The Acura MDX is a well-knownmodel name in the segment of three-row family crossoversfor quite some time now. It’s steady record of sales encouraged the manufacturer to continue this series with yearly upgrades and improvements. Right now when it is the season for the brands to release their 2020 model editions, Acura stayed at par with the new launchers, and has already distributed the 2020 MDX lineup in the dealership showroomsacross the globe.
For us, it was the Henderson Acura dealer showroom, where we got the opportunity to explore the 2020 Acura MDX lineup while having a test drive with it. There our experience confirmed our idea that this time Acura was all set to make the 2020 series of MDX as one of the ideal choices for the large families, who are in search of a capable and spacious three-row crossover that can hold up to eight passengers. Our test drive with the 2020 Acura MDX was serene and the cabin maintained its quiet road manners successfully throughout the drive. Did we say, it looked handsome inside and out?
Acura has always been different when it came to break up the lineup of any car series. For 2020 MDX series it built up the lineup ladder in three feature packages, that got named as the Advance, Technology, and A-Spec. as you climb up the price stairs, more and more features will dress up your MDX trim making a better cabin than the lower one.But none of these, offer anything related to performance. It is the same powertrain combination that powers all the 2020 MDX models as the standard one. It is a 290 horsepower making 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Design and Inner Comfort
We really liked the way Acura crafted the themes of both the exterior and interior. Overall it used a more subdued tone with some elegant touches of fine lines than what can be commonly seen in other luxury SUVs.
Inside, eight passengers can make themselves comfortable with enough head and shoulder room. The cargo area laid behind the third row seats can swallow up to 15 cubic feet of space for all your bags and baggage while folding down the third row will expand the space more than 38 cubic feet.
Even the base cars are rich in creature comfort features draping the cabin with leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, keyless ignition, power moonroof, three-zone climate control, power-adjustable front seats.
For connectivity convenience, Acura installs four USB ports, eight-speaker audio system attached to a dual-screen infotainment system that counts an 8.0-inch display above a 7.0-inch touchscreen that is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Advance package adds bigger size to the wheels, while the interior gets more sophisticated accents, while an uprated audio system.
The staff at the Henderson car dealership informed us that though every 2020 MDX model is secured with the system of automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors can be installed by adding $5,000 more to the base price.