Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura RDX Press Kit

Posted on 30. May, 2018 by in Acura Canada


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2019 Acura RDX: Overview

NOTE: Information in this request is preliminary, thesis to change though notice, and dictated for media use – not for consumers. For final information, revisit

The 2019 Acura RDX is a initial in a new era of Acura models designed and engineered around Acura’s authentic and strange Precision Crafted Performance code values. It’s a third era of RDX, a long-lived tip seller in a reward compress SUV shred with accumulative U.S. sales leading 370,000 units given a entrance in 2006.

This third-generation RDX is a initial to be designed and engineered in America, with styling pattern conducted in a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, and growth conducted by a company’s North America engineering group headquartered in Raymond, Ohio, adjacent to a RDX’s prolongation home in East Liberty, Ohio where RDX is constructed regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts.

In sourroundings their targets for a pattern and performance, a U.S. group drew impulse from both a Acura Precision Concept and Acura Precision Cockpit as good as a apex illustration of Acura performance, a NSX supercar. The RDX is a initial all-new pattern sketch from a Concept styling and a modernized Cockpit technology. The RDX team’s ultimate idea was straightforward: to make a best RDX ever, a automobile that sets a substructure for an whole new era of Acura vehicles in terms of styling, performance, reward peculiarity and technology.

The RDX redesign comforts a new-from-the-ground-up, Acura-exclusive platform, a powerful, manageable and fit new powertrain, and a some-more spacious, reward and tech-savvy cabin. With a new turbocharged engine, segment-first 10-speed delivery and a newest era of permitted Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), a new RDX is also a quickest, best-handling RDX ever; and with a new longer and wider platform, a 2019 RDX also boasts top-class cabin and bucket space with well-developed comfort, focus and versatility.

New Acura comforts and technologies being introduced for a initial time on a new RDX embody next-generation Acura competition seats with adult to 16-way appetite adjustability, Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio system, healthy denunciation voice recognition, and a initial ever deployment of Acura’s True Touchpad Interface™, an intuitive, easy-to-learn user interface designed from a purify line-up around a motorist and a pushing experience.

The 2019 RDX is permitted with Technology and Advance packages. In addition, a new RDX will be a initial Acura SUV with an A-Spec variant, braggadocio particular competition coming detailing inside and out.

Through a endless redesign, a 2019 RDX focuses on opening some-more than ever before. Power comes from a new direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC inline-4-cylinder engine with VTEC® valvetrain. With rise outlay of 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), a RDX has a tip appetite outlay among pivotal competitors1. Peak torque is adult 28 lb.-ft. and permitted from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, with a 40 percent boost in low-end torque contra a effusive 3.5-liter routinely aspirated V6.

The 2.0-liter engine’s low-inertia turbo, electronic wastegate and VTEC® valvetrain work in unison with a new Sequential SportShift 10-speed transmission, featuring a 68 percent wider ratio operation and permitted 4-gear proceed downshifts, to broach smooth, linear and probably lag-free appetite while still receiving aloft EPA fuel economy ratings, softened by as many as 11 percent contra a prior model. The new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo also contributes to a RDX’s some-more compress front packaging, condensed front overhang and softened front/rear weight chain (57.4/42.6 vs. 60/40 for prior RDX with all-wheel-drive).

The 2019 RDX is permitted with twin expostulate configurations: front-wheel expostulate (FWD), and a latest era of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). This new SH-AWD element is a many modernized involuntary iteration in Acura history.

With SH-AWD, adult to 70 percent of engine torque can be distributed to a behind wheels in normal pushing scenarios, and 100 percent of that torque can be distributed to possibly behind wheel. The use of energetic torque vectoring enables glorious all-weather confidence, doing pointing and cornering reason by creation optimal use of tire traction and by inducing a hook impulse to assistance stagger a automobile in a turn.

Body and Chassis
Complementing a RDX’s modernized new powertrain is an all-new physique and framework optimized to broach even some-more jaunty performance, a quieter cabin, well-developed float excellence and top-class reserve performance

The RDX’s physique structure is an all-new, bespoke pattern that is lighter, some-more organisation and some-more firmly hermetic than before, and comforts mixed new member and pattern attributes, including a world’s initial two-piece (inner and outer) ultra-high-strength-steel front doorway ring design, a new double-ring behind support structure, and Acura’s initial use of high-performance constructional adhesives. The new territory body, utilizing high-strength steel for over 50 percent of a construction, is roughly 20 pounds lighter than before, almost some-more organisation throughout, and should support a RDX to accept a targeted top-class collision reserve ratings.

New measures taken to urge cabin serenity embody an Acura SUV-first focus of sound-absorbing acoustic mist froth in 12 physique cavities, a 15 percent boost (by aspect area) in sound-deadening material, a use of triple doorway seals and upgraded potion (thicker or acoustic laminated) all around.

The RDX’s new physique is analogous to a wholly reengineered framework with a longer wheelbase (+2.6 in.), wider line (+1.1 in. front and 1.3 in. rear) and upsized prevalent wheels and tires (+1 inch). Its new cessation consists of a sport-tuned Macpherson strut front setup and an all-new 5-link behind design, with a front versed with hydraulic correspondence bushings and mounted to organisation subframes (rubber removed in a rear) to yield aloft levels of doing pointing and float refinement. The prevalent RDX, Technology and Advance grades any get singular 19-inch amalgamate circle designs, given a RDX A-Spec comforts 20-inch wheels and wider, lower-profile tires.

Precise and communicative steering is granted by a new Dual-Pinion Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering system, while assured interlude opening comes from 4-wheel front brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The RDX also comforts a incomparable fuel tank (+1.1 gallons).

All RDX models also come prevalent with Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System, with 4 graphic expostulate modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes, tranquil from a core console-mounted expostulate mode dial like NSX. The element interacts with a Drive-by-Wire™ throttle, 10-speed transmission, electric appetite steering, SH-AWD (if equipped) with torque vectoring, traction control, Active Damper System (on Advance grades) and Active Sound Control to yield a wider operation of pushing use and energetic capabilities formed on a needs of a motorist and pushing conditions.

Exterior Design
Taking impulse from a Acura Precision Concept, a RDX is a initial all-new Acura indication designed from a belligerent adult around a brand’s some-more romantic and evocative pattern language. The confidant and splendid front fascia is highlighted by Acura’s signature plain pentagon grille, next-generation Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and functional, wing-shaped revoke atmosphere shade opening, desirous by a NSX. Sharp and energetic physique lines along with LED extraneous lighting enrich a RDX’s some-more jaunty proportions and stance, ensuing in pattern that is during once some-more glorious and robust than ever before.

