The 2016 Acura RDX is a luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Acura, a division of Honda Auto makers. The new and improved Acura RDX will be part of the second generation. The first ever Acura RDX was introduced in 2001.
2016 Acura RDX Redesign, Exterior
The RDX 2016 which was introduced in the Chicago Auto show had some distinct changes, not too much to stay away from its line up but enough to keep in competition with the other models available in the market. The most notable change is the new Jewel Eye head lights. The air intakes are better defined. The grille is still beak shaped but has a 3D effect, making it acceptable. Out back, the tail lamps also get LED inserts. The tailgate is more angular with finer edges and accents. New Acura RDX dimension are WIDTH 73.7 in., HEIGHT 65 in., LENGTH 184.4 in., WHEEL BASE 105.7 in. Curb weight is 3737 lbs.(1695 kg). Exterior Colors:
– Basque Red Pearl II – Crystal Black Pearl – Graphite Luster Metallic – Kona Coffee Metallic – Slate Silver Metallic – White Diamond Pearl
2016 Acura RDX Interior
There have been a few changes to the interior. The color scheme of the black/silver combination has been revised, black is only used in the lower segments of the cabin where as silver is used in much greater amount. The instrument panel also had its color changed and had has been separated from the centre console. Heated fronts seats, 8-way adjustable driver seat and rear air conditioning vents are a standard. The instrument panel includes dual screens, optional infotainment display and HD radio. As for safety features, blind spot navigation and rear traffic cross alerts are standard. The new Acura RDX will be available in two packages, the technology package and the advance package. The technology package will have all the above mentioned features whereas the advance package will have front rear parking sensors, fog lights, a remote engine start system and ventilated cool front seats. Navigation system and voice recognition will be included in both.
The SUV Acura RDX 2016 will feature its previous 3.5 liter i-VTECH SOCH V6 engine with 6 speed transmission as standard. But amazingly, the engineers have tweaked the engine in such a way that it is now generating 6 more units of horsepower and 1 additional unit of torque i.e. 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. From 0-60 mph it goes for 6.5 sec. with top speed of 135 mph (Est.). The all wheel drive format has been revised which is now giving more power to the rear wheels. The fuel economy for the new Acura is recorded to be city/highway 19/28 mpg (AWD) and city/highway 20/29 mpg (FWD). Tank capacity is 16.0 gal.(60.5 liter).
Price and Release Date
The 2016 Acura RDX release date will be later this spring as a 2016 year model. The price for the second best selling RDX will be around $35,270 to $40,470 for Acura AWD. The new RDX was stated to be the second most selling branch from the Acura product line and the same, but even more is expected from the 2016 year model.