Acura Automobiles: 2017 Acura RDX Speeds to Market as a Benchmark Compact Luxury Performance SUV

Posted on 09. Mar, 2016 by in Acura Canada

Coming off an all-time annual sales record final year, a 2017 Acura RDX goes on sale tomorrow with implausible movement and a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP)1 starting during $35,370 – unvaried from a stream model. The 2017 RDX is charity by a oppulance marque that KBB.com named as the oppulance code with a lowest projected 5-year cost of ownership and that Edmunds.com voted as a 2015 Best Retained Value® Luxury Brand. The upgraded 2016 Acura RDX warranted a 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in a Premium Compact Crossover/SUV shred and Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® model-level award.

Significantly rested for a 2016 indication year, a 2017 RDX retains a upgrades done final year, including a some-more absolute and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, float and doing refinements, an stretched list of accessible AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies, restyled extraneous and interior elements, and an increasing enrich of oppulance facilities and technologies, including Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights. New for 2017 are dual extraneous colors, Lunar Silver Metallic (replacing Slate Silver Metallic) and Modern Steel Metallic (replacing Graphite Luster Metallic), and for a initial time, a Ebony interior is accessible with a renouned White Diamond Pearl exterior.

The 2017 RDX interior has a reward black trim and customary oppulance facilities including exhilarated front seats, second-row atmosphere conditioning vents, a appetite tailgate and Multi-View Rearview Camera. The 2017 RDX with Technology Package has countless upgrades including a high-contrast china and black trim, an 8-way power-operated front newcomer seat, Acura’s dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind mark information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Multi-View rearview camera with energetic guidelines.

The range-topping RDX with Advance Package facilities a grade-exclusive machined amalgamate circle with grey embellished surfaces along with a horde of combined oppulance facilities including rain-sensing wipers, front haze lights, remote engine start, front and behind parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, along with customary AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies.

While charity as customary apparatus on a new Advance Package, all 2017 RDX models can be versed with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of technologies that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning. In serve to accessible AcuraWatch™, a RDX includes a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure that enhances frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX perceived top-in-class reserve ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), when versed with a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ – ratings that are approaching to lift over to a 2017 model.

All 2017 RDX models with AcuraWatch™, that includes all Advance Package models, also get a 4.2-inch, full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable information readouts such as normal car speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire vigour monitoring complement (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation prompts (when versed with navigation).

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2017 Acura RDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Engine Powertrain
Providing well-developed appetite and fuel potency performance, a 2017 RDX’s 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) has a rise outlay of 279 horsepower during 6,200 and 252lb.-ft. of torque during 4,900 rpm. The powerplant’s extended torque bend delivers evident and absolute acceleration response opposite a engine’s full doing range.

The engine’s Variable Cylinder Management™ cylinder deactivation complement allows for deactivation of 3 of a engine’s 6 cylinders underneath light engine loads, assisting a RDX acquire EPA fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg (city/highway/combined) for AWD models and 20/28/23 mpg for FWD models. The 2017 RDX complies with EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions standards.

Body Chassis
The RDX utilizes high-strength steel for 56 percent of a physique construction, that not usually provides increasing strength during a revoke weight though also formula in a stiffer physique for softened energetic opening and reduced NVH.

The RDX rides on 4-wheel eccentric cessation with a MacPherson strut pattern in front and a multi-link pattern in back. Amplitude Reactive Dampers during all 4 corners and suit adaptive electronic appetite steering complement serve assist sporty doing and polished pushing performance.

