Besides the 2016 Honda Pilot, the Japanese manufacturer also introduced the 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Set to hit the dealerships this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX shows new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps, new LED taillights as well as an expanded list of safety features.
Moreover, the 2016 Acura RDX features restyled front and rear fascias as well as a new three-dimensional grille treatment. Moreover, the lower front and rear fascias also received a new look featuring fresh details. The interior was updated too and shows high-contrast silver and black trim, as well as significant upgrades such as standard heated front seats and new second-row air conditioning vents.
In addition, the Technology Package adds new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seats, dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. For those who want even more, the Advance Package adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, and AcuraWatch advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.
Models equipped with AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies get Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System and Lane Keeping Assist, along with a standard Multi-View Rear Camera and Expanded View driver's side mirror.
Under the hood, there is a 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 petrol engine that generates 279 hp (+6 hp) and 252 lb-ft (+1 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the Variable Cylinder Management, three of the engine’s six cylinders can be deactivated, in order to increase EPA fuel-economy ratings by 1 mpg. This means that fuel economy ratings are increased to 19/28 mpg for AWD models and 20/29 mph for FWD models (city/highway).