The luxurious crossover SUV 2016Acura RDX is Honda’s brand and it is launched at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. It is an upgraded version of the second generation Acura RDX released in 2013. The new Acura is perfect for families looking for a car with wagon features, like space and comfort.
2016 Acura RDX Redesign, Exterior
Noticeable changes are made to the exterior of the new Acura RDX. It is equipped with new design elements. A new three-dimensional grille is added along with the redesigned front and rear fascias. The RDX crossover features redesigned fog lights and automaker’s signature Jewel Eye taillights and LED headlights also including new 3D grille. To make the drive more luxurious, 18 inches aluminium wheels are used and various wheels’ designs with diamond cut finish are available to choose from. Curb weight is 3737 lbs. Colors are: Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II,Kona Coffee Metallic, Slate Silver, Metallic and White Diamond Pearl
2016 Acura RDX Interior
The interior of the next gen Acura RDX looks fascinating in silver and black high contrast trim. It is a five passenger car with bold features. The passengers feel quiet and calm inside the car, as the cabin is well insulated. The Acura RDX is best suitable for cargo purpose as 26.1 cubic feet of space is provided behind the rear seats and under the floor and after folding the rear seats, it becomes more spacious and provides altogether 76.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The front passenger seats are heated and eight-way power adjustable plus the second-row air-conditioning vents are an addition to this model. Along with rain-sensing wipers, the HD radio and a dual screen infotainment system is mounted in the car.
The 2016 Acura RDX engine is equipped with a large and powerful 3.5-liter V-6 SOHC i-VTEC option. The 2016 version of Acura produce 6 hp and 1 lb-ft of torque more than the last year’s RDX engine and the new engine generates 279 horsepower @ 6200 rpm and 252 pound-feet of torque @ 4900 rpm. With a 9 speed automatic gearbox the fuel consumption is 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway for the base model, or 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. Tank capacity is 16.0 gal. with it can have range miles of 320.0 miles city /464.0 miles open road. The luxury SUV has number of safety features including blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert. The Acura RDX 2016 accelerate from 0-60 mph for only 6.5 seconds with top speed of 135 mph (Est.).
The sales is set for spring 2015 as 2016 model. The price for this model is not revealed yet and will be announced at its release. But some sources claims it is $ 35.270 With dynamic specs and performance, the new Acura RDX 2016 is in line to compete with models like Lexus NX, Cadillac SRX, Lincoln MKC and Audi Q3 and Q5.