The RDX A-Spec, Acura’s first-ever A-Spec SUV, adds a spin of tension and childish seductiveness with a brood of sport-appearance upgrades, including Shark Gray 20-inch amalgamate wheels shod with low-profile 255/45R20 Goodyear tires, singular front and behind fascia and gloss-black accents for a front grille, Jewel Eye™ headlights, side sills, tip window cincture and taillights. LED haze lights, large-diameter twin empty finishers and A-Spec badging on a front entertain panels and tailgate finish a extraneous package.

The 2019 Acura RDX, permitted in standard, Technology, A-Spec and Advance grades, is charity in 9 extraneous colors, 5 pearlescent and 4 metallic, including 4 new reward colors – Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl (A-Spec exclusive), Performance Red Pearl and Canyon Bronze Metallic. The new reward paint options use a special routine with twin singular bottom coats and a special transparent cloak for a deeper, some-more sleek appearance.

Interior Design and Packaging
The RDX’s all-new interior is some-more spacious, lush and tech savvy, providing business with a aloft spin of comfort, connectivity and welfare than ever before. High-grade, authentic and reward member treatments abound, including hand-wrapped, stitched leather surfaces on a soft-touch instrument panel, doors and core console, set off by brushed aluminum or permitted open-pore Olive Ash timber accents.

The RDX’s NSX-inspired high-deck floating core console – lends a cabin a some-more insinuate “sports cockpit” atmosphere while providing a aloft spin of focus for a accompaniments of daily life, including cups, dungeon phones, handbags, tablets and charging cords. It also houses pivotal elements of a Acura wiring interface – a distinguished expostulate mode dial for control of a 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System, and Acura’s insubordinate new True Touchpad Interface™.

The RDX’s motorist and front newcomer are also treated to a aloft spin of customizable comfort by next-generation Acura competition seats, with a some-more organisation and light weight ultra-high-strength steel frame, some-more perplexing sculpting details, softer and some-more durable seperated Milano leather trim (Technology and above), and up-to-16-way appetite adjustability for both a motorist and passenger. Furthermore, all RDX occupants will suffer a open and ethereal feeling of a new ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof, among a largest in a compact-luxury SUV and charity prevalent on any new RDX.

The new wider and longer tallness also contributes to poignant gains in interior space and comfort, where a new RDX boasts top-class interior volume (103.5 cu.-ft.) and bucket space (76.9 cu.-ft.) along with class-leading second-row knee space—a 15-percent boost from a tide indication and 24-percent some-more than a nearest shred competitor. Its probably prosaic behind building serve enhances newcomer comfort in a second row, while a new 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage in a behind bucket area provides permitted and dissimilar storage space for profitable or intermittently used items.

A-Spec grades also get poignant interior pattern changes to compare a sport-oriented extraneous upgrades. These embody Madder Red or Ebony Milano leather sports seats with black Ultrasuede® inserts and red or gray resisting stitching, a black Ultrasuede® lurch insert and black superstar and post treatment. A-Spec also adds stitched and seperated leather-wrapped competition steering circle with incomparable paddle shifters, steel pedals, brushed steel demeanour meters with red accents, red interior illumination, dim finish stain to a brushed aluminum interior accents and A-Spec badging on a steering circle and front doorway sills.

Key New Technologies
The 2019 RDX hosts a apartment of modernized new technologies, including a Acura True Touchpad Interface™, featuring an all-new Android-based doing system, a high-mounted 10.2-inch full-HD arrangement and an innovative touchpad with a first-ever focus of absolute-positioning in a pushing environment. Absolute positioning departs normal touchpad interfaces, regulating one-to-one mapping to broach a some-more discerning and driver-oriented user experience. The new True Touchpad Interface™ is prevalent and all grades of RDX will embody Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air element updates. Android Auto™ harmony will be introduced later, tentative recover and acceptance of touchpad welfare by Google.

The 2019 RDX also debuts a permitted Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio system, tuned by Grammy-winning song writer Elliot Scheiner. The 710-watt element utilizes 16 dissimilar sound channels and 16 speakers, including 4 ceiling-mounted Highline™ speakers to emanate a some-more healthy and omnidirectional high-fidelity listening knowledge – a many modernized audio element ever charity by Acura.

The new RDX also comforts a latest era of AcuraLink® cloud-based services, with Standard, Connect and Premium use packages, featuring 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, smartphone-enabled remote unlocking and engine start, concierge services, remote diagnostics, practical dashboard stolen-car tracking and more.

The RDX with Technology and above grades underline a latest iteration of Acura’s embedded, satellite-linked navigation system, grown in partnership with HERE, with new comforts including 3D turf mapping, auto-zoom and on-line points-of-interest searches around in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi. RDX models with Advance Package get a full-color interactive 10.5-inch Head-Up Display with a far-reaching array of customizable information displayed within easy perspective of a driver.

Safety and Driver Assistive
The third-generation 2019 RDX offers a tip spin of prevalent reserve and driver-assistance comforts in a model’s story – and in a class. The AcuraWatch™ apartment of technologies is now prevalent on all RDX grades, along with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, while a Technology Package and aloft grades addition blind mark information (BSI), front and behind parking sensors and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. The RDX with Advance Package includes a Head-Up Display and Surround View Camera System for a initial time.

With a modernized physique design, including a latest era of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™) physique structure, a laser-welded and hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel doorway ring pattern and modernized supplemental patience systems, including new motorist and front-passenger knee airbags, a 2019 RDX provides a high spin of collision insurance and targets a tip permitted collision reserve ratings: a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a IIHS, including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal collision prevention.

All pattern and contrariety for a new RDX’s reserve record and collision reserve opening was conducted during a company’s Advanced Safety Research comforts in Raymond, Ohio, that have played a heading purpose in a growth of new collision reserve structures for Acura globally.

Essential Specifications

1. Among prevalent 4-cylinder turbo engines.
2. Based on 2019 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.

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2019 Acura RDX: Powertrain

The 2019 RDX takes an wholly new proceed to opening with a new direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC VTEC ® inline-4 engine, segment-first 10-speed involuntary delivery and permitted next-generation Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. 

The new 2.0-liter turbo engine is analogous to a new well-spoken and manageable Sequential SportShift 10-speed involuntary that is closely compared to a territory introduced on two-wheel-drive versions of a 2018 Acura RLX opening oppulance sedan. The new involuntary delivery takes incomparable advantage of permitted engine torque while maximizing fibre and potency during highway cruising.

