2022 Acura NSX

MSRP $159,495 Est.

Ranked #4 in Coupe

7.4

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2022 Acura NSX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Acura NSX coupe will not showcase any new changes from its previous model. The vehicle brings the same excitement on the table with its 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 hybrid engine that belts 573hp at 6500rpm, which is enough to take this mean machine from standstill to 60 in just 2.7 seconds to be approximate. This makes the Acura NSX rival the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Nissan GT-R.

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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Outdated infotainment system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?

Only minor updates are expected in the 2022 model 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$159495

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

573 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

476 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$159,495 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

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 price is not yet released, however, it is expected to go close to $159,000. The 2022 Acura NSX is a neatly styled sports coupe that brings abundant safety features like the Forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, etc, and comfort features like dual-zone climate control and extremely comfortable leather upholstery seats for uncompromised luxury.

2022 Acura NSX Coupe front view
2022 Acura NSX Coupe rear 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 brings a tasty comparison to the table with its extensive features list that compares its value with the others in the segment. The 2022 Acura NSX price for the only single trim option is expected to be $159,495(Expected) and offers its buyers plenty of ultra-modern luxury features to make them stand out from the crowd.

Trim

2021 Acura NSX Features

MSRP (AWD)

$159,495(Expected)

Key Features

Flush Mounted Auto Pop-Out Door Handles

 

LED Tail Lights and LED Headlights with LED DRL’s

 

Remote Keyless Smart Entry System

 

Body-Colored Power Heated with Reverse Auto Tilt Down ORVM with LED Turn Indicators and Memory

 

Push Button Start and Cruise Control 

 

4 Way Power adjustable and 2 positions Heated Seats with perforated leather

 

8” Touchscreen Audio System with ELS Studio Audio, 9 speakers with Subwoofer

 

Bluetooth, MP3, AUX Input, and USB Connectivity 

 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation with Voice

 

Siri Eyes Free, SiriusXM and HD Radio, Pandora Compatibility, Acura Connected 

 

Digital Speedometer and Tachometer with Compass

The 2022 Acura NSX latest tech features comprise the most modern gadgets that also work to enhance its performance and drive. Apart from the standard set of features, Acura will also offer a bunch of additional safety harnesses and smartly integrated tech packages for the 2022 NSX, for some extra price.

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The 2022 Acura NSX is available only in a single trim option which has an expected price of $159,495 for the only available powertrain option with AWD, and hence you are not left with any other options to buy. Although you can upgrade it with other additional packages.

Price

The 2022 Acura NSX prices will remain affected by price inflation and will expect that it will hike by $1000 more compared to the previous model year which has a starting price of around $157,500. This makes the 2022 Acura NSX cost about $159,000. On top of that, you get a lot of optional extras for the NSX which could easily take the price upwards of $173,000. 

Release Date

As of now, nothing has been officially shared by the company. But according to past records, you can expect the 2022 NSX to hit the market in the fall of 2021.

2022 Acura NSX Engine and Performance

The Acura NSX is expected to be a carryover model. That being said, being a bespoke high-performance machine, the 2022 NSX should also be powered by the same Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit consisting of a bespoke twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and three electric motors together producing 573 HP and 476 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 9-speed dual-clutch transmission (9DCT), power is sent to all four wheels via a high-performance all-wheel-drive system.

The instant torque from the electric motors gives it a performance potential, unlike any other car in its segment. On full power, it can do a 0 to 60 mph sprint in around 2.7 seconds and can go all the way up to 191 mph, which is proper supercar territory. The engine has twin single-scroll turbochargers with electronic wastegates, a dry-sump lubrication system, direct and port fuel injection systems, along with drive-by-wire throttle, all of which together works in harmony to make the NSX the beast it is.

2022 Acura NSX Coupe engine bay

As for the suspension setup, it has a double-wishbone setup at the front, along with a multi-link setup at the back. And together with the high-performance all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring makes taking any turn a breeze. The electric Twin Motor Unit (TMU) directs torque to each front wheel independently to maximize the effectiveness of each tire's traction as the turn is executed.

Models

2022 Acura NSX (expected)

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

MSRP

$159,000(expected)

$174,300

$169,900

$167,650

Engine

3.5L turbocharged V6 gas / electric hybrid

3.8L turbocharged Flat-6

5.2L V10

4.0L twin-turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

Transmission

9-speed automated manual

8-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

7-speed automated manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

573 HP @ 6500 rpm

572 HP @ 6500 rpm

602 HP @ 8100 rpm

577 HP @ 6250 rpm

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

476 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

553 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 6700 rpm

516 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

Although all of them have very different powertrains under the hood, the Acura NSX and its competitors are actually in a very similar ballpark with their power output figures. The Audi R8 has the most powerful engine, followed by the Mercedes-Benz and the Acura, and finally the Porsche. 

2022 Acura NSX Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The Acura NSX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD power unit consisting of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, 9-speed dual-clutch transmission (9DCT), and three electric motors, the Acura NSX has one of the best, if not the best fuel economy in the competition, and that too by quite a margin as well. 

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.

