2020 Acura RDX FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $37,800.00
  • Invoice: $35,889.94
  • Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
  • City MPG: 22 mpg

pros

Sharp new styling; driver focused interior; tech-friendly features; advanced drivetrain; excellent handling

model highlights

Acura has really done their best to pack as much new technology as possible into the RDX. That starts with the engine and drivetrain. Acura has ditched the old V6 from the previous generation RDX in favor of a smaller 4-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger. The immediate benefit of such a change is fuel economy. The new RDX should be about 11 percent more efficient than the vehicle it replaces, which will save owners money at the pump while also being better for the environment. Other benefits of downsizing the engine include a better weight distribution for this year's RDX, which might be why it handles so well.

Of course, the other side of the coin when downsizing an engine is usually a loss of power. However, in this case, the RDX drops a grand total of just 7 horsepower, now 272 instead of 279 like last year's model. Power is sent to the front wheels via a new 10-speed automatic transmission, though all-wheel drive is available as a $2000 option.

The RDX comes in just one well-equipped trim level. Standard features on the RDX include LED Jewel Eye Headlights, LED taillights, 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights and washers, heated side mirrors, faux leather seating surfaces, heated 12-way power adjustable front seats and dual-zone climate control. Standard interior tech includes Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, a lane keep assist system, active sound control, a 9-speaker sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, multiple USB ports, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch color multi-information display for the driver, mobile hotspot capability, AcuraLink, a Siri Eyes Free mode for iPhone users, voice recognition, HomeLink and a compass. Drivers and passengers will be able to control that tech through Acura's new True Touchpad interface that features a touchpad in the center console, which can be used to control the center display screen.

Three option packages are available for the RDX. A Technology Package adds perforated leather trimmed seats, a GPS-linked climate control system, a 12-speaker premium audio system, HD radio, a blind spot information system, rear cross traffic monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

An Advanced package adds heated and ventilated front seats, rain sensing wipers, a remote starter, auto-dimming side mirrors, fog lights and parking sensors.

The A-Spec Package includes 20-inch dark grey wheels, unique front and rear bumpers, LED fog lights, dual exhaust pipes, a gloss black rear spoiler, heated and ventilated front seats, a black headliner, red instruments, red cabin lighting, sport pedals and a 16-speaker premium sound system.

model news

The RDX was fully redesigned last year so the 2020 RDX receives no significant changes this year. The mid-sized SUV is one of Acura's most successful vehicles, with sales exceeding 370,000 units over the vehicle's lifetime.

value writeup

The Acura RDX rides the line between being compact and being mid-sized in the luxury SUV segment. The RDX features attractive, futuristic styling, a turbocharged drivetrain and sharp handling, making the RDX a good value in its class. Competitors include the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. With pricing starting at around $37,000, the Acura RDX undercuts all those competitors by at least a few thousand dollars, while offering a technology-laden interior and more horsepower.

Exterior Color

Performance Red Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: RV

Interior Colors

  • Parchment

Exterior Color

Gunmetal Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GN

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Majestic Black Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BK

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Fathom Blue Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: BO

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Platinum White Pearl
Manufacturer's Color Code: WV

Interior Colors

  • Ebony
  • Parchment

Exterior Color

Modern Steel Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: GY

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Exterior Color

Canyon Bronze Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: BT

Interior Colors

  • Parchment

Exterior Color

Lunar Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: SI

Interior Colors

  • Ebony

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 28 MPG
Cruising Range - City 376.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 24 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 478.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 104 ft³
Front Head Room 39.6 in
Front Leg Room 41.6 in
Front Shoulder Room 59.7 in
Front Hip Room 55 in
Second Head Room 38.3 in
Second Leg Room 38.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 56.6 in
Second Hip Room 49.9 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 108.3 in
Length, Overall 186.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 74.8 in
Height, Overall 65.7 in
Track Width, Front 64.2 in
Track Width, Rear 64.7 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.7 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 58.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 29.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 29.5 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3783 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. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A
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 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR19
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 19 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 39 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 12.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 17.1 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: Not Rated

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: 07/06/2020

Resource: acura.com 06/03/2020