2020 Acura RDX Review, A-Spec, Type S, Price

After the premium compact crossover SUV hit the new generation, the first updates will come in 2020. At first place, there will be a new version of the 2020 Acura RDX. A-Spec model caused a lot of attention. It brings sportier appearance and ride. But, the new Type S model will raise the game to the next level. Although it is a compact crossover, it is about to get a powerful V6 engine.

Only a year after big changes, we won’t see anything new on the body of 2020 Acura RDX. So, mostly mechanical modifications are taking place, with a possible hybrid unit also coming. Well, the company will listen to first feedbacks about the 2019 year model and fix all issues on the next edition. So, we are keen to see the new RDX and its Type S version.

2020 Acura RDX

2020 Acura RDX Dimensions, Styling, Features

The design of the 2020 Acura RDX is its main advantage. Sleek and modern, its eye-catching appearance will draw attention. Also, the interior is packed with a lot of high-end features, but it seems like the new RDX will lack some space in the back. The new generation is wider than before. Fade of the colors and floating roof design will definitely get some fans for the RDX. Interior brings the perfect mix of materials. Leather, wood, and aluminum are making the cabin both modern and pleasant.

The new 2020 Acura RDX is 187 inches long, and the wheelbase is 108 inches. Longer body than before is used for extra space inside the cabin, although the room in the second row is not generous. Well, the driver’s chair is now higher and it boosts overall visibility and safety. Upper trim levels will offer 16-way adjustable front seats. It is a noteworthy upgrade.

Some other minor upgrades draw the attention of RDX fans. Bigger storage compartments are making the life inside the cabin easier. Also, the dashboard is more transparent after the revisit. Finally, the cabin is pretty quiet, and we must praise the isolation for the A-Spec trim level. Owners of this version will get an acoustic side glass.

2020 Acura RDX side view

2020 Acura RDX Specs

Under the bonnet of the 2020 Acura RDX is a mighty turbo-four unit. The luxury crossover is getting a premium engine. It replaces an old V6. But, we won’t wait for too long for the return of the RDX with V6 powertrain. Until then, the crossover will rely on a 2.0-l turbo-four mill that is pretty capable. It delivers 270 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Not only that RDX got the new engine, but also the transmission. Now, the power router is a 10-speed auto gearbox. It improves fuel economy and easies the drive. If it must happen, the driver can shift down four gears at the time.

2020 Acura RDX Type S

This is not all about the drivetrains for the 2020 Acura RDX. Compared to its predecessor we will see one major difference, and it will carry a Type S badge. That means the return of a V6 engine. It will probably be the outgoing 3.5-liter unit, but this time it arrives with turbochargers for a maximum output of nearly 400 hp. Well, the company is yet to confirm these speculations, although they gave hints about Type S models. The 2020 Acura RDX is a favorite to get this performance-oriented trim, that will offer more than A-Spec can do.

2020 Acura RDX engine

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Details about the 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec are not available yet. However, the company confirmed this model. For its larger sibling, MDX, it brings exterior updates which make it more aggressive. The RDX could get larger air vents and grille to boost the overall impression. Of course, blacked out trim is standard for this breed of Acura vehicles. Larger wheels and lower stance are improving aerodynamic.

Besides the aesthetic exterior, the interior of the 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec will also be revisited. Instead of standard leather, seats are getting a Nappa treatment. Furthermore, sporty pedals and gauges, carbon-fiber upgrades and high-end infotainment features are all part of the offer in A-Spec model.

2020 Acura RDX Competition

Main rivals for the 2020 Acura RDX are coming from Germany. These are Audi Q5 and BMW X4. However, the compact class is full of other premium models, so it is not going to be easy with other Japanese carmakers. Lexus RX 350 is one of the most versatile luxury models here, while Infiniti is launching new QX50. Lincoln is on the market with the new squad, and Cadillac will give reinforcements to XT5.

2020 Acura RDX interior

The price of this model starts at $37,500. A-Spec model adds $3,000 more, while the Advanced package costs $5,000. The 2020 Acura RDX  Type R will be very close, if not over $50k. But, we will know more about it when the performance-oriented crossover with V6 engine enters the market.

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