Should you’re choosing the 2020 Acura Rdx over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as well skip right to the 2020 Acura Rdx. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2020 Acura Rdx occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Acura Rdx gives ruggedness and high towing capability that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Acura Rdx, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Acura Rdx’s trip and driving experience begin to fall according to more trendy autos. 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 would recommend testing the 2020 Acura Rdx’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo area and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Acura Rdx are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Acura Rdx also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Acura Rdx contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Acura Rdx, which pushes the 2020 Acura Rdx 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 lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors obtainable for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.