Acura RDX

Acura RDX 2016

The Acura RDX is a compact luxury crossover (Sports Utility Vehicle) from Acura, in replacement of Acura MDX. Originally emerged as the Acura RD-X Concept Car, the production of Acura RDX was starts, after debuting at New York Auto Show and went on sale on 11 August 2006. The 1st-generation RDX is powered by one of Honda’s little turbo petrol engines. The 2.3-liter straight-4 engine K23A1 all-aluminum construction, i-VTEC head, and dual balance shafts. It’s also one of the only four-cylinder powered luxury SUV.

ManufacturerAcura | Honda
Production 2006–present
Model Years2007–present
Class Compact Luxury Crossover SUV
Body 5-door SUV
Engine 3.0 L J30Y1 V6 (China Only)
3.5 L J35Y V6
Transmission6-speed automatic
Wheelbase105.7 in (2,685 mm)
Curb weight3,717 lb (1,686 kg) (FWD)
3,838 lb (1,741 kg) (AWD)
Related Honda CR-V
Honda Civic

The Acura RDX comes standard with a five-speed automatic transmission with Acura’s SportsShift successive manual shift capability, enabled by mounted paddles on the steering wheel. The paddles can be used in Drive (D) for a gear change with the transfer return to automatic mode once again resume the vehicle to make a steady cruise state. The setting Sport (s) higher shift points and quicker downshifts and using a paddle in “Sport” immediately put the gearbox into the full manual. The Acura RDX also has a version of Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), the first time in the flagship RL sedan.

2016 Acura RDX : Facelift

The refreshed 2016 RDX is set to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, sales in mid-April. The exterior adds LED headlamps and LED taillamps. In addition, the 2016 RDX contains various driver assist the AcuraWatch package including Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Help System (LKAS).

Acura RDX 2015

Acura RDX 2015

Acura RDX 2018

Acura RDX 2018

Acura RDX : Interior

The RDX seats five and comes standard with leather seats, a moonroof, automatic climate control, and all the expected power characteristics. The RDX 7-speaker audio system features an in-dash 6-CD changer that can play standard audio CDs and data CDs burned in either MP3 or WMA files, it also plays a DVD-A type CDs. The RDX’s sound system also XM Satellite Radio with a complimentary 3-month subscription.

Acura RDX 2017 Interior

Acura RDX 2017 Interior

Many of the interior technologies introduced in the RL sedan was found in the optional “Technology Package”. Acura also offered an iPod adapter for the RDX, the wiring in the glove box and allowed to control the iPod through the RDX’s sound system interface. Due to hardware incompatibility, the Honda/Acura iPod music link has been suspended for the 2008 model year 2010 models come as standard with a USB connectivity that for Apple iPod players and other USB mass storage devices such as flash drives that include MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files while stored in the center console.

Acura RDX : Engine

The 2nd-generation of Acura RDX was revealed in January 2012 at the North American International Auto Show to buy in April. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine was replaced by a 3.5-liter V6 coupled with a six-speed automatic, improving gas mileage for an EPA estimated 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined) using taking advantage of variable displacement (VCM). The SH-AWD system will be replaced with a simpler and cheaper AWD setup. The updated RDX uses a slightly stronger revised 3.5L SOHC V6 279 horsepower and 252 lb.ft of torque deliver.

Acura RDX : Safety

The Acura RDX is the second Acura vehicle to the Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure designed to absorb energy from a collision function. The RDX comes standard with six airbags, including dual front airbags, side airbags for, and dual side curtain airbags. The front airbags use a dual-threshold, dual-phase technology that the timing and speed of each airbag deployment depending on the severity of the impact and the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt use can adapt. If sensors consider the front passenger too small front airbag is designed to sit.

Front seats have active head restraints and their seatbelts equipped with pre-tensioners and force limiters-. From November 2006, the RDX crash tested by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which leads to a perfect “5 Star” rating for the driver and front passenger crashes, and front and rear side impact, with “4 Stars” for the roll.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway data loss Institute (IIHS-HLDI), the 2007-12 RDX degree of Good “G” for moderate overlap for testing and side-impact test. The degree of marginal “M” is given for roof strength evaluation.

Acura RDX : Marketing

Acura and Marvel Entertainment, LLC, announced a joint promotional campaign with Marvel’s The Avengers movie. Throughout Marvel’s The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents drive various Acura vehicles, including the Acura MDX, Acura ZDX, and Acura TL models; the completely redesigned 2013 RDX was to make a cameo appearance in the film, but the scene did not in the final film.

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