Monday, April 2, 2018
2019 Acura RDX Coming Mid-Year
The 2019 Acura RDX, on a 2.6 inch longer wheelbase, is powered by a 272 horsepower direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC® valvetrain and Dual Variable Timing Cam paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for both automatic mode and using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The third generation redesign marks the return of torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to RDX. The cargo area behind the rear seats has expanded 3.4-cubic feet with an additional 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage. The new platform provides for a fully-flat rear floor. The new RDX debuts the Acura ELS Studio 3D premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers. All models and grades come standard with Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist. The RDX's new ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, standard on all grades, has power slide and tilt functions and a power sliding sunshade. The new turbocharged RDX will launch mid-year.