2020 Acura RDX

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2020 Acura RDX
2020 Acura RDX

Key specs

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The good:

  • Many standard safety features
  • High crash-test scores
  • Cargo room
  • Cabin storage and quality
  • Acceleration

The bad:

  • Confusing touchpad multimedia system
  • Cumbersome gear selector
  • Fuel economy
  • Center rear shoulder belt blocks view
  • Android Auto not supported

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder standard
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LED headlights standard

2020 Acura RDX review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Acura RDX?

The Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV with seating for five. It’s available with front- or all-wheel drive and is powered by a 272-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission. An A-Spec Package includes cosmetic upgrades for a more performance-oriented look. RDX competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.

What’s New on the 2020 Acura RDX?

Redesigned last year, changes for 2020 are limited to a new exterior color: Platinum White.

What Features in the 2020 Acura RDX Are Most Important?

Base models are reasonably well equipped with standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, keyless access with push-button start and a panoramic moonroof. Standard active safety features include lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking and adaptive cruise control.

Available features include blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, navigation, a heated steering wheel and a hands-free power liftgate.

2020 Acura RDX Vs. 2020 Audi Q5: How Do They Compare?

The Acura RDX and Audi Q5 both offer seating for five in a reasonably sporty and luxurious package. The Q5 may be a more appealing choice for buyers looking for a bit more luxury in the cabin, but the RDX is something of a bargain by comparison.

Should I Buy the 2020 Acura RDX?

Compact SUV buyers looking for a reasonable level of luxury and not concerned about the lack of a prestigious European nameplate would do well to consider the RDX. While perhaps not quite as well appointed as some competitors, the RDX is more moderately priced. Before buying, be sure to spend some quality time with the SUV’s touchpad multimedia controller to see whether you like it.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Car is comfortable lot of safety features

Seems to be a good product over all but I have Problem with this car it only ran only 4000+ miles and have already taken 3 times to dealer 3 times to get the front break.I am really disappointed.with its Performance


Great value for all the options.

By far, the best vehicle I owned. It is just so comfortable and fun to drive. I purchased the Advanced model which has more bells and whistles than I could ever imagine. The only thing it doesn’t do is drive by itself..


Reliable car

Perfect for all my needs... I am loving my car and enjoying every moment I get to go places or for long drive... always waiting for sunny weather so that I can have the sunroof and moonroof open...

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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