2020 Acura RDX Review

When you’re in the market for a new luxury SUV, you want to be certain of a few things first. Most drivers looking for a vehicle in this segment care about interior comforts and technological conveniences, efficiency, and overall design of the car. Luckily, the 2020 Acura RDX is equipped with an efficient, yet strong engine and a multitude of technology including an up-to-date suite of safety features.To help drivers around Boise, Nampa, and Meridian, ID, make an educated decision on their next luxury SUV, our automotive experts put together this 2020 Acura RDX review. Continue reading to find out what separates this SUV from others in its class and how Lyle Pearson Acura can help you find the RDX for you.

2020 RDX: An Efficient & Powerful Engine

2020 Acura RDX Engine SpecsUnder the hood of the 2020 Acura RDX, you’ll find a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. An aluminum-alloy construction means this engine is lighter than a cast iron or steel one of equal horsepower. Press the accelerator pedal to feel the RDX model’s 272 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough power to tackle any stretch of road. Considering that turbocharged engines are generally more efficient, it’s not a surprise that this SUV has a great driving range.

Additionally, the 2.0L engine is mated to a 10-speed transmission to further bolster its efficiency. You can expect your 2020 RDX to get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 city/28 highway/24 combined MPG.* For more performance-oriented drivers who enjoy manual transmissions, Acura made sure to integrate Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. This system allows drivers to seamlessly switch between completely automatic and semi-manual driving.

Interior Design in the 2020 Acura RDX

Take a seat in the 2020 Acura RDX and you’ll notice sport seating trimmed with plush leatherette and 12-way power front seats. Additional lumbar support makes sitting in heavy traffic more comfortable, and a heating function will keep you warm on your way to work during the colder season. With a dual-zone automatic climate control, you can remain cozy by easily setting a preferred temperature independently of your front-row passenger.

Getting in your Acura RDX and out on the road is made simple thanks to a customizable keyless access system and push-button ignition. No one enjoys when glare pierces through the rear window at night. That’s why an automatic dimming rearview mirror comes standard on every RDX that will adjust its image based on your environment.

Acura understood how important it is to have a functional entertainment and navigation system. A 10.2-inch center-mounted HD display gives you access to a 9-speaker audio system to listen to your favorite music. It also allows you to use certain phone applications, thanks to native smartphone integration. The display is controlled by the Acura True Touchpad Interface™—an intuitive system that provides drivers with a more convenient way to enable apps and navigation.

2020 Acura RDX Safety Features

2020 Acura RDX SafetyBacking out of a tightly packed parking space is a lot easier, thanks to the 2020 RDX model’s Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines. These visual markers will actively direct you to follow the safest pathway while reversing out of a spot. You can also opt for an available Surround-View Camera System, which provides you a 360-degree image from cameras mounted on the roof and trunk of the vehicle.

Standard safety features include a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The CMBS™ begins by alerting you of an imminent frontal collision. However, if you don’t respond with active braking, the Acura RDX will apply increasing brake pressure to avoid or lessen the forces upon impact.

Next-generation ACE™ was developed to strengthen the body of the 2020 RDX in the event of a collision. The design improves the way that impact forces are distributed, moving them away from the cabin and more evenly around the entire vehicle. This not only helps keep passengers safer, but also helps to minimize the damage to other vehicles.

Take the 2020 Acura RDX for a Test Drive Today

From what you’ve read in our review about the Acura RDX, we at Lyle Pearson Acura hope you find this luxury SUV comfortable and efficient. Boasting an array of safety features, a fun-to-drive turbocharged engine, and a generously spaced interior, the 2020 RDX is well-designed from wheels to roofline. Be sure to browse different trim levels to discover the one that suits your daily driving needs best.

When you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Acura RDX, contact our showroom to schedule a test drive today!


* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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