2018 Acura RDX

 
2018 Acura RDX
 
2018 Acura RDX
 

2018 Acura RDX

MSRP 
$43,475
Invoice 
$41,617
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 20 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Premium Unleaded V-6, 279 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

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NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

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Specifications for 2018 Acura RDX

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Keeping Assist
    • Lane Keeping Assist System Lane Departure Warning
    • Blind Spot Information System Blind Spot Sensor
    • Collision Mitigation Braking System Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor Rear Collision
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Radio: ELS Studio Premium Audio System -inc: 10 speakers, Siri Eyes Free, SMS text message function, On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD), Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface, Song By Voice, Aha compatibility, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, AcuraLink Next Generation, Pandora capability, USB audio interface w/iPod integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3/auxiliary input jack, Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC) and HomeLink
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • 410w Premium Amplifier
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Acuralink Real-Time Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 18" x 7.5" Machine Finish Alloy
    • Tires: P235/60R18 High-Performance AS
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
    • Front Fog Lamps
  • Interior Features
    • Ventilated & Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support and 8-way power front passenger's seat
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Voice Activated Multi Zone Auto-Climate Control Air Conditioning w/Gps Linked
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
    • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows, Sunroof/Convertible Roof and Remote Engine Start
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L SOHC V6 24V i-VTEC
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and grade logic control
    • 4.25 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: TBD
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 72-Amp/Hr 550CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
    • 130 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.3
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 61.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 26.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 26.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/212
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 279 @ 6200
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 252 @ 4900
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 105.7
    • Length, Overall (in) - 184.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.7
    • Height, Overall (in) - 65
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 63.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 103.5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.7
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.7
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.7
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.1
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.2
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 53.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.9
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Acura RDX
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/60VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/60VR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 1500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.36
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.09
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.48
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.06
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.56
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.27
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.25
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3781
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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Introduction

The Acura RDX is a compact crossover now in the sixth year of its generation. It was a trailbreaker when it was introduced, a daring step into the uncharted territory of compact sport SUV. It’s long in the tooth now.

Available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, RDX comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 276 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a slick paddle-shifting six-speed automatic transmission.

Over the years its mission has grown to near-luxury, to the point where a fully loaded RDX can match the starting price of rivals like the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC. But its entry-level model is still quite a lot less, bringing the value of affordability to the RDX.

Lineup

Acura RDX comes standard with 3.6-liter V6 and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available ($1500).

The 2018 Acura RDX ($36,775) comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof, power liftgate, keyless ignition, LED headlamps, rearview camera, and heated front leatherette seats, power adjustable. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

RDX with the Technology package ($40,475) has real leather upholstery, higher infotainment on 8.0-inch screen, upgraded audio and 18-inch alloy wheels. AcuraWatch includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and lane keep assist ($1300).

RDX with Advance package the ($43,475) brings ventilated front seats, foglamps, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, remote start, and parking sensors, and AcuraWatch.

Walkaround

The busy RDX features a beak nose on a two-box shape. It’s reasonably harmonious. The five-square LED headlamps blend smoothly. The nose is neither aggressive nor flashy. You don’t do a double-take.

The base 17-inch alloy wheels could stand to be a bit more flashy, like the machine-finished 18-inch alloys that come with the Technology package.

Interior

The busy cabin shows its age, especially in gray, and struggles to meet that near-luxury tag. For example some matte silver painted plastic trim looks like it came off the modest CR-V. But close your eyes and the RDX feels like a crossover costing much more. It’s solid and quiet. Open them and you’ll see that the large center console has lots of storage space. The thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel suggests cornering tenacity that’s not quite there.

Front occupants will find it spacious and comfortable, with power adjustment on both seats, even the base model, with especially good lumbar support.

The rear passengers face a low bench seat, in an attempt to improve headroom which remains limited. It supposedly can fit three adults but we don’t recommend it. It folds almost flat, to create a good-sized 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space. And then there’s the bonus of another 15.6 cubic feet under the cargo floor.

The infotainment on the Technology and Advance RDX isn’t user-friendly. The menus are complicated, and a second screen in the process doesn’t help. Another drawback to the system is Apple CarPlay or Android Auto aren’t available.

Driving Impressions

The 3.6-liter V6 engine is powerful and refined, and brings a lot of grunt with its torque. It makes 279 hp with 252 lb-ft.

The electric power steering is direct, better than that the Lexus RX. And the handling is accurate, if not entirely sports-car-like. Out on the wide-open road, at high speed, it’s rock steady. The suspension takes the bumps in stride.

Summary

We’ll stick to the base model, in avoidance of the frustrating infotainment on the upscale models. We’re fine with the good leatherette, and we still get the great V6 and slick six-speed paddle-shifting automatic. Comfortable supportive seats. The rear passengers will be a bit tight, but when they’re gone there’s tons of room for cargo. Sharp direct handling at all times. Cheaper than a BMW. So what if the trim isn’t fancy.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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