TOP 10 ARTICLES
Redesigned and refined, the all-new Acura RDX is ready to conquer the road. With a stronger punch and more luxury features compared to other compact SUVs, the Acura RDX is powerful and stylish.
The latest Acura RDX earned a five-star overall vehicle rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). With the release of its newly designed body, increased performance and exceptional style, the Acura RDX's launch in Canadian has been a huge success.
With only a small increase in price over the previous year's model, the 2016 Acura RDXupholds its commitment to provide luxury driving with good value.
All RDX trim level options (RDX, RDX Tech and RDX Elite) feature; a power liftgate, push-button start, the AcuraWatch suite of driver-assist features and an advanced infotainment system, etc.
The re-engineered 2016 RDX is a luxury sport utility vehicle that houses a powerful engine, best-in-class safety and driver-assist technologies, as well as advanced exterior and interior features. However, this car offers more than prestige and fancy features, it also has sufficient cargo and passenger space making it ideal for families.
Crafted with great exterior details, the Acura RDX exhibits a striking front and rear fascia, a new three-dimensional grille, body-coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, modern two-tone wheel colour and design and the automaker's signature Jewel Eye LED headlights and tail lights. These new design elements add elegance to this practical, stylish SUV.
Power and Performance:
The 2016 Acura RDX gets a boost on performance, thanks to its standard all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Control and its new 3.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine that produces 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. Sporting a broader torque curve for more prompt and powerful acceleration response, more refined handling and better ride quality, the latest RDX enhances stability and all-weather performance.
Its engine has an exclusive Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology that enables the shutting down of three of the engine's six cylinders under light engine loads. The car's fuel economy is rated at 12.7 L/100 km in the city and 9.1 L/100 km on the highway.
Featuring new active front and rear engine mounts, an updated steering system and stiffer suspension mounts, the refreshed 2016 RDX has redefined driving dynamics, agility and functionality.
Interiors and Special Features:
For a little flair, the 2016 Acura RDX houses a high-contrast silver and black interior trim, a two-tone colour scheme and a power liftgate.
The RDX's easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback, heated, 8-way power adjustable driver's and passenger's seat with lumbar support and 2-position memory and additional second-row air conditioning vents all work together to provide the most comfortable ride possible.
An Elite Package can be purchased for additional cost. It includes: bi-directional keyless remote engine start, parking sensors and ventilated front seats.
With its advanced safety technology, the Acura RDX proves that keeping all occupants protected during their journey is its utmost priority. The AcuraWatch system that hosts safety and driver-assist technologies now comes standard on all 2016 RDX models. This is primarily designed to improve the driver's situational awareness and, in certain occurrences, intervene to help prevent a collision or minimize its severity.
Other features include: Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Information with rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Overall, the restyled 2016 Acura RDX outshines its rivals because of significant improvements on performance, functionality and appeal. Engineered to provide comfort and luxury to modern drivers, this SUV is a smart choice.