2020 Acura MDX

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$44,500

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2020 Acura MDX
2020 Acura MDX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Quietness
  • Gas mileage
  • Sliding and reclining second-row seats
  • Many standard active safety features

The bad:

  • Third-row space
  • High cargo floor
  • Digital heated-seat controls
  • Gas version’s spongy brakes

7 trims

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Our 2020 Acura MDX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New limited-edition PMC Edition available
  • Room for six or seven people
  • Gas-only and Sport Hybrid versions
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
  • Push-button third-row access standard

2020 Acura MDX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that can seat up to seven in three rows and is available in regular or Sport Hybrid form. The regular MDX is powered by a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The MDX Sport Hybrid has a combined 321 hp with a 3.0-liter V-6, a collection of electric motors and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The MDX can have front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Buick Enclave and Infiniti QX60.

What’s New on the 2020 Acura MDX?

A new PMC Edition is hand built in the same Ohio facility that manufactures the NSX, Acura’s halo sports car. Limited to 300 copies in the U.S., the PMC Edition gets features from the Advance and A-Spec packages and is painted in striking Valencia Red Pearl.

What Features in the 2020 Acura MDX Are Most Important?

The MDX’s available all-wheel-drive system includes torque-vectoring capability to improve handling. The SUV is also packed with standard active safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

The available A-Spec version is designed to stand out with its 20-inch alloy wheels, gloss-black and dark-chrome accents, Alcantara trim, sport pedals and a thick-rim steering wheel with shift paddles.

Should I Buy the 2020 Acura MDX?

If you’re looking for a comfortable, quiet and upscale SUV that offers a lot of standard safety features, the Acura MDX may be a good fit. However, if you have a big family and lots of stuff to carry, a larger SUV or minivan might work better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Quiet interior very little road noise.

Overall I am completely satisfied. One item is leg room for driver. I am 6'1" and legs cannot be completely stretched. Lots of Electronics. a little challenging for baby boomers

5.0

Great sport SUV!

Complete mesh of performance, comfort and utility in a reliable package. Provides excellent gas mileage for highway driving with plenty of cargo space for all your stuff!

4.9

love it

Love the look the history of dependability. I like the interior, very luxurious. I love the sunroof. The 3rd row is an added bonus. The apple play is new to me, but I LOVE it.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles
Basic warranty terms
Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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