2020 Acura MDX

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What’s new

  • No significant changes for 2020
  • Part of the third MDX generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
  • Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season traction
  • Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
  • Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin
  • Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
  • Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
  • Two-screen infotainment system is nonintuitive and difficult to control
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2020 Acura MDX Review

Who says you have to pay a luxury-car price for a luxury car? It's a question evoked by the 2020 Acura MDX crossover SUV, which is one of the best in its class even though it's also one of the least expensive. This three-row SUV is comfortable, quiet, smooth, spacious, and, when equipped with the available all-wheel-drive system, unusually fun to drive. We think it's an excellent choice for those shopping for something a little nicer than a standard SUV but without a budget-breaking price tag.

Unlike many of its rivals, the Acura MDX is well-equipped in its base form and has a sufficiently powerful V6 engine. Of course, there are a number of packages to bolster the MDX's luxury credentials, culminating in a trim that features upgraded leather, a surround-view parking camera, and USB ports for all three rows. Even at its most expensive, the MDX tops out where many other European luxury SUVs begin. Of course, those rivals offer high-octane engines to beef up their performance game, but we think you'll be plenty satisfied with either the base MDX or the MDX Hybrid that boosts output and conserves fuel at the same time.

The MDX is well-rounded, but it's not without its faults. First and foremost is its infotainment interface. Functions are split between an upper display screen (controlled via a dash-mounted knob) and a lower touchscreen display. Both are sluggish, and it's difficult to remember which screen the function you want to access is located. Additionally, the interior materials don't quite reach the quality of what's used in the MDX's more expensive rivals.

But if you can live with the strange screen setup and nice — rather than exceptional — cabin materials, you'll find the MDX to be a smart pick for a luxury SUV that won't overly tax your bank account.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Acura MDX as one of Edmunds' Best 3-Row SUVs for 2020, and also selected the 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid as one of Edmunds' Best Luxury Cars for this year.

What's it like to live with the MDX?

Want to know even more about the Acura MDX? Learn about day-to-day ownership from our editorial experts' long-term test of a 2014 SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages. How much did we like the MDX's quiet interior? How was the tech? Was the cargo room sufficient for everyday use? How was the fuel economy? Learn this and more from our test. Note that the 2020 MDX differs from the 2014 model we tested — in 2016, it added a new SH-AWD system, nine-speed automatic, smartphone integration and a hybrid trim — but our coverage is otherwise applicable.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
Rated for you by America’s best test team

Our verdict

8.0 / 10
The versatile, well-made and feature-packed Acura MDX is arguably the most sensible choice in the midsize luxury SUV segment, especially given its impressive handling. For what you get compared to what you have to pay, it's a great value.

How does it drive?

8.0
The Acura MDX is one of the most confident luxury midsize SUVs to drive. Its torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system allows this big SUV to carve corners like a smaller crossover, and the Sport mode's heftier steering wheel weight makes it feel appropriately stable at higher speeds.

The 290-horsepower V6 provides adequate acceleration, making for a 0-60 mph time of a respectable 6.8 seconds. This is quicker than most rivals fitted with a base four-cylinder or V6 engine, but it can't hold a candle to uprated competitors with turbocharged six-cylinders or V8s.

How comfortable is it?

8.0
Big SUVs that seat seven have to be comfortable, and the MDX delivers. Even with large 20-inch wheels, the MDX rides smoothly and controls its body motions well. The seats are similarly cushy and offer all-day comfort. The A-Spec's unique faux suede upholstery is thick and pliable, and it keeps cool on hot days. The minimal amount of wind and road noise contributes to its cocoon-like atmosphere.

The climate control system, however, drags down the Acura's comfort scores. The seat ventilation isn't very strong, and there are no vents in the third row. The climate controls are a little difficult to use since they are split awkwardly between hard keys and digital buttons.

How’s the interior?

7.5
The Acura MDX is a spacious and versatile SUV. While the third row is best for children or shorter adults, it's more accommodating than the back seat of many rivals. Getting into the third row is relatively simple thanks to single-press buttons that slide the second-row seats forward.

