Acura Automobiles: 2013 RDX

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 by in Acura Canada


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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