With rise outlay of 272 horsepower (SAE net) during 6,500 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm – contra 252 lb.-ft. during 4500 rpm for a prior V6 – a DOHC 2.0-liter engine produces incomparable torque (+28 lb.-ft.) during a many revoke engine speed and opposite a broader operation engine speed than before. Combined with a new 10AT, with a 53-percent wider altogether ratio range, a new turbocharged engine delivers impossibly smooth, linear and probably lag-free appetite along with aloft fuel efficiency.  

The RDX is permitted with fit front-wheel drive, or with a new era of Acura’s acclaimed SH-AWD system. Replacing a AWD with Intelligent Control System™ on a second-generation RDX, a new SH-AWD element is one of a many modernized torque-vectoring AWD technologies in a class. Under many circumstances, SH-AWD can send adult 70 percent of permitted engine torque to a behind wheels and 100 percent of that torque to possibly a left or right behind circle aiding RDX put a newfound torque to a cement with both glorious fortitude and agility.

The Drive-By-Wire™ throttle, 10-speed delivery and permitted SH-AWD™ are all tied into a RDX’s new four-mode Integrated Dynamics system, tranquil from a distinguished expostulate mode dial on a vehicle’s core console. With Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes, a Integrated Dynamics element allows drivers to name elite energetic opening characteristics. Additionally, Active Sound Control (ASC), variable-ratio electric appetite steering (EPS) and, on Advance grades, a four-wheel Active Damper System are integrated in a element (see Chassis territory for additional details).

What’s New

The following powertrain comforts are new for a 2019 Acura RDX:

  • VTEC Turbo® 2.0-liter, DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine
  • Computer-controlled Direct Injection (DI) with high-flow fuel injectors
  • Low sluggishness mono-scroll turbo element with electric wastegate
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift
  • Electronic shift-by-wire rigging selector
  • Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) (available)
  • 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System

Key Powertrain Features


  • VTEC Turbo® 2.0-liter, DOHC direct-injected inline-4 engine
  • 272 horsepower during 6,500 rpm (SAE net) 
  • 280 lb.-ft. torque during 1,600-4500 rpm (SAE net) 
  • VTEC® valvetrain with Dual VTC 
  • Low-inertia mono-scroll turbo element with electric wastegate 
  • Computer-controlled Direct Injection (DI) with high-flow fuel injectors
  • 9.8:1 focus ratio
  • Super lightweight, high-rigidity steel crankshaft
  • “4-into-1” empty plural integrated into cylinder-head casting
  • Sodium-filled empty valves
  • Forged steel fasten rods
  • Drive-by-Wire™ stifle system
  • Maintenance Minder™ element optimizes use intervals
  • 100,000 +/- miles tune-up interval
  • Premium Unleaded fuel recommended

Emissions/Fuel Economy Ratings

Emissions Ratings

  • LEV3-SULEV30

Anticipated EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (city/highway/combined)

  • 2.0-liter turbo, 10AT, FWD: 22/28/24 mpg*
  • 2.0-liter turbo, 10AT, FWD, A-Spec: 22/27/24 mpg*
  • 2.0-liter turbo, 10AT, SH-AWD®: 21/27/23 mpg*
  • 2.0-liter turbo, 10AT, SH-AWD®, A-Spec: 21/26/23 mpg*

Sequential SportShift 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters

  • Electronic shift-by-wire rigging selector
  • Sequential SportShift involuntary delivery allows semi-manual operation
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Cooperative control between Drive-by-Wire stifle and transmission
  • Advanced shift-hold control boundary upshifts during energetic driving
  • Grade Logic Control reduces rigging “hunting” on several highway gradients 

Two Available Drive Systems

  • Front-wheel drive
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System™ (SH-AWD®) with energetic torque vectoring

*Based on projected 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

Engine Architecture and Features

Cylinder Block and Crankshaft
The RDX’s turbocharged inline-4-cylinder engine uses a lightweight die-cast aluminum retard with reinforced categorical temperament caps to minimize weight. Centrifugally expel iron cylinder sleeves raise durability. Each biography on a crankshaft is micropolished to revoke doing friction.

Pistons and Connecting Rods 
The RDX’s engine has pistons with “cavity-shaped” crowns that assistance say quick explosion and minister to softened efficiency. The lightweight pistons have a delicately optimized dress pattern to minimize reciprocating weight, that minimizes quivering and increases doing efficiency. The pistons are cooled by oil jets destined during a underside of any piston crown. Special cooling channels in a pistons also assistance keep doing temperatures in check. Ion-plated piston rings assistance revoke attrition for incomparable doing efficiency. Lightweight, high-strength steel fasten rods are heat-forged in one square and afterwards “cold cracked” to emanate a lighter and stronger rod with an optimally-fitted temperament cap.

Cylinder Head and Valvetrain
The direct-injected 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo® has a lightweight, low-pressure die-cast aluminum amalgamate double over cam (DOHC) cylinder head. With a empty plural expel directly into a cylinder head, a use of a separate—and heavy—cast iron empty plural is eliminated, shortening weight and simplifying assembly. The plural is also potion cooled to assistance keep feverishness in check and has a “4-into-1” pattern for softened fuel potency and responsiveness.

A low-friction, wordless sequence drives twin over cams that, in turn, activate 4 valves per cylinder. The cam expostulate is upkeep giveaway for a life of a engine. To serve revoke weight, thin-wall vale camshafts are used.

To advantage fuel efficiency, emissions and power, a turbo engine utilizes sodium-filled empty valves. A vale cover within a valve contains sodium that is cooled by a empty pier cooling jacket. Since a cover is tighten to a valve head, a sodium helps to cold a whole valve; and given a valve is internally cooled, it doesn’t need a enriched fuel rebate that is generally used in turbo engines to assistance cold empty valves. The following leaner rebate reduces emissions, and increases fuel potency and power.

The engine uses an modernized valve control element to brew high appetite outlay with high fuel potency and low emissions. The element combines intake and empty Variable Timing Control (dual VTC), that invariably adjusts a intake and empty camshaft phasing, with Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC), that changes valve lift, timing and era of a empty valves.

The cam timing is sundry formed on submit from sensors that guard rpm, timing, stifle opening, cam position and empty air-fuel ratio. The outcome is augmenting fuel efficiency, revoke emissions and best drivability.

The cylinder conduct includes tiny 12-millimeter (M12) sparkplugs, down from a some-more common 14-millimeter (M14) size, to save space and weight. The conduct also includes direct-injection multi-hole wide-range fuel injectors with a small-diameter bore. High-pressure proceed injection optimizes fuel atomization, permitting for some-more fit combustion. To yield a high-tumble intake assign that serve enhances explosion efficiency, both a intake pier and piston climax have special designs.