A highly adjustable driver's seat and power tilt-and-telescoping wheel help drivers find a good position. It's easy to see out the front and sides, but the second-row seat blocks the view out of the three-quarter window. Glaring flaws include the nonintuitive shifter and an infotainment system that divides functions between the upper display (with a dash-mounted knob controller) and the lower touchscreen.

How’s the tech?

7.5
The dual-screen setup looks high-tech but isn't terribly intuitive, even after you've used it for a while. It's difficult to remember which screen contains which settings, and the lower touchscreen has a confusing menu structure and layout. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are present, but they are displayed on the upper screen, and the knob controller is suboptimal.

Many advanced driving aids are standard, but their operation can seem half-baked. For instance, our test vehicle's adaptive cruise system accelerated and braked the vehicle suddenly in heavy traffic, and in several instances it accelerated after coming to a complete stop, even though the car in front hadn't moved.

How’s the storage?

9.0
Convenience and efficiency play a big part in vehicle utility, and the Acura MDX capitalizes on these aspects. The MDX slightly edges out others in the class in total storage volume, and the easy fold-flat seats make loading long cargo items a breeze. Interior storage space is another bright spot thanks to large cupholders and bins, plus a deep center bin.

If you want to pull your gear with you, the all-wheel-drive MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds (front-wheel-drive models are limited to 3,500 pounds), but you'll have to buy a separate hitch. This is better than some rivals, but some European competitors can tow more than 7,000 pounds.

How economical is it?

8.0
The EPA rates the MDX between 21 and 23 mpg in combined driving, depending on which configuration and version you pick. In general, this is a bit better than average for a midsize three-row SUV.

Is it a good value?

8.0
The MDX represents a good value for the luxury segment. However, it doesn't offer the inspiring, jaw-dropping interiors provided by its European competition. It also faces an in-house threat: The Honda Pilot provides more versatility with modest trade-offs in performance, features and refinement.

The Acura's basic warranty is for four years/50,000 miles, and powertrain coverage is six years/70,000 miles. That's roughly the same as what Japanese rivals offer but better than what some European competitors do. The MDX also comes with free roadside assistance for four years/50,000 miles. Unlike some other brands, there's no complimentary maintenance plan.

Wildcard

8.0
In a world full of mundane crossovers, the MDX stands out as a driver's choice. The handling is almost shockingly good and the performance is hard to fault. Yet despite its dynamic talents, the MDX doesn't possess the verve of a BMW X5 or Mercedes-Benz GLE. Of course, it costs a boatload less money. It's refined and competent, and the A-Spec version has a few neat styling additions. But at the end of the day, it's a competent rather than a truly exciting SUV.

Which MDX does Edmunds recommend?

While many vehicles offer the best value in their middle trims, we think the ideal MDX models are the bookends. The base model is well-equipped and attractively priced by luxury SUV standards. While blind-spot monitoring is nice to have, the next-level Technology package doesn't have many other must-have features, and it costs quite a lot more. The A-Spec looks cool, but it requires all-wheel drive. And once you factor those two costs in, you're almost at the top Advance level — a trim package that adds a substantial amount of luxury content.

Acura MDX models

The 2020 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury SUV that seats up to seven. It's offered in four trim levels (also referred to as packages): an unnamed base model, Technology, A-Spec and Advance. The base MDX is well-equipped, and the Technology package includes a few desirable additions. The A-Spec is more of an appearance package but has some unique upgrades. The range-topping Advance has all the features you'll likely want in this class of vehicle.

The MDX is driven by a 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 horsepower, 267 lb-ft) paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive-only Sport Hybrid uses a smaller 3.0-liter V6 in conjunction with three electric motors (combined 321 hp, 289 lb-ft) and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It delivers an estimated 27 mpg in combined city/highway driving, which is 5 mpg better than the standard AWD MDX.

