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2020 Acura MDX SUV Infotainment,Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: September 24, 2020

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Utsav Arora

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Acura MDX is undoubtedly the next big thing in budget-friendly luxury SUVs. Though you might not get attracted to it instantly, at first sight, MDX will make you fall in love with sheer luxury and comfort it provides inside at an arguably low price. It seats up to seven and carries up to 5000 pounds which makes it more than a family-hauling vehicle.

The SUV is more engaging to drive and remains calm on most roads. Some of the highlights are Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, premium audio, dual-display infotainment system and a vast array of tech features. The 2020 MDX doesn’t include much changes from the past year except for the price hike by $100.

2020 Acura MDX SUV cockpit area

How is Acura MDX's interior?

The Acura MDX SUV carries up to seven adults comfortably, in a very well-appointed interior that's roomy and luxurious. As soon as you get inside, you get to experience opulent aesthetics crafted for sheer luxury and comfort. The car won't attract you from outside, but it has much to offer on the inside. All the seats are covered up in rich leather and have a number of available adjustments. The front seats get praise because of their adjustability and roominess. With the Advance package, you get deeper buckets in the front which hold you firmly on high speeds. These are power-adjustable and also provide a heating feature. The advanced package also gets you ventilation on the front seats.

2020 Acura MDX SUV front seats

The second-row seats are comfortable to the same extent providing enough legroom for average adults. The second row can be replaced with captain chairs in the advanced package. These captain chairs are heated and also enhance the glory of Acura's interior. The third-row seats are best suited for children only but six-footers or less can also sit with a bit of pinch. Your knees will rise a bit higher, however, fitting three adults would be unfair.

The large 20-inch rims don't actually distort the driving comfort of the MDX. The climate control system disappoints largely with its ineffectiveness and hard-to-use controls.

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How much cargo can the MDX hold?

The cargo volume behind the third-row seats accounts for 15 cubes which may not be the best in class but is kept at a considerably low height. This is still a decent amount of room to carry stuff for a weekend getaway without compromising the seating. For more space, you can fold down the 50/50 split-folding rear row to get a flat space of 43 cubic feet. The second-row seats which are 60/40 split-folding can also be folded down to aid the cargo space. This gives a totally flat surface behind the front row seats with a total volume of over 90 cubic feet. Now with this much storage space, the number and type of items to store are countless. It can also fit in two of your trekking Mountain Bikes if you’re an adventurer.

2020 Acura MDX SUV cargo area

Inside the cabin, smaller items also get their respective places very efficiently. The cupholders and bins are large and can accommodate most of your drinks and stuff. A deep bin at the center is also available. Overall, the cargo section of the car is crafted ingeniously with more practicality and efficiency.

What are the tech features inside MDX?

The infotainment section of the SUV is decent. Except for the cumbersome to use (though futuristic looking) dual-screen infotainment touchscreen, the SUV has a lot of tech material to offer nicely bundled in various packages. The base trim gets a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen below an 8-inch upper display along with a generic eight-speaker sound system. The audio unit also supports Satellite Radio and has a hefty five different USB ports which are not available in other rivals. The highlight of the MDX’s tech is the Android Auto / Apple CarPlay integration system which comes pre-installed in the base trim itself. A couple of safety techs such as lane/road departure warning, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control are included in the base trim.

The Technology trim adds more glory to the tech with navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, HD Radio and a premium 10-speaker ELS Studio Audio unit. The A-spec trim doesn’t contribute much to the tech while the Advanced trim adds a 360-deg Parking Cam and two more USB ports in the rear. The Entertainment Package is available only for Technology and the Advanced trim. It adds a rear entertainment system along with a 110V power outlet. If you couple it with the Technology Package, you get a 9-inch screen and 11 speakers for audio. Add it with the Advanced package to get a bigger 16.2-inch screen and 12 speakers overall.

2020 Acura MDX SUV has 7-inch isfotainment touchscreen system

The infotainment system is quite clumsy to use and won’t get much intuitive even after longer use. The menus and settings are quite hard to remember and the UI isn’t much smooth. You can stream music directly with Bluetooth on your phone. The Pandora app can be launched from your smartphone or you can also access 140+ channels from Sirius XM Sat Radio.

