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Acura RDX

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Acura RDX
Acura
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2007 - present
Class Compact entry-level luxury CUV
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat CUV
Length 181 in
Width 73.6 in
Height 65.2 in.
Wheelbase 104.3 in.
Weight 3968 lb
Transmission 5-speed automatic, FWD and SH-AWD
Engine 2.3 litre K23A1 turbocharged Inline-4
Power 240 hp @ 6000 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 4500 rpm
Similar BMW X3
Lincoln MKX
Mazda CX-7
Volvo XC60
Audi Q5
Designer Jon Ikeda

The Acura RDX is a near-luxury crossover utility vehicle (CUV) produced by Acura since 2007. Like many Acuras, the RDX is jammed-pack with features, many of which would make your average techno-geek salivate. The RDX shares the same platform as the soon-to-be-released redesigned CR-V, and is only the second utility vehicle in the Acura family, after the full-size MDX.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Acura RDX Reviews.

Recent Changes

  • On July 25, 2009, Acura unveiled the first mid-cycle facelift for the RDX on their website. The changes are purely cosmetic, to bring the RDX into line with Acura's new corporate face. Mechanically, the RDX remains the same.[1]

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FWD SH-AWD
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Main Competitors

Acura's main target seems to be another entry-level luxury SUV, the BMW X3. In fact, the RDX is fairly close in dimsensions with the X3.

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Unique Attributes

The RDX will be the first Acura to be powered by a turbocharged engine. This is an effort to get the power of a V-6 out of a more fuel-efficient four cylinder (2.3-liter, 240 horsepower). It also has Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, a system that distributes power to front and wheel tires to improve handling and stability. Safety abounds in the RDX -- the model has anti-lock brakes (ABS), side and side curtain airbags, plus roll-over sensors. And with the Technology package, you get features such as Bluetooth connectivity and navigation with real-time traffic information.

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Criticisms

The model is just starting to be reviewed by automotive publications. Reviewers have generally been pleased with the model, but there seems to be some dings regarding the generic-looking design and the true utility nature of the vehicle. Maximum cargo space is listed at 60.6 cubic feet, about 10 less than the X3, and the towing capacity is 1,500 pounds, which is more comparable to a car.

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See Also

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ACURA

Honda Motor Company


Honda | Acura | Li Nan | Honda Racing Corporation | Honda F1 Racing | Mugen


Current

USA: RL · TL · TSX · MDX · RDX · ZDX

Canada: CSX · · · · · · · · ·

Mexico: · · · · · · · · ·

Hong Kong: · · · · · · · · ·

China: · · · · · · · · ·

Historic

EL · Integra · Legend · Vigor · CL · SLX · NSX · RSX

Racing

ARX-02A LMP1

Concept

Advanced Sports Car · Advanced Sedan Concept · HSC · DN-X · ZDX Concept · · ·


Keihin · Showa Corporation · Nippon Seiki · List of Honda engines


Honda Corporate website A division of the Honda Motor Company



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