2020 Acura MDX Towing Capacity

Acura MDX in White

The Acura MDX has received glowing reviews from drivers throughout the Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland communities, thanks in particular to its stunning exterior and user-friendly infotainment system. However, this SUV displays plenty of power as well, which is why Boardwalk Acura has crafted this 2020 Acura MDX towing capacity and performance review.

If you’re interested in learning just how much weight the dynamic Acura MDX can haul, this article is for you!

Acura MDX Towing Capacity & Performance

The Acura MDX is a uniquely powerful model that will help you haul a variety of trailers. If you opt for the front-wheel drive trim level, you’ll have up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. This large number continues to increase with the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) option, which gives you an available 5,000 pounds of towing capacity and includes a trailer hitch and automatic transmission cooler.

How is the MDX able to generate this much power? It all starts under the hood with two available engine options:




3.5L V6

290 HP

267 lb-ft

3.0L V6

257 HP

218 lb-ft

Help While Towing

Acura MDX InteriorIn addition to being able to tow a lot of weight, the 2020 MDX also comes with technology to help make towing easier and safer for you. The Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, for example, offers a top-down view of your vehicle to help you line up your trailer hitch.

The Acura MDX also comes standard with other assistive features to help you remain safe when driving. These systems include a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lane Keeping Assist System, among others.

Ability to Tackle Any Terrain

After hitching up your trailer and heading out to the campsite for a long weekend, it’s important to know that your Acura MDX can handle all sorts of terrain. Thankfully, this SUV comes with an Integrated Dynamics System, which gives you the ability to switch among drive modes for superior control.

These drive modes include:

  • Normal – This will probably be the option that you use the most. It’s perfect for everyday trips around town as it offers an appealing combination of control and performance.
  • Comfort – This mode amplifies control and tire traction, so you can enjoy a smooth, leisurely cruise around your neighborhood.
  • Sport and Sport+ – These options significantly heighten the throttle response, giving you a more receptive ride that’s similar to a sports car. Plus, the vehicle itself will make micro-adjustments depending on exterior conditions to help increase your traction.

Exterior Features

2020 Acura MDXNot only does the Acura MDX offer ample towing capacity, but it has numerous exterior features that make hauling your trailer much easier. Standard Jewel Eye® LED Headlights will illuminate the road wherever you go, and they pair beautifully with the available LED puddle lights and LED fog lights.

For extra storage, you can take advantage of the available roof rails. Meanwhile, if you’re trying to open the trunk with your hands full of items, the remote-linked power-operated tailgate will really come in handy.

Experience the Towing Power of the 2020 Acura MDX

The 2020 Acura MDX has plenty of appealing features, and its towing capacity is certainly one of them. To learn more about the Acura MDX towing, performance, and exterior features, try taking a test drive around Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland by contacting Boardwalk Acura!

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