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2020 Acura MDX SUV Pricing: Trims, MSRP, Ownership and Depreciation

Updated on: September 24, 2020

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The Acura MDX drives eagerly and has an underlying sporty edge to it. It feels very un-SUV-like because for the amount of mass, it holds up pretty well when pushed hard around the corners. However, the exterior styling of the Acura MDX feels bland. But with a price tag under 50grand, it feels quite justified.

Base

Starting at $44,500

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • front wheel drive
  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic
  • 18" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row Regular Express Open/Close Sliding & Tilting Glass Sunroof
  • 50-50 Bench 3rd Row Seats
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob & Smart Device Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

Technology Package

Starting at $49,500

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • front wheel drive
  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on Base and:

  • 20" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Parking Assist
  • Windshield wipers for Rain Sensing

Technology and Entertainment Package

Starting at $53,500

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on Technology Package and:

  • GPS Navigation
  • Power Folding Side Mirrors

A-Spec

Starting at $55,000

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on Technology and Entertainment Package and:

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Technology and A-SPEC Package

Starting at $55,000

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on A-Spec and:

  • 20" Gray Aluminum Wheels
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Matrix-design LED headlights with Audi laser light

Advance Package

Starting at $56,250

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • front wheel drive
  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on Technology and A-SPEC Package and:

  • Dual USB Charging
  • Roof Rails
  • Surround View Camera System

Advance and Entertainment Package

Starting at $60,250

Available Engines

  • 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)

Available drivetrains

  • all wheel drive

Available transmissions

  • 9-speed Automatic

Everything on Advance Package and:

  • Black Off-Road assist steps
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Side-impact bars
  • Two-Channel Wireless Infrared Headphones

SUVs and Crossovers have taken the automotive market by a whirlwind. Customers now want their cars to have go-anywhere ability with AWD systems and butch looking workhorses even though they are less efficient and are plagued with below-average driving dynamics. Acura MDX is unlike other crossover SUVs on sale in one of the most crowded segments of the market for it does things a bit differently. 

The Acura MDX drives eagerly and has an underlying sporty edge to it. On the inside, it can seat up to seven, has a dual touchscreen infotainment setup and is super comfortable. Just when we thought that it's the best one could get at this price, it has one another trick up its sleeve. It can haul up to 3500lbs which makes it ultra usable for the lugging around extra cargo or maybe even Airstream sport. 

2020 Acura MDX SUV Price Analysis


The Acura MDX is offered in a total of five trims and the range starts from $44,500 and goes all the way up to $60,250. There’s an option of FWD as well as an AWD configuration, powered by a 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 engine with a healthy power reserve. A nine-speed automatic gearbox comes as standard. 

Trims

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec Package

Advance Package

Entertainment Package

MSRP (FWD) $44,500 $49,500 - $56,250 -
MSRP (AWD) $46,500 $51,500 $55,000 $58,250

$60,250 (w/Advance Package)

$53,500 (w/Technology Package)

Key Features

Remote Linked Power Operated Tailgate

Adds/Upgrades to Standard

Adds/Upgrades to Technology Package

Adds/Upgrades to A-Spec Package

Adds/Upgrades to Advance Package

 

Power Moon Roof

Rear Doors Smart Key Entry

Leather Wrapped A-Spec Steering Wheel

Surround View Camera System with Head-Up Warning

Heated Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

 

Auto On/Off Jewel Eye LED Headlights with Wipers

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Stainless Steel Sport Pedals

2 USB Charging Ports in 3rd Row

110V Power Outlet

 

LED Taillights

LED Puddle Lights

LED Fog Lights

Roof Rails

2 Wireless Headphones

 

Heated ORVM's with LED Turn Signals

Power-Folding ORVM's

Ebony Headliner

Auto-Dimming ORVM's

16.2" Full VGA Screen with HDMI Compatibility for Rear Seats

 

Sport Seats with Leather-Trimmed Interiors

Perforated Premium Leather-Trimmed Interiors with Contrast Stitching

Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Alcantara Trimmed interiors

Perforated Milano Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching

 

 

Front 12 Way Power Adjust Seats

Heated Front Seats

Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

Heated Outboard Rear Seats

 

 

Tri-Zone Auto Climate Control

GPS Linked Climate Control

Metallic Pattern and Metal Trim on Center Console

Sliding Tray in the Rear Seats

 

Our Recommendation:

Standard trim gets all the basic and most useful features. Mechanically, all of the trims are identical to each other. With features like all-LED headlamps, tri-zone climate control, leather interiors and Acurawatch package, the standard trim makes a lot of sense. 

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How has the MDX been priced for the last 5 years?

Over the years the prices for the Acura MDX have been more or less the same. It may be due to the fact that the MDX has been on sale for quite a while and due for a refresh. For the 2020 model, the Acura MDX has been carried over from the previous year without any major tweaks. The last 5 years pricing data of the Acura MDX is as follows:

Years

Standard

Technology Package

A-spec Package

Advance Package

Entertainment package

2020

$46,500

$51,500

$55,000

$58,250

$60,250

2019

$46,300

$51,300

$54,800

$58,050

$60,050

2018

$46,200

$50,600

$52,600

$56,650

$58,650

2017

$46,050

$50,460

$52,460

$56,500

$58,500

2016 $45,015 $49,440 NA $55,230 $57,230

From the above table you can observe that the price change is in the range of 200-2000USD while the list of standard features being offered increase year on year. Accounting for inflation and increase in the list of standard features, the pricing of the MDX is quite justifiable if not over generous.

