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.