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2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

At last, the new 2019 Acura RDX is arriving this June, and customers interested in purchasing this reengineered and redesigned SUV would need at least around $38,295 (including destination) in their pockets to own the entry-level version of this luxury vehicle.

The base two-wheel drive model of the 2019 Acura RDX has a window sticker price of $37,300, before $995 in destination fees. The base 2019 RDX with the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, on the other hand, is priced at $39,300 before $995 destination fees. At this starting price, the Acura RDX is essentially less expensive than the BMW X3 (at $41,000), the Audi Q5 (at $41,500), and the Volvo XC60 (at $41,500). However, the new RDX is bit pricier than the Infiniti QX50 (at $36,550), the Lexus NX (at $35,985) and the Lincoln MKC (at $33,995).

Interestingly, some standard equipment and features on the RDX are offered as optional on more expensive luxury SUVs like the X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist as well as road departure mitigation. Furthermore, the base RDX with SH-AWD comes standard with LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, as well as a set of 19-inch wheels.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

2019 Acura RDX is dead ringer of Detroit prototype, shows major redesign from prior model

Earlier this year, we saw the Acura RDX Prototype in Detroit. And as it was very impressive, we hoped that the production version would be similar. That’s why it delighted us when the 2019 Acura RDX finally made its debut in New York and it appeared just like the prototype, inside and out.

Starting off with its dimensions, the 2019 model year rides on a new platform that stretches its wheelbase by 2.6 inches (6.6 centimeters), giving more space for both passengers and their things. The cabin still fits five people but it now has a fully flat rear floor due to certain revisions.

Acura’s structure has been made stronger, thanks to the high strength steel. It now features a five-link independent rear suspension at the back, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers - all these are supposed to sharpen the handling of SUVs.

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Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

After lifting the veil off the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Japanese luxury carmaker is getting ready to take the wraps off the final production version of the third-generation sports utility vehicle at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show at the end of this month.

According to Acura, the actual reveal of the production version of the 2019 Acura RDX is set for March 28, 2018. Along with the regular SUV, the Japanese premium carmaker will also be unveiling the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec, a sporty looking variant of the utility. Acura will commence sales of the next generation of the RDX in mid-2018.

The third-generation 2019 RDX represents the first time that an all-new Acura model employs the brand’s latest design language, which will also influence the carmaker’s new generation vehicles. The 2019 iteration of the SUV will be powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, which sends power to the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system through a segment-first 10-speed transmission. These elements are complemented by the NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System,

Read the entire article Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

Larger and more powerful 2019 Acura RDX Prototype debuts at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show), and as expected, the precursor to the luxury brand’s next generation of the premium compact sports utility vehicle didn’t fail to impress. It seems like Acura is sticking to the formula that allowed the RDX to become a best-seller, while adding more space, power and luxury.

Although the Acura RDX unleashed at the Detroit Auto Show is labeled as a Prototype, it is seen as very close to the final production version. Both Honda and Acura are famous for revealing prototypes that are very similar to their final production versions. Thus, the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype could simply be a production-ready example of the newest generation of the premium compact SUV.

The new Acura RDX Prototype embodies the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade. Completely redesigned from top to bottom, the RDX Prototype is the first Acura model to fully employ the brand’s new exterior design language that made its debut in the Acura Precision Concept. It is also the first Acura model to feature the new interior design and technology shown in the Acura Precision Cockpit. As penned, the new Acura RDX Prototype features a design that starts from the luxury brand’s signature diamond pentagon grille, and continues through its sharply sculpted body, dynamic character lines. The Acura RDX Prototype features all-LED exterior lighting that makes use of the next-generation Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights.

Read the entire article Larger and more powerful 2019 Acura RDX Prototype debuts at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Acura is so confident of its strong position in crossovers that it believes it will further expand in the U.S. market, according to Acura General Manager Mike Accavitti. When it comes to overall sales, Acura (Honda’s upmarket marque) trails behind Lexus and Germany’s luxury brands. However, sales of Acura’s crossovers (including the compact RDX and midsize MDX) are substantially higher than those from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

In 2014, Acura did better than Lexus in total compact/midsize crossover sales. So far though, Lexus is leading this year. When interviewed at the newly held New York auto show, Accavitti said that the U.S. is skewing towards light trucks and that Acura is building out from its solid core of vehicles.

During the first three months of 2015, Acura sold 25,799 units of the RDX and MDX – beating out the 17,757 units sold for the BMW X3 and X5, the 16,140 units sold of Mercedes' GLK and M class, and the 12,806 total of Audi's Q5 and Q7.

Read the entire article Acura is optimistic that 2016 RDX, MDX will help keep its lead vs. German brands

Honda Motor Co. is planning to invest $85 million to give its East Liberty site in Ohio the capability to build a fourth nameplate – the Acura MDX. The investment will result to the addition of new welding equipment, conveyors and other gear that will enable the plant to assemble the Acura MDX crossover starting early 2017.

