Compare 2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX
2020 Acura MDX 2020 Acura RDX


3.5L V-6 2.0L Turbo I-4


290 272

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/27 * 22/28 *

2020 Acura MDX vs 2020 Acura RDX

Serving Memphis, TN

When it comes to SUVs with distinctive features, the Acura brand sets the standard with the 2020 MDX and RDX models. At Acura of Memphis, our dealership has the 2020 Acura MDX and 2020 Acura RDX in our inventory. Noteworthy features in this year’s MDX are available third-row seating, an active damper system, and a three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain. RDX highlights include a standard turbocharged engine, a rear matte-black diffuser, and red accent lighting. Both SUVs are good selections. However, each one has different features that set it apart.


The 2020 Acura MDX comes with a standard 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 engine, a 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain, and a 9-speed automatic transmission. Acura MDX drivetrain features include sequential SportShift paddle shifter, FWD, ULEV-125 carb emissions rating, Idle Stop, variable cylinder management, throttle control, and 290 horsepower. The recommended fuel type for the 2020 Acura MDX is premium unleaded 91 octane gasoline.

The 2020 Acura RDX has a standard turbo aluminum-alloy 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, a 16-valve DOHC VTEC valvetrain, and a 10-speed automatic transmission with sequential SportShift paddle shifters. Acura RDX drivetrain features include Idle Stop, ULEV-50 CARB emissions rating, FWD, and a 17.1-gallon fuel tank capacity. Premium unleaded 91 octane gasoline is the recommended fuel type for the 2020 Acura RDX.


Standard 2020 Acura MDX exterior design features are a power moonroof, a power-operated tailgate, Jewel Eye LED headlights, automatic headlights (w/ windshield wiper integration), LED turn signals, dual exhaust outlets, an acoustic windshield, capless fuel fill, and remote-operated windows. Cabin features include premium leather seats, 12-way power seats, heated front seats, 4-way manual seats (second row), 60/40 split-folding second-row seats, and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats. Media and connectivity features are an Acura premium audio system, eight speakers, USB audio interface, Bluetooth, CD player, Apple CarPlay, Pandora compatibility, and Android Auto.

Standard 2020 Acura RDX exterior design features are a panoramic moonroof (w/ tilt and slide function), Jewel EYE LED headlights, heated side mirrors, a Gloss Black tailgate spoiler, chrome window molding, and dual exhaust outlets. Acura RDX interior features include sport seats, leatherette, 12-way power seats, power lumbar support, heated front seats, 60/40 split flat-folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, cabin air filtration, and push-button ignition. Media and connectivity features include Bluetooth, steering wheel-mounted controls, Apple CarPlay, active sound control, and Android Auto.


The 2020 Acura MDX is a full-size SUV. Exterior dimensions for the Acura MDX are length (196.2 inches), wheelbase (111 inches), and height (67.4 inches). Interior dimensions are front legroom (41.4 inches), headroom (38.1 inches), and passenger volume (132.7 cubic feet).

The Acura RDX is a midsize SUV. Dimensions are front headroom (42 inches), front leg room (42 inches), wheelbase (108.3 inches), length (186.7 inches), and height (65.7 inches).

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Are you interested in learning more about the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2020 Acura RDX? Contact or visit Acura of Memphis today for a test drive. Our Acura team will be able to assist with any questions or concerns.

* 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