The Acura’s popular luxury SUV, the RDX model has just been completely fully refreshed, but there is also news about the all-new 2020 Acura RDX. The upcoming RDX will get just some small changes which might include some new colors inside and out, and some new tech features as well. Under the hood, it will use the same 4-cylinder unit, but it could also be offered with a new hybrid unit.
2020 Acura RDX powertrain and performance
For 2019, the RDX has dropped the previous V-6 unit in a favor of a 4-cylinder engine. So, the 2020 Acura RDX will get the same engine as the 2019 model year. It is a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine. This engine is able to make 272 horses and 280 pound-feet of torque. The engine will work with a 10-speed automatic transmission and will come standard with front-wheel drive system. The all-wheel drive system will be optional.
Connected to front wheels, the engine will be rated at 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, The FWD A-Spec model will get 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive model is estimated to be 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Its towing capacity will be rated at 1,500 pounds.
The exterior and interior design
The 2019 model year has gotten a complete makeover when it has received even more handsome but still conservative styling and more stylish and athletic appearance. The front end wears the diamond-pentagon grille and swoopy headlights. All the models now feature a power tailgate and a panoramic sunroof. There is also the RDX A-Spec model which adds 20-inch darker wheels while the base model rides on the 19-inch wheels. So, the 2020 Acura RDX could only get some minor changes this time since it is still fresh and recently overhauled.
The interior of the 2020 Acura RDX will also retain its familiar look and could only get the new color combination or more features. All the models will come with two rows of seats and will be able to place up to five passengers. The dashboard is fitted with a large 10.2-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. All the seats are comfortable and provide good space. As for the cargo, there is the room of 29.5 cubic feet. With the rear seats folded down, it expands to 58.9 cubic feet.
The RDX will be offered in several trim levels and the base model will come standard with automatic climate control, keyless ignition, 12-way heated front seats, LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, Apple CarPlay connectivity, USB ports, Bluetooth, 9 speakers, satellite and HD radio, a power heated-adjustable tailgate, etc. The higher trim levels will add ventilated front seats, LED fog lights, 20-inch wheels, heated rear seats, hands-free tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, a head-up display, audio system with 16 speakers, and so on.
Release date and price
We assume that the 2020 Acura RDX will arrive during next year, most likely in the second half of 2019. The price won’t be much different from the current which starts at around $38,000.