2020 Acura MDX SUV has 8-inch upper display

Talking about the driver aids, all the safety tech features available in the MDX works flawlessly. The Blind Spot Monitoring system becomes active above 20 MPH and flashes the indicator with a beep when some vehicle appears in the alert zone of adjacent lanes or while you try to get close to it. The surround-view camera efficiently plots the surrounding view of the SUV in your screen with the help of four cameras placed around the SUV in the most intelligent way. The Acura Link feature is a great addition that helps you remotely track, lock and unlock the doors of your car. Some features are free while some need a subscription. The overall interior looks clean and minimalistic while the dual-display gives a futuristic look to the car. Apart from rich leather upholstery, the wood accents give a quite classic look without disturbing the theme too much.

Final Verdict

The MDX will surely provide the bang for your buck with the vast array of features and luxury-level comfort it offers. With a generous starting price of $44,500, the MDX is one of the perfectly rounded-out packages in the three-row luxury SUV segment.

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2020 Acura MDX Interiors Reviews


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Dennis V. Williams

2020 Acura MDX SUV

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

refinement redifined

Pros - Enhanced digital screen, trunk space, comfortable seats

Cons - Nothing

Interiors Review

9 /10 Interiors Rating

Trunk has enough space to haul things easily. The cabin is very nicely crafted and feels plush after the technology package which added features like Perforated Leather Seats, GPS-Linked 10 Climate Control, Natural Wood Accents. The interior is very quiet and doesnt let the outside noises come inside.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

DB

David N. Bruton

2020 Acura MDX SUV

4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

So much fun on the drive!!

Pros - Smartphone connectivity, comfortable and spacious interior.

Cons - Transmission Still Has Room for Improvement

Interiors Review

8 /10 Interiors Rating

Yes, the row should only be used for kids as it gets cramped for adults. still can be managable for short rides. Cargo space with the last row up is not too much but managable. if you need more space than you can simply fold the thried row and can use the massive truck space this SUV provides you with. There is plenty of space behind the third row and reclining the third row seat still leaves enough space for my family to feel comfortable

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
10/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

PM

Peter J. McLaren

2020 Acura MDX SUV

SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Best looking performance SUV.

Pros - Handling, driver seat adjusted to multi-level, pricing

Cons - Confusion two infotainment screens.

Interiors Review

8 /10 Interiors Rating

Nevertheless me and my family had enough space to enjoy every family drive comfortably and with a lot of features to keep everyone entertained. Perforated Milano Leather with Contrast Stitching & Piping seats does provide good amount of under thing support along with comfortable seating.

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

refinement redifined

One of the most comfortable car available in the market. it provides ride quality like no other, with a superb suspension and comfortable seats. the cabin is so quiet it doesnt let any engine or road noise penetrate insde.

by Dennis V. Williams

7

User Overall Rating

So much fun on the drive!!

Took the 2020 Acura MDX up north for some end of winter season fun and driving was a breeze. The powerful 3.6l V6 engine is a charm to drive on high revs and has enough low end torque to get this big suv going. This is the Front wheel drive version but you barely notices the need of Rear wheel or all wheel drive system. I dont take it to any off road conditions so no need of AWD system.

by David N. Bruton

7

User Overall Rating

Best looking performance SUV.

It drives smoothly and turns well. It? comfortable and sometimes I feel like I? gliding on the road instead of driving. The handling is also very good on curves and highways.

by Peter J. McLaren

7

User Overall Rating

MDX is the best car for the snow, hands down.

Driving department and comfort is always taken care by Acura and same goes on for the MDX. The MPG figures are on the lower side all thanks to the beafy V6 engine. you will enjoy this car on the long drives with your group of friends, it is comfortable as well as equipped with a lot of gimmicks to keep everyone entertained on the go.

by Albert F. Poland

9

User Overall Rating

Premium SUV.

With the A spec package which adds 20 inch wheels and tyre combo, the driving and handling improves a lot when compared to the 18 inch wheel option vehicle. The super handling AWD is a charm to drive with.

by James H. Fry

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