pedestrian detection.
- Automated front emergency braking.
Experience the Acura MDX Type S in Moncton
Acura has already established a strong reputation for high-end cars blending supreme comfort with enviable power, but the Type S sees the automaker reach the apex of performance. Book a test drive from our Moncton showroom and experience its excellence for yourself.