The front-wheel drive platform is powered by Acura’s legendary smooth 290-HP 3.5-liter V-6 through a 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters, offering impressive fuel efficiency especially with standard Idle Stop technology, making the 2020 MDX an excellent value.
Comfort and control were top of mind when Acura developed the MDX suspension system. The front MacPherson strut design has been altered to reduce steering wheel vibration and torque steer for front-wheel drive models. The rear suspension shocks mount directly to the body side rail to improve rigidity. The result is a softer ride without sacrificing handling precision.
IDS enables you to choose the feel of the dynamic responses within your MDX. With a button located by the shifter, you can change from the Normal setting to Sport to increase steering feel and quicken throttle response, while Comfort mode creates an even lighter power steering feel.
Acura’s category-defining available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system is designed to enhance dry-road maneuvers such as lane changes, cornering, and highway cruising while also providing the same all-weather advantages of conventional all-wheel drive.
Acura took the same, electric-torque-vectoring Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system developed for the NSX supercar, including the Twin Motor Unit (TMU) and battery pack, and engineered it into the 2020 MDX. Powered by a V-6 engine and three high-output electric motors perfectly mated to an incredibly responsive 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
Using sensor data, the Active Damper System can adjust suspension stiffness changes in a split second to both smooth the ride and sharpen handling according to driving conditions. This allows the MDX Sport Hybrid to remain soft and comfortable during highway cruising, yet firm when the road requires high-performance handling.
The A-Spec® package features a distinctive look from all angles with precision-designed black chrome accents, 20-inch five-spoke Shark Gray alloy wheels, gloss-black window trim, a rear gloss-black diffuser, LED fog lights, and sculpted front and rear bumpers with exclusive A-Spec badging on the fenders providing a dynamic effect from end to end.
Brighter, whiter and longer-lasting than traditional headlights, Jewel Eye® LED headlights are a smart, elegant component of the 2020 MDX. Each lens is precisely aimed to focus the LED beam over a longer and wider surface area, helping you see the road more clearly. Even when they’re not on, the reflective surfaces behind the lenses maintain a bright, jewel-like appearance.
Bring an open air feeling to your cabin with the touch of a button. The standard-equipped Power Moonroof can recess fully or open to a tilt, and automatically reverses if an obstruction is detected. For additional comfort, the tinted glass helps reduce glare and heat.
Styling so confident it inspires the driver with features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, race-inspired paddle shifters, stainless steel sport pedals, red ambient lighting, and an instrument panel that glows red. Furthering this exclusive driving experience is an available, red-leather interior with contrast stitching, Alcantara® inserts and seat bolsters that tightly hold the driver while cornering.
To help everyone on board find their comfort zone, the 2020 MDX has three fully adjustable climate zones. Add the Technology Package and temperatures can automatically adjust depending on the angle of the sun’s rays. For added comfort, the available heated steering wheel warms up with the push of a button.
This highly intelligent driving companion comes with a high-mounted 8-inch LED screen and driver-centric, friendly, technologies. Find your way easier, using the Voice Recognition System and avoid delays on streets and freeways using AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with advanced Traffic Rerouting.
All systems go! The 2020 MDX instrument panel allows you to control and access everything you need, whether you’re the passenger or driver. Shortcuts for audio and climate control are at your fingertips with the On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) touchscreen display.
Fill your 2020 MDX with impressive surround sound from a digital source of your choice. The available 10-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio System amps your ride with crisp, studio-quality sound. The Entertainment Package adds one or two (with Advance Package) speakers to enhance rear seat surround sound.
Transform the second-row into a theater. Complete with sun shades, wireless headphones and compatibility with most electronics like smartphones, HDMI devices and the Xbox One®. An available split screen means those in the back don’t need to agree on what to watch.
The first line of defense in collision safety is in the structure of the car itself. Our Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body construction is integrated into every Acura model, including the 2020 MDX, to help reduce and disperse forces in front crashes.
Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering uses an array of sensors to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer by continually monitoring vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, and vehicle yaw rate.
Giving drivers the ability to see even more, the Surround View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking. Four cameras ingeniously positioned around the vehicle assist in uncovering blind spots as well as potential obstacles.
Particularly useful when other parked vehicles hinder your side-to-side vision, sensors located near the rear corners of the MDX can detect approaching vehicles from either side in parking lots, driveways, or streets. With the available Multi-View Rear Camera in Normal or Wide mode, you’re alerted to approaching vehicles by an audible chime and amber arrows in the rear camera monitor.
If the Blind Spot Information System detects a vehicle in an adjacent lane in the MDX’s “alert zone” and you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds—but only when the vehicle is traveling above 20 MPH so they won’t come on when you’re parking, at stop lights, or in stop-and-go traffic.
Enjoy a whole assortment of features with available AcuraLink®. You can locate your car, or access a live concierge, and also remotely lock and unlock your doors. And in an emergency, location and diagnostic information can be sent and retrieved from the car. While many AcuraLink features are complimentary, others require a subscription.