The upcoming 2020 Acura RDX is a compact crossover that offers brilliant interior, great reliability, and a proven drivetrain. The third generation of the RDX model will arrive with numerous improvements. Not only faster, RDX will hit the roads as a more fuel-efficient model and better exterior design is also present.
The 2020 RDX crossover offers both front and all-wheel-drive configurations, the ride feels smooth and the design looks elegant. Interior will benefit from the latest technology upgrades, safety is great and the price is very reasonable.
2020 Acura RDX is longer than predecessor
The third generation of RDX started this year, and the 2020 Acura RDX will carry on with the same design. The changes and upgrades are very minor. However, the biggest change is the dimensional change. This crossover will arrive as 2.4 inches longer vehicle. The overall weight is now 46 pounds so even those changes aren’t significant.
We must admit that the exterior looks striking, especially the front end that is highlighted by the diamond pentagon grille. Taillights are done in c-shape and the side profile sports beautiful lines and creases. Generally, the exterior now looks sharper and more elegant.
2020 Acura RDX interior looks modern
The interior of the all-new 2020 Acura RDX will look brilliant. For the start, the design looks so clean and modern and the cabin is really practical. The layout of the controls and buttons is perfect, soft-touch materials are present, along with the upscale upholstery. A 10-way-power adjustable driver’s seat is standard, just like the 8-way-power passenger seat. Furthermore, the cabin room is ample for such a compact crossover.
That even includes the cargo area that is rated at 77 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. The new model will get the latest updates of the technology systems and that includes infotainment system and navigation. A dual-zone climate control is still standard, just like a 7-speaker audio system. Interior colors that will be available with the new version of SUV are Espresso, Ebony, Graystone, Parchment and Red. Safety is also another strong point of the 2020 RDX, thanks to the AcuraWatch safety package.
One of the best thing that is happened to the 2020 Acura RDX is the safety system that is improved. The safety bundles give a lane-keeping assist system and advanced adaptive cruise control with a low-speed follow. Also, the standard model will get a forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road-departure mitigation, side impact beams, AcuraLink emergency SOS system, tire specific low tire pressure warning, rear child safety locks and more.
However, the higher trims and also the Technology package that will be available on some trims adds blind-spot monitoring system, front/rear parking sensors and surround-view camera system.
2020 Acura RDX powertrain specs, acceleration and top speed
There won’t be any mechanical changes under the hood of the forthcoming 2020 Acura RDX. RDX crossover rides on a unique platform and the ride is very smooth. While the platform is unique, the drivetrain isn’t. It is the same drivetrain taken from Honda’s models. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is standard just like before and it generates 272 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is also seen in the Accord sedan model. On top of that, the optional 3.5-liter V6 is rumored and it will be able to crank out 279 horses and 252 lb-ft of torque.
The output numbers are very similar, and the V6 will offer 6-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel-drive setup is available as standard and the all-wheel-drive configuration will be optional. Generally, new Acura RDX didn’t change that significantly, but latest upgrades will for sure help this crossover to deliver better efficiency and mileage. The model with the 2.0-liter engine will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6,2 sec and it will react top speed of 135 mph.
Fuel economy and towing capacity
This model will get a start/stop system that shuts off the engine at stoplights. This system will improve city-mpg numbers. As we already said the model comes with the front-wheel drive as standard and is offered with the all-wheel drive as optional for an extra $2,000. The EPA city/highway fuel economy for the model with the FWD system is 22/28 mpg and with FWD, A-Spec 22/27 mpg. With the all-wheel-drive system, it gives 21/27 mpg and 21/26 mpg for the AWD and A-Spec. However, the towing capacity is not so good, because the newest model is capable to maximum tow 1,500 pounds.
2020 Acura RDX price and release date
The 2020 Acura RDX will cost slightly more than the current model. The new RDX crossover will cost around $39,000. Recommendable AcuraWatch safety package adds another $1,300 and all-wheel-drive $1,500.
This model comes with a certain level of luxury and the price seems to be affordable. We can expect a new Acura RDX in the second half of 2019. In the similar price range, the models that will rival the new 2020 Acura RDX are Lexus NX, Infiniti QX50 and Lincoln MKC.