2020 Acura MDX Redesign, Sport Hybrid

The 2020 Acura MDX is a 3-row luxury SUV that has all the major qualities of the crossover vehicle. With this model you’ll get a whole package, new MDX comes with a powerful V6 engine and a remarkably safety features. Also, if you like tougher exterior look, there’s an A-Spec sport model that include Acura’s praiseworthy Super-Handling AWD system.

Meanwhile, the elegant MDX Sport Hybrid brings more power, better fuel economy ratings, as well as more efficient performance on the table. If you want a luxury crossover SUV with great reliability, premium amenities, good resale value, and great safety features, the 2020 Acura MDX meets all conditions.

2020 Acura MDX Redesign

2020 Acura MDX Redesign

The upcoming 2020 Acura MDX delivers a good balance between good looking, yet solid and very practical exterior. The company’s crown jewel SUV recently gets an appealing diamond-pentagon grille and noticeable Jewel Eye LED headlights. The additional roof rails will effect on the visual appearance of MDX and also provide further practicality.

However, new Acura MDX A-Spec going after the more sportier look with awesome 20-inch wheels. These wheels are a half-inch wider than the standard model as well. The new model also gets a unique front fascia, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, and gloss-black accents. Although the exterior design suffers a lot of changes, the dimensions of the Acura MDX will stay the same. The total length of the vehicle will be 194 inches. Furthermore, all model of Acura will include the AcuraWatch safety system. This system contains an adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and a forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

2020 Acura MDX Interior

The 2020 Acura MDX’s interior can accommodate seven or six passengers, depending on your choice of configuration. If you want to seat seven people, the second row is a 3-across bench. Also, you can opt for 2nd-row captain’s chair, but then the total seat count reduces to six. The captain’s chair provides more comfort in the second row and it will make access to the third-row lot easier. The third-row is, as in most of the midsize-crossover SUVs, ideal for the children. The new MDX comes with very good cargo space and the Sport Hybrid doesn’t sacrifice inside space for its electrified motor.

The base model comes with a decent amount of equipment, including leather interior, semi-autonomous driving features, and a power tailgate. Also in the standard package, you’ll find a power moonroof, power-operated and heated front seats, HomeLink garage-door opener, and tri-zone automatic climate control. As for the entertainment part, the new model includes the 8-speaker audio system with multiple USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. Moreover, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free integration are available as well. The drivers will profit from a 14-way-power adjustment for front seats and the power-adjustable steering wheel.

2020 Acura MDX Interior

2020 Acura MDX vs Acura RDX

One of the main difference between these two models is in size. Both of these vehicles use a similar concept, but with launching a new generation of the smaller RDX, the visual differences are more prominent. However, when the 2020 Acura MDX gets its updates it will probably look very much like the RDX. Except of course, that everything will be larger. Also, the MDX will have an extra year for development, so it puts this model in a small advantage.

During that specific period of time, the Japanese company’s engineers could work on the latest updates and come up with quite significant changes in technology and performances. Also, the MDX will present the A-Spec trim level, that should be the most interesting model in the current class. The A-Spec will offer larger wheels, cool details, unique suspension, and new color options and surely will be one of the eye-catching models.

2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

The 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine combined with an electric motor. This combination is able to produce 321 hp with 289 lb-ft of twist and works seamlessly, resulting in sportier but more efficient drive manners. The Hybrid Sport is linked with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, shaped from the NSX supercar’s 9-speed gearbox.

Furthermore, on the rear side of this model, there are two electric motors, and each one is responsible for the power one rear wheel. The EPA city/highway fuel economy for the Sport Hybrid model is 26/27 mpg. As for the interior features, the Sport Hybrid comes with the Technology Package. This package includes navigation, a 10-speaker ELS premium audio system, perforated leather seats, and power-folding side mirrors. Also, 20-inch wheels and a blind-spot monitoring system are available.

2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

2020 Acura MDX Specs

Under the hood of 2020 Acura MDX is a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 hp with 267 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel drive is a standard setup with Acuras’ Super Handling AWD optional on any model. This powertrain is connected to the updated 9-speed automatic transmission. Also, the engine idle start/stop feature is now standard for all MDX models. Now this feature restarts much quicker, but the problems start when you decide to turn it off.

Moreover, to improve the fuel economy Variable Cylinder Management will shut down three of six cylinders during smooth cruising and deceleration. The EPA city/highway fuel economy rating for a front-wheel drive engine is 20/27 mpg, 19/26 mpg for all-wheel drive and 19/25 mpg for A-Spec trim level. The front-wheel-drive Acura MDX is set to tow up to 3,500, while the all-wheel-drive can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds.

2020 Acura MDX Release Date and Price

The MSRP for the base 2020 Acura MDX model starts at $46,000. The all-wheel-drive system adds an additional $2,000 to that price, and the packages like Advance or Technology can lift the price a few thousand more. So, a fully equipped MDX can cost around $60,000. With these prices, the new model is in line with competitors like Volvo XC90, and Infiniti QX60.

The MDX is above the Buick Enclave, and cost less than the rivals like Audi Q7, Mercedes GLE, and BMW X5. Moreover, the MDX Sport Hybrid starts in the $50,000 range, and have a similar price like Lexus RX hybrid and Mercedes GLE. The release date is still unknown, but this 3-row luxury SUV is expected to be ready for the next North American International Auto Show.

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