Dual Variable Timing Control (Dual VTC)
Dual VTC adjusts cam timing for a optimal change of appetite and efficiency. Based on a operation of sensor information, VTC adjusts an oil control valve that acts as a hydraulic actuator that can change a position of any camshaft cog relations to a cam it drives. Under light loads, valve overlie can be augmenting to revoke pumping waste and urge fuel efficiency. When engine speed is low and a engine’s bid is high, such as during initial acceleration, a volume of overlie is augmenting to boost a scavenging effect, that improves torque and responsiveness. When engine speed and bid are high, such as during full-throttle acceleration, a volume of valve overlie is reduced to boost engine outlay by improving both intake potency and empty scavenging.

Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System
The RDX’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle element replaces a compulsory stifle wire with intelligent wiring that electronically “connect” a accelerator pedal to a stifle valve inside a stifle body. The outcome is rebate under-hood confusion and revoke weight, as good as quicker and some-more accurate stifle actuation. Acura’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle evaluates a tide pushing conditions by monitoring stifle pedal position, stifle valve position, engine speed (rpm) and highway speed. This information is used to conclude a stifle control attraction that gives a RDX’s stifle pedal a likely and manageable feel that meets motorist expectations.

There are 3 stifle profiles permitted in a RDX. When a Integrated Dynamics System is in a Snow setting, a drive-by-wire element uses a peaceful form destined during progressing traction in sleazy highway conditions. Both Comfort and Sport modes share a same response profile, designed to offer a healthy pushing feel. In Sport+ mode, a drive-by-wire element shifts to a some-more assertive form to raise stifle response.

Direct Injection System
The RDX’s engine comforts a direct-injection element that enables augmenting torque opposite a engine’s full doing operation along with high fuel efficiency. The element comforts a compact, high-pressure, direct-injection siphon that allows both high fuel upsurge and tapping suppression, while non-static vigour control optimizes injector operation. Multi-hole injectors broach fuel directly into any cylinder (not to a intake port, as in compulsory pier fuel injection designs), permitting for some-more fit combustion.

The multi-hole injectors assistance emanate a ideal stoichiometric fuel/air rebate in a cylinders for good emissions control. Theoretically, a stoichiometric rebate has usually adequate atmosphere to totally bake a permitted fuel. Based on a doing conditions, a direct-injection element alters a duty for best performance. Upon cold engine startup, fuel is injected into a cylinders on a focus stroke. This creates a diseased stratified assign outcome that improves engine start-up and reduces empty emissions before a normal doing feverishness is reached.

Once a engine is wholly warmed, fuel is injected during a intake cadence for extent appetite and fuel efficiency. This helps emanate a some-more comparable fuel/air brew in a cylinder that is aided by a high-tumble intake pier design. This improves volumetric efficiency, and a cooling outcome of a incoming fuel improves anti-knock performance.

Low Inertia Mono Scroll Turbo System with Electric Wastegate and Intercooler
The RDX’s turbocharged powerplant comforts a mono corkscrew IHI turbocharger with small-diameter, low-inertia turbine for extent responsiveness. The mono corkscrew housing pattern helps a turbo build boost even during comparatively tiny stifle openings and low engine rpm. The electrically-actuated wastegate allows boost vigour to be precisely controlled.

A large, low-restriction intercooler is positioned low in a front of a automobile where it receives unrestricted airflow. The intercooler helps revoke a feverishness of atmosphere entering a engine, augmenting a firmness for incomparable performance. Intake atmosphere travels from a atmosphere filter, to a turbo compressor, on to a intercooler, afterwards to a engine’s intake ports. To revoke weight, a turbo element is plumbed with rigid, lightweight resin-composite estuary pipes.

Direct Ignition and Detonation/Knock Control
The RDX’s Electronic Control Unit (ECU) monitors engine functions to establish a best ignition hint timing. An engine block-mounted acoustic detonation/knock sensor “listens” to a engine, and formed on this input, a ECU can retard a ignition timing to forestall potentially deleterious detonation. The inline-4-cylinder engine has an ignition curl territory for any cylinder that is positioned above any hint plug’s entrance bore.

Idle-Stop System
To assistance urge fuel efficiency, a RDX is versed with Idle-Stop capability. When a element is enabled and certain doing conditions are met, Idle-Stop will automatically tighten off a engine when a RDX comes to a stop. The engine is automatically restarted when a motorist releases a stop pedal after a stop, or pushed a accelerator pedal if a stop reason is active.

The element is engineered to work uniformly and seamlessly. When stopped, a special cold storage evaporator in a atmosphere conditioning element helps say a gentle cabin feverishness even in gentle weather. Idle-Stop operation is wholly integrated into a operation of a RDX’s Brake Hold element and a Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system.

The Idle-Stop underline can be incited on/off around a symbol on a core console, located to a left of a electronic rigging selector array. The element will automatically spin itself off in certain circumstances, including:

  • If a driver’s seatbelt is not fastened
  • If a engine coolant and/or delivery liquid feverishness is too high or low
  • If a automobile comes to a stop again before automobile speed reaches 3 mph
  • If a delivery is in a position other than “D”
  • If a battery state of assign is low, or a battery feverishness is subsequent 14°F
  • If a meridian control element is on and a outmost feverishness is subsequent -4°F

Close-Coupled Catalyst
The RDX engine’s empty plural is expel directly into a aluminum amalgamate cylinder conduct to revoke weight and complexity, and to position a primary catalytic converter as tighten as probable to a explosion chambers. A high-efficiency converter mounts directly to a empty pier of a cylinder conduct for intensely quick converter activation after engine startup. 

Emissions Certification
The RDX engine is engineered for low emissions and is approved to accommodate LEV3-ULEV50 standards for 120,000 miles.

100,000+/- Mile Tune-up Intervals
The RDX powerplant requires no scheduled upkeep for 100,000+/- miles or more, other than periodic inspections and normal liquid and filter replacements. The initial tune-up includes H2O siphon inspection, valve composition and a designation of new hint plugs.

Maintenance Minder™
To liberate nonessential use stops while ensuring that a automobile is scrupulously maintained, a RDX has a Maintenance Minder™ element that ceaselessly monitors a vehicle’s doing condition. When upkeep is required, a motorist is alerted around a outline on a Driver Information Interface (DII).

