Acura Automobiles: 2013 RDX

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada

OVERVIEW

The 2013 RDX facilities all-new extraneous styling that incorporates a sleek, some-more aerodynamically fit body. Significant changes to a front finish and underbody panels produce a 5.8-percent alleviation in fellow of drag (Cd) compared to a 2012 RDX. Compared to a effusive model, a new RDX physique settlement is some-more polished and liquid that softened matches a welfare of a aim buyer. A smoother front fascia and agree side panels not usually broach a some-more upscale look, though mix to make a 2013 RDX some-more aerodynamically fit than before. A low hood line improves brazen prominence while a high eye indicate for a motorist and front newcomer serve urge external prominence and supplement to a clarity of certainty and control.

New extraneous mirrors have compress housings that urge a A-pillar area visibility, and a driver’s stretched perspective counterpart provides even softened external prominence interjection to a new counterpart component that incorporates a convex figure during a outdoor corner to assistance a motorist consult customary driver’s side blind mark areas.

At a front, a new griddle blends together with most longer, some-more seemly headlights. Bold new revoke griddle openings take chateau during a outdoor edges of a front fascia. Along a sides, a 2013 RDX creates uses of smoother settlement doors that incorporate a frail physique line that runs by a doorway handles. At a rear, a RDX roofline is distant some-more slim than before and a behind fascia has a most smoother demeanour than a 2012 model.

Door measure were comparison to raise a RDX’s primary goal as a driver’s vehicle, and for 2013 a front doors open 4-degrees serve while a behind doorway openings are 1.4 inches wider. At a rear, a behind induce affords a significantly wider opening (6.5-inches wider) and for 2013 incorporates power-actuated opening (as partial of a Technology Package) that is a initial ever focus for a RDX.

A revised entrance settlement with an softened step-over angle allows for easier accession and egress. When a doors are open, a side-sill ornament covering a rocker row creates a some-more proceed pathway to a belligerent when entering or exiting a car compared to a prior era RDX. The finish outcome is rebate step-over stretch for softened comfort and a rebate in a odds of leg hit with a side of a vehicle.

Bold new 18×8-inch separate 5-spoke aluminum wheels with all-season tires fill a wheelwells that incorporate significantly wider circle arch lips. The 1.8-inches some-more of underbody belligerent clearway and inexhaustible angles of occurrence (17.2-degree proceed angle, 22.0-degree depart angle) compensate dividends with high driveways or off-road driving.

BODY CONSTRUCTION

The 2013 RDX creates use of countless improvements that minister to a higher-strength unit-body, that improves float and doing as good as interior sound levels. Significant improvements in engineering boost a altogether strength of a front bulkhead, front and behind circle arches, A-, B-, C- and D-pillars and physique posts compared to a 2012 RDX.

A firm physique structure enables designers to say parsimonious body-panel fit tolerances, balance a cessation for accurate float and handling, assistance keep a float rattle-free, produce long-term continuance and beget high levels of pile-up word for a occupants.

For larger steering pointing and doing stability, RDX engineers paid sold courtesy to improving physique acerbity around a front and behind suspension. These reinforcements are comprised of side-to-side fresh behind and above a firewall and inside a tailgate area. The increasing use of high strength steel along with physique settlement improvements produce a poignant alleviation in car rigidity- an 11-percent alleviation in tortuous along with a 24-percent alleviation in torsional rigidity. With specific courtesy to a chassis, settlement and metallurgy improvements practical to a new floating-style front subframe public beget a 142-percent boost in torsional acerbity while a acerbity of a behind subframe increases by 25-percent.

Polygonal-shaped support members (that are designed to sunder and catch army in a collision) are located behind a front fender beam. These high-strength steel support members send collision army ceiling and rearward where they can be engrossed by a categorical physique structure. In a side impact, vast longitudinal high-tensile steel side sills (extending front to behind underneath a vehicle) along with parallel high strength steel cranky members assistance catch pile-up energy.

In a eventuality of a behind collision, polygonal-shaped high-tensile steel support members proceed a loads brazen and outward. These behind support members also use a “wave shape” settlement that provides high strength, nonetheless deforms controllably in a collision.

To residence a sovereign government’s new FMVSS 216 customary for roof vanquish resistance, a 2013 RDX physique incorporates several new constructional enhancements such as increasing used of high strength steel and prohibited stamping record in a roof and side post areas. As a result, tip bureaucratic (NHTSA) and word (IIHS) exam ratings are expected.

