2020 Acura RDX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Acura RDX Model Overview at Joe Rizza Acura

About the 2020 Acura RDX

Defining what a compact luxury SUV should represent, the re-designed 2020 Acura RDX gives you class-leading performance, a premium yet spacious interior, and a collection of advanced technology with groundbreaking safety innovations. In the process of designing the new RDX, the engineers at Acura carefully incorporated the foundations of the Acura Precision Concept including its low stance, sharp profile, and wheels-out proportions. Giving you plenty of exhilaration on your commute, the RDX is powered by a direct-injected VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine which produces a balanced 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Now entering its third generation, the new RDX is the first to be designed and developed in the USA. Its luxurious interior combined with impressive active and passive safety features makes the 2020 Acura RDX one of the most highly-anticipated five-passenger SUVs to debut this year.


What the Critics Say

The front passengers of the RDX are pampered with what Acura calls its next-generation sport seats, and has 12-way power adjustments. Impressively, Acura says that this is standard across the line. Also standard is a panoramic moonroof that Acura claims is the largest in its class; along with a light-toned interior, gives an airy, upscale feel.” — J.D. Power

As the first Acura vehicle designed from the outset around the brand’s new pentagonal grille design, the RDX wears it best. Other styling cues picked up from Acura’s Precision concept from 2016 also work well, including the bold fender bulges, spearlike hood creases, and pointed headlights and taillights. It all combines to form a shape that is both sporty and upscale.” — Car and Driver


2020 Acura RDX Features

2020 Acura RDX Exterior Styling

Styling & Performance

Wearing a captivating new design, the new 2020 RDX sports Acura’s signature Diamond Pentagon Grille accented by all-new Jewel Eye™ headlights which now include a total of seven LED light elements, an increase from the previous five. Large air intakes incorporate NSX-inspired air curtains that direct air efficiently around the front wheels and alongside the body. Bold hood bulges and crisp character lines highlight the front and rear fenders to give the RDX an unmistakable look on the road.

Dynamic performance comes in the form of a standard 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC turbocharged engine featuring direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain. Drivers can enjoy a total of 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) – the first and only 10AT in its class. 2020 also marks the return of torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to RDX for superior handling and grip across all conditions. Up to 70% of engine torque can be allocated to the rear wheels while up to 100% of that torque can be distributed to either the right-rear or left-rear wheel, giving you inspired control and agility.

2020 Acura RDX Interior

Spacious and Luxurious Cabin

Giving you a more luxurious, connected, and personalized driving experience — the generously-appointed, tech-focused, and spacious interior of the 2020 RDX defies convention. Ranking among the largest and widest in its class, the standard panoramic moonroof creates an open and airy atmosphere inside the cabin. New intricately-sculpted sport seats include a lightweight ultra-high-strength steel frame for improved lateral support along with up to 16-way power adjustability. Standard Apple CarPlay smartphone integration lets you stream your favorite songs through the optional 16-speaker ELS Studio® 3D system. With a 2.6-inch longer wheelbase, the Acura RDX gives you access to 3.4 cubic feet of additional cargo space compared to the previous model in addition to an extra 1.7 cubic feet of underfloor storage.

2020 Acura RDX Display Screen

Cutting-Edge Technology

Thanks to a clean sheet redesign, the True Touchpad Interface™ of the 2020 RDX gives you a system-level approach optimized for the driver to improve the overall experience. A 10.2-inch full-HD center display sits atop the center console and is controlled with a console-mounted touchpad with an all-new Android-based operating system. A simple touch on any location of the touchpad directly corresponds to the same location on the display. An Acura-first natural language voice recognition system makes it easier for you to control the optional embedded Acura Navigation System. An available 10.5-inch full-color interactive Head-Up Display projects critical drive information such as phone, audio, navigational directions, AcuraWatch alerts, and more right in your line of sight.

2020 Acura RDX A-SPEC Package Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

All 2020 Acura RDX models come standard with the full suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver assist technologies, including Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Other standard safety tech includes front knee airbags, side curtain airbags, front and side airbags, pre-tensioning seatbelts, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors. Superior strength and rigidity comes from the Acura Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure.


