Engine Capabilities and Fuel Economy on the 2020 Acura RDX

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura RDX on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 2:22 pm
Rear passenger angle of a white 2020 Acura RDX driving down a street

The new 2020 Acura RDX is a popular luxury crossover SUV in the market. This vehicle seats five and provides an enriching driving experience. In addition to the luxury features, the 2020 Acura RDX offers a powerful engine on each RDX.

The engine is a 16-Valve, 2.0-Liter turbocharged engine with 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Along with this engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission provides smooth gear transitions. In automatic mode, you can choose between economical or sport shifting. Those that like to manually control the transmission can use the paddle shifters on the steering wheel. No matter your driving style, the RDX will be a great option for anyone considering a crossover SUV.

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Front-Wheel Drive and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™Close up of the engine in the 2020 Acura RDX

Front-wheel drive is standard on each 2020 Acura RDX. With the front-wheel drive, the fuel economy is 22 city mpg* and 28 highway mpg*. Those looking to upgrade can choose the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) option. With SH-AWD, the fuel economy is 21 city mpg* and 27 highway mpg*. SH-AWD is designed for those that prefer advanced sport handling. This system monitors the power level on each wheel and diverts power to specific wheels as needed to improve traction grip on the road. For example, if the RDX is travelling straight, most of the power will be on the front wheels. If the RDX is accelerating quickly, about half of the available power is diverted to the rear wheels to compensate for the weight shift.

Test Drive the 2020 Acura RDX at Karen Radley Acura

To learn more about the new 2020 Acura RDX, stop by Karen Radley Acura here in Woodbridge! We are willing to provide further details on this luxury crossover SUV and answer any of your questions. Schedule a test drive with us today so you can experience the power and luxury that the 2020 Acura RDX offers!


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.

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