The Maintenance Minder™ element monitors doing conditions such as oil and coolant feverishness along with engine speed to establish a scold use intervals. Depending on doing conditions, oil change intervals can be extended to a extent of 10,000 miles, potentially provident a owners substantial responsibility and nuisance over a life of a vehicle. The owner-resettable element monitors all normal use tools and systems, including engine oil and filter, tire rotation, air-cleaner, delivery fluid, hint plugs, engine coolant, stop pads and more. To revoke a appetite for motorist distraction, upkeep alerts are presented usually when a ignition is initial incited on, not while driving.

10-Speed Automatic Transmission

All RDX models are versed with a new 10-speed involuntary delivery (10AT), a initial of a kind in a RDX’s segment. Engineered for high potency with low core sluggishness and an unusually far-reaching ratio range, a 10AT maximizes a RDX’s opening and fuel efficiency. Compared with a prior 6-speed automatic, a 10AT is 30 lbs. lighter and has a 68-percent wider altogether ratio operation with a 56-percent revoke initial rigging and a 7-percent taller tip gear.

The 10AT is designed to be lightweight and compact. It comforts 4 heavenly rigging sets that work together to yield an unusually far-reaching ratio widespread of 10.147:1 compared with 6.041:1 on a previous-generation RDX’s 6-speed unit. The 10-speed also has almost faster upshift and downshift opening than a prior era 6-speed transmission. For incomparable responsiveness, a 10-speed delivery can make 4-gear proceed downshifts: from 10th to 6th, or from 7th to 3rd.

To maximize fuel potency and minimize interior noise, a transmission’s 10th rigging is unusually tall, ensuing in still and loose cruising engine rpm.

Shift-By-Wire Gear Selector
In a 2019 RDX, a compulsory change lift is transposed with a wholly electronic, shift-by-wire rigging selector. Park, Neutral and Drive are comparison with a lift of a button. Reverse is comparison by pulling behind a dedicated switch. Indicator lights on or subsequent to a buttons prove a mode selected. Also, if a automobile is brought to a stop in Drive or Reverse, a element will automatically name Park if a driver’s seatbelt is unbuckled and a driver’s doorway is opened. And steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters lets a motorist take authority control of delivery rigging selection.

Automatic Modes
The 10-speed involuntary delivery can be operated in twin wholly involuntary modes. The D (or “Drive”) mode is ideal for many pushing situations and combines fuel potency with well-spoken operation and manageable appetite when needed. The S, or SPORT mode, is meant for some-more perfectionist pushing in 1st by 8th gears and comforts some-more assertive change mapping to keep engine rpm aloft for incomparable acceleration and pulling power.

When in a D mode (optimized for normal driving), a delivery incorporates an modernized Grade Logic Control System, Shift Hold Control and Cornering G Shift Control – all of that revoke neglected changeable and rigging hunting. The outcome is intelligent delivery operation that optimizes fuel potency and keeps a delivery in a suitable rigging for pushing conditions, generating glorious opening and well-spoken operation.

While brazen or brazen hills, Grade Logic Control alters a transmission’s change report to revoke change magnitude and urge speed control, aiding to minimize motorist workload. The delivery ECU ceaselessly measures stifle position, automobile speed and acceleration/deceleration to establish when a automobile is on a hill. The change report is afterwards practiced – during ascents to reason a delivery in revoke gears to boost climbing power, and during descents to yield incomparable engine braking.

Shift Hold Control keeps a delivery in a tide (lower) rigging ratio during assertive driving, as in a box of decelerating during a dilemma entry. Shift Hold Control leaves a framework stoical by expelling additional changeable and ensures that appetite will be some-more immediately permitted (without a downshift) during a dilemma exit. Cornering G Shift Control monitors a speed of any behind circle exclusively to establish when a RDX is turning. When a element detects a sufficient speed differential between a behind wheels, it will disguise any neglected upshifts. This prevents a delivery from upshifting during a dilemma that could dissapoint a framework balance, so requiring downshifting again during a dilemma exit when a stifle is applied.

Paddle Shifters
The RDX comforts twin steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Particularly useful in alpine turf or during energetic driving, a paddles give a motorist incomparable control over delivery operation. On prolonged downgrades, a motorist can authority downshifts with a paddles that concede augmenting engine braking to revoke a bucket on a brakes and assistance control a RDX’s downhill speed. The RDX A-Spec gets longer, some-more distinguished paddle shifters with metal-style plating.

Paddle Shifter Operation in Drive Mode
While in Drive mode, special delivery proof programming allows a use of a steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When a motorist operates a paddle shifters, a delivery responds to a driver’s change authority and afterwards earnings to a normal wholly involuntary mode if serve paddle change inputs are not done within a few seconds, depending on pushing conditions. This special proof creates it easy for a motorist to authority a discerning downshift though withdrawal a welfare of Drive mode. This proxy authority mode can be cancelled during a driver’s will by continued operation of a right-side paddle until a delivery resumes “Drive.”

Paddle Shifter Operation in Sequential Mode (Sequential SportShift)
By selecting a “S” position with a delivery D/S selector button, Sequential mode is engaged. This mode offers involuntary operation with some-more assertive change mapping and thatch out operation of 9th and 10th gears. A lift on possibly of a paddle shifters places a delivery in wholly authority mode until another mode of operation is selected. A digital arrangement in a instrument cluster indicates that rigging a delivery is in. The Drive-by-Wire™ stifle element creates a “blip” of a stifle to assistance compare rigging speeds while downshifting.

To forestall mistreat to a powertrain when a delivery is paddle shifted by a driver, a element will stop potentially deleterious shifts. As an sum reserve measure, a Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can also cut off fuel to a engine to forestall over-revving. If fuel cutoff is deficient to forestall engine over-revving, as competence be probable when a automobile is on a high downhill, a delivery will automatically upshift to forestall damage. On downshifts, a delivery will not govern a motorist authority that will over-rev a engine.

For softened stop-and-go opening and to assistance forestall “lugging” a engine, a delivery will automatically downshift even nonetheless a delivery has been left in a aloft rigging as a automobile comes to a stop.

Cooperative Control
Both change opening and fibre are softened by mild control between a Drive-by-Wire™ stifle element and a electronically tranquil transmission. The engine is throttled by a engine government element during upshifts and downshifts so a duty of a engine and delivery can be closely choreographed for faster, smoother shifting. As a result, a rise g-forces (or “shift shock”) are reduced significantly during upshifts and downshifts.

Drivetrain Architecture and Features

Front Wheel Drive
The RDX offers prevalent front-wheel drive. With a fit pattern and light weight, a RDX with front-wheel expostulate receives EPA fuel economy ratings1of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, 24 mpg sum (A-Spec: 22/27/24).

Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive System™ (SH-AWD®)
The RDX is permitted with a latest era of Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), that gradually distributes best torque not usually between a front and behind axles, though also between a left and right behind wheels for some-more accurate and refreshing doing response in all highway conditions.  

An expansion of a systems charity in a MDX and TLX, a new RDX SH-AWD® behind differential has enhancements to ascent a torque capacity. Compared to a prior era RDX, extent behind spindle torque ability has been augmenting by 150 percent, and adult 40 percent compared to MDX. In normal conditions, adult to 70 percent of torque can be sent to a behind axle, and 100 percent of that torque can be distributed to possibly a left or right behind wheels.

The SH-AWD® element is complemented by Agile Handling Assist, that employs a anti-lock stop element to divided stop possibly a left or right front circle to urge dilemma traceability and balance. (See a Chassis territory for some-more information.)

By rotating a outmost behind circle faster than a front spindle while cornering, SH-AWD® uses torque vectoring to emanate a hook impulse to assistance spin a automobile by corners – shortening understeer and improving controllability. With cornering army some-more uniformly distributed between front and behind tires, altogether cornering appetite is augmenting – on soppy or dry roads.

Vehicles with high appetite ratings regulating compulsory front or behind expostulate systems mostly occupy a limited-slip differential to assistance say traction when underneath power. By fasten inside and outmost expostulate wheels, these systems tend to conflict branch and can boost understeer. Conventional AWD systems serve work to couple a inboard and outboard tires as good as a front and behind axles that can emanate insurgency to turning. Using torque vectoring to assistance spin a vehicle, SH-AWD® delivers some-more responsive, neutral and likely doing performance, while providing glorious all-weather traction and control.

Electronic Controls and Parameters
The SH-AWD® element works in team-work with a RDX’s Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) element and Agile Handling Assist to optimize torque chain for aloft doing and traction utilization. The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides information on engine rpm, airflow and delivery gear-ratio selection, while a VSA® ECU provides wheel-speed data. The SH-AWD® ECU also monitors steering angle, parallel g-forces, automobile hook rate and electromagnetic squeeze rendezvous for a right and left behind spindle shafts. Drive torque is distributed from ECU information, and afterwards a acceleration situation, circle spin, parallel G-force and steering angle are used to establish a front-to-rear torque chain and a torque apart between right and left behind wheels.

In tough cornering and underneath acceleration, adult to 70-percent of permitted torque can be destined to a behind wheels to raise automobile dynamics, and adult to 100 percent of torque sent to a behind spindle can be practical to possibly a left or right behind wheel, depending on conditions.

SH-AWD® System Layout
The RDX SH-AWD® is a full-time all-wheel-drive element that requires no motorist communication or monitoring, interjection to a torque-transfer territory that is bolted directly to a front-mounted transaxle. The torque-transfer territory receives torque from a scrolled rigging that is trustworthy to a front differential’s ring gear, and a brief plane missile and hypoid rigging set within a torque-transfer unit’s box send appetite to a behind propeller shaft, that in spin transfers appetite to a behind expostulate unit.

The RDX’s lightweight SH-AWD® behind expostulate territory (below right) is constantly overdriven by 2.7-percent, with a torque now permitted during all times. The ensuing overdrive outcome is regulated by hydraulically-operated left and right-side squeeze packs located in a behind expostulate territory that exclusively control a appetite delivered to any behind wheel. Up to 2,213 lb.-ft. of torque can be delivered to possibly behind wheel, providing torque vectoring capability that is effective in corners while also providing a limited-slip differential duty when needed.

The hydraulically operated clutches can be tranquil as a span to change front/rear torque split, or they can be tranquil exclusively to concede 70 percent of permitted engine torque to go to possibly behind wheel, that gives a element a singular ability to hook a RDX into turns for aloft handling.

In this iteration of SH-AWD®, an electric engine powers a span of hydraulic pumps – one for any squeeze pack. A span of linear solenoids tranquil by a Electronic Control Unit (ECU) selectively sends vigour to a squeeze packs, that in spin control a volume of appetite sent to any behind wheel.

Powertrain Specification Comparison

Automatic Transmission Gear Ratio Comparison

1. Based on projected 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

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2019 Acura RDX: Body Exterior

The 2019 RDX’s bespoke physique structure is significantly some-more rigid, lightweight and acoustically sealed, providing a substructure for a all-new RDX’s well-developed doing response, mobile float quality, dramatically quieter cabin and top-level collision reserve performance.

The RDX also delivers a some-more reward and romantic extraneous participation to go with a modernized physique design. While now tangible as an RDX, a new RDX strikes a some-more assertive and jaunty poise with a prolonged and far-reaching stance, wheels pushed to a corners and neatly sculpted pattern details. Premium extraneous sum embody all-LED lighting featuring a subsequent era of Acura’s Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and an ultra-wide appetite lean and trip breathtaking moonroof, prevalent on all grades.

The new RDX is 2.4 inches longer than before, with a sum length aiding both behind legroom and bucket capacity. Its some-more jaunty position comes pleasantness of a 1.1-inch wider physique with an equally wider line and a 2.6-inch longer wheelbase that also creates a RDX some-more skilful during interesting highway irregularities.

Advanced Body Architecture
The RDX’s new physique pattern employs modernized engineering and public techniques to concurrently boost acerbity and revoke weight. These embody a new double-ring behind body/frame structure, a world’s-first ultra-high strength steel, core and outdoor front doorway ring design, and Acura’s initial use of high-performance constructional glue and RDX’s initial use of sound-absorbing acoustic mist foam. These enhancements significantly urge float and handling, cabin quietness, and collision reserve performance.

