Acura Lifts the Veil on a More Luxurious RDX
The extremely popular Acura RDX has been refreshed for 2016 bringing back some of the styling but added safety and technology features that will make driving a more pleasant and safer driving experience than ever before.
“The 2016 RDX gets a major infusion of Acura brand DNA including enhancements to styling, driving performance, and exciting new luxury feature-content, further solidifying its place as the one to beat in the entry luxury SUV segment,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura.
Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and a host of new luxury features and technologies, including a new line-topping RDX with Advance Package.
The RDX’s new 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology puts out more horsepower and torque than previous models but still gets 19/28mpg for AWD models and 20/29mpg for FWD models.
Externally, the revamped RDX will sport Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights with light-pipe design, a new three-dimensional grille treatment, and new wheel designs.
New interior highlights include high-contrast silver and black trim plus significant upgrades to both standard and available luxury features and technology, including standard heated front seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents. The RDX with Technology Package adds a new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seat (4-way power in base models), Acura’s intuitive dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.
A new Advance Package for the 2016 RDX adds a variety of driver assist technologies including:
- rain-sensing wipers
- front fog lights
- Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start
- front and rear parking sensors
- ventilated front seats
- auto-dimming driver’s side mirror
- AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies which include Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist
Both the Technology and Advance packages are equipped with the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™. All RDX models with AcuraWatch™ also get a new 4.2-inch full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with expanded, customizable information readouts such as average vehicle speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation.
In addition to the available AcuraWatch™ technologies, the 2016 RDX offers enhanced collision performance with numerous changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that further improve frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX targets top-in-class safety ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Acura’s 2016 RDX will hit showroom floors this spring. A MSRP has not been announced.