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2018 Acura RDX review – Changes, pictures, specs, price


2018 Acura RDX review – Changes, pictures, specs, price. Acura is one of the most popular car brands that most people like. They have been producing a wide variety of luxurious cars.

More than month ago they launched next generation of the 2018 RDX. Its base MSRP price starts from $35,800 and for this price it brings V6 engine, AcuraWatch safety and driver-assist technologies. It is said that the new Acura RDX 2018 will be more innovative and efficient that Honda ever made. Some of us certainly are curious what this model can offer to us.

2018 Acura RDX review - Changes, pictures, specs, price

2018 Acura RDX – no exterior changes

Once you look 2018 Acura RDX for the first time, you will simply fall in love with it. The appearance of this SUV is quite eye-catching. The body is so sleek and sharp. It has a beautiful curvy shape with perfect extensions. The headlights also participate in enhancing the style. Both of them seems like a pair of charming jewels thanks to the chain of LED lights. Of course those lights are not there only to make the car looks outstanding. They will also help you to improve the vision in dark places.

DIMENSIONS
Length 184.4 in. (4,685 mm)
Width 73.7 in. (1,872 mm)
Height 65 in. (1,651 mm)
Wheelbase 105.7 in. (2,685 mm)
Track (front / rear) 63.1 / 63.4 in. (1,603 / 1,610 mm)
Ground clearance 8.1 in. (206 mm)
Trim levels RDX adn RDX (AWD))
Colors Basque Red Pearl II, Crystal Black Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Kona Coffee Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Diamond Pearl

Besides the headlamps, the wide taillights as well as decent grille add more elegance toward the vehicle. Another great news you would love to hear is that there will be some new colors available for this car you can choose. When it comes to trim levels there is only one model but there are four optional packages available with two drivetrains. Seven exterior colors are available: Basque Red Pearl II, Crystal Black Pearl, Fathom Blue Pearl, Kona Coffee Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and White Diamond Pearl.

2018 Acura RDX review - Changes, pictures, specs, price

Inside the cabin

The cabin of the new Acura RDX 2018 is not really big. It can only accommodate 4 passengers at a time. However, it will still be able to provide you a comfort. The leather seats with spongy texture inside them are very cozy to sit on. Not to mention, it has a well-implemented acoustic insulation. Furthermore, the floor is very convenient too where it has under floor storage to keep your stuff. There will be a number of storage bins as well to keep some of your small objects. To let the passengers have a lovely trip, the front seats are equipped with heating system. For safety matter, the manufacturer includes AcuraWatch. It is a technology which can offer you features that will ensure your safety in driving. For example, it has forward collision warnings.

New Acura RDX 2018 review - Changes, pictures, specs, price

Acura RDX 2018 specs

The only available engine that seems suitable to this model is 3.5-liter V6 engine. It will offer you 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet. This engine will work efficiently as well as effectively due to the light weight improvement given to the new Acura RDX 2018. The efficiency can be seen more on its fuel economy thanks to its 16-gal tank. What will make you enjoy the fuel efficiency even more is the mileage of the car. It is approximately 20 / 28 mpg. Another best part about it is that this mileage is valid for both rough terrain and highway. Furthermore, this car will come out with two options of transmission systems. You will have an access to 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

SPECIFICATIONS RDX & RDX (AWD))
Engine type 3.5-liter V6 SOHC i-VTEC
Horsepower 279 HP @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 252 lb-ft @ 4,900 rpm
Transmission type 6-seed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
Fuel economy (City / Highway / Combined) 20 / 28 / 23 (FWD)
19 / 27 / 22 (AWD)

2018 Acura RDX review - Changes, pictures, specs, price

Release Date and Price

If you are interested in this 2018 Acura RDX, you can hope that it will be released soon in the mid or end of the year 2017 or early 2018. About the price, you may expect it to be a few bucks expensive than its precursor, and that means that its cost is in range from $35,000 to $44,000.

2018 ACURA RDX MSRP PRICES
RDX (FWD) $35,670
RDW (FWD) with AcuraWatch Plus Package $36,970
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package $39,370
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch Plus Package $40,670
RDX (FWD) with Advance Package $42,320
RDX (AWD) $37,170
RDW (AWD) with AcuraWatch Plus Package $38,470
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package $40,870
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch Plus Package $42,170
RDX (AWD) with Advance Package $43,820

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