If you`re looking for SUV that provides great design and spacious cabin, the real deal is the new 2020 Acura MDX. This three rows SUV besides its great look offers three rows of seats and plenty of space for seven passengers.
Under the hood of MDX is lying two engine options, and one of them is the hybrid one. This is not all, the manufacturer will also add better safety this time. We must mention that the previous model earned a five-star rating from NHTS, and we can expect the maximum score with the new one.
2020 Acura MDX Facelift
The newest 2020 Acura MDX crossover will get a minimal facelift. Furthermore, some small changes will make this SUV to even look broader. The front of this model will come with attractive diamond-pentagon grille and hood that will get a new line. Also, as before the attractive headlights are present and will use the same LED system on the higher trims.
Many new features will be added as the standard equipment. The customers with the base model will get an 18-inch wheel that looks stylish, while higher trims will bring even bigger and attractive 20-inch wheel. The 2020 Acura MDX comes with the front-wheel-drive system and even there will be on the offer SH-AWD version. This version offers the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system that comes with better handling and is more fuel-efficient.
2020 Acura MDX Provide Impressive Cargo Volume
The interior design of the 2020 Acura MDX is unique. The new model offers a spacious cabin and a great cargo volume. The three-row SUV has enough rooms to accumulate seven passengers. Behind the third row 2020, Acura MDX will offer 15.3 cubic feet of space and folding third-row numbers will be doubled.
The standard features will include the popular AcuraWatch suite, semi-autonomous driving features, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, 8-speaker AM/FM/CD system, plenty of USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity, power-operated and heated front seats, power moonroof and a power tailgate. This SUV will also feature Siri Eyes Free compatibility for iPhone users as well as Android.
As before, we can assume great safety rating with the new Acura MDX. The previous model earned a five-star rating from NHTSA. Features like rearview camera, lane-keep assist, road departure mitigation, automatic emergency braking are still part of the standard package.
2020 Acura MDX Under the Hood
The 2020 Acura MDX will continue to offer the same two engine options under its hood. These two engines will get better performance and fuel economy. The first engine that powers this SUV is the 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes around 290 horsepower at 270 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel-drive system is standard on this model, while the Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is optional.
The same old 9-speed automatic transmission is connected to this engine. The new idle start/stop system is available on Advanced trim. With this system, fuel consumption will be better. In the city/highway, fuel economy is 20/28 mpg for the model with an FWD system and 20/27 mpg for the FWD w/auto idle stop. Also, if one chooses AWD system the fuel consumption will be 18/26 mpg and 19/26 mpg for the AWD w/auto idle-stop system.
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
The 2020 Acura MDX Sports hybrid variant will be also available. This hybrid variant will come with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that will work combined with an electric motor. Two electric motors will be placed on the rear, one for each rear wheel. This combination gives this SUV amazing output of 321 HP combined at 295 lb-ft torque. The new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is available with this engine.
As for fuel consumption, we don’t have exact numbers. However, we can expect a way better consumption than before. The current Acura MDX sport hybrid gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 26/27 mpg. This version will also get more features. The first package is Technology and it will include navigation, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, remote engine start, Siri Eyes Free and more.
The next one is the Advance package, also available with the Hybrid. This package will bring 2nd-row captain’s chairs, soft leather, heated and ventilated front seats, 360 view camera and parking sensors.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Acura MDX is now available for purchase. With the new model, we can expect great design and more standard features. However, this SUV is not affordable, because it starts at $44,400. SUVs like Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE will give more features for the invested money.