Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted reviewers in the automotive industry. Its opinion means a lot to many buyers. As a result, earning the “recommended” label is a significant advantage for automakers. One automaker, Acura, earned that label for all of its 2022 SUVs. Consumer Reports recommend both the 2022 Acura MDX and the 2022 Acura RDX.
Consumer Reports recommends the 2022 Acura RDX
Firstly, in the crowded luxury compact SUV segment, Consumer Reports recommends the 2022 Acura RDX. Out of 22 reviewed models, the RDX ranked 12 overall. Although it’s the lowest-ranked model out of every recommended option, it’s still one of the best. Moreover, CR has many reasons for liking the RDX, but most come from the driving experience. However, for $40,600, it’s one of the more affordable luxury models available.
For CR, highlights of the RDX center around driving. For example, handling, acceleration, and stopping distances are all excellent. Those three attributes combined make for a wonderful driving experience. Furthermore, that’s exactly what you want from a high-quality luxury compact SUV. Next, the interior is just as impressive. CR says the front seats are notably comfortable, and the fit and finish of the interior is very good. In other words, the 2022 Acura RDX is very well put-together.
Consumer Reports recommends the 2022 Acura MDX
Next, in the just-as-crowded luxury midsize SUV segment, Consumer Reports recommends the 2022 Acura MDX. Out of 22 reviewed models, the MDX ranked sixth overall. That places it ahead of other high-quality recommended models like the Porsche Cayenne and GMC Acadia. One of the most impressive things about the MDX is its reliability. According to CR, previous owners have experienced very few non-routine maintenance issues with their Acura midsize SUV.
In addition to almost zero trouble spots mechanically, the MDX is exceptionally comfortable. Front and rear-seat comfort and fit and finish are highlights in CR’s review. In short, the driver and passengers will love their time inside the MDX. Lastly, the powertrain is very smooth, providing a luxurious drive. Two engine variations are available, a 3.0-liter turbo V6 and a 3.5-liter V6.
There are only 2 Acura SUVs
Although Consumer Reports recommends every Acura SUV, there are only two. CR rates luxury SUVs in four segments: entry-level, compact, midsize, and large. However, Acura only has offerings in the compact and midsize segments. For now, the entry-level and large luxury SUV classes are empty of any Acura models. This is unlike many other automakers who often have vehicles in at least three of these classes.
Some automakers like Lexus have multiple models in a single segment. For example, three of the top four recommended midsize SUVs are from Lexus. The RX L, GX, and RX trail only the BMW X5 for the best overall luxury midsize SUV.
Every Acura SUV is recommended
In conclusion, every Acura SUV is recommended by Consumer Reports. The 2022 Acura RDX is one of the best options available in the luxury compact SUV segment. Additionally, the 2022 Acura MDX is one of the highest-ranked models for the luxury midsize class. Regardless of which model you choose, the Acura SUV lineup is excellent. It’s not every day an automaker has all of its SUVs receive the coveted “recommended” label from Consumer Reports.