2022 Acura NSX

MSRP $169,500 Est.

Ranked #3 in Midsize Coupe

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2022 Acura NSX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 21, 2021

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The 2022 model year will mark the end of the road for the Acura NSX coupe. And Acura couldn't have come up with a better way to bid adieu to this icon. For 2022, the NSX will be offered exclusively wearing the Type S moniker. That implies a twin-turbo V6 assisted by three hybrid motors, pushing the combined output to 600 hp and 492 lb-ft torque.

Showing off all that hyped-up power will be a new exterior design featuring improved aerodynamics and NSX GT3-style rear diffuser. Even the cabin of the 2022 Acura NSX Type S will have enhancements like seats with NSX logo and contrast stitching, Alcantara headliner, and Type S logo on the glove box. Only 350 units of the 2022 NSX Type S will be made, and prices will start from $169,500.

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Pros

Outstanding acceleration

Superiorly comfortable 

Impressive fuel economy from the hybrid engine

Better road visibility 

Easy maneuverability

Cons

Just an exotic supercar

Outdated infotainment system

Timid space

Less on practicality

What's New?

The 2022 Acura NSX will be offered exclusively in the Type S trim. Will be third model to join the high-performance Type S lineup.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$169500

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

573 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

476 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Type S$169,500 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Acura NSX in Curva Red color
Curva Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performace

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.4

Overall Rating


The 2022 Acura NSX Type S will offer its buyers the choice of an optional Lightweight Package. The NSX Type S with Lightweight Package will cost $182,500 and have additional enhancements that include carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon engine cover, and carbon interior trim. All this will result in a total weight saving of nearly 58 lbs. So could the new NSX Type S be the best NSX ever to compete with the likes of Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8? Read our full review to find out.

2022 Acura NSX Coupe front angle view
2022 Acura NSX Coupe rear angle view

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Acura NSX Features

The 2022 Acura NSX will be offered exclusively in the Type S trim, either with or without the Lightweight Package. The prices start at $169,500 for the base NSX Type S, while the NSX Type S with Lightweight Package costs $182,500. The Lightweight Package brings about the extensive use of carbon parts to save 57.8 lbs of weight for even better handling and performance.

Trim

NSX Type S

NSX Type S with Lightweight Package

MSRP

$169,500

$182,500

Key Features

High-output Twin-turbo V6 w/Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 3-motor Hybrid System

Adds/Upgrades To NSX Type S:

 

Rapid Downshift Mode

Carbon Engine Cover

 

Split 5-spoke Forged Alloy Wheel w/Pirelli P-Zero Tires

Carbon-ceramic Brakes

 

NSX GT3-inspired Rear Diffuser

Carbon Interior Trim

 

Carbon-fiber Roof

 

 

Brembo High-performance Brakes

 

However, as this is the last year of the NSX supercar, only 350 units will be produced in total. Of them, 300 models will be reserved for the US alone. The 2022 NSX Type S will have several enhancements over the outgoing model, like new front and rear fascias, new split 5-spoke wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, standard carbon-fiber roof, and a new Gotham Gray Matte Metallic color option.

2022 Acura NSX Engine and Performance

When it comes to performance, the Acura NSX Type S will source power from a twin-turbo V6 combined with a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 3-motor hybrid system that pushes maximum output to 600 hp and 492 lb-ft torque. That is an improvement of 27 hp and 16 lb-ft torque in comparison to the outgoing version.

This implies that the 2022 NSX Type S will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph even quicker than the 2021 NSX doing the same in around 2.7 seconds. Acura has even optimized the 9-speed DCT of the supercar for faster response during upshifts, and it now features a new Rapid Downshift mode too. The other driving modes include Quiet, Sport, Sport+, and Track.

Models

2022 Acura NSX Type S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8

MSRP

$169,500

$170,800

$196,700

Engine

3.5L Twin-turbo Hybrid V6

3.8L Turbocharged Flat-6

5.2L Naturally Aspirated V10

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Transmission

9-speed DCT

8-speed Automatic

7-speed DCT

Power

600 hp @ 6500 RPM

572 hp @ 6500 RPM

602 hp @ 8100 RPM

Torque

492 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

553 lb-ft @ 2250 RPM

413 lb-ft @ 6700 RPM

Drivers of this car will also have the choice to manually control gearshifts using paddle shifters. To further enhance performance, even the chassis and suspension setup has been retuned to deliver that experience of driving a unique supercar. How these changes play out in the real world will be better known once it starts rolling out on the streets.

2022 Acura NSX Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The mpg ratings of the 2022 Acura NSX Type S are not yet known. But considering how it makes more power than the outgoing model, expect slightly slashed economy from this supercar in 2022. However, that is not entirely necessary as the 2021 NSX returns outstanding MPG ratings for a car consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Models

2022 Acura NSX Type S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8

MPG (City)

NA

15

13

MPG (Highway)

NA

20

20

MPG (Combined)

NA

17

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

NA

17.6

19.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

NA

264/352/299

251/386/309

It has an EPA estimated mileage of 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which gives it a combined mileage figure of 21 mpg. It is actually pretty good for its segment, especially when you think about the fact that it is a serious high-performance machine with the potential to beat many of the supercars and hypercars costing two or three times as much.