Models

2022 Acura NSX (expected)

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

MPG (City)

21

15

13

15

MPG (Highway)

22

20

20

20

MPG (Combined)

21

17

16

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.6

17.6

21.9

19.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

327.6 / 343.2 / 327.6

264.0 / 352.0 / 299.2

284.7 / 438.0 / 350.4

297.0 / 396.0 / 336.6

The Acura NSX has a fuel tank capacity of just 15.6 gallons, this is the lowest capacity among its competitors. Although the best part is it has the best fuel efficiency and that results in a superior range among all other competitors.

2022 Acura NSX Interior

8.0/10

The 2022 Acura NSX interior gets attractive-looking design elements all over with a functional dashboard, it has started to feel a bit outdated in the current times; especially with the advent of its refreshed and updated interiors in the competitors. The infotainment system especially takes the hit due to the lack of a refresh to make it relevant with the modern times with the modern competition.

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. As for listening to music, it has a nine-speaker premium ELS sound system with satellite radio and two USB inputs.

2022 Acura NSX basic Coupe cockpit area

Although the interior is very nice, many off-the-shelf Honda/ Acura controls give the NSX a downmarket look. It is especially true of the touchscreen infotainment display, which can also be found in a Honda Civic. And just like any other Honda, the UI is not that user-friendly, especially for a new user. Other than that, the quality of materials used for the interior is very nice. There’s nothing to complain about in that regard.

2022 Acura NSX basic Coupe front seats

The overall build quality is also pretty solid and durable. The overall visibility is excellent and is not as claustrophobic as some of the other high-performance supercars and hypercars in the market. The 2022 NSX should continue with the same setup as mentioned above.

Models

2022 Acura NSX (expected)

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

Seating Capacity

2

4

2

2

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.3 / 57.6 / 42.8

NA

38.5 / 55.1 / 40.9

39.5 / 58.4 / NA

2nd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

3.9

4.5

8.0

10.1

So in terms of interior space, the Honda NSX and its competitors are in a very similar ballpark. But the 911 Porsche Turbo does take the edge in the competition with the two seats at the back, which might not be very practical for people to sit in. But it is there if you need it for something, maybe for keeping your shopping or groceries. Moreover, the NSX is by far the least practical car here in the competition; with the competition beating it by quite a margin in this regard.

2022 Acura NSX Exterior

6.0/10

The Acura NSX has a pretty unique and good-looking exterior, 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. The ultra-rigid multi-material space frame optimizes dynamics and performance. Moreover, the optimized layout of the components lowers the center of gravity of the car for maximum handling efficiency. Each Acura NSX is handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.

2022 Acura NSX basic Coupe

Models

2022 Acura NSX (expected)

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2021 Audi R8 Performance

2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

Curb Weight (lbs)

3878

3635

3649

3666

Length (inches)

176.0

178.6

174.3

179.7

Width (inches)

73.3

74.9

76.4

78.6

Height (inches)

47.8

51.3

48.8

50.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

3.7

NA

NA

3.7

Wheelbase (inches)

103.5

96.5

104.3

103.5

Although the overall exterior dimensions of the Acura NSX are in a similar ballpark with most of its competitors, it is by far the heaviest car in the competition, and that too by quite a margin as well. But the good thing is that it has the power and instant torque from the electric motors to cope up with it.

2022 Acura NSX Safety

8.0/10

Although the 2022 NSX should have adequate post-protection features, there is not much in the name of pre-crash prevention, which is quite understandable for the NSX being a flagship high-performance driving machine. Electronic interference tends to ruin the overall experience of driving such cars.

That being said, NHTSA and IIHS haven’t conducted any crash tests on the Acura NSX yet. Hence, it is a bit difficult to judge the exact safety quotient of the NSX and how it fares against its competition. Based on the safety features equipped in the 2021 NSX, the 2022 NSX 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

On top of these, driver assistance features include:

  • Cruise Control
  • Corner and Backup Sensors

2022 Acura NSX Competition

7.0/10

2022 Acura NSX vs 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

Although the NSX might be the finest offering from Acura, or Honda to be precise, it is still no match for the legendary 911, especially the 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.

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo

2022 Acura NSX vs 2021 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.

2021 Audi R8

2022 Acura NSX vs 2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

Although the NSX and the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R might look very similar on paper with regards to their power and price point, the AMG GT R delivers a whole different experience. If you want something more tamed, more manageable on the road, then the NSX might be the car for you. But if you want something raw and outrageous, then the AMG GT R might just be the one for you with its Burnley V8 thumping down the road while you enjoy driving it.

2021 Mercedes AMG GT R

 

2022 Acura NSX Final Verdict

The Acura NSX along with its other counterparts in the segment have got some unique characteristics, something unique and appealing to offer to make it stand out from the rest in the competition, and the NSX actually does a pretty good job at it.

Apart from the fact that it has started to feel a bit dated among all these modern competitions, it still manages to remain very relevant, thanks to the fact that it was way ahead of its time when it was initially re-launched.

Although it might not be as exciting and fun to drive as some of its competitors, it still has its own place in the market. If you want a high-performance machine that won’t try to get you into trouble every time you drive it, then you can consider going for the Acura NSX without much hesitation.

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