The Acura RDX is among the top car models when it comes to luxury crossovers. It made its first entry into the SUV market segment way back in 2012 and has been recording impressive sales record. The car was last updated in 2016 market though the competition has become so stiff and the rivals seem to be taking the race. After several rumors concerning it redesigning, Honda has finally confirmed plans of updating the vehicle for the 2018 year model. The car will feature impressive exterior designing, elegant interior cabin styling, and powerful engine upgrades. Although full details concerning the release of the 2018 Acura RDX are still not available, there are reliable rumors sources that have highlighted some of its redesign features. It is based on the Honda H-RV model of which it shares its design platform.
2018 Acura RDX – Use of Lightweight Aluminum Materials:
The vehicle maintains its current exterior styling framework. However, the 2018 Acura RDX appears wider and longer though with a low suspension which gives it a slightly smaller appearance. Among the competitive factors in the current SUV market is the aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. The Acura RDX has scored high in this, thanks to its reduced weight which results from the use of lightweight aluminum materials. The automaker has also featured a high strength steel for the chassis to enhance the car’s stability. The front end appears more prevailing and valiant with redesigned bumper and a new grille. Consumers should expect new crisp headlights featuring LED technology. The LED fog lights and tail lights give the upcoming RDX an exceptional appearance. The vehicle will ride on new 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
The interior cabin for the SUV has been updated with luxurious and high-quality amenities including the latest infotainment features. Its spacious cabin is capable of comfortably sitting up to five passengers with sufficient legroom and headroom. However, the seats feature leather upholstery and noise insulation has been installed to ensure a quiet interior. These helps in canceling engine roar and noise produced by the tires. There also sufficient cargo space at the back for loading luggage.
Other standard interior equipment also includes 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display, dual zone climate control, air conditioner, the premium 10-speaker audio system with USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth smartphone and audio integration, CD/MPE/MP4 player, and others. The new 2018 Acura RDX will also be offered with the variety of driver assistance and safety features such as adaptive cruise control, anti-lock brakes, airbags, electronic stability control, and Lane-Departure warning system, rear parking sensors, traction control and safety belts among others.
2018 Acura RDX – Engine and Performance:
Powering the new Acura RDX model is a 3.5-liter Earth Dreams V-6 engine that is rated at 279 hp. This engine will be paired to 6-speed automatic transmission that sends power to either a standard front-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The 2018 Acura RDX is capable of returning an impressive fuel efficiency of 28 mpg.
2018 Acura RDX – Release Date,Price, and Rivals:
Honda is set to release 2018 Acura RDX at the end of next year or early 2018. Consumers are anticipating that the price will start from around $37,000. The main rival will be a BMW X3, Volvo XC60, and Audi Q5.