Changes to the 2022 Acura Models

Liz Kim | Dec 05, 2021

Like almost every carmaker, Acura focuses its energy on its SUVs for 2022, giving those models the refreshes and all-new treatment while giving their sedans less attention. While the MDX is all-new, performance buffs will be crestfallen to learn that this is the NSX supercar’s final year of production. However, Gen Xers can look forward to the resurrection of a much-beloved nameplate next year, as Acura relaunches the Integra for 2023.

2022 Acura ILX Changes - Find the best Acura deals!

The 2022 model year holds no changes for Acura’s 201-horsepower compact sedan, which comes in Premium, Technology, and A-Spec packages. The ILX has battled plenty of competitors in the compact luxury segment since its introduction in 2013. Word on the street is that it will be replaced by the reappearance of the Integra, which Acura intends to release for the 2023 model year.

2022 Acura MDX Changes - Find the best Acura deals!

Acura’s perennially popular midsize MDX crossover SUV is all-new for 2022 and sits on an all-new chassis. It still has 3-row seating, but increases in cargo and passenger space—thanks to larger exterior dimensions—make it more useful than ever. While the standard engine remains a 290-hp 3.5-liter V6, a new MDX Type S debuts, boasting 355 hp from a turbocharged V6. Inside, you’ll find the latest infotainment and connected services technology controlled by a 12.3-inch touchscreen. While Acura isn’t a forerunner in the semi-automated driving sector, its active safety system list is comprehensive.

2022 Acura NSX Changes - Find the best Acura deals!

In its final year of production, Acura makes sure that the hybrid supercar goes out with a bang by introducing a 600-hp Type S variant, just in case the twin-turbo V6 with three motors—all of which make 573 hp and gets you from zero-to-60 mph in 3.1 seconds—doesn’t meet your supercar needs. Acura will produce only 350 units of the Type S, and you can distinguish it from the regular NSX by its distinctive, wider wheels with Brembo brakes and P-Zero tires, decals, and a carbon-fiber roof. Buyers can opt to further enhance the car with a Lightweight package that adds carbon-ceramic brakes and carbon-fiber engine cover and interior trim that reduces the NSX’s weight by 58 pounds.

2022 Acura RDX Changes - Find the best Acura deals!

Acura gives the compact RDX crossover a minor facelift with a revised front fascia. Around the back, the rear fascia is also updated. Underneath, Acura tinkers a bit with the suspension. Inside, you’ll note decreased road and engine noise. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone projection are now standard, while a wireless charging pad is available. You can now get the A-Spec appearance package with the Advance package, while some minor adjustments to feature content in the various trim levels round out the changes for 2022.

2022 Acura TLX Changes - Find the best Acura deals!

Acura’s TLX midsize sedan was all-new for 2021, so it marches into 2022 with no discernible changes. It still comes standard with a 272-hp, turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine. The 355-hp turbo V6 TLX Type S gives drivers a high level of kit no matter which trim level they choose: base, Technology, A-Spec, or Advance.

Acura is the source of information in this article. It was accurate on November 18, 2021, but it may have changed since that date. Always confirm product details and availability with the automaker’s website or your local dealership.

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