10 Biggest News Stories of the Week: 2022 Acura MDX, 2021 Kia Sorento Prove There’s Lots to Like

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Despite what the colloquial expression, “It’s all good,” would have us believe, most things are neither fully good nor fully bad. Such is the case with  the redesigned-for-2022 Acura MDX. It earns high marks for comfort and drivability, but its shortcomings with multimedia user-friendliness persist like an albatross around the three-row luxury SUV’s neck.

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In the most popular news article of the past week, we give shoppers a rapid-fire rundown of the things we like and don’t like about the new MDX. In the plus column are its refined V-6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission combo, beefed up safety tech and second-row versatility, the last item thanks to its collapse-and-slide capability and removable middle seat. The MDX also boasts generous cargo space and clever underfloor storage, plus a new 12.3-inch infotainment display with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Points come off the board, however, for the MDX’s tricky touchpad-controlled multimedia functions, kids-only third row and unimpressive gas mileage.

Follow the link below to our No. 1 article of the week for the full litany of compliments and complaints. If you’re in the mood for more espousing and grousing, this week’s countdown includes two additional lists of the things we like and don’t like, featuring the 2021 Kia Sorento mid-size SUV, finishing in fifth place, and the 2021 Mazda CX-30 compact SUV, landing in ninth place.

The newly redesigned Sorento boasts a luxurious interior, smooth ride, strong engine choices, abundant safety features, seating for seven, and a sharp and intuitive multimedia interface. The CX-30, meanwhile, enters its second production year with a strong, newly available turbocharged engine; it also brings solid handling, a near-luxe interior and a gaggle of safety stuff to the table. For our varied beefs with the Sorento and CX-30, follow the links below to the week’s No. 5 and No. 9 stories, respectively.

Beyond that, we have headlines on the Ford F-150, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, and Hyundai Tucson, so don’t settle for the wimpy Joss Whedon version of our weekly roundup when you can settle in for The Snyder Cut. Here are the top 10 news stories readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:

1. 2022 Acura MDX: 5 Things We Like and 3 Things We Don’t

2. We Bought a 2021 Ford F-150: See How Much We Paid

3. Our 2021 F-150 Had Problems After 9 Days, 242 Miles

4. See the Rust Under Our Brand-New 2021 Ford F-150

5. 2021 Kia Sorento: 6 Things We Like and 3 Things We Don’t

6. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Puts Premium Price on Being Green

7. How Much Will the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Cost?

8. 2022 Hyundai Tucson: What Do the SE, SEL, N Line and Limited Cost?

9. 2021 Mazda CX-30: 4 Things We Like and 4 Things We Don’t

10. 2022 Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer: Jeep Goes Big, Luxurious

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