The 2020 Acura MDX is a luxury mid-size three-row SUV with plenty of options. For example, you can get a hybrid drivetrain if you want to save some fuel and gain extra power. There is also the A-Spec model with more aggressive appearance. Additional options will also make this SUV more attractive, such as Super-Handling AWD or Advance and Entertaining packages. Still, there is more to come for the premium model.

Performance-oriented vehicles, Honda (Acura’s parent company) is offering with Type R badge. The 2020 Acura MDX Type S would be the high-output version of the existing SUV. However, this rumor still needs an official confirmation. It is not the first time we are finding these speculations. However, the idea is awesome.

2020 Acura MDX a-spec

2020 Acura MDX vs Infiniti QX60

Mustang vs Camaro, F-150 vs Silverado, Mercedes vs BMW vs Audi… these are all great rivalries. If we must choose one in the luxury mid-size SUV class, that would be 2020 Acura MDX vs Infiniti QX60. It is not easy to pick any of these two and there are slight differences. If you choose MDX, you get extra power and gas mileage. On the other hand, the new QX60 brings more cargo space. With 76 cubic feet it offers more than other models in the same segment. The MDX comes with 68 cu.ft.


Standard drivetrain for the 2020 Acura MDX is a 3.5-liter V6 with 290 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. That is nearly the same output its archrival is bringing. The conventional engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The transmission went through another update to provide a better fuel economy. The Gas mileage of the new MDX is 24 mpg combined when using front-wheel drive. AWD is optional and that is the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. You won’t gain extra power or torque, but the system improves maneuverability of the 7-seater SUV. The A-Spec model will consume slightly more gasoline.

2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Besides the conventional drivetrain, the MDX offers the Sport Hybrid model. It combines a 3.0-liter V6 engine with electric battery. Total horsepower jumps to 320, and the system also adds 290 pound-feet of twist. Instead of a 9-speed transmission, the 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is using a seven-pace dual-clutch gearbox and returns 27 mpg combined.

2020 Acura MDX Type S Rumors

Hybrid setup and SH-AWD are cool upgrades. But, none of them could match the Type S package. the main question is – what kind of a drivetrain this vehicle can use? Experts believe that engineers can squeeze 400 ponies from the Sport Hybrid setup.

Recent spy shots are showing a new version of the 2020 MDX. We don’t think it is a model for 2021, and fans didn’t take too long to realize this could be the performance-tuned version of their favorite SUV. Quad-pipe exhaust system unveils the beast is hidden under the hood. Are these spy photos a proof of 2020 Acura MDX Type S?

2020 Acura MDX type s spy shots

Spy shots taken from Motor1

What is 2020 Acura MDX A-Spec?

It might sound as some package that will upgrade specs sheet, but the 2020 Acura MDX A-Spec is not that. The company offers this package to most of its vehicles and true fans know what to expect. Cosmetic changes will bring a lot of unique features, such as 20.5-inch wheels with low-profile tires. Body changes include a special grille, parts in body color, and huge exhaust tips.

The interior also introduces new equipment. The upholstery is either black or red. Of course, we talk about leather surface. Alcantara inserts spice things up inside. There are also black trims and few A-Spec badges on dashboard and doors. All these upgrades will cost $3,500.

Upgrade Your MDX With Advance and Entertainment Package

The vehicle is full of standard equipment. But, there are also few optional upgrades worth of mention. The 2020 Acura MDX Advance and Entertaining package will create the special impression about the luxury 7-seat SUV. Entertaining suite adds 9-inch VGA display to the Technology package. There is also a new premium audio system with 11 speakers and a pair of wireless headphones. Sun shades and captain’s chairs are other options you get for $2,000.

Advance set upgrades exterior and interior. Outside, you will recognize this package thanks to LED fog lights, roof rails, or active damper system. Inside, the third row gets USB ports, steering wheel features heating, while front buckets also offer ventilating. Surround-view camera is standard. This set of equipment will cost $6,750.

2020 Acura MDX Advance and Entertainment Package
Advance and Entertainment Package with huge LCD display

2020 Acura MDX Prices

The MSRP of the 2020 Acura MDX is $44,500 (without destination). Besides the abovementioned upgrades, the SUV also offers plenty of other options. For example, a new set of larger tires could cost $3,200. Super-Handling AWD costs $2,000 and this system is standard for Sport Hybrid. Without single additions, the MDX Sport Hybrid with Advance package will cost $60,000.


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