The Acura MDX might be what you are looking for if you’re in a market for a fun to drive, three-row crossover SUV. It delivers a strong performance and the highest safety ratings which makes it very popular among families particularly. Just a few years ago, the MDX has gotten an important redesign both inside and out and after that it has received an upgraded infotainment system and revised dual-screen interface. The upgraded infotainment how supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. As well, the exterior color palette of the MDX has been expanded to two new red shades. The 2019 model year is also announced and will feature new styling which seems to be more aggressive than before. It has been presented at the 2018 New York Motor Show and will enter the showrooms this summer.
On the other hand, according to the latest news, we should also expect the newest version of this popular SUV which should appear sometime during next year. It is the brand-new 2020 Acura MDX. The upcoming MDX will most likely be based on the CDX Concept model and should bring several upgrades. As well, the 2020 version should be equipped with the new engine under its hood and it will be a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
2020 Acura MDX engines and performances
The 2020 Acura MDX will use the same engines as before but there should be some new units in the offer. The current model is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is able to make 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and will be available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. With FWD, this engine is rated at 19/7 mpg while with AWD it is estimated to be 18/26 mpg.
The Sport Hybrid trim uses a 3.0-liter V-6 unit combined with electric motors. It has the output of 321 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive is standard and it works with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This engine gets 26 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, the 2020 version is also expected to receive a plug-in hybrid engine but any further details are not yet available.
Design of exterior and interior
Although there isn’t any specific information about the design, according to the latest reports, the new 2020 Acura MDX will be inspired by the CDX Concept model. So, we can expect some small cosmetic changes on the front and rear fascias which will make it look even better than its predecessor.
Inside the 2020 Acura MDX, we expect the same three-row seating configuration and the same amount of comfort and cargo space. The 7-inch touchscreen will be standard so as the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Every model will feature leather upholstery, a moonroof, keyless ignition, four USB ports, audio system with 8 speakers, three-zone climate control, LED headlamps, etc. The Technology package will add navigation, HD radio, remote start, and rear cross-traffic alert. The rear entertainment package will include a premium stereo with 11 speakers, a heated second row of seats, Blu-ray player for the rear passengers, and so on.
Release date and price
The 2020 Acura MDX should appear sometime during next year, most likely at the end of 2019. The price is not yet available. However, it will definitively be higher than the price of the current version which is around $45,000.