(First Drive) 2020 Acura MDX A-SPEC


This week, my test vehicle is the 2020 Acura MDX A-SPEC. It’s a sporty luxurious SUV that is one of the best selling vehicles in Canada for many years. For my tester, it’s the MDX in trim level “A-SPEC” that has some cool visual cues for the outside and for the inside. And I really like the body paint that Acura described it as “Apex Blue Pearl”. It’s so sharp and stands out from the crowd.

*Just a note that this particular design of the MDX has been serving its customers for a good 5 years run. A totally brand new MDX will be arriving in 2021 as a 2022 model. So, it will be interesting for me to see how this 2020 MDX outgoing version flares after its 5-year run. Will this MDX be outdated or is it still going strong against its competitors. We will find out soon from my overall product review BLOG later in a few weeks.

My 1st impression of this Acura MDX A-SPEC? It looks sharp, sporty and the “Apex Blue Pearl” body paint really stands out from the crowd. In particular, I really like the Acura signature “Angel Jewel” LED head lights. I also like the front grill. And I luv those front and 2nd row sporty Alcantara seats. It’s functionally comfy and it’s sharp looking.

Special shout out to Acura Canada for providing me with this MDX A-SPEC for a week of test drive experience!

For more INFO about the Acura MDX A-SPEC features, trims and pricing, please click here.

To check out the entire Acura starting lineup, please click here.

The 2020 Acura MDX A-SPEC was provided by Acura Canada. However, as always, the opinions expressed in this post is entirely my own.

Profile: 2020 Acura MDX A-SPEC
Body Type: 4 door, 7 passengers (3 rows of seats)
Trim Level: A-SPEC
MSRP: $61,490 CDN (as listed on Acura Canada’s official website)
Engine Type: 3.5L Direct Injection SOHC, i-VTEC® V6 Engine, 295 hp & 267 lb-ft of torque
Transmission: 9-speed automatic
Fuel Consumption: Hwy 9.5L/100 KM (25 mpg), City 12.0L/100 KM 19 mpg)

FYI – The 2022 Acura MDX will be arriving in Canada comes early 2021. When I have my hands on this all-new model, I will definitely share my driving experience and feedback with you all. Stay tuned! There are some INFO on the official Acura Canada website about the 2022 MDX that you can click here to read about it.


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