Significant measures to revoke noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) around a physique urge interior serenity and float peculiarity compared to a prior RDX. To grasp this improvement, a 2013 RDX has softened cessation siege properties, additional sound insulation and some-more aerodynamic facilities including redesigned underbody covers.

HIGH STRENGTH STEEL

The use of varying grades of high strength steel in a construction of a RDX territory physique is pivotal to a stiffness, pulling impression and opening in a collision. HSS780 category steel is used in a “box” territory of a front, side and behind support members located during a bottom of a body. Additional high strength steel (HSS780 and HSS590) is used in other areas underneath a floor, along with in a A- and B-pillars and roof rails.

For strength, serve increasing use of high strength steel (56-percent contra 47-percent used previously) not usually provides increasing strength during a revoke weight, though generates a some-more firm physique for reduced NVH.

NOISE, VIBRATION AND HARSHNESS (NVH)

The city is a severe sourroundings and a good exam of a vehicle’s NVH. Varied travel surfaces, potholes and other maritime hazards meant a body structure (together with tire and cessation tuning) contingency residence a far-reaching operation of NVH issues.

Engineering firm front and behind cessation ascent points is pivotal to grasp low NVH within a RDX. The low volume of highway sound entering a cabin allows for easy review between a motorist and passengers. Acura middle contrast totalled a RDX during normal city pulling speeds and found a 2013 indication to be during a tip of category with regards to quietness.

TAILGATE

In a first-ever focus for a RDX, a 2013 indication facilities (as partial of a accessible Technology Package) a appetite actuated behind tailgate. The appetite tailgate can be operated around a remote pivotal fob, from a dashboard mounted symbol located to a left of a steering wheel, or by a use of an electric tailgate opening switch in place of a normal external handle. The plcae of a engine is in a D-pillar (instead of in a roof) of a RDX that allows for increasing behind bucket area. The tailgate can also be opened/closed manually.

With a bottom RDX, a manually-operated tailgate is used. Just as with a appetite tailgate, a primer tailgate can be unbarred around a remote pivotal fob, from a dashboard mounted symbol located to a left of a steering wheel, or by a use of an electric tailgate opening switch in place of a normal external handle. After releasing a tailgate, it can be simply carried open interjection to a counterbalancing resource and a gas-filled strut. Two alcoves are propitious in a behind induce permitting for a some-more secure grip, generally when shutting a tailgate.

GLASS

To serve relieve road/wind noise, a 2013 RDX uses even thicker side potion than a prior model. The front windows are now 4.0 mm thick (previous were 3.5mm), a behind windows are now 3.5 mm thick (previous were 3.1 mm), and all a doorway potion is coloured to revoke eye aria along with a object bucket (and feverishness build-up) on a inside of a vehicle.

Headlight Integration Windshield Wipers
Marking a first-ever use by Acura, a 2013 RDX facilities a new headlight formation windshield wiper complement that helps urge prominence of a RDX during severe weather. When a headlights are in Auto mode during illumination hours, if a windshield wipers appropriate some-more than 5 times a headlights are automatically incited on to urge visibility. However, a interior instrument lights do not low (as they routinely do during night when a headlights are on) since of a accessible daylight. If a sleet or sleet subsides and a wipers are incited off, a headlights automatically spin off.

POWER WINDOWS

The 2013 RDX receives as customary apparatus appetite operated windows for any of a 4 doors. The front doorway windows incorporate a 1-touch automobile up/down symbol and have an integrated auto-reverse feature. Power window operation is defended for 10 mins after a ignition is incited off, or until a front doors are opened.

POWER MOONROOF

A vast appetite moonroof with auto-reverse duty can be non-stop or sealed with one hold of a ceiling-mounted switch. A timer allows a moonroof to be operated for 10 mins after a ignition is close off or until a doors are opened. The flush-fitting potion row of a moonroof reduces atmosphere turmoil and breeze noise, and an inside-mounted shifting shade is supposing to retard a sunlight.

EXTERIOR MIRRORS

A neat extraneous counterpart settlement that maximizes a observation area while minimizing a distance of a counterpart housing provides good external visibility. Both a driver- and passenger-side mirrors are heated, and both mirrors facilities an auto-tilt underline when a delivery is placed in Reverse.

Marking a first-every use by Acura, a 2013 RDX facilities a new stretched perspective side counterpart on a driver-side door. As compulsory by law, a categorical area of a counterpart uses a normal prosaic contemplative craft on a middle apportionment of a counterpart (that is closest to a door), while a outdoor apportionment of a counterpart uses a convex component to produce a broader margin of view. The convex apportionment of a counterpart generates an additional 6.5 degrees of prominence that can support a motorist in detecting other vehicles that competence not have differently been seen in a normal side mirror.

