2020 Acura MDX FWD 7-Passenger

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $44,500.00
  • Invoice: $41,774.05
  • Hwy MPG: 27 mpg
  • City MPG: 20 mpg

pros

Attractive styling; improved fuel efficiency; room for seven; advanced technology; available all-wheel drive; top safety rating; available sport hybrid model

model highlights

The 2020 Acura MDX is available with five different trim levels: Standard, Technology, Advance, Entertainment and A-Spec. Two powertrains are available: a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 267 lb-feet of torque powers all trims of the MDX with exception of the Sport Hybrid. These trims get a 9-speed automatic transmission with selectable econ and sport modes. The Sport Hybrid model is powered by a fuel-efficient 3.0L V6, which its integrated electric motor, creates 321 horsepower. The Sport Hybrid is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch auto-shift transmission. Power is sent to the wheels via Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD). Front-wheel drive is also available.

No MDX is lightly equipped. The Standard trim features 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, multi-view rear camera, power liftgate, power leather seating with heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, keyless ignition and a sunroof. The MDX Standard technology features include dual touchscreen displays, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and an 8-speaker audio system.

MDX models equipped with the Technology Package add 20-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power folding side mirrors, remote engine start, navigation, blind spot information and a 10-speaker premium audio system with hard drive media storage. The interior also features natural wood accents and a GPS-linked climate control.

The Entertainment Package, when combined with the Technology package, adds heated second-row seating, DVD rear seat entertainment with a 9-inch screen, a 110V outlet and an 11-speaker upgraded premium audio system.

Choosing a MDX with the Advance and Entertainment Packages adds perforated Milano premium leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, LED fog lights, auto-dimming side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a 12-speaker audio system and a 16.2-inch rear seat DVD entertainment system.

Added last year, the A-Spec package features eye-catching designs and impressive styling. The A-spec brings a whole new look to the MDX with a blacked-out exterior styling and sporty interior. The A-Spec features exclusive designed front and rear bumpers, 20-inch gray wheels, dual exhaust outlets and a host of blacked-out and dark chrome exterior styling touches. Inside the A-Spec, features include heated and ventilated sport front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, trimmed interior with contrast stitching and piping, metal trim and red instrument panel illumination.

All MDX models come standard with AcuraWatch Plus, a suite of active safety features that includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Collision mitigation braking helps prepare the MDX and its occupants for a frontal impact by automatically tensioning the seatbelts and applying the brakes as needed.

model news

After adding an A-spec trim level last year, Acura has left the MDX unchanged for 2020. The SUV remains the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time.

value writeup

Now in its third generation, the Acura MDX retains all the great attributes that have made it such a winner in the showroom. Adding the A-Spec package last year, brought the appearance to a new level with sportier styling both inside and out. For those who don't need Acura's excellent Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, front-wheel drive availability makes the MDX a bit easier on the wallet. The MDX is a strong contender when compared with the Volvo XC90 and Infinity QX60, especially when loaded with plenty of excellent, useful technology features, which enhance performance, comfort and safety in the MDX.

Exterior Color

Platinum White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WH

Interior Colors

  • Parchment
  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Lunar Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: SV

Interior Colors

  • Graystone

Exterior Color

Performance Red Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: RX

Interior Colors

  • Parchment

Exterior Color

Majestic Black Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BX

Interior Colors

  • Ebony
  • Parchment

Exterior Color

Modern Steel Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GY

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 9
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 27 MPG
Cruising Range - City 390.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 526.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/212
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume 132.7 ft³
Front Head Room 38.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 61.1 in
Front Hip Room 57.5 in
Second Head Room 38.3 in
Second Leg Room 38.5 in
Second Shoulder Room 59.1 in
Second Hip Room 57.8 in
Third Head Room 35.6 in
Third Leg Room 28.1 in
Third Shoulder Room 54.7 in
Third Hip Room 40.6 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 111 in
Length, Overall 196.2 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 77.7 in
Height, Overall 67.4 in
Track Width, Front 66.3 in
Track Width, Rear 66.3 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.6 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 90.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 43.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 15.8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4032 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 3500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 19.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Passenger: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver: * * * * * Rear Passenger: * * * * *

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat: * * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.40%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 0.9%

Expiration Date: 01/04/2021

Resource: acura.com 11/16/2020