The current generation of this mid-size luxury crossover is getting close to the end of the production cycle. So, we are expecting the 2020 Acura MDX to come completely redesigned. According to the latest reports, this is going to happen and we are about to see lots of novelties on the upcoming model.
Since its initial launch in 2001, the MDX has been considered as one of the best models in the class. Of course, we are talking about the balance between price and quality. The current generation sticks to those standards and still competes very well in this overflowed segment of the automotive industry. Still, it came more than five years ago, which clearly indicates a soon overhaul. In order to become even better, the 2020 Acura MDX redesign will bring lots of improvements, starting from a new platform, new styling, engines and much more. Expect to see the new generation in the second half of next year.
2020 Acura MDX Redesign
There is no doubt that this redesign will bring many improvements. The current generation is still a pretty good car. Still, it would definitely benefit from things like weight reduction, new chassis setup and all the goodies that a new architecture brings. Therefore, we expect from the 2020 Acura MDX to be lighter and even more agile, though the current model is already pretty good in the latter one. Of course, such designing approach would bring improvements in terms of efficiency as well. On the other side, we don’t expect to see bigger changes in terms of size. The upcoming model should keep similar dimensions and proportions, though we won’t exclude a chance to see a few more inches in the wheelbase, which will bring lots of benefits, especially on the inside.
2020 Acura MDX Styling
This aspect is a little bit tricky at the moment. As you probably known, a majority of the company’s lineup has been updated a few years ago and now feature the brand’s newest design language. Therefore, we count that the 2020 Acura MDX redesign probably won’t bring some radical changes. We expect to see a familiar shape and proportions, with subtle changes at the front. We will know more details once our photographers capture some 2020 Acura MDX spy photos. In any case, count on a pretty aggressive approach and lots of sharp angles, just it is the case with the current design language.
2020 Acura MDX Interior
Here is another aspect that leaves a lot of space for speculations. The 2020 Acura MDX interior will definitely come with lots of novelties, though it is hard to predict in which direction the styling of the cabin will go. On the other side, we have no doubt that the new generation will continue to be one of the most practical models in the class. This is no wonder at all, considering that this crossover shares a lot with the legendary, super-practical Honda Pilot. With potentially few more inches in the wheelbase, we can only presume that the new cabin will be even more spacious. Keep in mind that the current one is already among class-leaders. Of course, count on a common three-row layout, with the third row that can also accommodate adult passengers.
Besides a new dashboard layout, we count on lots of latest technologies. Honda and its luxury division have always been known for a great number of tech features. So, we expect the same from the new model as well. Of course, this doesn’t refer only to the infotainment system and other gadgetry, but on a long list of advanced safety systems as well.
2020 Acura MDX Engine
The current generation comes with a well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers around 290 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The new generation will probably follow the industry’s new trend of engine downsizing. Of course, this would mean a four-cylinder turbo engine and a new 2.0-liter unit is the one that comes to our minds. This engines already powers a plethora of Honda models, including legendary Accord and Civic. In its base version, it delivers around 250 horsepower. However, we are pretty sure that the 2020 Acura MDX will come with a more powerful version, the same that powers Civic Type R, with a max output of more than 300 horsepower. Of course, count on a new 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Will hybrid carry on?
We have no doubt that the new generation will come with an electrified powertrain. Still, we are also pretty sure that the 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid won’t feature the same 321-hp system that is based on a V6 engine. Most likely, the base configuration will remain similar, though we count on numerous upgrades that will provide better efficiency and, eventually, more power.
2020 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
The new model is in an advanced stage of development. Therefore, we have no doubt that the new generation will come next year. A more precise 2020 Acura MDX release date should be known soon. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 45/50.000 dollars.