The powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine produces an impressive 273 horsepower and 251 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the refined Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II) system and low friction technology produce class-leading efficiency.
Variable Cylinder Management automatically changes the V-6 engine to run on six, four or three cylinders depending on driving conditions resulting in significantly improved highway mileage.
The 6-speed Sequential SportShift automatic with paddle shifters gives you the best of both worlds by providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.
The RDX all-wheel drive system is designed to help maximize the use of available traction in both dry and slippery conditions, while minimizing system-wide friction and power loss to help optimize fuel efficiency.
The RDX front strut and rear multi-link suspension systems are tuned to provide a combination of secure handling and exceptional ride. The RDX is also the first Acura model equipped with uniquely designed shock absorbers known as Amplitude Reactive Dampers.
The new electronic power steering provides a smooth, linear transition between the generous power assist at low speeds and a firmer feel at higher speeds.
Since performance driving requires precision braking, the RDX features a firm pedal feel with linear response and is backed by 4-channel anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist systems.
The less flex there is in the body, the more precisely the suspension can be tuned for an optimal combination of handling and ride. Now, Acura has taken the impressive first-generation RDX body structure a step further.
While developing the second-generation RDX, one of our primary goals was to make the vehicle more enjoyable for both driver and passengers by reducing noise, vibration, and harshness.
All RDX models are equipped with a rearview camera that automatically produces three available views of what’s behind the vehicle when “reverse” is engaged. The standard system has a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls. Navigation system-equipped models use the 8” navigation screen.
RDX models with the Technology Package are equipped with Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams.
The Keyless Access System with Smart Entry and pushbutton ignition allows you to walk up to the RDX, unlock the doors, have the car set your preferences and start the engine without ever having to take the key out of your pocket.
Press a button on the key fob, and the tailgate will automatically open for you. And when you’re finished loading or unloading, press the button again, and it will power down and latch.
The sophistication of the RDX interior begins with the plush feel of the seats, which are ergonomically designed to provide the support of a luxury sport sedan.
With room for three in the rear, the RDX is a premium five-passenger vehicle with soft, perforated leather for all.
The cargo area of the second-generation RDX is more accessible than ever before.
In addition to a generous cargo area, the RDX has many easily accessible storage areas throughout the cabin.
The RDX dual-zone, automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to create their own microclimates.
The automatic climate control system benefits from a GPS-linked solar sensor10 on models equipped with the Technology Package.
The RDX dashboard sports the dual-cockpit design found on all Acura models. With its elegant shapes, refined materials and intuitive functionality, it was smartly designed to enhance your driving enjoyment.
The Voice Recognition feature that accompanies the optional Acura Navigation System10 allows you to perform the most frequently used functions of the audio, climate control, and navigation systems without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
The Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the RDX audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
For more details, please visit the Acura HandsFreeLink minisite.
Acura has redirected the temptation to engage in hand-held texting with an integrated SMS text message function44 that enables you to respond to incoming text messages in a manner that helps mitigate any potential driver distraction.
Models without the navigation system are equipped with a 5-inch, full-color, center display screen that offers a variety of information.
The easy-to-operate standard RDX audio system offers clear, dynamic sound with 360 watts of power and seven speakers around the cabin, including an 8-inch subwoofer. A large display at the top of the instrument panel provides detailed audio information.
The system can accommodate a wide variety of audio sources, which include:
Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design the Acura/ELS Surround®32 Premium 10-speaker Sound System to reproduce music the way it is heard in the recording studio. As a result, surround sound fills the car from any stereo digital source. In addition to all the source inputs of the standard RDX audio system, features of the Acura/ELS system include:
In the RDX, you can take your digital music library along for the ride on your iPod, USB flash drive or compatible phone. You can even have your own personal DJ with Pandora®45 loaded on an iPhone.
The Song By Voice™ feature uses the Voice Recognition system to help the RDX driver find music from the hard disk drive or a USB7-connected iPod®8 simply by voicing a preference.
The centerpiece of the Technology Package, the Acura Navigation System10, in conjunction with the AcuraLink® Communication System, is perhaps the best driving companion since the invention of the car radio.
The AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™13 feature helps you steer clear of gridlock by providing continuously updated traffic information in major metropolitan areas across the 48 contiguous United States.
You can determine the weather conditions in your immediate area or anywhere you plan to be with the Acura Navigation System's10 AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ system13. It will even alert you if a potential weather-related issue exists along your plotted route.
To keep you up to date with the latest information related to your RDX, this easy-to-use proprietary data network uses the XM® Radio4 communications interface. Some of the features available through AcuraLink®10 include:
The Acura Navigation System10 has an extensive database of addresses and points of interest for a variety of handy information.
The Acura Navigation System10 will not only tell you where restaurants are and how to get to them, it can also tell you their price range and provide customer reviews.
The RDX is equipped with a sophisticated six-airbag system, which includes two front and two front side airbags, and two side curtain airbags with coverage for the front and outboard rear seats. Advanced sensors and inflator systems are designed so that the airbags can deploy at the right time with the appropriate force.
All five seating positions in the RDX have 3-point belts and head restraints. The front seats also have load-limiting tensioners.
The RDX has several features addressing child safety, from sophisticated airbag sensors to anchors that secure child seats.
Acura utilizes Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes.
The RDX disc brakes are backed up by several sophisticated electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking under any circumstance.
The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors along with ABS to minimize the dangers of oversteer or understeer.
Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses pressure sensors mounted in each wheel that send readings to a central electronic control unit. The system then evaluates whether the pressure is in an acceptable range.
Like every Acura model, the RDX comes equipped with a security system. In the event of a break-in, the following events will occur:
* Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a $895 destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Vehicle shown may differ from actual vehicle to be sold.
EPA Mileage. **Based on 2013 or 2014 EPA mileage estimates, as applicable. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.