2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Performance Specs

Take a look at 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid performance specs and you’ll be blown away by the vehicle’s ability to combine luxurious 7-passenger seating and first-class technology with a track-inspired drive and forward-thinking efficiency ratings. It’s a model that’s impossible to truly appreciate until you’ve taken one out for a test drive, but you can get an impression of what sets it apart from the average by reading on to explore:

  • Acura MDX Horsepower and Torque
  • Acura MDX MPG Ratings
  • Acura MDX Performance

Acura MDX Horsepower and Torque

Acura MDX FWD and SH-AWD models use a 3.5L Direct Injection V6 engine to deliver up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque for fleet-footed performance whether in the city or on the highway, but the Sport Hybrid pushes things to the next generation of driving using a 3.0L V6 gas engine.


This innovative 3-Motor Hybrid System features:

  • A 47 hp electric motor set in the transmission housing.
  • Two additional 36 hp motors located side by side between the rear wheels.
  • A lithium-ion battery to power all three motors.

2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid performance specs come in at:

  • System Combined Horsepower: 321
  • System Combined Torque: 289 lb-ft

It’s a smart system as well as a powerful one. Set under the center console is a Power Distribution Unit that monitors driving inputs, load levels, and vehicle status to determine how motors should distribute power on a second-by-second basis.


Acura MDX MPG Ratings

As noted by The Car Connection, “the MDX Sport Hybrid makes more power than the MDX, but its best trick is efficiency.” It might offer searing supercar-inspired performance, but the Sport Hybrid still delivers exceptional fuel economy scores compared against the standard model.


The standard Acura MDX makes:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with FWD*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway with SH-AWD*.

Those are remarkable scores for a three-row SUV, but they’re still outpaced by the Sport Hybrid, which returns:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway*.

While the FWD and SH-AWD use a 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD upgrades to a Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). DCT systems use one clutch for odd numbered forward gears (1, 3, 5, 7) and another for even (2, 4, 6). While one clutch is engaged, sensors predict the next change and prepare the second clutch for seamless shifting with no perceptible loss of torque.


Acura MDX Performance Features

You’ll find several cutting-edge performance features fitted across the Acura MDX FWD, SH-AWD, and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, including:

  • Agile Handling Assist®
  • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)

Take a closer look at key specs and you’ll also notice the Sport Hybrid boasting larger front brakes and thicker front and rear stabilizer bars – inside and out, every part of this performance-focused model is designed to suit the needs of the driving enthusiast.


However, Sport Hybrid upgrades from the standard model naturally elevate it above conventional expectations.

  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®): Available with the standard Acura MDX but standard with Sport Hybrid models, this sophisticated system continuously determines the optimal level of power distribution between the front and rear wheels to enhance dry-road handling as well as provide reliable traction through adverse weather and terrain.
  • Active Damper System: Capable of adjusting suspension stiffness in a split second, the Active Damper System smooths out your ride and optimizes handling around changing driving conditions. You’ll go from soft and comfortable to race car-stiff in a matter of milliseconds.
  • Integrated Dynamics System (IDS): The FWD & SH-AWD 3-Mode (Comfort, Normal, Sport) system is advanced by adding a Sport+ mode for truly thrilling driving dynamics.


The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Breaks New Ground for Luxury SUV Performance

Whether you want to hear about Acura reliability, check out the latest range of AWD models, or take a spin in the new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, the team at your local Chicagoland Acura dealer can make it happen. To discuss anything from financing to special offers, don’t hesitate to contact us 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 models only) and other factors.

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