2020 Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV, it has seating for five people. The 2020 Acura RDX is a redesigned version to share exterior design elements with MDX such as the textured grille and wider air intake in the front, and rectangular exhaust tips in the rear with changes to its exterior color, changed to Platinum White.
It has features like Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, lane keeping assist, Blindspot warning, navigation, all wheel drive powered by a 272-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission among other features.
2020 Acura RDX biggest competitor is 2020 Audi Q5 with the same seat for five but the Acura RDX offers something a little different in the small luxury SUV class with a lot of available technology features, a well-built interior, excellent ergonomics, and better-than-average cargo and passenger space when compared to Audi Q5.
The 2020 Acura RDX has a few shortcomings compared to its competitors vehicles. It doesn’t not have an engine hybrid power option for users, it uses turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It has an infotainment system which people are fond of but it requires a learning curve to operate which may be a disadvantage to buyers who lack interest in the new technology development.
It was reported that the Edmunds Vehicle Testing Team evaluates a fresh batch of vehicles every week, pairing objective assessments at test track with real-world driving on city streets, freeways and winding roads which is based on every aspect of the automotive experience and helps to uncover some problems about vehicles.
Some of the most common issues RDX owners have to deal with is the Takata Airbag Inflator which contained dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. It should be noted that Acura RDX owners have made 124 complaints over 15 model years
Acura issued a recall for 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators after they exploded into pieces. The defective part was replaced with a slightly different version from the same manufacturer. Those are now exploding as well. During assembly, the new PSDI-5D desiccated inflators were exposed to excessive moisture. This causes the propellant to degrade quickly, allowing pressure to build up over time, effectively turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.
The brake and fuel output are also issues with the Acura RDX. DENSO low-pressure fuel pumps and fuel pump assemblies are used in Acura automobiles. The DENSO fuel pumps in Acura automobiles are being recalled. The gasoline pumps have a flaw that will prevent them from pumping fuel to the engine.
The propellers can crack and deform, according to the fuel pump providers, in part because they absorb too much fuel and in part because of the solvent drying procedure used during manufacturing. The impellers can get distorted and deactivate the pumps, causing the engine to shut down unexpectedly. The recall is scheduled to commence in late July 2020.
Acura expects to send out recall notices on April 17th, but replacement components are already available, so affected owners should arrange an appointment as soon as feasible.
Overall, the 2020 Acura RDX is a fantastic value for money if you’re seeking a luxury SUV, especially when compared to European rivals like the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-Pace, and Mercedes GLC.