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2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX: Specs, Features & Trim Comparison

specs features trims 2020 acura mdx vs 2020 acura rdx

The 2020 Acura MDX and RDX are quite popular in the semi-luxury automotive segment. A spacious cabin, Acura’s safety technology, and flawless performance are specialties of both of these Acura crossovers. In 2020, both vehicles have some new features to share. While Acura crossovers are different from most luxury mainstays, the middle ground served the automaker really well. Both MDX and RDX are not full-on luxury yet offer a high end feel and a range of sporty features.


The A-Spec package, Acura’s unique appearance upgrade, is available for both the MDX and RDX. With this package, both crossovers will have special interior trimmings, upgraded seating, Napa leather upholstery, and some exterior design changes. The front sport seats in both vehicles have a supportive system with a contouring feel. Adjustable options make the seats easier to manage and comfortable even on long trips. Both MDX and RDX feature JewelEye headlamps, designer alloy wheels and power-adjustable moon roofs. Both cars offer a variety of exterior paint options to select from. Inside, there is plenty of head and legroom; however, the MDX is spacious in comparison to the RDX with an extra row of well-padded bench in the third row. The MDX has large door openings and a generous back seat room ideal for young adults alike. While both vehicles are perfect family haulers, the MDX gets an extra point for its generously spacious cabin, large door openings and the third row.


Both Acuras are powerful in their own way. Each of these crossovers is performance-oriented vehicles and feature precision-crafted engines. The RDX, with its mighty 2.0-liter VTEC produces 272 hp. For a small crossover, the RDX is powerful and quicker to accelerate. The MDX comes with a standard V-6 and produces strong acceleration in 6 seconds to reach from zero to 60 mph. All-wheel-drive or Super-Handling AWD is a standard feature in both Acura crossovers. Performance-wise, both RDX and MDX are smooth and responsive on the road and with SHAWD, both greatly improved confidence and stability.


Each of these crossovers have Acura’s advanced infotainment system. While the MDX uses two screens to fulfill your infotainment needs, the RDX uses a single widescreen unit. The touchpad-like interface makes everything easy to navigate. Whether it is the route map or the Apple CarPlay info, both of these Acura crossovers offer you easy access through the touchscreen infotainment. Both vehicles come standard with the AcuraWatch safety system, which has a variety of autonomous driver-assist technology. Features such as a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, collision alert, and lane keep assist are some of the best driver assist features in both MDX and RDX.

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX: Features, Specs & Trims

2020 MDX VS. 2020 RDX
3.5-L V6 Available Engines 2.0 L 4-cylinder
9-speed automatic Transmissions 10-speed automatic
290hp, 267 lb-ft torque Horsepower
272hp, 280 lb-ft torque
JewelEye LED headlamps (Standard) Exterior Lighting JewelEye LED headlamps (Standard)
20-inch alloys (W/ Technology & A-Specs) Wheels 20-inch alloys (W/ Technology & A-Specs)
Panormaic Sunroof Sunroof Panoramic Sunroof
8.0-inch display & 7.0-inch touchscreen(Standard)
Navigation (Available)
Multimedia 10.2-inch Touchscreen (Standard)
Navigation (Available)
Standard Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Multi-view Rear Camera (Standard) Cameras Backup Camera (Standard)

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DealerRater Feb 26, 2020

Made appointment for service yesterday. Very easy and quick. Robert gave me his name and told me to see him when I arrived. Upon arrival at 10 he greeted me an brought my vehicle in for diagnosis. Within half an hour came back and told me what they had found and what the cost would be.He said they could get me out by 1pm. At 12:30 I signed for the repair.and was on my way. Great service experience. The service manager Bob and advisor Robert were both friendly and professional. I definitely be back.

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Erick Civallero was a great Sales Associate. I was very good at talking about the features of the car and actually answered our questions. If he did not know, he would find out and let us know. Eduardo Perez was our Sales Manager and he was also very easy to work with. They were personable and knowledgeable. We bought a 2020 Acura RDX. It has a lot of new features for a great price. The finance department was also helpful. We were there on a busy day and they were very accommodating.

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