Prices start at $34,320 for the 2013 Acura RDX

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 24, 2012

Prices start at $34,320 for Acura’s all-new 2013 RDX crossover SUV that will start selling at its dealerships in early spring. Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales, said that the right-sized 2013 RDX raises comfort, utility and power, as well as a class-leading fuel economy. He added that with the changes in consumer preference, “small is becoming big in the eyes of today's consumers."

The 2013 RDX boasts major improvements with its new appearance, raised comfort and new technology. The RDX is also powered by a new 3.5L V-6 engine, which delivers 33 more hp compared to the outgoing model. It comes with a new 6-speed automatic transmission and a new all-wheel-drive system, which is offered as an option valued at $1,400. The exterior of the RDX uses a sleek body.

Its chassis updates include a longer wheelbase with enhanced track, all-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a new motion adaptive electronic power steering system. This sleek body makes it more aerodynamically efficient. The interior of the 2013 RDX has a new design with improved utility, luxurious materials, and liberal use of noise insulation. What’s offered on the RDX as standard include leather seating surfaces, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360watt audio system.

All RDX models have the following standard equipment: innovative features like Pandora internet radio interface, an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a rear view camera system with three distinct viewing angles. Acura offers its Technology Package for $3,700.

It offers very advanced features like the AcuraLin Satellite Communication System, a GPS-linked solar-sensing, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, a power actuated rear tailgate, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround Premium Sound System, projector beam headlights with Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs and front fog lights.

2013 Acura RDX has a sleek and aerodynamic body. It evolves the Acura RDX from a sporty and compact SUV to one that is more formal, more elegant, more sophisticated, and with a longer and sculpted hood. When it comes to its appearance, the new RDX has been designed to match the Acura principle of beautiful and timeless design.

Meanwhile, in terms of interior, the 2013 RDX boasts an upscale and luxurious feel with its matte surface trim, new sweeping shapes, and abundant use of leather. It also uses sound resistant materials and an Active Sound Control system, providing an outstandingly quiet cabin. Other interior features include larger door openings, increased cargo volume, more passenger room, and available power rear tailgate. All these contribute to making the new Acura RDX’s interior more flexible and more accommodating.

The 2013 RDX has received new technologies such as the Pandora internet radio interface, Keyless Access System equipped with smart entry plus push-button start, SMS text messaging feature, and a 3-view rear camera.

An available Technology Package provides a full complement of significant technologies, including the AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, the Acura ELS Surround® sound system, the AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic plus Traffic Rerouting, the AcuraLink Real-Time Weather equipped with radar image maps, and the Acura Navigation System plus Voice Recognition. The 2013 RDX’s more advanced navigation system uses a hard disk drive with a 60-GB storage capacity, including 15 GB that you can use for your music.

Moreover, passenger safety is every Acura model’s cornerstone. Aside from using the brand’s well-recognized Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure, the new RDX uses new design features and a host of high-strength materials that are specifically aimed at occupant protection. And while it is yet to be tested, the new RDX is seen to get high crash safety ratings from IIHS and NHTSA.

Press Release

Acura Announces Pricing for 2013 RDX

The all-new 2013 RDX crossover SUV will go on-sale at Acura dealerships in early Spring with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $34,320 Acura announced today.

"The right-sized 2013 RDX adds increased comfort, utility and power, along with class-leading fuel economy," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales."Based on changing consumer preference, small is becoming big in the eyes of today's consumers."

The 2013 RDX significantly ups the game with its all new looks, increased comfort and new technology. In addition the RDX features a new 3.5L V-6 engine with 33 more horsepower than the outgoing model, a new 6-speed automatic transmission and a new all-wheel-drive system (available as a $1,400 option). The RDX exterior incorporates a sleek (more aerodynamically efficient) body and chassis updates abound in the form of a longer wheelbase with increased track, all-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a new motion adaptive electronic power steering system.

Inside the 2013 RDX, occupants will appreciate a new interior design with increased utility, rich interior materials and generous use of noise insulation. Standard features on RDX include leather seating surfaces, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360watt audio system. New technologies such as Pandora® internet radio interface, an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a rear view camera system with three unique viewing angles are also standard on all RDX models.

Available for $3,700, a Technology Package brings the RDX owner even more high tech appointments including items such as the AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, a GPS-linked solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Sound System, a power actuated rear tailgate, projector beam headlights with Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs and front fog lights.

The 2013 RDX will be produced (using U.S. and globally sourced parts) exclusively by the company's East Liberty, Ohio plant— home to one of four Honda plants ranked among the top five-rated assembly lines in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS).

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