When you’re choosing the 2020 Acura Cdx over the almost identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2020 Acura Cdx. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 Acura Cdx occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Acura Cdx presents ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2020 Acura Cdx, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Acura Cdx’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall in keeping with extra fashionable vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest trying out the 2020 Acura Cdx’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at additional value. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Acura Cdx are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 Acura Cdx also offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Acura Cdx fresh by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Acura Cdx, which pushes the 2020 Acura Cdx into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as effectively, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.