The plant East Liberty currently builds the Honda CR-V crossover and Crosstour hatchback, and the Acura RDX crossover. Honda will still produce the MDX at its Lincoln plant in Alabama that also builds the Honda Pilot crossover, Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, adding a second production site for the MDX will provide the Japanese carmaker flexibility as its expects truck sales to rise, adding that the company is bound to roll out a redesigned Pilot this year and a redesigned Ridgeline in 2016.

Read the entire article Honda to spend $85 million to enable East Liberty site to build the Acura MDX

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.

Read the entire article 2016 Acura RDX arrives with new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps

Acura has three luxury performance models that were applauded by the U.S. News Best Cars for their level of quality and value. Last February, Acura was recognized at the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The 2015 MDX was named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. Meanwhile, the 2015 RDX got the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award. The winner of the Upscale Midsize Car category was the 2015 TLX. For the third straight year, the MDX, the top-selling 3-row luxury SUV in the U.S., was listed as a Best Cars for the Money recipient.

Meanwhile, it’s now the second consecutive year that the RDX was named Best Compact SUV. Presented as a new model in August last year, the TLX is both a hit when it comes to sales and in front of industry critics.

Read the entire article 2015 Acura MDX, RDX, TLX are ‘Best Cars for the Money’ awardees

The 2016 Acura RDX, which made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12, features numerous improvements to its styling and performance. Just last year, it broke sales records and was one of the top-selling SUVs.

With these enhancements, it continues to strengthen its superiority in the compact luxury SUV segment. Acura merged new exterior and interior design features in the 2016 RDX to emphasize its sportiness and its luxury level. This was done artfully and cohesively.

RDX has already made a reputation for itself as one of the fastest and most frugal V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs. Nevertheless, the company has taken it a step further as it improvedits dynamics, comfort, performance, and NVH.

Read the entire article 2016 Acura RDX will debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

American Honda Motor Co. will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in several of its models, including the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX, starting December 3, 2013.  The Siri Eyes Free will allow drivers with compatible iPhone models to voice-instruct Siri to perform certain functions on their phone while keeping their focus on driving.

This hands-free software employs the vehicle's onboard speakers and microphones to read and send e-mails and text messages.

Siri Eyes Free can also check the weather and set up calendar entries while providing voice navigation, sports scores, and stock quotes. The hands-free program also aims to limit distractions by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up. 

Read the entire article Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX to offer Siri Eyes Free starting December 3

As you may know already Acura redesigned the RDX and MDX crossovers for the 2014MY and now the American manufacturer owned by Honda is planning to focus on cars. The TL redesign will come next year and will probably be renamed TLX as will also have to appeal to past buyers of the TSX.

For those who don’t know, the TSX is going away at the end of the 2014 model year as the Honda Accord shifts to a global platform structure, which means that there is no smaller European Accord on which to base the popular sedan.

Moreover, Acura needs to axe the TSX as it continues to rival the recently introduced ILX in sales. The upcoming Acura TLX will use a smaller global Accord platform, which means that the sedan will be shrunk. One of the most important changes will be the new Honda Earth Dreams engine, a 3.5-liter V6 developing 310 hp and found on the RLX flagship sedan.

Read the entire article Acura will turn its attention to cars after redesigning the RDX and MDX crossovers

The 2014 Acura RDX, which is on sale now, is $200 more expensive across the line but the automaker is confident that this price increase won’t have an impact on sales. The RDX was Acura’s top-selling model for the month of March. The 2014 RDX base model is priced at $35,415 (including destination costs).

Apparently, buyers really liked the transformation of the RDX from being a sporty turbocharged crossover into a six-cylinder crossover that’s more middle-of-the-road. The lone distinction between a 2013 RDX and a 2014 RDX is that the Amber Brownstone exterior is replaced by Kona Coffee.

But all 2014 RDX models will be powered by a 273-hp 3.5-liter V-6 partnered with a six-speed automatic transmission. For an extra $1,400, buyers can get the all-wheel drive version. The standard equipment on all 2014 RDXs includes a multi-angle rearview camera, hands-free keyless access with push-button start, leather seats, heated front seats, a moonroof, and a 360-watt sound system with Pandora radio and SMS text messaging features.

Read the entire article 2014 Acura RDX gets a price tag of $35,415 in the United States

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named its Top Safety Picks – the 2013 Acura RDX and 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan. The roof strength of the two vehicles was improved, proving to be a key to earn them the IIHS Top Safety Pick titles. The roof strength of the previous-generation Acura RDX had a “marginal” rating.

On the other hand, the previous BMW 3 Series got an “acceptable” rating. The IIHS said that the Top Safety Pick ranking of the 2012 BMW 3 Series applies just to the redesigned F30 sedan as the E92 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe/Convertible hasn’t been refreshed yet.

It’s possible that when the 3 Series coupe/convertible is updated later in 2012, it will be known as the BMW 4 Series.