Highlights of the base trim include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, a sunroof, and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Tech features include a dual-screen infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen and an eight-speaker sound system with five USB ports, satellite radio, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane and road departure warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.

The Technology trim adds niceties such as 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, upgraded interior trim, a navigation system, a color driver information display, and a 10-speaker premium audio system with HD radio.

The A-Spec trim level (AWD only) is similar to the Technology but has blacked-out exterior trim, wider wheels and tires, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel, faux suede seat inserts, front-seat ventilation, and unique cabin cosmetics.

The Advance requires the Technology package and further adds adaptive suspension dampers, wider wheels and tires, roof rails, auto-dimming mirrors, a 360-degree parking camera, a heated steering wheel, premium leather, front-seat ventilation, heated second-row captain's chairs, second-row sunshades, and two additional USB ports for the third row.

Technology or Advance models with AWD can add an Entertainment package, which consists of a rear entertainment system and a household-style 110-volt outlet. If you add it to the Technology package, it also comes with a 9-inch screen and 11 audio speakers. Pair it to the Advance package, and you'll instead get a 16.2-inch screen (with an HDMI input) and 12 audio speakers. Note that selecting the Entertainment package with the Technology trim also adds second-row sunshades and replaces the standard second-row bench seating for heated captain's chairs.

Finally, there's the all-wheel-drive MDX Sport Hybrid, which comes standard in the Technology trim, with adaptive suspension dampers and an additional Sport+ driving mode. The Advance package is optional, but it is not available with the Entertainment package.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Acura MDX.

5 star reviews: 73%
4 star reviews: 15%
3 star reviews: 4%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 8%
Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 26 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Previous European car owner
Steve C.,
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

I've been doing a lot of research in the last few weeks on which SUV would be right for me. My past vehicles have been Saab, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Porsche. I've only owned 2 Japanese cars Honda & Subaru. I have to say all the European models were spot on as far as appearance and performance but one thing for sure expensive to own if your warranty runs out. Any repairs or service for these cars can be a huge expense (Porsche oil change $275). I normally buy my cars outright and keep them for at least 8 yrs so I asked my mechanic what he thought. He told me he's been in the auto repair business for 28 yrs and while some Euro cars are beautiful looking as far as reliability, dependability and cost efficient you cannot beat Japanese cars. After checking out Lexus, Infinity and Volvo I decided to give the MDX a test drive and was very much impressed for how much value you receive at around $10,000-$15,000 less than most European models. I've only had this car for a few weeks and I can say so far I love this car. It's spacious, looks great, handles excellently for an SUV, has many standard safety features, and has a very smooth ride. After reading some reviews on this car I was a bit hesitant about remarks on the info system being non intuitive but it really wasn't that bad at all it's amazing all the features this car has. I drive to Florida once a year and like to take a lot of road trips and now I feel confident that I can do so with worrying about high maintenance cost or finding the right facility that can service my vehicles. All in all I am very please with my purchase. I will give another update in a few months..

5 out of 5 stars, The MDX offers the most bang for your $
Mike in Katy. Texas ,
4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

Update to the review. I’ve now had the MDX for a year and it continues to exceed my expectations. Due to Covid, I haven’t put as many miles on it as would have been, but it was still over 10,000 miles. It drives great and came in handy when taking hurricane relief supplies to my family 500 miles away in Alabama. With all seats folded, I was able to take a generator and a week’s worth of supplies, so it’s size really came in handy. Overall I continue to be extremely pleased with the MDX. I’ve owned a 2002 MDX, three Honda Pilots (2006, 2013, 2017) and they’re great SUVs. I traded my 2017 Pilot for a 2020 MDX, FWD w Technology package. The MDX is amazing. It looks fantastic and drives even better. It’s a great mix of sporty, with excellent comfort. The two screen infotainment system gets a lot of bad press, but I like it a lot. It allows me to have Apple Car Play with maps on the top screen, while showing which song I have playing on the lower screen. The single touch screen in the Pilot was excellent, but often switched to the next song, requiring me to move it back to maps on a longer trip. The dual screen MDX doesn’t require that. The MDX drives like a dream. It’s powerful and smooth. The nine speed ZF transmission has been hammered, but it seems quite smooth to me. The sport mode is especially fun, as it tightens down the steering and makes me forget I’m driving an SUV. The ELS stereo is outstanding, and as quiet as the MDX is, it allows the ELS to really shine. While I had to upgrade my Pilot with aftermarket speakers, the MDX Tech package removes the need for that. The seats are amazingly comfortable and the 14 way adjustable seats makes it feel like you’re sitting in a lounge chair. Overall, the MDX offers the most bang for the buck in the crowded luxury SUV space.