Acura RDX Standard Equipment

2020 Acura RDX Interior

Exterior

  • 19-inch Glitter Silver Multi-Spoke Wheels
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • LED-illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights
  • Gloss Black Tailgate Spoiler
  • Heated Side Mirrors
  • Dual Exhaust Outlets

Interior

  • Sport Seats
  • Front 12-Way Heated Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Flat-Folding Rear Seatback
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Keyless Access System with Pushbutton Ignition
  • 79.8 cubic feet Max Cargo Volume Behind First Row
  • Ambient Cabin Lighting

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers
  • Apple CarPlay™ Integration
  • True Touchpad Interface™
  • 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display
  • 7-inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • Mobile Hotspot Capability

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System


Acura RDX Packages

Technology Package

2020 Acura RDX Technology Package

Control each aspect of your drive and stay connected. Starting at $41,795* MSRP with FWD or $43,795* MSRP with SH-AWD®.

Exterior

  • 19-inch Pewter Gray Metallic Machined-Finished Wheels

Interior

  • Premium Perforated Milano Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats
  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Rear Doors Smart Entry

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D View
  • 2 Rear USB Charge Ports
  • HD Radio™
  • Song By Voice®
  • Traffic Rerouting™
  • AcuraLink®

Safety & Driver Awareness

  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors

A-Spec® Package

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec Package

Interior and exterior details give a bold, high-performance appearance. Requires Technology Package. Starting at $44,795* MSRP with FWD or $46,795* MSRP with SH-AWD®.

Exterior

  • 20-in Shark Gray Split Five Spoke Wheels
  • Exclusive A-Spec® Front and Rear Bumpers
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Black Diamond Pentagon Grille and Exterior Trim
  • Exclusive A-Spec Dual Exhaust Outlets
  • Gloss Black Rear Spoiler
  • Dark Internal Headlight and Taillight
  • A-Spec Badging on Front Fenders and Tailgate

Interior

  • Heated and Ventilated Sport A-Spec® Front Seats
  • Premium Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping
  • Leather-Wrapped A-Spec® Steering Wheel
  • Ebony Headliner
  • Dark Brushed Aluminum Trim
  • Red Instrument Panel Illumination
  • Red Ambient Cabin Accent Lighting
  • A-Spec® Insignia Step Garnish
  • Sport Pedals

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers

Advance Package

2020 Acura RDX Advance Package

High-grade materials add an extra level of comfort and luxury. Requires Technology Package. Starting at $46,695* MSRP with FWD or $48,695* MSRP with SH-AWD®.

Chassis

  • Adaptive Damper System

Exterior

  • 19-inch Medium Alloy Silver Interwoven Wheels
  • Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate with Hands-Free Access
  • Acoustic Front Side Glass
  • LED Fog Lights
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Rear Camera Washer

Interior

  • 10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Heated and Ventilated Front 16-Way Power Seats
  • 3-Level Heated Rear Outboard Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood Trim
  • White Ambient Cabin Accent Lighting
  • Windshield De-Icer
  • Metal Rear Tailgate Garnish

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura/ELS Studio® 32 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Head-Up Warning
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
  • Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback

Acura RDX Exterior Colors

White Diamond Pearl

White Diamond Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl

Performance Red Pearl

Performance Red Pearl

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Gunmetal Metallic

Gunmetal Metallic

Apex Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl (requires A-Spec® and Technology Packages +$6,200 MSRP)


Pricing & Performance

2020 Acura RDX

Standard

Technology Package (+$3,200)

A-Spec® Package (+$6,200)

Advance Package (+$8,100)

Starting MSRP*

Front Wheel Drive

$38,595

$41,795

$44,795

$46,695

Engine Type

Standard

2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain

2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain

2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain

2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain

Transmission Type

Standard

10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

Horsepower / Torque (HP / LB FT)

Standard

272 HP / 280 LB FT

272 HP / 280 LB FT

272 HP / 280 LB FT

272 HP / 280 LB FT

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

Front-Wheel Drive

22 / 28 / 24

22 / 28 / 24

22 / 28 / 24

22 / 28 / 24

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™)

21 / 27 / 23

21 / 27 / 23

21 / 27 / 23

21 / 27 / 23

Front-Wheel Drive w/A-Spec® Package

22 / 27 / 24

22 / 27 / 24

22 / 27 / 24

22 / 27 / 24

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™) w/A-Spec® Package

21 / 26 / 23

21 / 26 / 23

21 / 26 / 23

21 / 26 / 23


*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) includes $995 destination charge but excludes tax, license, registration, and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison purposes only; Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.