All RDX models solely a Advance Package underline separate 5-spoke 18-inch amalgamate wheels. The RDX with Advance Package gets a machined 18-inch aluminum amalgamate circle with embellished grey surfaces. All RDX models have 4-wheel front brakes that embody an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Interior
The 2017 RDX absolutely accommodates 5 passengers. In front, a “dual personal” cockpit pattern caters to a motorist and front passenger, formulating a personal and easy space for each. Its accessible leather seating surfaces (leatherette in bottom models) and ergonomically designed chair contours yield plenty support during energetic drives or prolonged highway trips. The appetite actuated motorist chair is 10-way tractable for a tradition fit. For a driver, there is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED backlit gauges with on-going enlightenment and a Multi-Information Display (MID) that allows entrance to mixed electronic functions. The Advance package as good as all bottom and Technology Package models versed with AcuraWatch™ underline a 4.2-inch, full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable information readouts such as normal car speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire vigour monitoring complement (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation prompts (when versed with navigation, customary on Technology and Advance packages).

Among a modernized electronic technologies in a 2017 RDX is a 360-watt audio complement with 7 speakers, a CD player, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio with Note function, Bluetooth® Audio, USB pier and AUX jack connectivity, and Speed Volume Control.

The transformability of a RDX for newcomer and bucket hauling is achieved with a assist of “one touch” activation of a 60/40 split-folding behind seatbacks charity easy pattern of a 76.9 cubic feet of storage behind bucket area (with behind seatbacks folded down)3. Interior storage compartments embody a vast core console between a front seats and there are countless other storage pockets and cubby spaces via a RDX. The RDX has a sum EPA newcomer volume of 103.5 cubic feet.

With a Technology Package, a interior includes a high-contrast china and black pattern and a horde of motorist applicable features, including AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™.  Additional customary facilities embody an 8-way tractable appetite passenger’s front seat, Acura’s discerning dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind mark information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and Multi-view Rear Camera with energetic guidelines. The navigation complement also creates use of an 8-inch W-VGA tone shade that is also used for a new behind perspective camera system.

The RDX with Technology Package also includes a Acura/ELS Surround® 10-speaker, 410-watt reward audio complement with CD, DTS™, AM/FM radio, XM® Radio, and Bluetooth® Audio. Also partial of a Technology Package is a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone involuntary meridian control system.

The line-topping Advance Package delivers even aloft levels of oppulance comfort, preference and technology, adding rain-sensing wipers, front haze lights, remote engine start, front and behind parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, and AcuraWatch™ as customary equipment.

Safety
The RDX offers a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies as a standalone choice on a bottom RDX and RDX with Technology Package and as customary apparatus on a new RDX with Advance Package. AcuraWatch™ technologies are as follows:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

The 2017 RDX with Technology or Advance packages adds blind mark information and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, serve enhancing a driver’s situational awareness.

In a eventuality of a collision, a RDX’s advanced, energy-absorbing physique structure, supplemental patience systems (seatbelts and airbags) and strategically designed interior components are all designed to lessen a intensity for injury.

The RDX utilizes Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure – a network of connected constructional elements to assistance discharge and approach pile-up appetite in a operation of frontal collision scenarios, including equivalent and ambiguous impacts. This extended frontal pile-up appetite government helps to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer cell and can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. The RDX facilities additional engineering elements in a front body, roof and side post areas that serve urge frontal collision and roof vanquish insurgency performance.

The pacifist reserve technologies of a RDX includes 6 airbags including dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS), dual-chamber front chair side airbags, and side screen airbags for a front and outboard behind seating positions. Safety facilities continue with 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, while a motorist and front newcomer have front seatbelts with an involuntary tensioning complement with bucket limiters. The RDX offers conduct restraints for all seating positions. The behind chair facilities Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH), that permits easy connection of adult to dual child seats in a outboard seating positions.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance by modernized product pattern and innovative technologies like Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS). On Mar 27, 2016, Acura will applaud a 30th anniversary of a launch as a initial oppulance nameplate from a Japanese automaker.

The Acura lineup facilities 5 particular models – a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. This spring, Acura will launch a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

For More Information
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1 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $880 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

2 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

3 Based on Acura contrast regulating a SAE J100 bucket volume measurements customary and building space between a first- and second-row seats with front seats changed forward.  This figure compares some-more accurately with many published measurements of competing vehicles.

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