The highly anticipated 2020 Acura RDX is here! Coming off of a complete redesign from last year’s model, the RDX continues to offer handling and a comprehensive list of features. All of which makes this luxury SUV stand out from the crowd.
The RDX offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pumping out an impressive 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine then comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifting and high gas mileage. You can order the RDX with either front-wheel or all-wheel-drive.
The Base RDX comes with a huge panoramic sunroof that allows plenty of light in and makes the cabin feel airier and more spacious. It also comes with keyless ignition and entry and a power liftgate so loading up your RDX is a breeze. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a 10.2-inch touch display which uses a True Touchpad Interface, a 9-speaker sound system, smartphone integration, 12-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, and AcuraWatch. (Tim Short Acura of South Charleston, WV explains that AcuraWatch is Acura’s driver aid package which includes forward collision warning, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.)
Acura then offers several well-equipped packages for the RDX including the Technology package, A-Spec package, and the Advance package.
- The Technology package includes an upgraded 12-speaker sound system, navigation, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, two rear-seat USB ports, rear cross-traffic alert, and leather upholstery.
- The A-Spec package tacks on ventilated seats, a 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D surround-sound system, wider tires, blacked-out trim, and 20-inch wheels to the RDX.
- The Advance package provides acoustic front door glass, a heated steering wheel, ventilated seats, a 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D surround-sound system, and upgraded power-adjustable front seats. The Advance package also adds an adaptive suspension and a customizable head-up display.
The 2019 version of the Acura RDX received high praise across the board and the 2020 model is expected to do surpass last years expectations. The 2019 RDX received a “Best Compact Luxury SUV for Families” by U.S. News and World Report. Along with a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score form the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thanks to Acura’s fully loaded AcuraWatch package.