2020 RDX Arrives with No Major Changes but Minor Price Increase

Third-generation RDX carries over from 2019 redesign

The 2020 RDX crossover hits dealerships today, starting at US$37,600 (excluding $995 destination and handling).

Acura’s small crossover got a redesign for 2019 — its biggest overhaul in 10 years — so this third-generation RDX doesn’t get any big changes for 2020 aside from a new Platinum White exterior colour.

Carrying over from the 2019 RDX which we reviewed here, the 2020 model still gets the popular A-Spec sport appearance package, a 272-hp turbocharged i-VTEC engine under the hood, and optional AWD in the US.

Along with all the tech and cabin features including the next-generation Acura sport seats, ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, and optional ceiling-mounted speakers paired to a ELS Studio 3D premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt audio system.

With luxury compact SUVs going strong, the 2020 RDX has solidified a position as the US’s best-selling model in the segment — a nice little cash cow for the Japanese automaker with a 10-month streak of record sales.

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How much is the 2020 RDX?

For US shoppers, below is the starting MSRP and trims (excluding any extra charges and fees).

The 2019 RDX started at $37,300, so it appears Acura increased the 2020 price by $300, though we’re not sure why considering there are no changes aside from a new optional paint.

  • RDX: FWD – $37,600
  • RDX w/ Technology Package: FWD – $40,800
  • RDX A-Spec: FWD – $43,800
  • RDX w/ Advance Package: FWD – $45,700
  • RDX: SH-AWD – $39,600
  • RDX w/ Technology Package: SH-AWD – $42,800
  • RDX A-Spec: SH-AWD – $45,800
  • RDX w/ Advance Package: SH-AWD – $47,700
2020 Acura RDX A-Spec interior cabin
2020 RDX interior is the same as the outgoing all-new 2019 model. Photo: Acura
2020 Acura RDX A-Spec rear view in blue mountains
Featuring a new Platinum White exterior colour for 2020, RDX carries forward the next generation of Acura design, performance and technology that debuted on the all-new 2019 model, including the popular A-Spec sport appearance package seen here. Photo: Acura
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