The 2015 Chicago Auto Show saw the unveiling of the next RDX model made by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Acura. The 2016 Acura RDX however has so much to live up to including beating the sales levels made by its predecessors in 2014. But will it live up to the challenge and what changes can we expect to see?
Both the front and the rear fascia of this car will receive some enhancements and changes compared to the previous second generation. Bigger 3-D chrome will characterize the front alongside Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlights similar to what has been seen in recent Acura models. The taillights will use LED lighting too while the fog lights get a redesign. The Acura RDX 2016 wheels will also come with a new design to complete the sharp and luxurious modern looks.
Upon opening the doors of the 2016 Acura RDX, you will be ushered into a spacious interior that spells class and comfort wrapped into one. The black and silver trim gives the car a cool look and feel. The front seats are heated while the back seats are air-conditions via vents for maximal comfort for all occupants of this car. To keep all in the car busy and entertained is a dual-screen infotainment system and a HD Radio system. When it comes to safety, nothing has been left to chance! The AcuraWatch package has been incorporated which will be offering features such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise, Multi-view Rear Cameras and Collision Mitigation Braking. Other safety features included are AWD intelligence control for better traction regardless of the weather, bi-directional keyless remote engine start, rain-sensing wipers, cross-traffic alert, blindspot monitoring and parking sensors.
2016 Acura RDX Engine
The 2016 Acura RDX will be powered by only one engine variant though there are more than one transmission options. The engine is the 3.5-liter iVTEC V6 which is much more capable than what was seen in the previous RDX generation. The output stands at 279hp and 252lb-ft of torque which is more by 6hp and 1lb-ft of torque than what the previous generation of RDX offered. As for transmission, the 2016 RDX will get a 9-speed automatic gearbox rather than the 6-speed used previously. With these changes you can expect to see better performance and better fuel economy. This will stand at 29 mpg on highway and 20 mpg in city for the front wheel drive and at 28 mpg in highway and 19 mpg in city for the all-wheel drive.
2016 Acura RDX Price and release date
The Acura RDX 2016 model is expected to hit the car dealerships by spring 2015. To our disappointment however, Acura have decided to keep the price details to themselves since then.