2022 Acura NSX Interior

8.0/10

A lot of people have complained about the NSX's cabin not being at par with the likes of other cars in the same genre. So in order to say farewell in proper fashion, Acura has dressed the cabin of the 2022 NSX Type S to the nines as well. The interior gets attractive-looking design elements all over with a functional dashboard.

Things have changed quite a lot from when it was launched way back in 2016. That being said, the infotainment system still manages to be pretty relevant with features like a 7” touchscreen display for the infotainment which has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, along with AcuraLink smartphone connectivity system.

It also has a built-in navigation system, which is a nice thing to have. For music, it has a nine-speaker premium ELS sound system with satellite radio and two USB inputs. The overall build quality is also pretty solid and durable. The outward visibility is excellent as well and is not as claustrophobic as some of the other high-performance supercars and hypercars in the market.

Models

2022 Acura NSX Type S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (inches)

38.3/57.6/42.8

NA

38.5/59.1/40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom) (inches)

NA

NA

NA

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

3.9

4.5

8.0

When it comes to practicality though, the supercar does seem to disappoint. It only has about 4.0 cu-ft of boot space, which is well below average. The Porsche 911 Turbo does take the edge in the competition, with the two extra seats at the back, even though they might not be very practical for people to sit in. Still, they are there if you need them for something, maybe for keeping your shopping or groceries.

2022 Acura NSX Exterior

6.0/10

The Acura NSX has always had a pretty unique and good-looking exterior design, which is definitely a head-turner in most scenarios. It has a multi-material space frame that forms the foundation for instant response in steering, throttle, and brakes. Moreover, the optimized layout of the components lowers the center of gravity of the car for maximum handling efficiency.

For 2022, Acura has decided to one-up that factor by making the NSX Type S even more aerodynamically enhanced than before. The supercar gets a carbon-fiber roof as standard to further lower the center of gravity. Opting for the available Lightweight Package will get you carbon engine cover, carbon-ceramic brakes, and carbon interior trim, which will not only make the car lighter but also a lot fancier.

Models

2022 Acura NSX Type S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8

Curb Weight (lbs)

NA

3635

3638

Length (inches)

176.0

178.6

174.3

Width (inches)

NA

74.9

76.4

Height (inches)

47.8

51.3

48.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

3.7

NA

NA

Wheelbase (inches)

103.5

96.5

104.3

At the back, the design refresh has been made complete with NSX GT3-inspired rear diffuser. Buyers will also have the choice of a new Gotham Gray Matte Metallic paint scheme to make their 2022 NSX Type S look even more ominous. The riding stock has been refreshed as well thanks to new split 5-spoke forged alloy wheels. They not only make up for an aggressive stance but improve handling by widening the front and rear track by 0.4 and 0.8 inches respectively.

2022 Acura NSX Safety

8.0/10

Although the NSX should have adequate post-protection features, there is not much in the name of pre-crash prevention. That being said, NHTSA and IIHS haven’t conducted any crash tests on the 2022 Acura NSX Type S yet. Hence, it is a bit difficult to judge the safety aspect and how it would fare against its competition.

Based on the safety features equipped in the 2021 NSX, the 2022 NSX Type S should have the following safety features:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators
  • Brake Assist
  • Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)
  • Pelvis/Thorax Side Airbags
  • Driver's Knee Airbag
  • One-Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
  • Seat Belt e-Pretensioner System
  • Upper Tether for Child Seat on Passenger-Side
  • Driver's and Passenger's Seat Belt Reminder

2022 Acura NSX Competition

7.0/10

Acura NSX Type S vs. Porsche 911 Turbo

Although the NSX might be the finest offering from Acura, it is still no match for the legendary 911 Turbo. The 911 Turbo is quite safely one of the best sports cars available in the market right now. You buy a car like these for the experience, the driving pleasure, the noise from the exhaust, the way it delivers power, the way it handles, and there are very few cars that could match what the 911 Turbo can offer.

Acura NSX Type S vs. Audi R8

The Audi R8 is another serious contender to the Acura NSX. With a naturally aspirated V10 under the hood, there are very few cars that could match the engine orchestra and the seamless power delivery; from what you get in the Audi R8.

2022 Acura NSX Final Verdict

The 2022 model year will be the last year for the legend of a supercar the NSX is. Accordingly, Acura is going all out to make sure the icon is remembered long after it's gone and there could not have been a better way to do so. The 2022 Acura NSX Type S, starting at $169,500, sure offers a lot to look forward to. Right from the refreshed front and rear fascia designs to the updated 600 hp V6, the NX Type S definitely looks like a promising possession to add to your collection.

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