2020 Acura MDX : Main Features, Performance and Pricing
There's no shortage of three-row crossover SUVs to choose from, but even in this crowded market, the latest incarnation of Acura's MDX carves out a solid niche of its own.
Full of character, fun to drive, and offering quick and responsive handling, it's a car that goes beyond the traditional Acura reputation for luxury and adds performance and utility to the mix. What are the 2020 Acura MDX features you need to know about?
Engine and Performance
The 2020 Acura MDX is available in two basic powertrain options. First, the standard 3.5L V6 direct injection engine pushes out a highly respectable 290 horsepower and 267lb-ft of torque. The power is passed through a nine-speed automatic transmission to the standard option of full-time all-wheel drive.
This translates into a car that won't lack performance under almost any conditions, even when towing the maximum load of 2268kg. However, fuel ratings are pretty good for an SUV of this size and power. The gasoline model features an estimated economy of 12.2L / 100km for city driving and 9L / 100km on the highway.
The MDX is also available in a Sport Hybrid configuration, based around a 3.0L V6 gas engine with additional electric motors. This powertrain provides a total combined hybrid horsepower of 321, with combined hybrid torque of 289lb-ft.
The hybrid model features the same all-wheel drive, however, the transmission is a seven-speed dual clutch model. As you'd expect, the hybrid offers significantly better fuel economy figures for city driving at 9.1L / 100km, although highway driving figures are identical to the all-gas powertrain.
As an Acura model, it's not surprising that the MDX has a wealth of interior comfort and convenience features. From power-adjustable heated seats to a separately controllable rear HVAC, it's a car that puts comfort high on the list of priorities. Other standard features include:
- Heated leather steering wheel.
- Bucket seats with lumbar support.
- Driver foot rest.
- Dual-zone front automatic air conditioning.
- Cargo area concealed storage.
- Four USB charging ports.
The higher trims add extra luxury features including voice activated controls, along with memory settings for seat, steering wheel and mirror adjustments.
Infotainment is provided via dual front LCD monitors, controlling the Acura Premium Audio System playing through eight speakers. Full Bluetooth connectivity is provided, with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SIRI Eyes Free compatibility as standard.
One of the great advantages of SUVs is the feeling of everyday security they provide. The MDX is no exception, offering the following safety features as standard.
- Automatic braking system and driveline traction control
- Collision mitigation braking system.
- Lane keeping assistance and departure warning.
- Individual low pressure warnings for each tire.
- A full range of driver, passenger and curtain airbags with occupancy sensors.
- Anti-whiplash seat and headrest design.
2020 Acura MDX Pricing
The base-level MDX has a starting price of $54,390, which rises up the trim levels to the Sport Hybrid model which starts at $69,990.
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