Does the 2020 Acura MDX Have All-Wheel Drive?

June 30th, 2020 by
2020 Acura MDX

Winter driving in Denver can be rough, but one way to make things way easier is to get a car with all-wheel drive. The 2020 Acura MDX is a car that’s built to own the road in Aurora, but does the Acura MDX have an all-wheel-drive? While it doesn’t come standard, you can opt for an all-wheel-drive on the MDX, making this luxurious drive more rugged and safe for your family. Courtesy Acura will tell you all about it and while you’re here, you can check out our payment calculator to see how much you’ll be paying to drive home in an Acura MDX of your own.

MDX AWD: The Facts

There are three different drivetrains you can get when you make your Acura MDX package yours: the front-wheel-drive configuration, Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, and SH-AWD. SH-AWD is short for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and it makes driving through Highlands Ranch in winter a breeze. You get a perfect mix of power and fuel efficiency when you’re driving in the two AWD configurations. Here are some quick facts:

Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

  • 3.0L V6 engine
  • 321 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/27 mpg highway*


  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 290 horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*

Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

What makes Acura SH-AWD such a special addition to the MDX? Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is an advanced piece of automotive technology that elevates your drive to a new level of comfort and safety. You get Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC), idle stop, 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sport Shift Paddle Shifters, and an impressive 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Overall, you’re adding tons of muscle to the MDX when you opt for Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

Courtesy Acura Knows Your Acura

If you’re looking for an Acura AWD or already have one and need it maintained, you can count on the excellent professionals at Courtesy Acura to help you every step of the way. We always sell genuine OEM parts that are the best fit for your Acura and we have convenient online shopping which means you don’t have to leave the house when you’re just starting out looking. Or, if you’re continuing your vehicle research, check out comparisons like the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot and much more to see how popular Acura models hold their own against the competition. Contact us to find out more.

*Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.


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