5 out of 5 stars, Super Impressed!
Deb ,
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

It took me a year to finally buy an Acura MDX- wanted one for a long time, but I am one that probably researches way too much and I kept seeing 2 main complaints... the 9 speed transmission and the infotainment! So far I am loving the MDX it’s super smooth! Whatever refinements have been made have seemed to work so far and I really like the 2 screen infotainment! I bought the advance AWD with Entertainment and I’m super happy- at this point... I’m still holding my breath a little hoping that I don’t have trouble with shifting, but so far it’s so smooth. The last 3 cars I’ve bought have been the last year right before a new model change and it’s worked for me... all the kinks seem to have been ironed out. I have no trouble with the touch screen AC controls ect and I pretty much do everything other than AC from the steering wheel... the main reason I went with Advance was the leather seats they are so soft and worth it to me to pay the extra for comfort! I’ve had a Lexus RX 350 and it was not near as comfortable and roomy as the MDX... buying car is such a personal decision I just hope this helps someone who may be struggling as well...

5 out of 5 stars, Sensible Review and Impressions MDX 2020
SL2C,
4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

I decided to write a review to help those who are on lookout for their luxury SUV buying adventure. There are a tons of choices and all are good and since no size fits all, MDX may not be a right choice for you. I will give you my experience of buying and features that we use all the time. First of all this is a solid car which we hope to own for a long time. Everything in car is high end and not overly show off. I read a lot about two screens and I actually love it. It is a brilliant implementation. It takes some time to learn but if you are middle of the road tech person you will learn it fast. First screen on the top and deep inside the dashboard is for inbuilt navigation and apple play and Android auto. It is non touch screen for a reason because you can't touch it. But since it is dedicated to a particular function it remains that way all through the trip. Other screen is dedicated to normal functioning of controls and buttons below that screen control Navigation and Apple Play screen. Don't fret too much about it you will learn fast and will realize how splendid two screen idea is. Now, lane assist and adaptive cruise are the two most used functions and they work perfectly on high way but sporadically on inner roads. Which is not a big deal as you should be in charge of driving while in your neighborhood. The biggest upside of having advance model is 360 view camera. It is brilliant if you want to know how far are you from car parked next to you or how far the right side curb is while parallel parking. Having back seats heated are important if you will be driving kids around. And heated steering wheel is great during cold weather. Pricing wise we found out the best discount you can get is in $7000 to $7500 range off of msrp. So let your dealer price it up. Go back home and counter with $7500 below. Most likely dealer will accept. You can go on TrueCar and randomly select dealers nearby and request pricing pick the best price and ask your dealer to match. From our experience best price was $7,500 below MSRP. Before you decide to buy sit down with finance person and ask what additional warranties or treatments are available. There are a lot and for us making decision on the same day while picking up the car was hard. We suggested our dealer to improve on that. But there are some good ones and it makes sense to get those. Extended warranty is expensive at $4000+ but it virtually covers everything non wear tear up to 125,000 miles. If you are going to keep car for that long and afraid if technology inside the car will fail then it buys you a piece of mind. Having window treatment and outer body treatment is another great option that covers from spills inside and dents outside. And it is lifelong. Accessories are another area where there are some great choices. Having a tow hitch and splash guards with all weather mats in my opinion is a must for this car. In a high traffic area use tow hitch to install rear collision protection guard and you don't have to worry about someone rear ending your car. Splash guard protects sides of your car from mud splashing. Whether you buy tech package or advance both are great and not having overly jazzy but a solid family luxury car is what you need and you are a buy and hold kind of family then this is a car for you. Happy hunting.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite MDX safety features:

