The 2019 Acura RDX gets a complete remodel inside and out, giving the compact crossover jazzed-up styling. It sits lower and wider for 2019 with a new, five-sided grille it borrows from a concept car. Acura calls the 2019 RDX its sportiest compact crossover yet, and claims the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 better watch out. What’s New For 2019 The RDX rides on a new chassis with 2.6 inches more length between the wheels for more rear legroom. It also gets a new turbo four-cylinder engine. Features & Options The 2019 Acura RDX AWD A-Spec ($45,500) comes equipped with a 10.2-inch center screen, automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay, keyless ignition, in-car high-speed data, and a panoramic sunroof. There’s also a power height-adjustable tailgate, LED headlights, and 19-inch alloy wheels. The nine-speaker infotainment system comes with USB ports, Bluetooth audio streaming, and satellite and HD radio. The RDX A-Spec comes with sueded sport seats with red and black or black … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec Review
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Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 p.m. UTC Jun 27, 2018 Quick and sleek, the ★★★ 2019 Acura RDX SUV is a major step forward for Honda’s long-suffering luxury brand. The RDX parlays a new platform and a new design theme into a good-looking, high-value SUV that gives Acura its first serious player in a white-hot market segment. The new RDX is bigger, more sophisticated and more comfortable than Acura’s previous small five-passenger SUV. The 2019 model's switch to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 10-speed transmission is a big improvement from the old model’s sleepy V6 and six-speed. Disappointingly, though, the change brought no increase in fuel economy. The interior design and materials set a new standard for Acura, with plenty of room, low-gloss wood and real metal trim. The jury’s still out on a new controller that relies on a touch pad for navigation and other features, though. Behind the Wheel 2019 Acura RDX AWD … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX review: Value, power drive SUV forward
Tweet TweetThe Acura carmaker has sent its 2016 RDX model to 2015 Chicago Auto Show, which is actually a mild facelift of the 2013 and not the model`s seconds generation. But the Acura RDX facelift comes with some interesting changes as well, meaning a new design and fresh features inside, while under the hood, the model has also received a new engine. Talking about engines and power, let`s have a look under the hood to check out the new powertrain. It is about a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 unit, with Variable Cylinder Management, the same found on the 2016 Honda Pilot as well. The unit develops 279 horsepower and 342 Nm of torque and sends all the power to all wheels via the Intelligent Control AWD. As for the design of the 2016 Acura RDX, the model is now looking different, coming with a sharper body language, complemented by the Jewel Eye LED projector headlights, LED taillights and a few more. Inside the model is also updated. The cabin is now wrapped with silver and black trims, heated … [Read more...] about 2015 Chicago Auto Show: 2016 Acura RDX Goes Official
"The 2019 Acura RDX signals the start of a new era for the Acura brand by delivering design, performance and prestige that will elevate its position in the luxury market’s fastest growing segment," said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "This RDX is our most extensive redesign in more than a decade, a truly ground up reimagining of the RDX around our Precision Crafted Performance brand direction." Acura also debuted the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec sport appearance variant – distinguished by larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique interior treatment including an available two-tone red and black interior. With the addition of A-Spec to both the RDX and MDX, Acura has fulfilled its commitment to expand A-Spec to all core models. Sharp, Low and Wide Design The production 2019 RDX carries forward substantially all of the design cues that debuted with the Prototype RDX in January. In creating the new RDX, … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX Review @ Top Speed
Acura’s reputation, at least as of late, has been that of a brand that’s lost its way. With the exception of the flagship NSX, the current lineup is, generally speaking, underwhelming. The 2019 Acura RDX could be the first step back in the right direction for the brand, or it could be a dud. At a glance, it seems that Acura has the right idea, even if it expresses the message in eye-roll-worthy marketing gobbledygook. Twist is up over the previous model by 28 lb-ft, thanks to a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder. Gone is the previous-gen model’s 3.5-liter V6. The compact crossover’s power output now stands at 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That all gets to ground via a 10-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, as well as Acura’s “super handling all-wheel drive” system. This version of SH-AWD sends 70 percent of the torque to the rear wheels and up to 100 percent to either … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura RDX – Will It Get the Brand Back on Track?