The perfect blend of versatility, luxury, and sport styling make the new 2020 Acura MDX one of the most popular vehicles in its class. Acura offers this year’s MDX in six trims – Base MDX, Tech, A-Spec, Tech Plus, Elite, and the fuel-sipping Sport Hybrid model. The new MDX also features Acura’s “Super Handling” All-Wheel Drive. Base models start at $54,096, while top-of-the-line Sport Hybrid editions come in at $69,696.

Entertainment Comes Standard

Excluding base models, every new MDX comes standard with Acura’s ELS Studio Premium Audio System. The upscale system features colour touchscreen controls, 10-speakers, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and music streaming, and HD and Satellite radio. The system also includes Hard disk drive media storage, a CD, MP3, and WMA6 Compatible Disc Player, and seamless Pandora integration. Dual front and rear USB ports make streaming and device charging a breeze, as well.

A Well-Appointed Interior

2020 Acura MDX Interior

The well-appointed and roomy MDX cabin features tri-zone automatic climate control ( GPS-Linked all but the base editions), leather upholstery, heated front seats, and One-Touch Smart Slide third-row walk-in access. The driver’s and front passenger’s seats both come with Acura’s Easy-Entry system as well as 12-way power adjustability and power lumbar support. Active Sound Control, a heated steering wheel, and ambient cabin lighting round- out just a few more of the many luxury features that come standard on the new MDX.


Standard technology features found on this year’s MDX include a 203-mm colour multi-use information display, push-button start, the Acura Satellite Communications system, and Homelink control. Acura’s 3-D view navigation system provides traffic rerouting and turn-by-turn guidance using the AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with the Street and Freeway Conditions feature.


The AcuraWatch safety suite, in conjunction with Acura’s Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, make the MDX one of the safest vehicles on the market today. The AcuraWatch safety suite includes Forward collision warning, Automatic emergency braking, Lane-keep assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane-departure warning. Every new MDX also comes with a Multi-View Rear Camera, Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Anti-lock Brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.


Both the SH-AWD as well as the front-wheel-drive MDX editions come standard with a 3.5L direct-injection V-6 that puts out 290 horsepower at 6200 RPM. Sport Hybrid SH-AWD models get powered by 3.0L V-6 assisted by a 3-motor electric engine. A 9-Speed Automatic that features Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters gets matched to all non-hybrid gasoline-powered trims. Hybrid models get linked to an Acura exclusive Motor-Integrated 7-Speed Dual Clutch transmission. The dual-clutch design delivers greater efficiency and smoother shifting than conventional automatic transmissions. All new 2020 Acura MDX models get exceptional fuel economy for a large SUV. Standard powered front-wheel-drive models get 12.2/9.0/10.8, SH-AWD drivetrains get 12.2/9.5/11.0, while Sport Hybrid configurations come in at 9.1/9.0/9.0. All figures are City/Hwy/Combined and Litres/100 km.