Lane Keeping Assist
Identifies lane markings and works to keep the vehicle within its detected lane if it starts to drift due to driver inattention.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Allows you to set a speed and maintain a desired distance from the car ahead. Will bring you to a stop if needed.
Surround-View Camera System
Four exterior cameras create a 360-degree view of the MDX's immediate surroundings.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.4%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Acura MDX vs. the competition

Acura MDX vs. Acura RDX

Redesigned just last year, the Acura RDX — a crossover in the next size class down from the MDX — has a new interior layout that makes the cabin look quite different from the aging MDX. That's not to say it's better, however. Our editors are split on whether its touchpad interface and single display screen are an improvement over the MDX's dual-screen setup. In any case, we think the RDX is a good choice in its class. It costs quite a bit less than the MDX, but it also only has two rows of seating.

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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot

The MDX and the Honda Pilot share a common platform, so think of the Pilot as an MDX without the luxury badge and leather-and-wood-soaked interior. That said, the Pilot is a great car in the three-row SUV class and looks quite nice in its upper trim levels. It also offers most of the features the MDX has, along with a more intuitive infotainment system and a more traditional SUV profile that gives it slightly more cargo room. Shoppers looking to save some money would do well to consider the Pilot.

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Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7

The MDX is considerably less expensive than the Audi Q7, to the extent that a fully loaded MDX costs just a few thousand dollars more than a base Q7. On the other hand, the Q7 feels more refined, with a smooth and powerful turbocharged V6 engine, agile handling, and a greater range of available features. Its cabin is also more upscale, and its infotainment system is infinitely easier to use than the MDX's. We think the Q7 is worth the extra money, but you're not giving up too much by going with the MDX.

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FAQ

Is the Acura MDX a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 MDX both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.0 out of 10. You probably care about Acura MDX fuel economy, so it's important to know that the MDX gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg to 27 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the MDX has 15.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Acura MDX. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Acura MDX?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Acura MDX:

  • No significant changes for 2020
  • Part of the third MDX generation introduced for 2014
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Is the Acura MDX reliable?

To determine whether the Acura MDX is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the MDX. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the MDX's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Acura MDX a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Acura MDX is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 MDX and gave it a 8.0 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 MDX is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Acura MDX?

The least-expensive 2020 Acura MDX is the 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,500.

Other versions include:

  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $51,500
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $46,500
  • 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $49,500
  • 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $44,500
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $58,250
  • SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $55,000
  • Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $59,750
  • Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) which starts at $53,000
  • 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $56,250
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $60,250
  • SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $53,500
  • SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $61,750
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What are the different models of Acura MDX?

If you're interested in the Acura MDX, the next question is, which MDX model is right for you? MDX variants include SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A). For a full list of MDX models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2020 Acura MDX Overview

The 2020 Acura MDX is offered in the following submodels: MDX SUV, MDX Hybrid. Available styles include SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A).

What do people think of the 2020 Acura MDX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Acura MDX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 MDX 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 MDX.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Acura MDX?

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,275. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $8,504 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,504 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $50,771.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 14.3% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 26 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $52,525. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $7,644 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,644 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,881.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 14.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 171 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,525. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $7,007 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,007 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,518.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 14.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 170 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,025. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $8,390 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,390 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,635.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 15% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 21 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,525. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $8,221 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $8,221 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,304.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 18.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 18 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,525. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $9,022 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $9,022 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,503.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 17.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $60,775. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $7,957 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,957 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $52,818.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 13.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 6 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $63,745. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,759 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,759 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $57,986.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 4 2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD PMC Edition 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,275. The average price paid for a new 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $10,057 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,057 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,218.

The average savings for the 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 17.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2020 Acura MDX 4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 Acura MDXES are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Acura MDX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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