2020 Acura RDX Specs

The Acura RDX nameplate is lauded by the likes of U.S. News and World Report for its “engaging performance” and “adept handling”. You’ll experience just what they mean when you arrange a test drive, but even a quick look at 2020 Acura RDX specs are enough to underline the vehicle’s extraordinary blend of power and efficiency no matter what trim level you choose.

Read on to explore:

  • Acura RDX Horsepower and Torque
  • Acura RDX MPG Ratings
  • Acura RDX Performance Features
  • Acura RDX Active Safety Features

Acura RDX Horsepower and Torque

The Acura RDX stands apart from rival luxury crossover SUVs by delivering spirited performance despite its spacious interior and commanding bodywork. When you hit the gas, a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0L turbo aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder fitted across all trim levels motivates the vehicle with up to:

  • 272 hp
  • 280 lb-ft of torque

The 2019 Acura RDX towing capacity came in at up to 1,500 lbs., and the latest model should retain that impressive level of capability. All packages come with FWD as standard, but each is also available with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to combine the all-weather advantages of conventional AWD with a uniquely track-inspired drive.

Acura RDX Active Safety Features

The Acura RDX complements exhilarating performance with leading active safety features to ensure it appeals to your head as much as your heart. Of course, those safety features pull double duty by sharpening performance in their bid to boost safety.

Select active safety features include:

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control: An array of sensors gauges driving behavior and makes minute corrections to maintain stability and deliver flawless traction.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): Whenever you apply the brakes, braking force will be intelligently distributed between all four wheels for smarter stopping power.
  • Brake Assist: Hit the brakes during an emergency and the Acura RDX will recognize the added pressure and apply more force to bring you to a stop sooner.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Fitted with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicator, TPMS ensures performance never suffers the effects associated with underinflated or overinflated tires.

Acura RDX MPG Ratings

It’s all too common for crossover SUVs offering the exceptional performance drivers crave to fall short when it comes to efficiency ratings, but the 2020 Acura RDX leverages advanced powertrain technology to deliver the best of both worlds across all trim levels.

Idle Stop automatically shuts off the engine as you come to a halt to lower fuel consumption, and a 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters comes as standard with all trims to refine power delivery whether cruising on the highway or navigating stop-start Chicago traffic.

Efficiency scores come in at:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with FWD models*.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with SH-AWD® models*.

Acura RDX Performance Features

While the engine and transmission might steal the spotlight, the powertrain is only one part of what makes Acura RDX performance feel unique. Further performance features include:

  • 4-Mode Integrated Dynamics System (IDS): Adjust driving dynamics around SNOW, COMFORT, and SPORT settings.
  • Sophisticated Suspension: All models ensure a controlled ride thanks to MacPherson Strut Front Suspension and Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Grade Logic Control: Gears are held at higher rpm’s when you’re on a steep uphill or downhill grade.
  • Adaptive Damper System: Available with the Advance Package, the Adaptive Damper System adjusts suspension stiffness in split seconds to keep your ride smooth over changing surfaces.
  • Agile Handling Assist®: Uses active braking to maintain stability during spirited cornering.
  • High-Performance All-Season: The Acura RDX offers a stunning range of high-end wheels, and each one is fitted with high-performance all-season tires for razor-sharp handling.

Take the 2020 Acura RDX Out for a Sensational Test Drive at Your Local Acura Showroom

While inspecting specs and reading through features can certainly provide an impression of Acura RDX performance, nothing quite compares to experiencing it from behind the steering wheel. To arrange a test drive, explore financing options, or hear about the latest specials, don’t hesitate to contact your local Chicagoland Acura dealer 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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