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2020 Acura MDX FWD
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Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.66 in
3.5 in x 3.66 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom 36.6 in 38.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs 1,523 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 196.5 in
Width 77.7 in 78.6 in
Height 67.4 in 70.6 in
Wheelbase 111 in 111 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2020 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl

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