Comparison - Acura MDX Type S 2022 - vs - Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek 2023

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Average Price: 
$
66,700
Updated: 
17 Jun 2021
$
42,820
Updated: 
19 Jan 2023
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2022
2023
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Tiger Eye Pearl
#AE6C16
Platinum White Pearl
#F4F4F4
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Apex Blue Pearl
#022A72
Liquid Carbon Metallic
#666770
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Color: 
Deep Ocean Blue Pearl
#334583
Baja Storm Metallic
#8C7C6D
Obsidian Green Pearl
#18322F
Super Black
#121212
Scarlet Ember Tintcoat
#852A2B
Gun Metallic
#858887
Brilliant Silver Metallic
#D6D6D6
Pearl White TriCoat
#FAFBF8

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Fully redesigned for 2022.

Pros
Comfortable cabin and ample cargo space
Balances sporty handling with a relaxed ride
Generous array of features and driver aids for the money
Quick acceleration from the Type S model

Cons
Standard engine can be noisy and lacks the power of turbocharged rivals
Infotainment touchpad requires a steep learning curve

By: 
edmunds.com

Acura redesigned the MDX for 2022, skipping the 2021 model year. The new SUV shares its styling and technology with the recently revamped RDX and TLX models.

Pros
Sharp styling,
surprisingly nimble chassis,
high-tech cabin.

Cons
Tight third row passenger space,
mediocre fuel economy ratings,
fussy infotainment touchpad.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Thoughtful interior storage cubbies,
generous maximum towing capability,
cabin is well isolated from the road.

Cons
Forgettable driving demeanor,
top trims are priced higher than key rivals,
not as off-road capable as a Jeep.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Handsome and spacious interior
Balanced ride and handling
Long list of standard features

Cons
Dated infotainment system
Above-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 1 400rpm
270ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 500rpm
295hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.50Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive cruise control
Keyless ignition
Leather steering wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.40in
198.80in
Width: 
78.40in
77.90in
Height: 
67.10in
73.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
7.70in
Front Track: 
66.70in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
113.80in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.50
42.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
44.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
35.50in
Front Hip Room: 
59.30in
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.90in
60.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
56.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
60.30in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
95.00cu.ft
80.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.10cu.ft
16.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.20degrees
18.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.20degrees
22.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4741.00lbs
4605.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
1 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leatherette
Bucket front seats
8-way power driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
4-way manual passenger seat adjustment
Multi-level heating driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Multi-level heating
Manual folding bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
16 Total Speakers
710 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
8.0" infotainment display size
6 total speakers
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
3 months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 9.5 In.
18"
Wheels more: 
Puncture-Sealing Tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Ventilated disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane keep assist
Driver attention alert
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#0F0F0F
Orchid/Black, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#BAB5AE
Red, Premium leather/sueded microfiber
#A02720