PROJECTOR BEAM HEADLIGHTS

The 2013 RDX has as customary apparatus projector lamp front headlights. Known for their quite specific (and tight) lighting pattern, projector lamp headlights also offer a complicated demeanour that is singular settlement component in many high finish vehicles- including all Acura models. In addition, a projector lamp headlight settlement reduces side glisten for approaching vehicles and does a softened pursuit of raised light serve down a road.

A halogen tuber is used with a projector lamp headlights for a RDX. However, when versed with a Technology Package, Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs are propitious to a headlights. HID lighting (which creates light around an electrical arc contra a intense filament) offers countless advantages over normal lighting systems including charity almost some-more lighting appetite (known as luminance), crisper/clearer lighting, rebate appetite consumption, lighter/smaller distance and twice a use life.

The RDX has as customary Auto On/Off headlight functionality. The RDX also facilities Daytime Running Lights (DRL), that assistance raise a prominence for other drivers and can assistance revoke a odds of collisions during daytime driving.

KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM

In a first-ever focus for a RDX, a 2013 indication receives as customary apparatus a latest era of Acura’s Keyless Access System. The complement lets a RDX owners benefit entrance to a car but carrying to clear it with a remote conductor or a required key. The Keyless Access System remote has a singular digital temperament and a RDX can be unbarred when a motorist pulls one of a front doorway handles while a remote in his/her possession.

Each time a driver’s doorway is non-stop (even if it is already unlocked), a complement identifies one of dual motorist remotes and afterwards automatically sets a crowd of facilities to a form preset by that driver. Profile equipment means to be set include: driver’s seat, steering wheel, external mirrors, meridian control, audio complement (and audio complement presets) and name navigation complement settings. In a eventuality both owners (each with their possess coded pivotal fob) proceed a car during a same time, a RDX will set a car preferences of a Keyless Access Remote that approaches a motorist side door. Once a motorist has non-stop a doorway and is seated, a Keyless Access System allows a RDX to be started by pulling a Engine Start/Stop symbol (while dire a stop pedal) – no longer indispensable is a insertion (and twisting) of a normal ignition key.

When withdrawal a RDX, a press of a soft-touch symbol on external of a doorway hoop concurrently thatch all a doors. Alternatively, a press of a Lock symbol on a Keyless Access Remote will also close all a doors. The Keyless Access System will not concede a conductor fob to be sealed in a interior of a RDX. When carrying a fob (or if all doors are unlocked), a behind induce can be non-stop by dire a symbol located on a RDX’s tailgate.

The Keyless Access System also facilities a singular “quick vent” underline (activated by dire a Keyless Access Remote “unlock” symbol dual times and afterwards holding it) that automatically lowers all side windows and opens a appetite moonroof to fast opening built-up interior heat. In addition, branch a pivotal in a driver’s doorway pivotal cylinder to a “lock” position twice (and afterwards holding it a second time), concurrently closes all open windows and a moonroof.

Built-in Key

When a remote battery is low, a RDX will vigilance a motorist to move pivotal fob closer to a Start Button for ignition, and a MID will arrangement that a pivotal fob battery is low. A automatic pivotal is built into a remote fob and provides a behind adult to enter car in a eventuality that a Keyless Access Remote battery should fail.

PAINT COLORS

The 2013 Acura RDX is accessible in a choice of 7 extraneous colors. All paint choices (3 pearl and 4 metallic) are surfaced with a durable clear-coat finish that resists scratching and a effects of civic pollutants.

RDX EXTERIOR ACCESSORIES

A dedicated array of extraneous accessories were grown for a 2013 Acura RDX. When commissioned during a time of car purchase, a accessories are lonesome by Acura’s 4-year/50,000-miles simple warranty.

  • Front foglights
  • Rear fender appliqué
  • Splash guards
  • Door corner word film
  • Body side molding
  • Side using boards
  • Roof rails
  • Roof rail crossbars
  • Roof shelve with connection for: brief roof box, bicycle, kayak, skis, snowboards, surfboard
  • Trailer join (Class I) with receiver
  • Trailer join round (1 7/8-inch)
  • Trailer join round (2-inch)
  • 18-inch hole aluminum circle (Diamond Cut extraneous finish)
  • Wheel locks
  • Engine retard heater

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