Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura RDX: America’s Best-Selling Compact Luxury SUV Earns Highest Possible 2018 Safety Award from IIHS

Posted on 14. Aug, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Highest Possible IIHS reserve ratings among all compress oppulance SUVs
  • Back-to-back record months acquire new RDX sell best-selling pretension

The 2019 Acura RDX has warranted a tip probable endowment and reserve ratings of any car in a category from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2019 RDX competent for TOP SAFETY PICK+ interjection to a tip rating of “GOOD” in all crashworthiness tests, customary AcuraWatch™ active reserve record that earns a higher rating, and accessible good-rated headlights. The all-new RDX went on-sale Jun 1, recording back-to-back monthly sales annals in Jun and Jul to take a lead as America’s #1 retail-selling compress oppulance SUV for 20181

According to a IIHS, “The 2019 Acura RDX excelled in a 6 crashworthiness evaluations, including a roof strength test. Our contrast apparatus practical over 21,000 lbs of force to a RDX’s roof before it dejected 5 inches. That’s some-more than 5 times a weight of a vehicle.”

“The 2019 Acura RDX offers a tip turn of customary reserve and driver-assistance facilities in a class, so earning class-leading reserve ratings is a clever explanation indicate of a record and pattern creation we’re bringing to a game,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, Acura clamp boss ubiquitous manager.

Developed by a company’s U.S. RD team, a 2019 RDX has a newest era of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, new high-strength steel doorway stiffener rings, and for a initial time, 8 airbags, including new motorist and front-passenger knee airbags. Furthermore, RDX facilities a AcuraWatch apartment of reserve and driver-assisitive technologies as customary equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation. RDX also facilities Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights to assistance grasp a best-in-class ratings.

To acquire a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a car contingency acquire good ratings in a driver-side tiny overlie front, assuage overlie front, side, roof strength and conduct patience tests and an excusable or good rating in a passenger-side tiny overlie test. It also needs accessible front pile-up impediment that earns an modernized or higher rating and accessible good-rated headlights. The RDX’s bottom headlights are rated good. The curve-adaptive headlights versed with a Advance trim are rated acceptable.

2019 Acura RDX

Debuting a next-generation of Acura design, opening and technology, and a model’s first-ever A-Spec variant, a all-new 2019 Acura RDX went on-sale Jun 1 during Acura dealerships national with a class-leading array of reward facilities and technologies and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP2) starting during $37,300 (excluding $995 end and handling).

The 2019 RDX is built on an all-new, Acura-exclusive physique and framework design and incorporates a horde of new reward facilities and technologies, including Acura’s True Touchpad® Interface (standard), an ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof (standard), Acura ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio, and next-generation Acura competition seats with adult to 16-way energy adjustment.

The all-new RDX is powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC® valvetrain corresponding to a segment’s usually 10-speed involuntary delivery (10AT). Peak outlay of 272 horsepower (SAE net) and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) bests RDX’s pivotal competitors and delivers 40 percent some-more low-end torque than a effusive 3.5L V6 for absolute acceleration.

The 2019 Acura RDX is a initial RDX to be designed and grown in America. Like a predecessor, a new RDX is done in East Liberty, Ohio, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, with a powertrain constructed during a company’s plants in Ohio and Georgia.

About Acura

Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing a strange values of a Acura code – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability.

The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX premium, oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1. Based on Urban Science sell sales information 2018CYTD July.
2. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.


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