The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the most impressive compact crossovers at the moment. The highly luxurious high-riding vehicle sports some pretty amazing features, which you can’t find anywhere other. The exterior is ultra-sleek, while the cab exudes premium feel and quietness. In addition, the crossover offers a class-leading safety kit, as well as really outstanding drivetrain, that is improved last year.
2017 Acura RDX: Engine Specs
The new RDX runs a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of twist. The engine is matted to a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. You can choose between the standard front- and optional all-wheel drive. The AWD system is quite amazing due the integrated Intelligent Control that sends more power to the rear wheels under acceleration for improved stability. However, its maneuverable is also very good with FWD, so you don’t need to pick the more expensive at all costs. Moreover, the handling is so damn good balanced, so you won’t know whether you drive the SUV or some sedan.
Design, Specs and Equipment
The carmaker refreshed the crossover in 2013, but since it looks really gorgeous, we don’t expect any change for at least two years. The front end styling is pretty aggressive and handsome, while the overall bodywork looks quite dynamic, and totally different from all other compact SUVs on the market. The styling has been updated a bit and it can be noticed a LED headlight styling and a bit restyled grille.
The cabin is totally elegant, but also very sporty, so you won’t find anything stuffy inside. There will be ultra-cozy front seats, and less roomy rear seating. Front seats have eight-way setting, while the new tilt and telescoping wheel can be adjusted for every type of driver. The rear seating may be not the class leading characteristic, but it very important to say that the seats can be folded down. This way, the modest cargo of 26.1 cubic feet becomes really spacious with 61.3 cubic feet.
As for the equipment and technology, the 2017 RDX is something that you can’t easily surpass. The SUV features pretty impressive standard kit that includes dual-zone climate control; keyless ignition; cruise control; a seven-speaker sound system with USB/MP3 support; and Bluetooth hands-free calling. In case you are not satisfied, you can always order the new Technology Package that adds blind-spot monitors; HD Radio; a multi-rearview camera; dual-screen infotainment display, as well as navigation. When we talk about safety, we must mention that the 2017 Acura RDX stands as a class leading model, so need to buy the version with AcuraWatch system.
The current front-wheel drive 2017 Acura RDX starts at $35,570, but in case you want the impressive AWD model, you will have to pay around $43, 720 for the base model.