Previous Year Sales of Acura MDX

Year wise sales figures of Acura MDX is as follows:

Year

Acura MDX sales

2015

58,208

2016

55,495

2017

54,886

2018

51,512

2019 

52,029

The sales chart data of Acura MDX in comparison with its close competitors is as follows:

Sales Curve of 2020 Acura MDX SUV
Sales Comparison Chart of 2020 Acura MDX SUV

Acura MDX sales have been low but have managed to maintain the consistent sales figures over the period of these five years. That being said, Toyota Highlander is the king of its segment and absolutely rules the category with a huge margin over of its competition. The Highlander has been one of the top-selling models for Toyota and enjoys an absolute monopoly in this market segment. But in the last two years, the sales figures of the Highlander stopped increasing and it became steady. This indicates that the market is getting saturated thereby calling for something new innovative and design refresh. So whoever is going to come up with a vehicle that looks so good and feels so good, gets the first piece of pie and from the looks of the market trend, definitely a large one. If none of the budget friendly three row luxury SUV manufacturers come up with an innovative idea, then the market will probably sway away to the likes of Mercedes and Audi's entry level SUV offerings.

Acura MDX Depreciation Curve
Depreciation Curve of Acura MDX

If you are looking for a pre-owned MDX that has great value proposition with long term reliability, then we recommend you to go for 2015 model which still has 67% of its life left and you can buy one at half the original price. You can drive this one around for more than 5 years before its reliability becomes a question and the need to sell it off arises.

How's the MDX been priced across different states?

All cars are priced differently in the different states of the US. These are influenced largely due to the state tax, dealer discounts and destination charge depending on the car model you buy. The state-wise prices of the 2020 Acura MDX are as follows:

State

Acura MDX 

Lexus RX 450 

Toyota Highlander 

Arizona

$54,341

$54,408

$49,278

California

$54,745

$52,575

$49,282

Florida

$57,178

$54,163

$48,640

Michigan

$54,341

$53,302

$47,835

Texas

$53,962

$53,629

$48,507

MDX is priced the lowest at Texas. It is followed by Michigan, the place known for some of the largest auto manufacturers in the US. Hence, it is natural that it has a lower sticker price compared to other states.

What's the cost of ownership of Acura MDX?

Acura MDX is a three-row SUV with a plethora of gadgets and creature comforts which makes this SUV crossover a practical car to live with. The engine under the hood is refined and is quite reliable. Unlike its hybrid sibling, the construction and components used are fairly simple and conventional and easy to run and maintain. And thus the cost of ownership should be lower as well. 

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total
Tax Credit $0  $0  $0  $0  $0  $0 
Insurance $877  $908  $939  $972  $1,006  $4,702 
Maintenance $320  $532  $458  $2,148  $892  $4,350 
Repairs $0  $0  $0  $319  $488  $807 
Taxes & Fees $2,132  $111  $111  $111  $111  $2,576 
Financing $2,283  $1,836  $1,358  $851  $307  $6,635 
Depreciation $7,304  $3,671  $3,001  $3,363  $2,939  $20,278 
Fuel $1,976  $2,035  $2,096  $2,159  $2,224  $10,490 
Real Cost to Own $14,892  $9,093  $7,963  $9,923  $7,967  $49,838 

The real cost of ownership for the Acura MDX over a period of 5 years adds up to be $49,838. All these prices are subject to change from state to state and are a rough estimate just to give an idea of the yearly ownership cost of the Acura MDX. This amount is reasonable considering the fact that it is spread over a period of 5 years. However, Highlander with its much lower depreciation and fuel costs gives the the MDX a run for its money.

What are the other cars you should consider in lieu of MDX?

The budget friendly luxury crossover segment is being ruled by the Toyota Highlander. Acura MDX on the other hand has a sporty edge to it which makes it fun to drive and is super practical at the same time. On the premium side of the story, we have the Range Rover Sport. It costs more, looks better, can actually go offroad and has a premium badge on the hood. Acura feels bland and a generation older when compared to the Range Rover Sport. However, some of its close competitors that offers similar performance and added features in the same price bracket are Cadillac XT5, Buick Enclave and Lexus RX 350.

Models

Acura MDX

Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury

Buick Enclave Preferred

Lexus RX 350

MSRP

$44,500

$50,790

$41,195

$44,150

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

9 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower(hp)

290@ 6200rpm

310@ 6700rpm

310@6800rpm

295@6300rpm

Torque(lb-ft)

267@ 4700rpm

271@ 5000rpm

266@2800rpm

268@4700rpm

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Among the cars in comparison, Enclave from the GM is the least expensive option while offering higher power figures and certainly plush interiors as compared to the MDX. Moreover, Enclave is homegrown and also known for its outstanding reliability & excellent after sales service. Acura's MDX from the Japenese marque is no slouch either.

Is MDX worth the price paid?

The Acura MDX is a superb amalgamation of sporty driving dynamics paired with practicality and usability. It is easy to live with, has third row seats and no compromises on the boot space as well. The engine is efficient and highly responsive at the same time. As long as it is covered under warranty, it is cheap to own and easy to live with. 

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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

Price Review

8 /10 Price Rating

with the packages it all came around $50k for the MDX

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

Price Review

8 /10 Price Rating

you get what you pay for. in this case it was $56k.

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.

Price Review

10 /10 Price Rating

$970 per month as my lease deal and zero down payment.

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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