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The fun-to-drive MDX is one of Acura’s best accepted models. It offers families of all sizes the appropriate aggregate of style, assurance and amplitude while carrying achievement and ammunition economy. Built in East Liberty, Ohio, the award-winning SUV is additionally accessible with one of the best technically avant-garde all-wheel-drive systems in the world.
The 2020 Acura MDX actualization a exceptional berth crafted with artisan leathers, accessible natural-wood highlights and a adult admixture of luxury, technology and innovation. It offers adequate seven-passenger basement with allowance to amplitude out and One-Touch Walk-In Third Row Access, which slides its second-row seats avant-garde with the advance of a button, acceptance third-row cartage to access and avenue the agent easily.
When able with the accessible Technology and Entertainment packages, the MDX actualization a “walk-through” basement agreement with second-row captain’s chairs for added affluence and convenience. Its state-of-the art infotainment arrangement is simple to operate, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are accepted on all trim levels.
Every Acura MDX additionally comes with AcuraWatch, a apartment of avant-garde assurance and driver-assistive technologies that includes Collision Mitigation Braking Arrangement (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Ascendancy (ACC) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). The MDX has been awarded a 5-Star Overall Agent Assurance appraisement from the National Artery Traffic Assurance Administration (NHTSA).
The 2020 Acura MDX comes accepted with a acknowledging and aesthetic 3.5-liter absolute bang i-VTEC® V-6 agent authoritative 290 application that delivers quick acceleration, an affluence of casual ability on the artery and amazing ammunition economy. Its achievement is added by the quick-shifting and awful aesthetic nine-speed automated manual and Idle Stop, which turns the agent off at red lights to save ammunition and actualize a added aesthetic and seamless active experience.
Base, Technology, A-Spec® and Advance amalgamation options are offered. Front-wheel drive is standard, and every 2020 MDX includes the advantage of Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology. It increases the SUV’s achievement and assurance in a ambit of acclimate altitude and makes the MDX one of the best administration and best fun to drive SUVs you can buy.
The accepted A-Spec Action Actualization Amalgamation adds added actualization and achievement with accepted Super Administration All-Wheel Drive and a absolute account of exoteric architecture and autogenous upgrades. Its different exoteric administration gives the SUV a added able-bodied actualization with beyond 20-inch Shark Grey admixture auto captivated in added 265-series tires. A added advancing avant-garde fascia, body-color lower sills, egg-shaped bankrupt finishers, and gloss-black and aphotic chrome accents and details.
Inside, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged council caster with paddle shifters, forth with action seats akin in affluent red or atramentous covering with atramentous Alcantara inserts and high-contrast bond add an advancing and active address to the A-Spec’s cabin. Other autogenous enhancements accommodate appropriate A-Spec gauges, action pedals, animated brownish arrangement animate trim and absolute A-Spec-badged door-step treadplates.
With front-wheel drive, the 2020 MDX has an EPA fuel-economy appraisement of 20 mpg city, 27 mpg on the artery and 23 mpg combined. Models with SH-AWD accept an EPA appraisement of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg on the artery and 22 mpg combined. The sport-tuned MDX A-Spec is rated at 19 mpg city, 25 mpg on the artery and 21 mpg combined.
The 2020 MDX Action Amalgam offers families alike added ability and ammunition economy. It actualization Acura’s signature three-motor electric Action Amalgam Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) system, which operates in affiliation with the gasoline 3.0-liter V-6 engine. Two rear-mounted electric motors dynamically accelerate torque anon to the larboard and appropriate rear wheels, while the SUV’s almighty V-6 sends ability to the avant-garde tires in affiliation with a third electric motor.
The arrangement additionally delivers absolute ability and ascendancy as able-bodied as burning torque, with an absorbing absolute arrangement achievement of 321 application and 289 lb-ft. of torque. An avant-garde seven-speed dual-clutch manual (DCT), which is agnate to the nine-speed DCT acclimated in Acura’s hybrid-powered NSX supercar, is accepted equipment. One of the best fuel-efficient seven-passenger SUVs available, the MDX Action Amalgam has becoming an absorbing EPA accumulated fuel-economy appraisement of 27 mpg.
Often amalgam models action beneath basement capacities compared with non-hybrid models, but that’s not the case with the MDX Action Hybrid. Technology Amalgamation models accommodate basement for seven, while the range-topping Advance Amalgamation incorporates a six-passenger autogenous agreement with adequate second-row Captain’s Chairs and a ample second-row centermost animate for added storage.
Overall, Acura’s better and best family-friendly SUV offers a different aggregate of able performance, absorbing in-cabin technology, safety, amplitude and ammunition economy.