Review and Test Drive: 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

By Jonathan Spira on 15 October 2020
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Look around as you’re driving and you’ll notice, if you haven’t already, that crossovers and SUVs rule the roads.  They’re everywhere and they are no longer a compromise to drive.

When Acura took the wraps off the first generation of the MDX at the annual New York Auto Show in 2000, it explained that MDX stood for “Multi-Dimensional Luxury.”

Since launch, Acura MDX has been the market leader in the luxury crossover segment, and the MDX Sport Hybrid is one of the most popular hybrids in it.

The third-generation MDX touches on a number of firsts.  It was the first crossover SUV to offer three-row seating, and the first to include a hybrid powerplant in the lineup.

The current MDX made its debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show as a prototype and the 2014 production vehicle was revealed a few months later at the New York International Auto Show.  With the launch of the 2014 model, production moved from Ontario, Canada, to Lincoln, Alabama.

We last looked at the MDX in 2017 and not much has changed, which is a good thing because we liked what we saw and drove back then.

The 2020 has the updated and rather cool-looking Jewel Eye LED headlights, a now signature look that made its debut on the now discontinued RLX. Each headlight unit uses five separate LED sources with three used for low-beam lighting and two for the high-beams.

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