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2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

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$44,500 — $61,750 MSRP
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SUV
6-7 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2020 Acura MDX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Acura MDX
  • 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

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2020 Acura MDX Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.8
28 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

The most comfortable car I have ever owned!

by JackieS from Poughkeepise, NY on October 13, 2020

This car is exactly what I wanted! It's luxurious and powerful. It's extremely comfortable and has all of the newest technology. I love driving it! Read full review

(5.0)

All the car should stand.

by Melissa lL.Gilb from Rockwood Pa on October 8, 2020

If car quality stand for the price they should tell on their own to for shipment. Expo to see to apply and shift and go to be the auto of the year in the performance of the Acura we drive to stand. ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Acura MDX currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 Acura MDX Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
superior

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MDX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

Infant seat

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

Rear-facing convertible

* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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