Powertrain Options for the 2020 Acura MDX - Radley Acura

Powertrain Options for the 2020 Acura MDX

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura MDX on Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 8:53 pm
Front passenger angle of a white 2020 Acura MDX parked by a building

2020 Acura MDX Engine Options and Specs

The power and efficiency of the 2020 Acura MDX depends on the powertrain you choose. This three-row luxury SUV offers front-wheel drive (FWD), SH-AWD®, and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®. With three powertrain options for the 2020 Acura MDX, you’ll find the MDX that best suits your driving style.

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Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) is the standard option for the 2020 Acura MDX. With this Front passenger angle of a white 2020 Acura MDX driving down a roaddrivetrain, engine power is sent to the front wheels and is a great option if you are looking for impressive fuel economy.

With FWD, the 2020 Acura MDX will be powered by the 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine packing 290 horsepower. The estimated fuel economy with this engine and FWD is 20 city mpg* and 27 highway mpg*.


Looking for a drivetrain that can tackle slippery road conditions better than FWD? If so, then SH-AWD® is the drivetrain for you. This system sends engine power to each individual wheel as needed to keep traction on the road.

If you decide to go with SH-AWD®, you can expect the same 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine that is included with FWD. The fuel economy for this powertrain is 19 city mpg* and 26 highway mpg*.

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®

The last powertrain option for the 2020 Acura MDX is Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®. This powertrain offers the same benefits as SH-AWD® while upgrading the engine strength and fuel efficiency.

With Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®, the MDX will be equipped with the 3.0L port-injection V6 engine and 3-motor hybrid system. Up to 321 horsepower, 26 city mpg*, and 27 highway mpg* can be produced with this available powertrain.

For more information about the 2020 Acura MDX, make sure to follow the Radley Acura blog! Need help deciding which powertrain is best for your driving style? Contact us here at Radley Acura and we will be happy to help you.

*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

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