2020 Acura MDX Review

2020 Acura MDX Review

For 2020 the Acura MDX soldiers on mostly unchanged from the previous model year. Offering three rows of seating, a premium design and accommodating interior, it’s a well-rounded three-row luxury crossover.

Which vehicles compete with the 2020 Acura MDX ?

The MDX’s closest competitors are the Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RXL. It also competes to a lesser extent with more expensive and opulent vehicles like the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Volvo XC90.

What is the price of the 2020 Acura MDX?

The 2020 MDX equipped with a 3.5L V-6 engine has an MSRP of $45,395 including destination. For perspective, the 2019 Lexus RXL has an MSRP of $49,045 including destination and the 2020 Infiniti QX60 has an MSRP of $45,345 after destination.

Acura also offers a hybrid version of the MDX, called the Sport Hybrid, which is powered by a 3.0L V-6 with 3-motor hybrid system. It boosts performance while increasing efficiency. The MDX Sport Hybrid starts at $52,900 after destination and comes standard with all-wheel-drive and the $5,000 Technology Package that’s optional on the base MDX. For perspective, a hybrid 2019 Lexus RX 450hL with all-wheel-drive is priced slightly less at $51,995 after destination.

The MDX has clean and modern styling that will age gracefully. Brightwork has been tastefully applied and the rear dual exhausts are very nicely integrated.
Although its design is dated, the cabin is highly functional and accomdations are roomy. Both front seats come standard with 12-way power.
The standard third-row seating adds versatility to the 2020 Acura MDX. While larger than the thrird-row offered on the Lexus RXL, it remains best suited for occasional use.

What are the 2020 Acura MDX safety scores?

The 2020 Acura MDX received a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a leading vehicle safety rating organization. The 2020 Acura MDX also received a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Is the 2020 Acura MDX a reliable vehicle?

As it enters its final year Acura has mostly sorted out any issues with reliability, so buyers should not expect to encounter any major issues within the first few years of ownership.


Overall, the Acura MDX makes sense for shoppers who want something more distinctive and stylish than a top-end trim of a mainstream three-row crossover, like the Honda Pilot Elite or Toyota Highlander Limited, and are willing to forgo the “wow factor” offered by more expensive and flashier European competitors. Offering more room than the Lexus RX and more powertrain options than the Infiniti QX60, the 2020 Acura MDX is well worth consideration, especially as discounts should be readily available with a redesigned model just around the corner.

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