2020 Acura SUV Model Overview

2020 Acura SUV Models

Offering exceptional performance capabilities, impressive versatility, bold styling, and cutting-edge tech features -- it’s easy to see how luxury SUVs have rapidly grown in popularity. Regardless of your driving habits or lifestyle, you’ll discover two excellent choices in the Acura model lineup -- the compact RDX and the midsize MDX. To help give you a better idea of which SUV is right for you, Motorcars Acura has created this quick guide which explains the key features and advantages of both models.

Acura SUVs Compared


Acura RDX

Acura MDX


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

Standard 3.5-liter direct injection V6(FWD & SH-AWD)
or available 3.0-liter port injected V6 (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD)

All-Wheel Drive



Max Cargo Volume

79.8 cubic feet

90.9 cubic feet

Max Headroom
(front / 2nd / 3rd row)

40 / 38 inches

38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6 inches

Max Legroom

42 / 38 inches

41.4 / 36.6 / 28.1 inches

Acura RDX

Acura RDX
Embodying the modern compact luxury SUV, the dynamic Acura RDX includes a luxurious yet spacious interior, proven performance, and an array of life-saving safety innovations to keep you ahead of danger. Using key principles from the Acura Precision Concept, the RDX stands out with its commanding profile, low stance, and confident proportions. Powered by a direct-injected VTEC® Turbo 2.0-liter engine, you’ll have access to a balanced 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to invigorate your commute. A premium interior helps melt away tension and stress thanks to some of the largest and widest dimensions in its class. Standard Apple CarPlay smartphone integration lets you stream your favorite songs through the optional 16-speaker ELS Studio® 3D system. The Acura RDX provides you with a more comfortable, connected, and personalized driving experience.

Key Features

  • 2.0-Liter Turbo Aluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder with direct injection and i-VTEC® valvetrain
  • Front 12-Way Heated Power Sport Seats with Power Lumbar Support
  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display with Apple CarPlay™ Integration
  • Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Flat-Folding Rear Seatback
  • Available Acura/ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers
  • Optional Acura Navigation System with 3D View
  • Keyless Access System with Pushbutton Ignition

Acura MDX

Acura MDX
As the world’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, it’s no surprise that the Acura MDX continues to set the benchmark for the midsize luxury SUV. Engineered to excel in more conditions, with more passengers, and with greater capabilities -- the 7-passenger MDX comes with your choice of a potent 3.5-liter V6 or an efficient 3.0-liter with a 3-motor hybrid system. Exceptional features you can experience inside the interior of the MDX include a one-touch slide system for easy access to the rear seats, spacious legroom, and optional heated seats. Do you ever find yourself needing access to the rear cargo area when your hands are full of shopping bags? The MDX solves this dilemma with a Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate. Eliminate boredom with the optional Rear Entertainment System featuring HDMI inputs along with wireless headphones. Lastly, AcuraWatch™ driver assistive safety technologies help inspire confidence behind the wheel of the Acura MDX.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6 or available 3.0-Liter Direct Port Injected V6 with a 3-motor hybrid system
  • AcuraWatch™ Suite of Driver Assist Features
  • Driver’s 14-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Easy-Entry
  • Third-Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In
  • Optional ELS Studio® Premium Audio with 10 Speakers
  • Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function
  • Power-Operated Tailgate
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines