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2020 Acura NSX Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: September 24, 2020


Acura has been famed for bringing some of the most durable and well-built cars loaded with features in the market. With the 1st gen New Sportscar experimental (NSX) project in the early ’90s, Acura showed the world that they can dish out amazing sports cars at a much cheaper price. First designed with inputs from the legendary Ayrton Senna, the 91' NSX paved way for the next generation of everyday sports cars around the world. The progression of supercars seem natural, and Honda was clearly ahead of the curve with its NSX supercar. With the introduction of McLaren P1, Porsche 918, BMW i8, and LaFerrari the world could see how hybrid Technology can make hypercars exciting, and eventually we have that kind of thing in 'lesser' mid-engine supercars.

That's absolutely right, NSX went hybrid. The all-new, second-gen NSX uses 573 hybrid horses channeled through 9-speed DCT and SH-AWD system to charge from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds. Don't forget the NSX's super handling prowess, a trademark. Isn't it nasty for a supercar that you can drive every day, Yes! it returns 21 mpg combined. Acura specced NSX with plenty of technology and features. Be it casual cruising or spirited drive, NSX is ready to deliver performance with absorbing comfort. For 2020, All of this comes to you as standard in the base NSX hybrid, costing under $160,000. The deal is on! 

2020 Acura NSX
Acura NSX Hybrid: The legend continues

Built-in Ohio, the aluminum-bodied NSX coupe adopted its battery+gasoline configuration (hybrid) as a 2016 model. In addition to new design cues, standard tech, and features have expanded until the current 2020 model year. The 2020 NSX is one of the finest specimens of the performance hybridization. This flagship mid-engine Acura supercar received the mid-cycle refresh for 2019 with new color options, a few mechanical upgrades, and different tires. Chassis enhancements include stiffer stabilizer bars and grip-tighter tires. Interior trim is now gloss black. Let's put the new NSX to test, and find if its merits help it sail over the expectations. Looking to build your new NSX, it is pretty straightforward.

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Pros

Impeccable Handling

Breathtaking Acceleration

Amazing High Speed Stability

Loaded with Tech on the Inside

Decent Gas Mileage compared to rivals

Cons

Interiors feel claustrophobic

Infotainment System lacks Intuitiveness

What's New?

Berlina Black and Indy Yellow Pearl Color Scheme


2020 Acura NSX Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$159495

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

2

top speed

191 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

573 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

476 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Dual Clutch

chassis

frame type

Monocoque

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.2/14.2

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

63.7 in.

width

73.3 in.

height

47.8 in.

curb weight

3878 lbs.

ground clearance

3.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

44 cu ft.

cargo volume

4.4 cu ft.

payload capacity

507 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3 sec.

zero to 100 mph

3.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/22/21 mpg

highway range

343.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

2020 Acura NSX in 130R White color 2020 Acura NSX in Berlina Black color 2020 Acura NSX in Casino White Pearl color 2020 Acura NSX in Curva Red color 2020 Acura NSX in Nouvelle Blue Pearl color 2020 Acura NSX in Source Silver Metallic color
130R White

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

6.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Acura NSX Base

Base

power
573 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$159,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $159,495 MSRP (21/21/22) 573 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, Premium unleaded (required)
9-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 2

Expert Review

8.0

Overall Rating


The new Acura NSX had a somewhat troubled entry, translating into narrow sales of this JDM hero. Living in the shadow of the original, the second-gen NSX hybrid has multiple tricks up its sleeves to woo the shoppers. For 2020, Acura has brought back the legendary Indy Yellow Pearl and Berlina Black color schemes that made the original NSX instantly recognizable, even today. Other than this update, the 2020 Acura NSX remains mostly unchanged from the 2019 model. Building your new NSX, which has a starting base price of $159,495, is pretty straightforward. Acura offers only one trim of NSX sports coupe, each powered by a mid-engine V6 hybrid powertrain - which is the heart of its performance. Citing this, the second-generation NSX derives its power from a hybrid powertrain whose turbo V6 plus three electric motors belts out a combined output of 573hp, thrilling!

Acura NSX is getting better with age.

The NSX hybrid comes paired to Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system that consists of a plethora of sophisticated aids and electronics to give you real driving feel and a smooth 9-speed automatic DCT. Unflinching, new NSX hybrid drives just like the storied first-gen NSX. The hybrid engine from the Acura also ensures that the NSX returns the best gas mileage in the luxury sports car segment, making it the best everyday supercar.

Wonder what the NSX goes up against? Capable of accelerating to 60 mph from standstill in under three seconds and reaching a top speed of 191 mph, the all-wheel NSX easily plays in the league of Chevrolet’s Mid-Engined C8 Corvette, Porsche’s 911 Turbo, Jaguar’s F-Type SVR, and the Nissan’s GT-R Track Edition. The 2020 Acura NSX might be the most affordable and reliable supercar on the planet. 

2020 Acura NSX Coupe front view
2020 Acura NSX Coupe rear view

7.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.5/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Acura NSX Features

7.0/10

The 2020 NSX is the lone wolf, so shoppers have a simple choice to build a single model of NSX. The NSX SH-AWD comes equipped with a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 hybrid. The 9-speed DCT and all-wheel-drive are standard. The NSX's standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and ambient lighting. Inside, Semi-aniline leather upholstery covers the heated seats, and genuine leather adorns the steering wheel, dressing surfaces on the dash, instrument panel, and door panels. The infotainment system includes an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, HD Radio, and a premium ELS Studio audio system. 

"Plenty of features make the NSX as luxurious as it is sporting" ~TheCarConnection (2020)

In addition to the sonar-based parking sensors and multi-angle rearview camera, the new NSX comes with standard safety features that include automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, emergency brake assist. Acura offers a load of options to configure the NSX. Though opting for the base NSX will find the standard package compelling enough for daily driving but if you plan an on-track event for spirited performance, opting for performance options feel justified.

What's the Price of 2020 Acura NSX?

The 2020 Acura NSX is one of the best everyday supercar starting at $157,500. NSX prices are on the higher side for a luxury sports coupe but in comparison to premium European rivals, NSX holds immense value. The NSX base model is well-equipped but Acura provides piles of options to fully load your supercar that can cost more than $200,000. By keeping the configurations limited to affordable options, you still can build your exotic NSX costing under $170,000. The $1,995 destination charges, and any other licensing, tax, and registration fees will be as per applicable. However, shoppers can avail of the ongoing dealer discounts or regional incentives on the hybrid NSX, lucky bargain!

Trim

Acura NSX Features

MSRP (AWD)

$159,495

Key Features

Flush Mounted Auto Pop-Out Door Handles

 

LED Taillights and LED Headlights with LED DRL’s

 

Remote Keyless Smart Entry System

 

Body-Colored Power Heated with Reverse Auto Tilt Down ORVM with LED Turn Indicators and Memory

 

Push Button Start and Cruise Control 

 

4 Way Power adjustable and 2 positions Heated Seats with perforated leather

 

8” Touchscreen Audio System with ELS Studio Audio, 9 speakers with Subwoofer

 

Bluetooth, MP3, AUX Input and USB Connectivity 

 

Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation with Voice

 

Siri Eyes Free, SiriusXM and HD Radio, Pandora Compatibility, Acura Connected 

 

Digital Speedometer and Tachometer with Compass

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What are the stand-alone features and optional packages available on the 2020 Acura NSX?

Acura's options list gives ample choices to configure the new NSX. A number of exterior paint color options are available. The latest addition of heritage Berlina Black and iconic Indy Yellow Pearl colors scheme expands the choice to 9 color options.  However, for $1000, you can get the feel of legendary Spa Yellow of old NSX by opting for modern Indy Yellow NSX. Acura gives five standard interior color options - Ebony, Orchid, Indigo, Saddle, and Red. 

For American shoppers, the choice is between Manual or Power seats along with a single or dual color tone wrapped in Semi-Aniline/Alcantra or Milano leather. Acura offers a $2,500 Carbon fiber interior sport package on NSX along with an option for a $1,300 black Alcantara headliner instead of a standard black cloth headliner. For $500, the NSX Technology package gets a SiriusXM satellite radio additionally. For purists who plan to unleash NSX on track, the performance options include exterior carbon-fiber sport package, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and exclusive interwoven wheels. See all NSX optional stand-alone features and packages with prices.

What features in the 2020 Acura NSX are the most important?

Acura's flagship supercar, the NSX uses a sophisticated hybrid drivetrain which is tuned for performance and makes it an all-wheel sportscar. The new NSX which starts from $159,495 is a good everyday supercar but some of the performance-oriented features are optional such as the carbon-ceramic brake rotors and a carbon-fiber roof. 

What Acura NSX Model should I buy?

Building a new NSX starting at $159,495 is straight as Acura offers only one model - NSX SH-AWD. Some of you might be disappointed as there is only one model to choose from. So, the options list is the only way to create your unique NSX. Although, NSX comes loaded with all the bells and whistles that you'd expect from a modern-day supercar, the available options upgrades the color schemes, performance parts, convinience features as per the choice. Keeping the options under $170,000, NSX's value remains composite and promising against the rivals. Acura has a lot of affordable features to build an exotic NSX without burning your pocket. Step-by-Step Guide to build your all-new Acura NSX.

2020 Acura NSX Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The new NSX is the first supercar powered by Acura's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-wheel-drive system, 573 hp engine is an absolute game-changer. The NSX's engine power and direct electric torque combine for a unique kind of dynamic performance, not just in acceleration but in steering and braking too. The mid-engine NSX is astoundingly quick, athletic, and well-balanced.

"The NSX’s performance is both raucous and responsible." ~ TheCarConnection (2020)

The NSX drivetrain is a race-ready and allows the hybrid supercar to leave behind the more exotic supercar rivals such as Jag F-Type, Porsche 911 turbo, and Corvette in 0-60 mph time. The 2020 Acura NSX hybrid powertrain enables you to drive the sport spec hybrid supercar through Stop-and-go traffic largely under electric power, and racetracks can be challenged with utmost confidence and surprising efficiency.

What about the Acura NSX's engine and transmission?

As with the current crop of Supercars, the hybrid engine under the hood of the second-gen NSX is a sophisticated unit, tuned to perfection. While the time-tested old NSX was all about its mechanical feel, the new NSX is generations ahead in terms of the technology worn. Acura's 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 churns out 500hp alone, and coupling it with 3 Electric motors gives you a healthy combined output of  573 horsepower on tap and 476 lbs.-ft of torque. NSX's V6 engine is longitudinally-mounted 75 degrees at the rear. One electric motor has been mounted to the gas motor in lieu of the weight balance. The Twin-motor-unit uses two electric motors to power the front wheels of NSX. The Limited Slip Differential sits in the rear while the Li-Ion battery pack is in the front.

2020 Acura NSX engine

NSX's engine independently produces 500 hp and 406 lb-ft. It growls and you are gone! Speaking of the hybrid-electric powertrain, NSX gets 236hp from the pair of two electric motors which powers the front wheels while a 47hp electric motor along with V-6 and 9-speed automatic transmission drives the rear wheel, forming an effective AWD system. NSX's 9-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is slick to respond to gear changes while the steering-mounted paddle shifters add to the joy of changing gears.

Models

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

MSRP

$159,300

$132,095

$161,800

$123,745

$130,235

Engine

3.5L Twin Turbo V-6

6.2L Supercharged V8

Twin Turbo Boxer 6

5.0L Supercharged V8

3.8L Twin Turbo V6

Drivetrain AWD RWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

9-Speed Dual-Clutch

7-Speed Manual

7 Speed PDK

8 Speed Automatic

6-speed Dual Clutch

Power 

573hp@6,500rpm

755hp@6,300rpm

540hp@6,400rpm

575hp@6,500rpm

565hp@6,800rpm

Torque 

476lb-ft@2,000rpm

715lb-ft@4,400rpm

486lb-ft@1,950rpm

516lb-ft@3,500rpm

467lb-ft@3,300rpm

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

Talking of the rivals, the C7 Corvette stands the tallest among all its adversaries. All the other supercars in this segment have nearly the same power figures. It’s just that the NSX is on the pricier side of the lot, that too by a hefty margin.

How fast is the Acura NSX?

Welcome to the most exciting part of the story, and words can’t fathom the way this coupe accelerates. Step on the gas and you will be shoved back into your seats, courtesy of the brutal pull from the hybrid powertrain. Courtesy of the electric motors, there is plenty of instant torque which results in exhilarating acceleration. The NSX charges to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds flat, keep the right foot planted to reach the top speed 191 mph in no time.

2020 Acura NSX hits 0-60 in  2.7 sec

There is more than enough grunt from the hybrid powertrain at all times and overtaking becomes a piece of cake for the NSX. Step on the gas pedal to experience some butt-cringing acceleration. Not just that, as the 573hp NSX launch control can slice off 0.5 seconds and deliver neck-snapping acceleration, the instant you release the brake. The NSX all-wheel-drive charges with extreme vigor, pushing you back to your seats and making you grab the steering for your dear life. But controlled acceleration and horsepower is the NSX's most important feature.

Models

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

0-60 MPH 

2.7 sec

2.9 sec

2.9 sec

3.5 sec

2.7 sec

Quarter Mile 

11.2 sec

10.94 sec

10.3 sec

11.8 sec

11.5 sec

Top Speed  191 MPH 194 MPH 191 MPH 200 MPH 205 MPH

Engine

3.5L Twin Turbo V-6

6.2L Supercharged V8

Twin Turbo Boxer 6

5.0L Supercharged V8

3.8L Twin Turbo V6

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

The 0-60 mph lap timings of all these supercars are magnetic enough to drool the purists around the world. The Nissan GT-R track edition matches the Acura NSX with a 0-60 mph of just 2.7 seconds, while the big and bulky Jaguar is the slowest of the lot. The 911 turbo and the Corvette easily manage under 3 seconds time to go from 0 to 60 mph. The 2020 Acura NSX base spec is the fastest of the lot and the super-smooth and quick-shifting 9-speed dual-clutch transmission along with SH-AWD system makes NSX one of the fastest mid-engine supercar under $160,000. NSX's track mode further reduces the upshift time by almost 40 milliseconds. You just won the race. 

How well does the Acura NSX ride and handle?

In terms of ride and handling, we can't suggest a better car to drive than the 2020 Acura NSX. Acura is improving the NSX with every passing year and in 2020, you get to see some significant updates as well. The most noticeable changes to the second-gen NSX come in the form of the new continental sport contact tires, stiffer stabilizer bars, tighter wound suspension, and harder toe-link bushings. Why are we telling this? That’s because the new NSX handle even better than its predecessor. The NSX dual-suspension settings ensure that the ride remains sublime and comfortable, irrespective of the condition of the road you are driving on. The passengers inside the 2020 NSX won’t feel tired even on a long ride, courtesy of the reworked suspension, and better-tuned driving mode settings. This new Acura NSX achieves high levels of grip, thanks to its Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.

By default, normally NSX drives in the sport mode which is enough to enlighten your day on everyday city roads. If you want to sneak quietly, the NSX quite mode gives full control to the battery and electric motor which keeps the revs down. In either Quiet or Sport Mode, the steering feels surprisingly light and makes the NSX an effortless daily driver. No matter how sporty NSX drives in these modes, the track mode unleashes the true potential of the mid-engine supercar on the racetrack. Sport Plus and Track Modes add some more heft to NSX steering, but the car always responds quickly and precisely to even marginal inputs from the driver. Acura's Active Vectoring System controls the power or braking sent to individual wheels of NSX, making for superb grip when twisting the sharpest corners at speed.

2020 Acura NSX Sport Hybrid has a Super Handling performance

Super Handling is a true trump card of the Acura NSX performance and the changes mentioned above, elevate the precision level. The base NSX's grip levels and the confidence allow the mid-engine supercar rank amongst the best in the entire automotive industry. Once you push the NSX to its limit, it starts to show some loopholes but the stability control doesn’t allow the luxury sports coupe to go out of hand at any point. The NSX's driving impression suits varied driving conditions as the electric motor offers quick and smooth responses in the city on all-electric mode while the gas motor shines on the highway and on the race tracks.

How is the braking performance of the Acura NSX? 

The braking setup of the NSX is a true example of modern engineering. The NSX comes with brake-by-wire technology that allows the brake responses to be controlled and monitored electronically. Despite this, the brakes never feel like they are being modulated and gives a positive feeling overall.

2020 Acura NSX has high-performance Brembo Brakes

Nosedive is very well contained and under heavy braking conditions, the NSX maintains a linear path with a very little tail swing. The brakes don't fade out easily as the heat dissipation from the rotors is top-notch.

Model

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

Brake Rotors Front 

14.5"

15.5"

14.96"

14.9"

15.4"

Brake Rotors Rear 

14.2"

15.3"

14.96"

14.8"

15.0"

Curb Weight

3878 lbs

3584 lbs

3517 lbs

3759 lbs

3915 lbs

60-0 MPH 

103 ft

88 ft

96 ft

70 ft

95

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

The NSX delivers excellent brake pedal response despite the regenerative braking in action. It stops within an impressive 103 feet in a panic braking situation despite weighing 3800 pounds – a result of all the added hybrid hardware. You can even option the available carbon-ceramic brakes if you plan to put your NSX on track.

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Should I buy a used or new Acura NSX?

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2020 Acura NSX Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Unlike the norm of housing big displacement motors for max power, Acura has tactfully placed in a hybrid motor in the NSX supercar for extracting the best of both, MPG figures and superb performance. While a normal hybrid car is tuned for maximum efficiency, the Acura NSX uses it for extracting the maximum performance. The 2020 Acura NSX benefits also benefit from the effective use of regenerative braking and electric motors which maximizes driving performance and optimizes gas consumption at the same time. The NSX returns EPA estimated 21 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined - one of the Best numbers for a supercar but less so for a car with advanced hybrid technology.

Model

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

MPG (City)

21

13

19

16

16

MPG (Highway)

22

19

24

24

22

MPG (Combined)

21

15

21

18

18

Fuel Capacity

15.6 gallons 18.5 gallons 17.6 gallons 18.49 gallons 19.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

328/343/327 miles 241/352/277 miles 334/422/370 miles 296/444/343 miles 312/429/362 miles
Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

8.4

11.8

8.4

8.4

9.8

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

The 2020 NSX delivers an impressive 21 mpg in the city which puts behind the likes of Nissan GT-R Track Edition and Jaguar F-Type's 16 mpg in the city. However, the GT-R track edition matched the NSX's 22-mpg rating on the highway. The Porsche 911 Turbo beats the NSX on the highway with a 24-mpg rating. That’s way better than the top of the line performers. The Corvette ZR1 is one of the most powerful sportscars but suffers the worst MPG ratings among the rivals. We expect the 2020 Acura NSX would deliver a better real-world fuel economy on the highways than the EPA estimated figures, still, it stays behind the non-hybrid gas-powered supercar rivals. See the Acura NSX Gas Mileage data - 2017, 2018, and 2019 model year + Rival Comparison.

2020 Acura NSX Interior

6.5/10

The Acura NSX is designed to be a race car and the way you sit inside it solidifies that intent of the automaker. Like a pure breed race coupe, you drop low into the seat as you enter the NSX. What's more, the outside view is exceptional, thanks to the incredibly skinny A-pillars. Acura achieved the feat by utilizing the world's first 3D built ultra high strength steel in the A-pillar. Acura flaunts the NSX as its daily driving race car, truly distinct.

2020 Acura NSX front seats

If however, in the event after you could conquer the inclination to drive the NSX and look around the cabin, you will discover that the NSX interior borrows a lot of switch-gears from other Acuras. The Acura NSX interiors are not as luxurious and plush as one would expect from the Acura. Also, for such a high price point and relatively premium, Acura NSX is a let down in terms of the upscale feel. Yet, all is not bad as the seats are remarkably cushy and comfortable for long-distance driving.

Model

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

Seating Capacity

2

2

4

2

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/57.7/42.9

37.9/55.2/43.0

N/A

37/56.5/43

38.1/54.3/44.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

-

-

N/A

-

33.5/50.0/26.4

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

Elsewhere, you will find plenty of swooping surfaces that can be covered in either supple semi-aniline leather or tactile Alcantara leather. Like every modern supercar, you can also opt for the carbon fiber trim. We are not big fans of the amount of space on offer in the Acura NSX. Moreover, the NSX rivals feel a little more spacious and tend to offer a bit more airy feel, courtesy of there big windscreens and windows.

How intuitive is the infotainment system in the Acura NSX?

The infotainment system in the 2020 NSX is not worked upon even after complaints regarding its menu structure and lack of precision. The 2020 NSX comes equipped with a 7.0-inch infotainment system, borrowed from the lesser Acuras. The outdated touchscreen interface and lack of redundant controlling options make it difficult to use the infotainment system. Amplifying the challenge is the touch-sensitive controls that require special attention to find precision settings. For the premium pricing, it is not something you deserve. However, it seems that Acura placed all its focus on the performance aspect, skimping through the rest. To your support, the system features in-built navigation and comes integrated with the ELS Studio nine-speaker audio system.

2020 Acura NSX cockpit area

To your respite, the integration of Android Auto and Apple Carplay comes standard. Mirroring technology is quick to respond and makes life much easier. However, the options list is bleak with just the satellite radio being prominent.

What about the cargo capacity of the Acura NSX?

The original Honda NSX was known for its immense usability and practicality. Sadly, that is not the case with the new NSX. You will find a 4.4 cubic feet trunk just behind the see-through engine cover and that’s about it. In other supercars, a trunk is provided under the front bonnet with better storage capacity.

2020 Acura NSX has cargo capacity 4.4 cu.ft.

In NSX, most of the cargo space is occupied by the Twin-Motor Unit at the front, leaving petty space for your hauling needs. Even the trunk gets hot due to its close proximity to the V6 engine and poor insulation.

Model

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

Cargo Capacity 

4.4 cu.ft.

15 cu.ft.

4.4 cu.ft.

14.4 cu.ft.

8.8 cu.ft.

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

What about the Infotainment and Interior features?

While most of the hardcore sportscars of the current generation compromise on equipment in lieu of offering a sporty feel on the inside, Acura didn’t feel compelled to skip on the same. You get all the features that you can find in the top of the line ILX or any other high-end Acura, inside the NSX and will appreciate the same. The following are some of the highlights inside the 2020 NSX.

  • Push Button Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Auto AC
  • Frame-less Auto-Dimming RVM with Home Link Remote
  • Heated and Perforated Seats
  • 7” WVGA Touchscreen Infotainment System with ELS Studio and 9 Speakers including Subwoofer and Sat NAV with Voice Recognition
  • Bluetooth, MP3, USB, AUX connectivity
  • Apple Car Play, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free
  • Dynamic TFT Gauge Cluster with TFT Screens for Tachometer and Speedometer

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2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front Seats
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front Seats
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front Seats
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front Seats
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Dashboard
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Dashboard
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Center console
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Center console
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Dashboard
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Dashboard

2020 Acura NSX Exterior

9.0/10

While the original NSX was a design icon of the ’90s, the new NSX follows the trend and intends to create a similar impression with its design language. The 2020 NSX is a comprehensive compilation of the best parts from the best supercars that have surfaced the industry to date. The NSX exteriors look radical from all angles and the curves remind us of the supercars from the past.

2020 Acura NSX third quatar view 

The low ground clearance furnishes a low stance to the coupe, seemingly an athletic stance that is all set to race. There are big air intakes in the front that add to the down-force by sucking-in the air for the twin-turbo V6.

Model

Acura NSX AWD

Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 RWD*

Porsche 911 Turbo AWD*

Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD*

Nissan GTR Track Edition AWD*

Curb Weight 

3878 lbs

3584 lbs

3517 lbs

3759 lbs

3915 lbs

Length 

176.1"

177.9"

177.4"

176.2"

185.4"

Width

87.3"

77.4"

74.0"

74.2"

74.6"

Height

47.8"

48.6"

51.1"

51.6"

53.9"

Ground Clearance

3.7"

N/A

4.29"

4.21"

4.33"

Wheelbase

103.5"

106.7"

96.5"

103.2"

109.4"

*2019 Model Year figures used for reference purposes only.

The rear end of the NSX has similar air dams that filter out the air from the front and accentuates the down-force. The neatly designed LED taillights look well in place and add to the aesthetics of the NSX. The NSX has a relatively lower height when compared to its rivals and this gives it an added advantage on the aerodynamics and handling front.

What are the Eye-Catching features of the Acura NSX?

There are plenty of features on the outside of the Acura NSX that will keep onlookers hooked to the supercar, as it moves past them. While there are a lot of features that provide the NSX a high head-turning quotient, here are a few of those:

  • Auto On/Off LED Headlights
  • Composite Material made Body Panels
  • Body-Colored Power Heated ORVM’s with LED Turn Signals and Memory Function
  • Remote Keyless Smart Entry System
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • LED Brake Lights
  • Capless fuel filter
  • Flush Mounted Automatic Power pop-out door handles
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Front View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Rear View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Rear View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Side View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Side View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Top View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Top View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Rear View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Rear View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Side View
2020 Acura NSX Coupe Side View

2020 Acura NSX Safety

8.0/10

The Acura NSX offers a decent array of safety features for the safety of its occupants inside. You get the usual suspects like traction control, brake assist, ABS, EBD, and others. The safety and driver-assistance tech is adequate in absolute terms but relatively the safety features list seems quite limited. We expect some more features as the NSX competitors offer advanced tech but we do expect Honda to step up the game in the future.

2020 Acura NSX has Ultra Rigid Space Frame

These are few of the highlights in terms of safety and driver-assistance technology inside the Acura NSX

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • TPMS with location and pressure indicators
  • Front, Side, Driver’s Knee, Side Curtain Airbags
  • Tether for Child on passenger seats
  • Corner and Backup sensors
  • Driver and Passenger Side Seatbelt Reminder
  • Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners

2020 Acura NSX Competition

9.0/10

Acura NSX Vs Jaguar F-Type SVR

Britain has been the home of automobiles for a long time and Jaguar has been at the forefront of this game. The Jaguar F-Type has been the flag bearer for the marquee brand since it’s launch, being the benchmark of future Jaguar’s. The F-Type offers legacy, performance, great handling, and features as well. However, it isn’t as frugal or as well built or put together as its Japanese counterpart. The NSX, on the other hand, carries a rich legacy behind its back and drives like a proper supercar on the track as well as on the roads. Leave aside some of the luxuries that you see in the Jag, only to be mesmerized by the performance of the NSX.

2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR

Acura NSX Vs Nissan GT-R Track Edition

The GT-R Track edition sharpens the already Potent GT-R, which is considered as the biggest threat to the European sportscars. The GT-R feels like it will rip your neck apart on the track and push you back on your seat while accelerating. The comprehensive stats on offer from the dashboard of the GT-R is miles ahead of any other sports car in the market as well. The NSX, on the other hand, matches the GT-R in most aspects but does it, in a more eco-friendly way. The NSX is as good a handling package as the GT-R but it asks a premium of over 20K over the GT-R and which is why the GT-R has a clear edge over the NSX.

2020 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Acura NSX Vs Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo is the driving benchmark in the world in terms of the best driver’s car. With the new turbo, Porsche is offering both performance and handling and it still continues to be the best driver’s car in a more powerful avatar. The NSX, on the other hand, is a superb handling machine that can be used in both the cities and the tracks, and the best part is its hybrid powertrain, making it future-ready. To know more, see the head-to-head comparison of 2020 Acura NSX vs 2020  Porsche 911 Turbo.

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo

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2020 Acura NSX Final Verdict

8.0/10

While the original NSX portrayed the true potential of Japan to the world and shook the stronghold of European sports cars. Building on the tradition, the 2020 Acura NSX seeks to do the same. The new NSX is undoubtedly fast with the agility of the Japanese ninja. Apart from being frugal, NSX comes loaded with adequate features with one of the best appeals. Acura NSX does everything in style, backed by the functional performance. However, when you look at the $157,500 asking price, you will feel like Acura is asking a hefty premium over its rivals. With the new, lot of budget sports cars, we feel that Acura should have offered something extra with the NSX, yes you got it right, we are talking about the luxury on offer. But for what it offers, we do feel that Acura will still suit the taste of the true sports car purist. If we are to talk about NSX's value for money, in an absolute sense it is a pretty good everyday sportscar, that can be a roadrunner and track stripper.

2020 Acura NSX FAQs

Is the Acura NSX reliable?

Yes. The 2020 NSX boasts every legendary character of the original NSX. More than reliable, NSX V6 hybrid powertrain delivers a joyful driving experience without losing practicality. In terms of dependability, Acura's are known for solid construction and comfortable ride. Read in detail about the 2020 Acura NSX reliability.

Is the Acura NSX a good car?

As per the CarIndigo expert review of 2020 Acura NSX, the 2-dr mid-engine sports coupe scores 6.8 overall scores out of 10. The 2020 NSX hybrid returns EPA estimated 21 mpg combined. What about cargo capacity? Forgot about the 4.4 cu-ft of the rear trunk. The proven performance and good NHTSA and IIHS crash-test ratings make NSX a win-win. Undoubtedly, NSX is super good at under $160,000.

What are the different models of Acura NSX?

Acura offers only one model: NSX SH-AWD. The hybrid coupe comes with a standard 573 hp 3.5L twin-turbo V6 with three electric motors and 9-speed DCT. Plenty of options are at your helm to make your NSX an exotic.

What is the most luxurious Acura?

The Acura NSX is the most expensive supercar from the automaker in the US. The current-generation NSX is the flagship supercar standing tall in the luxury sports car segment. NSX's features make it one of the most exotic supercars in the world.

What sort of regular maintenance does the NSX require? 

The NSX Maintenance Minder will help you keep up with regular oil changes and engine maintenance. Plus, there are a few regular maintenance steps to observe, independent of the Maintenance Minder. Refer to the “Maintenance Minder” topic within the Owner’s Manual to learn more about recurring maintenance tasks

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2020 Acura NSX Overall Reviews


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Paul W. Rice

2020 Acura NSX

2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 9AM)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Acura NSX the name is enough

Pros - Hybrid engine power delivery, legroom pretty good, and backup camera.

Cons - Not yet.

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

The performance of the engine along with the electric motor is flawless. The electric motor not only help in getting a fablous off the line initial torque but also helps in getting a good amount of fuel economy, no matter if that is the least thing to bother when you buy this specific car. Driving down the highway and you can reach triple digit speeds in under few seconds which is sometimes scary. This is a kind of sports car you can daily easily.

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

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Mike D. Wyatt

2020 Acura NSX

2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 9AM)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Earns the badge to be called a supercar

Pros - Zipping launch control, driving modes specifically silent one, faster than ever

Cons - Interiors are poky

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Imagine sitting in a car that can zip through the quarter mile line clocking at a speed of 124-ish miles an hour and counting. Well choices were limited when supercars under 200 larges was the question. Either trusted R8 which has lost the charm due to a number of R8's seen on the road or the most talked and improved NSX from Acura. Not the kind of coupe to leave you dazzled at first glance and takes a while. The only thing it? slow at. Took it for a spin and I could actually taste the amount of good work they have put it. There are of course a few things that need to be taken care of but let? keep that story for another day. For now, Acura needs some serious admiration for the kind of performance NSX ends up with. An honest review from a not so experienced and love super cars kind of guy who is always amazed at the kind of launch it takes and different driving modes. If you want sheer performance and don? care about anything else, NSX takes care of it. If it? the peaceful drive you?e up for, silent mode of NSX is there. If its the hug turns and instant throttle response mixed with dubstep, guess what, NSX has got you covered. And when the time comes to stop on a dime, slam the brakes and carbon ceramic rotors work their magic out with a wham. In short, Acura NSX is a clap back to all the brickbats for previous models.

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

RB

Rob Bolton

2020 Acura NSX

2dr Coupe AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 9AM)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Earns the badge to be called a supercar

Pros - Zipping launch control, driving modes specifically silent one, faster than ever

Cons - Interiors are poky

Overall Review

10 /10 Overall Rating

Imagine sitting in a car that can zip through the quarter mile line clocking at a speed of 124-ish miles an hour and counting. Well choices were limited when supercars under 200 larges was the question. Either trusted R8 which has lost the charm due to a number of R8's seen on the road or the most talked and improved NSX from Acura. Not the kind of coupe to leave you dazzled at first glance and takes a while. The only thing it’s slow at. Took it for a spin and I could actually taste the amount of good work they have put it. There are of course a few things that need to be taken care of but let’s keep that story for another day. For now, Acura needs some serious admiration for the kind of performance NSX ends up with. An honest review from a not so experienced and love super cars kind of guy who is always amazed at the kind of launch it takes and different driving modes. If you want sheer performance and don’t care about anything else, NSX takes care of it. If it’s the peaceful drive you’re up for, silent mode of NSX is there. If its the hug turns and instant throttle response mixed with dubstep, guess what, NSX has got you covered. And when the time comes to stop on a dime, slam the brakes and carbon ceramic rotors work their magic out with a wham. In short, Acura NSX is a clap back to all the brickbats for previous models.

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

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Acura NSX the name is enough

The performance of the engine along with the electric motor is flawless. The electric motor not only help in getting a fablous off the line initial torque but also helps in getting a good amount of fuel economy, no matter if that is the least thing to bother when you buy this specific car. Driving down the highway and you can reach triple digit speeds in under few seconds which is sometimes scary....

by Paul W. Rice

10

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Earns the badge to be called a supercar

Imagine sitting in a car that can zip through the quarter mile line clocking at a speed of 124-ish miles an hour and counting. Well choices were limited when supercars under 200 larges was the question. Either trusted R8 which has lost the charm due to a number of R8's seen on the road or the most talked and improved NSX from Acura. Not the kind of coupe to leave you dazzled at first glance and ta...

by Mike D. Wyatt

10

User Overall Rating

Earns the badge to be called a supercar

Imagine sitting in a car that can zip through the quarter mile line clocking at a speed of 124-ish miles an hour and counting. Well choices were limited when supercars under 200 larges was the question. Either trusted R8 which has lost the charm due to a number of R8's seen on the road or the most talked and improved NSX from Acura. Not the kind of coupe to leave you dazzled at first glance and ta...

by Rob Bolton

9

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A character like no other

There are people who buy hybrids for better fuel economy and then there are people like me who buy them for power. Yes, power. Acura made sure that people like me don’t feel left out and they came up with NSX and this car is a riot. It skids, has a top speed of over 190 miles, and goes in corners with confidence and comes out sliding like a top dog

by David Parente

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