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.