Read the entire article 2012 Bmw 3-Series, Acura RDX earn IIHS Top Safety Pick award

After learning lessons from its previous models that vie in the entry-premium crossover segment, Acura comes back with a vengeance with its new RDX model. Most of Acura customers were adamant about driving a crossover powered by a jerky turbo-four, especially if they have experienced driving vehicles powered by the smoother and more powerful V-6 engines. With this in mind, Acura produced a crossover that carries attributes that many customers want -- the new RDX.

The new RDX is powered is by a V-6 engine that boasts of 33 more horsepower than the outgoing version. This power allows the RDX to accelerate from zero to 60 mph 0.3 seconds quicker than the previous version, at 7.3 seconds for front-wheel-drive models.

Acura added a sixth gear ratio to the new RDX. One can use the much shorter five lower gear ratios for quicker acceleration and the taller sixth gear for freeway cruising. The new RDX also offers better fuel economy, thanks to a variable cylinder management. The new RDX features electric power steering and it dons some front suspension pieces, like the torsion bar and lower A-arm, similar to the Honda CR-V. However, the RDX’s shock absorber pistons sports secondary reactive dampers that offers a better ride than the CR-V.

Read the entire article Acura powers up new RDX with V6 engine

The full production-spec of the RDX was launched at last month’s Chicago Auto Show but already, the 2013 Acura RDX is set to arrive in dealerships very soon. In fact, it will start selling next month, with a starting price of $35,305 (which includes destination costs). Acura revealed that production of the new model has begun this week.

The second generation model will be rolled out together with the Honda Crosstour and CR-V crossovers from the East Liberty, Ohio plant. Production was moved there from the Marysville, Ohio plant, which built the first generation Acura RDX compact utility vehicle beside the Acura TL and Honda Accord.

Acura announced that most of the new car will use U.S.-made components such as engines built in nearby Anna, Ohio, and transmissions that come from Russells Point, Ohio. Honda is about halfway through an expansion and retooling of the East Liberty plant that has a total cost of about $166 million.

Read the entire article 2013 Acura RDX to hit the dealerships soon as production kicks off

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.

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

Acura has introduced the second-generation RDX crossover with a new transmission, engine and all-wheel-drive system at the Chicago Motor Show. Now, a 3.5-liter V-6 engine is replacing the turbocharged 2.3-liter from last year's RDX. The new engine delivers 273 hp, which is 33 hp more than the outgoing model.

Moreover, the RDX has a new six-speed automatic transmission, which has a new lockup torque converter. The new all-wheel-drive system weighs less than the old unit. Fuel economy in the front-drive variant is around 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive variants get slightly less, specifically at 27 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.

Acura states that the RDX has the best fuel economy of any gasoline-powered luxury SUV in its class. The 2013 RDX has a four-wheel independent suspension with a multilink setup at the back and MacPherson struts in front. It is a tick wider and longer compared to last year's model, with a lower center of gravity. The RDX gets Acura's Amplitude Reactive Dampers that adjust to the terrain and a new electric power-steering system, just like the new ILX sedan.

Read the entire article Acura’s second-generation RDX crossover introduced at Chicago Auto Show

Acura revealed today at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show the prototype version of the 2013 RDX, the second generation five-passenger crossover SUV. Set to make its debut in Spring 2012 along with the Acura ILX, the 2013 RDX will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 273 horsepower (33 more than the outgoing model) and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a new lock-up torque converter.

Although it is not yet official, Acura expects the new RDX to deliver a fuel consumption of 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. These numbers will make the front-wheel-drive models of the 2013 RDX the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered luxury SUV in its class.

Regarding the design, the 2013 Acura RDX exterior was updated and features a more aerodynamically efficient body with a longer hood and styling that is more elegant and sophisticated to match the Acura philosophy of timeless, beautiful design.

Read the entire article 2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Acura RDX unveiled with a ‘prototype’ flavor

You can bet that if there's a new car model coming soon, leaked photos are bound to hit the internet before it arrives. We've already seen the 2010 Acura RDX photos earlier this month but here are more updates to what we could expect.

As you can see, it has the new shield grille common to the rest of the Acura lineup. However, the new face has reshaped fog lamps and air intakes along with its bottle-opener grille, which has also been applied to the TSX, TL and RL sedans.

What's significant about the 2010 model is the introduction of a new front-wheel drive model that carries a base price of $32,520, which is $2,000 less than the Super-Handling AWD version.

Read the entire article 2010 Acura RDX photos appear on the official website

Acura revealed today the 2011 RDX, the new-generation of its popular SUV featuring a new a turbocharged powertrain as well as the acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.

So, according to Acura, we have two models available in two trim choices: the RDX is offered as standard with a two-wheel-drive drivetrain and for those who want more and looking for sportier performance or all-weather capability we have the RDX with SH-AWD. Both models are offered as standard with the Technology Package.

The 2011 RDX has an aggressive appearance thanks to bold front and rear fascias, 18-inch wheels and upscale trim accents.

Read the entire article 2011 Acura RDX: official details and specs