It is a good season for the Acura lovers, as the brand has released the 2020 model year of RDX as mid-size crossover, enriching the segment with yet another capable vehicle. The new 2020 Acura RDX wears a stylish getup, while all its strong-performing dynamics have rowed it against many popular crossover SUV models, making the competition even more tense and tight. To know what it packs in, we visited our nearby Henderson Acura dealer and found the following:
Table of Contents
In the over popular segment of crossover SUVs, the new 2020 model year of Acura RDX does make its distinctive place, by offering all that you can expect from a vehicle of its class. Starting from its performance capabilities, to its upscale interior cabin, from its responsible set of safety and drive assist features to an upgraded infotainment system, the 2020 Acura RDX packs them all in a neat row inside its edgy frame and mesmerizing design. With the newly introduced turbocharged engine, the feature count of this Acura crossover leaves many of its closest competitors stay behind.
2020 Powertrain Configurations
The Acura RDX was redesigned last year for the 2019 edition, and that makes it carry on with the same traits this year mostly without any significant changes. So, for 2020, you get to see the lineup of Acura RDX stretched in four trim levels—base, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance that is presented by Acura as packages. The entire lineup is powered by a 272-horsepower making 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic slick-shifting transmission that can be run in three drive modes. Acura sets rear-wheel drive as the standard drivetrain configuration, though one can upgrade to an all-wheel drive setup by paying an amount of $2,000 added to the base price. All these changes done to the 2020 edition of Acura RDX did help in improving its tenacity to face the odds of the uneven roads.
With the standard powertrain mentioned above, the 2020 Acura RDX is able to make a moderate fuel efficiency rating of 23 to 24 mpg in a combined trip, as rated by the EPA when you pour in the premium quality unleaded gasoline.
Styling and Comfort Features
The 2020 Acura RDX can be safely regarded as one of the most refined five-seat crossover SUVs that brings with it a luxuriating interior cabin that perfectly matches its glamourous exterior. While its exterior holds a muscular shape placing a wide grille at the nose, inside, there’s a well-thought cabin space clad in olive ash wood trim. Acura enhances the overall impression of the interior cabin with an A-Spec package that colors the space in black and red. For upholstery, synthetic leather is offered on the base trims, while higher trims are wrapped in real leather.
The staff who assisted us at the Henderson Car dealership showed us how by folding down the rear seat increases the cargo space twice, measuring a 59 cubic feet. Anyone who will sit behind the wheels of the 2020 Acura RDX will enjoy its ideal driving positioning, while the calm and quiet cabin will round up the ride experience with a heartfelt satisfaction.