2020 Acura MDX

Original MSRP Range
$44,500 - $61,750
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
MPG
19 - 26 MPG City / 25 - 27 MPG Hwy
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2020 Acura MDX

What We Like

  • Exterior design refinements add modern sharpness
  • Available second-row captain's chairs add an executive flair and make third-row access simple
  • Standard level of technology is comprehensive and can be pushed even further with Technology and Advance packages

What We Don't

  • Despite improvements to its exterior, the MDX can still get lost in a crowd of similar crossovers
  • Only one powertrain choice
  • Smallish third-row seat
  • While better, the infotainment setup still needs work

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.6/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.1/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2020 Acura MDX?

The 2020 Acura MDX carries over with no changes of note. See the 2020 Acura MDX models for sale near you

Which MDX is the Best?

MDX loyalists will not be disappointed in the latest tweak to their favorite 3-row luxury crossover. We're not sure if it will win over any converts from other brands, but the 2020 Acura MDX with the Technology package is the one to look for. It offers the most desirable features, like navigation, blind spot monitoring and premium audio, without the expensive high-end features that come with the Advance package. Whichever MDX you select, you'll get a well-sorted, luxurious and roomy crossover that's ready for a road trip. Find an Acura MDX for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Acura MDX Cost?

There is just one trim level of the MDX but two powerplants -- four options packages can be added to the non-hybrid MDX and two for the sport hybrid.

The base MDX ($45,395, FWD; $47,395, SH-AWD) includes a 3.5-liter V6 with 9-speed automatic transmission, full LED lighting, acoustic windshield and front side-windows, roof rails, a moonroof, a Smart Entry Keyless Access System with front door and rear tailgate access, a "diamond pentagon" front grille, 18-in aluminum-alloy wheels, three rows of seating, a 50/50-split third row, a 60/40-split second row with One-Touch Walk-In and Extended Slide, a dual-screen center stack, leather seating surfaces, power windows and door locks, an autodimming rearview mirror, a multiview rearview camera, push-button start/stop, tri-zone automatic climate control, hill-start assist, heated power front bucket seats (10-way driver/8-way passenger) with 4-way power lumbar support, cruise control, an electronic tilt-and-telescopic steering column, Idle Stop, AcuraLink with Aha mobile interface, Bluetooth, Pandora and SMS text interfaces, Siri Eyes Free, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-in On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD 2.0), an Acura 8-speaker audio system with 432-watt amplifier, a single-disc CD player and an AM/FM/SiriusXM radio.

The Technology package ($5,000) includes GPS-linked climate control, 20-in aluminum-alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors with LED puddle lights, remote engine start, an Acura Navigation System with an 8-in color display, a color multi-information display with turn-by-turn guidance, rear-door Smart Key entry, a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, an Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, HD Radio and Song By Voice, a voice recognition system for navigation, audio, climate control and Bluetooth and email compatibility.

The Advance package ($6,750; requires Technology package) adds perforated leather with contrast stitching and piping, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row heated captain's chairs, a second-row center console, natural wood accents, a heated steering wheel, second-row manual sunshades, two third-row USB charge ports, LED fog lights, autodimming side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera.

The Entertainment package ($2,000; requires either Technology or Advance package) includes second-row bench seating (captain's chairs with Technology package), a 9-in VGA screen and 11 speakers (with Technology package), a 16.2-in VGA screen and a 12th speaker (with Advance package), two wireless headphones, removable ceiling-mounted remote control.

The A-Spec package ($3,500; requires Technology package) adds a unique sculpted front end, Dark Jewel integrated LED headlights and fog lights, wider 20-in wheels in Shark Grey, Alcantara-trimmed sport seats, an A-Spec-specific steering wheel and interior embellishments, a black headliner, heated and ventilated front seats and SH-AWD.

The MDX Sport Hybrid with Technology Package ($53,895) includes the 3-motor hybrid system, SH-AWD, AcuraWatch (collision-mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control), the Active Damper System, full LED lighting, an acoustic windshield and front side windows, a power moonroof, Smart Entry Keyless Access, 50/50-split third-row seating, second-row 60/40-split-bench seating with One-Touch Walk-In and Extended Slide, leather seating surfaces, a multiview rearview camera, push-button start/stop, tri-zone automatic climate control, hill-start assist, 10-way heated power front seats, adaptive cruise control, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, GPS-linked climate control, 20-in aluminum-alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors with LED puddle lights, remote engine start, the Acura Navigation System with an 8-in color display, a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alertApple CarPlay, Android Auto and the Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers.

The MDX Sport Hybrid with Advance Package ($60,645) adds perforated leather with contrast stitching and piping, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row heated captain's chairs, a second-row center console, a heated steering wheel, second-row manual sunshades, two third-row USB charge ports, LED fog lights, auto-dimming side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera.

MDX Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
MDX FWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg$56,250 / $52,7826 Cylinder29020 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX FWD 7-Passenger$44,500 / $41,7746 Cylinder29020 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX FWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg$49,500 / $46,4586 Cylinder29020 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger PMC Edition$61,750 / $57,9356 Cylinder29019 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg$59,750 / $56,0616 Cylinder32126 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Advance Pkg$58,250 / $54,6566 Cylinder29019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 6-Passenger w/Technology/Entertainment Pkg$53,500 / $50,2066 Cylinder29019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger$46,500 / $43,6476 Cylinder29019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg$53,000 / $49,7376 Cylinder32126 / 279-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Advance/Entertainment Pkg$60,250 / $56,5306 Cylinder29019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology Pkg$51,500 / $48,3326 Cylinder29019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
MDX SH-AWD 7-Passenger w/Technology/A-Spec Pkg$55,000 / $51,6116 Cylinder29019 / 259-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Acura MDX Safety

Is the 2020 Acura MDX a Safe Car?

Each MDX comes equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of safety features, which includes lane-keeping assist, collision-mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control and road-departure mitigation. The MDX also gets vehicle stability control, antilock brakes with brake assist, LATCH connections, tire pressure monitoring and seven airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the MDX a 5-star overall rating, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rated the model Good in all categories and Superior in the crash avoidance and mitigation tests. IIHS also named the MDX a Top Safety Pick.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$58,057 ($0.77 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/70,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2020 Acura MDX vs the competition

2020 Infiniti QX60 -- Another tech-laden 3-row luxury crossover, the QX60 comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

2020 GMC Acadia Denali -- GM's 3-row crossover offers slightly more horsepower and a few more features in a slightly smaller and nimbler package.

2020 Lexus GX -- The GX offers a more rugged design with real off-road capabilities, a more powerful engine and a higher tow rating, but worse fuel economy and handling.

Used Audi Q7 -- A 2015-2018 Audi Q7 offers a superior luxury and driving experience, more engine options and more distinctive styling.

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