The 2020 RDX is packing a direct-injected 16-Valve, 2.0-Liter DOHC VTEC® turbocharged power plant. There is 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, which means quicker acceleration and sharper throttle response.
The 2020 RDX’s turbocharged engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This setup takes full advantage of the turbo engine’s low-end torque and, whether you are in automatic mode or using the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, gear changes are quick and seamless.
Get ready to conquer every corner. The 2020 RDX is available with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which takes handling to a whole new level. It helps you stay stable and balanced in the corners and maintain better grip while offering a precise ride.
The available Adaptive Damper System allows the RDX to remain soft and comfortable during highway cruising, yet firm when the road requires high-performance handling. In other words, it gives you fun when you want it and comfort when you need it. It can adjust suspension responsiveness in a split second, so if the conditions change the RDX changes right with it.
Go from the everyday to the full sport experience—all at the turn of a dial. The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), standard on the RDX, delivers four dynamic drive modes to match the mood you’re in: Comfort, Snow, Sport and Sport+.
Life is full of twists and turns, so the ability to change a vehicle’s steering ratio can have a few advantages. The Dual Pinion, Variable Ratio Electric Power Steering on the 2020 RDX allows you to get a lighter, deft feel at slow speeds, but also a sense of stability at higher speeds.
Unique A-Spec® badging, larger exhaust outlets, 20-inch Shark Gray alloy wheels, gloss black accents, and NSX-inspired elements such as a matte-black rear diffuser make your RDX look like the performance machine it is. With exclusive front and rear bumpers and LED fog lights, you’re ready for action.
Stunning, highly-illuminating Jewel Eye® LED headlights are standard equipment on all Acura models. For the RDX, seven LEDs per side provide a whiter, brighter beam, use less energy and last significantly longer than HID or traditional halogen headlights.
When you want a breath of fresh air, or even some natural light, the RDX offers a standard Panoramic Moonroof. It is among one of the largest and widest in its class with features like a power sliding sunshade and a front moonroof that slides and tilts.
Comfort is found immediately in a selection of fine leathers. You can choose either the exclusive red leather interior complete with luxurious black Ultrasuede® inserts or a full-black leather and Ultrasuede combination. Sports-oriented styling is furthered by metal sport pedals, red ambient lighting, and a silver-faced instrument panel that glows red.
RDX offers heated and ventilated front sport seats and heated rear outboard seats that are covered in soft and durable full-grain Milano leather. Precise 16-way power adjustment and the automatic memory system saves your custom seating preferences and more. And on colder days, enjoy the luxury of a heated steering wheel.
The True Touchpad Interface™ transforms the connectivity experience into something more personal and intuitive. Wherever you touch it responds by using absolute positioning. So when you tap on the upper left corner of the touchpad, the touchpad corresponds with the action precisely on the top left of the center display.
Drivers with paired, Siri®-equipped iPhones® can have Siri perform a variety of smartphone functions without interacting directly with the phone. Ask the familiar, friendly interface to perform multiple functions including reading and sending texts, checking weather, sports scores and stock quotes, making calendar appointments, and read emails.
Standard Apple CarPlay™ integration puts a hub of digital resources right on the RDX center display. Get directions, send and receive messages, and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri® Eyes Free.
The available Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio System is a 16-speaker, 710-watt system, that is literally music to your ears. Included are four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers for true surround sound. It was developed by Acura and Panasonic® and tuned by Grammy-winning music producer, Elliot Schiener.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow allows you to set a desired speed but also maintain a set interval to a vehicle detected ahead. Now you enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light highway traffic.
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) is designed to help the driver to keep the RDX centered in a detected highway lane by applying mild, progressive steering inputs.
Distractions happen, so the Collision Mitigation Braking™ (CMBS™) System can alert you to obstacles detected ahead. It’s programmed to provide visual alerts when it determines a crash is possible – and if you don’t react, it can brake for you.
The available Blind Spot Information system continuously monitors behind and to the sides of the RDX for other vehicles, helping to alert the driver if a vehicle is detected. Additional available features can also help you see to the sides and behind you.
RDX has your back, sides and your front. To lessen the risk of a scratched bumper, the Technology, A-Spec® and Advance Packages include parking sensors that detect a close vehicle or surface at the front or rear. When the RDX is very close to a detected obstruction, a beep sounds inside the cabin.
The rear camera produces a center screen display whenever “Reverse” is engaged. Three separate views allow the driver to select one to best serve the situation. Pressing “Enter” on the center panel cycles through the camera options.