The MDX model from Acura grew in both cost and size, the manufacturer left the space for the novel admission-level model in its array. This space was occupied by the new model of Acura, known as RDX. It is a compact lavishness crossover, which at first appeared in 2006 and today, this is an admission-level vehicle of the luxury auto division of Honda. The existing model RDX is in its second generation, which was introduced in 2013. Acura recently declared that this crossover will be rejuvenated shortly and, consistent with the latest rumors, it will be for the 2017-year model. Basically, this indicates that the 2017 Acura RDX will come only after a year of its mid-cycle refresh, so it most likely will not get any major change in its design.
2017 Acura RDX Changes, Exterior
The external design is anticipated to adopt all of the modifications that are designed for a mid-cycle refresh. The new Acura RDX 2017 will have the same base external features as those of the earlier model, but it will have some novelties when compared to those of its predecessor. The new RDX will experience some considerable visual changes in both front and back fascias.
The front fascia will be completely redesigned to feature innovative Jewel Eye headlights, with LED bulbs, novel air intakes, 3D grille and a redesigned bumper. Wheels are 18″ x 7.5″ aluminum-alloy with 235/60 R18 high-performance all-season tyres. Braking Systems contain standard 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution(EBD). Curb weight is
3737 lb (1695 kg), weight distribution is (% front / rear) 61 / 39 for Front-wheel drive and 60 / 40 at AWD.
Wheelbase: 105.7 in (2685 mm)
Length: 184.4 in (4685 mm)
Width: 73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height: 65.0 in (1650 mm)
The back end of the new vehicle will adopt these styling alterations, so it will be outfitted with innovative LED taillights, restyled back bumper, and a new exhaust system.
The Advance Package will be incorporated with some notable external features, such as:
Front LED fog lights.
Both way remote keyless start.
2017 Acura RDX Interior
The 2017 Acura SUV will also get many changes in its interior design. Buyers will get two improved packages. Both packages include a plethora of technological features that comprises:
GPS with voice detection.
Rear traffic alert.
Front and back parking sensors.
Cross traffic alert.
Totally ventilated front seats.
Acura Trademark Watch.
In addition to the features offered by both packages, the new RDX comes with some internal features as standard. This include:
Multi-region air conditioning.
Centrally located console with High Definition display.
Finest quality auditory system.
All the most up-to-date connectivity settings and choices.
Engine and Performance
The new Acura SUV will make use of the Aluminum-alloy V6 engine with the displacement of 3.5 liters 24-valve, SOHC i-VTEC, used by the outgoing RDX model. This 2017 Acura RDX engine will be finely tuned up for the mid-cycle refreshed RDX. This mill will be capable of generating a maximum power output of 279 @ 6200 rpm and the highest torque output of 252 pounds per foot @ 4900 rpm. In addition to the supplementary power, it will come with a little-improved fuel cutback of 1 mpg, as well. The new model vehicle will also have an innovative
6-speed automatic transmission with sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control. 2017 RDX is offered with the front-wheel drive system as a standard feature and the four-wheel drive mode as an optional feature. The new-fangled 4-cylinder turbo motor is likely to equip it in the future after its release.
Fuel consumption: city 20 mpg / highway 28 mpg / combined 23 mpg for Front-wheel drive and city 19 mpg / highway 27 mpg / combined 22 mpg for AWD.
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Release date and the price
Neither the automaker nor the Honda executives have uttered a word regarding the 2017 Acura RDX release date and the cost. However, the new Acura RDX is broadly expected to hit the dealerships for sale sometime during the concluding part of 2016. The nominated cost for the new vehicle has also not been affirmed yet, but it would not differ much from the price of the current RDX. Nevertheless, the initial price is estimated to range from $ 35,370 to $ 43,520.
Pricing for all trims:
RDX – $35,370
RDX (AcuraWatch Plus) – $36,670
RDX (Technology Package) – $39,070
RDX (Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages) – $40,370
RDX (Advance Package) – $42,020
RDX AWD – $36,870
RDX AWD (AcuraWatch Plus) – $38,170
RDX AWD (Technology Package) – $40,570
RDX AWD (Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages) – $41,870
RDX AWD (Advance Package) – $43,520
2017 Acura RDX Photos(New)