The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid will deliver a combination of petrol and electric engines. In the recent period, this becomes a popular trend among premium vehicles. The new Acura MDX Hybrid will boost the fuel-efficiency as well.
However, rumors from the Japanese company announced that they will introduce a new engine and electric battery in the near future. The new generation of Acura MDX will probably develop a brand-new system for the hybrid engines. Furthermore, besides the changes under the hood, there are also new packages and updates. Also, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive will come with improvements, that will boost the fuel economy.
2020 Acura MDX Hybrid Changes, Packages
The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid will present an A-Spec model, that will have all-wheel drive, and more aggressive design language. Also, all trim levels will include active-safety and driver-assistance features as AcuraWatch. This suite includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. Moreover, customers can upgrade their MDX with numerous packages.
The features will include an Integrated Dynamic System that will ensure a sportier ride. However, the energy from batteries will drain more with this feature. But, with Dynamic System boost, the new MDX Hybrid accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Furthermore, the Sport Hybrid package offers active dumper and suspension system.
As for the entertainment, the package includes a rear entertaining system with a single or dual screen. Also, the premium sound system comes with a separate control center. The package contains two wireless headphones sets and 12-speaker premium audio system.
The exterior of upcoming 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid is an excellent blend of elegant looking shapes, with more rough outlines. Also, the new model leaves the impression of a luxurious vehicle, yet it is very practical. As with other similar Honda models, this SUV has a diamond-pentagon grille. One the highlights of the front part are definitely Jewel Eye LED headlights.
Moreover, the additional roof rails will toughen up the overall appearance and styling even more. The Acura MDX A-Spec will add 20-inch wheels, that are a half-inch wider than a standard version. On top of that, A-Spec will get a unique front fascia, gloss-black accents, and larger-diameter exhaust finishers.
The upcoming 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid is a 3-row SUV that can accommodate seven or six passengers, depending on the configuration. If you choose a seven-seater, the second row is a 3-across bench. The 6-seat configuration offers a 2nd-row captain’s chair. This way, the second row becomes more comfortable and the access to the third row is a lot easier. Similar to the most vehicles in this class, the third row is perfect for the children.
However, adults may find a bit narrow. The new MDX Hybrid includes excellent room for cargo. You’ll find very often with the hybrid SUVs that the interior space is neglected because of the electrified engine. That’s not the case with this model.
Moreover, the driver’s seat offers top levels of comfort, with 14-way power adjustability. Also, the Easy-Entry feature is available. This feature moved the seat back when the passenger exit the vehicle. As for the infotainment system, it may take some time to get used to it. But, when you get familiar with the multiple touches and controls, you’ll find it very easy to use.
The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid offers a decent amount of equipment even for the entry-level model. You can expect to find AcuraWatch suite of safety and semi-autonomous driving features. Also, power-operated and heated fronts seats, covered with leather, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a power moonroof are available as well. A new feature for the standard model is the HomeLink garage-door opener.
As for the audio, new MDX Hybrid offers an 8-speaker AM/FM/CD system four USB ports and Bluetooth connectivity. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free integration are available as well. Besides the power-adjustment for driver’s seat, the steering wheel will include the same adjustments.
2020 Acura MDX Hybrid Specs and SH-AWD
The engine of the new 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will be the combination of 3.0-liter V6 petrol unit and electric motor. On each rear wheel, there will be battery installed. The Sport Hybrid will use a smaller displacement. However, it will produce more power. This unit will be able to produce 320 hp and 290 lb-ft.
The highway fuel-economy will be the same as the regular MDX. But, with the boost, we can expect 29 or 30 mpg. That’s not the most fascinating result, comparing to its rivals, like Lexus RX 450h. Yet, the advantage of new MDX Hybrid is in 60 horses.
The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) is one of the pretty neat features you can add to your model. Now, handling and cornering are much easier, and this will definitely be the most adorable feature. The SH-AWD system spreads torque to each wheel immediately, when needed. Besides the new MDX Hybrid, this feature will be available on the RLX Hybrid and NSX model.
Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid will definitely cost more than the previous model. However, the company will probably add $1,000 or even $2,000 to the expected price tag. So, with these in mind, we assume that the upcoming model will cost above $60,000 without additional equipment.
With extra packages, like Advance or Technology package the price will jump even further. So, the fully loaded MDX Hybrid will cost above $80,000. By the end of the year, the new premium crossover will hit the streets. But, for the hybrid system, it may take time for development and fine-tuning.