Reviews: 2022 Acura MDX Tech, 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring [And some Legend/Integra Stuff]

Let the good times roll! I got to enjoy a couple more new vehicles in recent weeks, aside from my previously-tested Honda Ridgeline in the last blog post.

The Accord is now in its 10th generation and I was blown away at the level of content for a $38k pricetag – not to mention that the car gets over 40 mpg. My video link is below.

The MDX, on the other hand, is now in its 4th generation as of the 2021 model year, and it is definitely the best yet. My video on that is also below.

Stats / Summary:

2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec

290 hp 3.5-liter VTEC; 7-passenger, 10-speed automatic, $58,125 as-tested

Good Stuff:

Aesthetics

  • New design is attractive
  • Attention to detail – true “Flagship” level of quality
  • Lighting front & rear

Performance / Drivability:

  • Steering wheel weight / effort
  • Great acceleration, smooth power delivery
  • Good grip and handling for a vehicle of its size & height
  • Sturdy overall feel
  • Turning radius surprisingly good

Amenities / Tech:

  • Precision cockpit design, materials and finishes top notch
  • Mini MDX in gauge cluster
  • Good screens – size, resolution
  • Nice back-up camera
  • Great panoramic roof with sliding shade
  • Sound system A+
  • Wireless charging tech
  • Tri-zone climate / heated & ventilated seats
  • Ambient interior lighting at night

Not a Huge Fan:

  • Learning curve with infotainment
  • Observed MPG (16 over 200 miles in-town)
  • Friend suggestion – Maybe incorporate HUD into this trim (Avail on Advance)

Changing things up a bit from the reviews, I will share a couple other videos about recent fun. My friend Scott from Palm Springs picked up a 1994 Legend LS coupe automatic a few weeks ago and I got to celebrate his 200,000th milestone in it on his way back to Palm Springs.

Also, another friend Mark scooped up a 1992 Integra GS-R locally that I helped him pick up, so I filmed a video with that as well. The car is now on its way to Connecticut.

Have a great weekend!

5 Responses to “Reviews: 2022 Acura MDX Tech, 2021 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring [And some Legend/Integra Stuff]”

  1. You are a great writer and also a great photographer. Super excellent photos! It’s good to see this blog thriving. When will you hit Utah again? We have a Texas trip to plan!

  2. Marc Davidoff Says:

    Nice GSR! That’s a rare find. Still miss mine. 😢

  3. I enjoyed the Accord review – I haven’t been a huge fan of the 10th-gen, but I was really impressed with the Hybrid Touring. Looking forward to watching the MDX review and the Integra video, too. Now just to see you review a TLX Type S…

  4. Ty MacWalters Says:

    Great reviews! I have to say that the Aztec green GS-R with the original B17 has to be one of the best finds out there. Congrats to Mark. It’s coming to the east coast too?! Maybe our paths will cross 🙂

  5. txaccord Says:

    I enjoyed all of your videos and reviews. I was all caught up this time and had seen these before the blog post.

    I’ve always liked the proportions of the RDX better than the MDX, but if you needed a big people hauler – the MDX looks very nice. Good to see real world fuel economy numbers from you. Too bad they’re not a little better.

    I think the new Accord hybrid is interesting and appealing for an efficient car. I really enjoyed you digging into it.

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