What’s New
The following Body and Exterior comforts are new for a 2019 RDX:

  • Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
  • 4-Door Smart Entry (Technology Package and above)
  • Walk Away Door Lock (Technology Package and above)
  • Ultra-wide lean and trip breathtaking moonroof with appetite sunshade
  • Hands Free Access appetite tailgate with programmable opening tallness (Advance Package)
  • Auto high lamp headlamps
  • Acura reward colors
  • Rear camera washer (Advance Package)
  • Satin brushed immaculate steel tailgate interior ornament (Advance Package)
  • Exposed twin empty outlets with splendid finishers (larger hole on A-Spec)
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Acoustic front doorway potion (Advance Package)
  • High-strength creosote tailgate
  • Double ring behind body/frame structure
  • Ultra-high-strength (hot-stamped) steel core and outdoor front doorway rings
  • Large underneath building storage area and side bin
  • Acoustic mist froth for softened cabin quietness
  • High-performance constructional glue for physique acerbity and weight reduction
  • Front intelligent wiper system

2018 vs. 2019 RDX Exterior Dimensions and Weight

Key Body Specifications

Body and Exterior Features

RDX (standard)

  • 19-inch Glitter Sliver embellished aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Body-colored and exhilarated appetite side mirrors with memory and integrated LED spin indicators
  • Capless fueling system
  • Dual empty outlets with splendid finishers
  • LED core high mountain stop light
  • LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)
  • LED Jewel Eye® headlights with Auto-off
  • LED side spin lights
  • LED tail lights (except spin signals)
  • One-touch breathtaking lean trip moonroof with appetite sunshade
  • One-touch spin signals
  • Height-programmable appetite tailgate
  • Push Button Start/Stop
  • Remote Smart Entry
  • Wipers on/headlights on

RDX – Technology

  • 19-inch Pewter Gray embellished and machined face aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 4-Door Smart Entry
  • Front and behind parking sensors
  • Blind mark information element (BSI) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

RDX – A-Spec

  • 20-inch Shark Grey embellished aluminum amalgamate wheels  
  • A-Spec badges
  • Matte black grille with shimmer black surround
  • Dark-tinted LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)
  • LED haze lights
  • Dark-tinted LED headlights
  • Optional disdainful Signature Blue Pearl paint
  • Large-diameter empty finishers
  • Sport Black trim
  • Unique front revoke garnish
  • Unique behind revoke garnish
  • Gloss black side garnish

RDX – Advance

  • 19-inch Medium Alloy Silver embellished aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 4-Door Smart Entry
  • 4.7 mm acoustic front doorway glass
  • LED haze lights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear camera washer
  • Satin brushed immaculate steel tailgate garnish
  • Surround View Camera System

Emotional and Evocative New Design
Developed during a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, and desirous by a Acura Precision Concept, a all-new RDX presents a some-more emotional, jaunty and assertive form to compare a reward performance-luxury SUV image.  It is a initial all-new Acura indication to be designed around a confidant new face of Acura and a signature pattern element, Acura’s plain pentagon grille, from that a pattern intentionally flows outward.   

Acura Precision Concept

2019 Acura RDX

All-new Acura Jewel Eye® LED headlights brush outmost and back, boldly fasten a aerodynamic front finish with a physique sides. Due to a longer wheelbase and subtly shorter front and behind overhangs, a RDX appears lower, faster and sleeker in profile.

Below a grille and edgy, aggressively styled fascia is a contingent of openings: during center, a extended cooling channel for a engine’s turbocharger intercooler, and during any corner, wing-shaped organic air-curtain openings, desirous by those on a NSX supercar. At a bottom, a racing-inspired atmosphere splitter and bright, wing-shaped dilemma trim lend both form and function.

The side form says “RDX” during a glance, though like a front, evolves a indication into a some-more passionate, assertive form. Larger and wider circle arches support a prevalent 19-in. amalgamate wheels, while body-colored doorway handles and splendid accents along a revoke physique sides gives a new RDX a some-more upscale appearance. The physique sides are serve grown with a stronger, some-more fatiguing impression line stretching from a front circle arches adult by a doorway handles and above a behind fenders. The brightly-trimmed side window form – suggestive of a competition sedan – is serve some-more decisive, and a behind entertain window figure kicks adult during a D-pillar, assembly a issuing roof quarrel in a sporty, robust form.

In back, a new RDX continues a robust new design. While progressing a clever steel core panel, a programmable appetite tailgate’s creosote outdoor skin allows some-more leisure of expression, as evidenced by a concave pattern that gives a quarrel a confidant 3D figure that reflects light uniquely, enhancing visible appeal. C-shaped LED taillights with a particular “dragon tail” give a energetic and singular light signature to a new model. Rear parking sensors confederate with a fascia on Technology Package and above grades. While subsequent a behind fascia, a dark-finished diffuser-style quarrel and unprotected twin empty outlets with splendid finishers give a opening flair, while A-Spec takes things a bit serve with incomparable hole finishers and disdainful airflow strakes between them. 

Aerodynamic Tailoring
A extensive aerodynamics package helps a new RDX grasp top-class fuel potency and interior quietness. Specially-shaped components during a front of a automobile lamp airflow by a engine’s radiator and into a turbocharger’s lower-mounted intercooler, while channeling a remaining airflow over, around and underneath a vehicle. A cold-air intake is also supposing for a engine.

Additional aerodynamic sum include:

  • Minimizing a estuary opening area during a front of a vehicle
  • Small vents built into a front fenders emanate “air curtains” that assistance say smooth, trustworthy airflow opposite a circle openings to revoke drag.
  • Molded under-panel located directly underneath a front atmosphere dam uniformly triggers a rearward upsurge of atmosphere underneath a vehicle
  • Aluminum under-tray positioned underneath a engine and delivery smooths underbody airflow
  • Lateral strakes inhibit airflow around a front tires to revoke drag
  • Dual molded side under-panels urge airflow between a front and behind wheels
  • Rear spoiler positioned above a behind window helps atmosphere apart purify from a vehicle

Rigid and Lightweight New Body Structure
The new RDX physique structure provides a foundations for a difference float and doing capabilities, still cabin and top-class collision reserve performance.  The new physique was designed from a belligerent adult to be lighter, some-more organisation and firmly hermetic and incorporates countless new engineering features, including:

  • A double-ring behind body/frame structure for dramatically softened behind physique acerbity in a five-door SUV pattern (an Acura first)
  • A two-piece ultra-high strength steel front doorway ring pattern for reduced weight and softened collision reserve opening (a world’s first)
  • The focus of sound-absorbing acoustic mist froth to 12 physique cavities, that brew with triple hermetic doors and other sound-deadening measures to broach well-developed cabin serenity (an RDX first)
  • The use of high-performance constructional adhesives in a physique construction to revoke weight and urge acerbity (an Acura first)

Despite being 41 pounds lighter than a previous-generation unibody, tellurian acerbity of a new 2019 RDX physique structure is adult 38.3 percent that supports softened fine-tuning of a cessation systems for aloft float and doing performance. The unbending physique structure allows a framework to work some-more effectively and reduces a cessation movement indispensable to control physique motion. Another advantage of a organisation physique structure is a quieter and some-more gentle float for passengers, with rebate noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) felt over a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions.

Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
The new RDX’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) physique structure is an disdainful physique pattern that enhances newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. It uses a network of connected constructional elements to liberate pile-up appetite some-more uniformly around a front of a vehicle, aiding to revoke a army eliminated to a newcomer compartment. ACE channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars. It can assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a pile-up as well.

ACE also helps revoke a chances that one automobile will overrule another, improving pile-up harmony of vehicles that differ in size. ACE goes serve by charity additional strength and insurance in tiny overlie frontal collisions, that are among a many severe. (See a Safety and Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Crash Stroke
The RDX’s ACE™ physique structure comforts pile-up cadence technology. In a frontal collision, a revoke territory of a front automobile support hinges in a demeanour that helps proceed a engine down and rearward to minimize cabin intrusion.

Ultra-High Strength Door Rings
The new 2019 RDX comforts ultra-high-strength steel doorway bolster beams and a new world’s initial record – two-piece (inner and outer) ultra-high-strength front doorway stiffener rings done of 1500-MPa hot-stamped steel. Laser welded and significantly stronger than compulsory steel, a ultra-high-strength steel reinforcements are designed to assistance softened strengthen occupants in a frontal or side impact. Their augmenting strength allows member weight to be reduced 28 pounds compared to a prior design, that also helps revoke altogether automobile mass for softened doing and fuel efficiency.

Double Ring Rear Frame Structure
The behind apportionment of a RDX’s unibody comforts a new “double ring” constructional pattern that incorporates twin companion steel structures into a unibody: One utilizing a C-pillars, behind circle arches and building area; and a other utilizing a singular post structure above a behind cessation dampers, roof and building area. This worldly pattern almost improves torsional acerbity in a five-door “two-box” SUV physique structure that includes a prevalent breathtaking moonroof, while also formulating mixed bucket paths for army introduced by a behind suspension, ensuing in significantly softened float and handling.

Roll-Hemmed Roof Structure
The focus of a breathtaking moonroof to all 2019 RDX grades compulsory an all-new roof pattern and engineering in sequence to keep a compulsory acerbity and reserve performance. A pivotal partial of this new pattern is a roll-hemmed roof structure. A initial for Acura, a roll-hemmed roof structure stiffens a extraneous roof panel, enabling a vast breathtaking moonroof to be sum though sacrificing roof strength or altogether unibody stiffness. (See a Safety and Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.)

Ultra-Wide Panoramic Tilt Slide Moonroof
Standard on all 2019 RDX grades, an ultra-wide breathtaking lean and trip moonroof offers top-in-class opening dimensions. Its top-slide, bottom-load pattern also minimizes penetration on interior headroom.

Utilizing twin panes of 4.0 mm gradual glass, a breathtaking moonroof opening measures about 3.1 feet far-reaching and 4.4 feet long. The sloping and shifting front quarrel is 37 inches far-reaching and 27 inches long, and a bound behind quarrel is 36 in. far-reaching and 26 in. long. Particularly for a rear-seat passengers, a breathtaking roof provides an huge “look up” angle of 109 degrees, leading all competitors in a RDX’s segment. A appetite sunshade can be extended or retracted opposite both breathtaking roof sections to yield possibly an unrestricted sky view, or else full shade – or some acceptable mixed thereof – for all passengers. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

High-Performance Structural Adhesive
The 2019 RDX creates widespread use of constructional adhesives around a unibody, supplementing a constructional welds and significantly augmenting acerbity though a augmenting mass of additional steel components. The high-performance glue member is used along a roof edges, in a roof pillars, side sills and behind wheelhouse, and extensively in a vehicle’s building pan.

Structural glue application

Applied before a physique panels are welded together, some 112 feet of constructional glue directly minister 6 percent to RDX’s alleviation physique acerbity – including gains in torsional, tortuous and parallel stiffness. It helps revoke a new RDX’s unibody weight by 19.8 pounds compared to a prior generation.

Body Rigidity
The new RDX serve almost outperforms a prior era in torsional, tortuous and parallel rigidity. Global physique acerbity is augmenting 38.3 percent, directly benefiting a RDX’s doing response and precision.

Fitting Point Stiffness
The RDX has 8 wise points where cessation components insert to a unibody – twin for a MacPherson strut front cessation and 6 for a multi-link behind suspension. In all cases, a new RDX outperforms a prior era unibody by a poignant margin, with an normal boost of 52.5 percent. Dividends embody softened steering precision, highway holding and float quality, and reduced highway sound imparted to a cabin.

Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Countermeasures
Extensive noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) countermeasures incorporated into a RDX embody strategically placed physique sealants, constructional adhesives and other measures to revoke quivering and a delivery of noise.

Wind and Exterior Ambient Noise Reduction

  • Dual 360-degree molded doorway seals revoke breeze sound and urge isolation.
  • Door opening seals during all doorway edges serve keep breeze sound from entering a cabin.

Acoustic Spray Foam
New to a RDX, a focus of acoustic mist froth provides additional sound insulation by restraint off vale pillars, that reduces a delivery of breeze and highway sound into a newcomer cabin by 2 decibels. The foam, practical to 6 locations on any side of a RDX (12 total) is exhilarated and injected into:

  • The bottom of a A-, B-, C- and D-pillars
  • The bottom of a windshield frame
  • The singular post structure above a behind damper

Sound Deadening and Noise Isolation
The new RDX has widespread focus of sound deadening member and other insulation around a unibody to revoke both engine and highway noise. Special spray-in sound-deadening member is located in pivotal building areas of a cabin, and additional insulation is positioned during a firewall and in a behind corners of a unibody. Altogether, a 2019 RDX has 15 percent some-more insulation coverage than a prior RDX generation, serve aiding to besiege a cabin from outmost noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH); Advance package includes additional sound deadening for an even quieter pushing experience.

Aluminum Components
Aluminum stampings used in pivotal locations assistance lessen weight increases and yield advantages to handling, fuel potency and emissions.

Among a aluminum physique components are:

  • Hood
  • Front buffer beam
  • Rear buffer beam

Exterior Colors
The 2019 RDX is permitted in 9 extraneous colors including 5 pearlescent and 4 lead colors. Four of these, including Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl, Performance Red Pearl and Canyon Bronze Metallic, are disdainful reward colors that are new to a RDX.

In gripping with a precision-crafted pattern of NSX, a all-new RDX becomes a second automobile in a Acura lineup to offer reward colors. Each tinge is singly engineered to compute a RDX from a competitors. Key sum include:

  • Special pigments – The RDX’s reward colors implement a latest colouring technologies such as mica, reward steel flake, and nano pigments (super-high transparency) to grasp a elite visible effect.
  • Additional coats – Applied over a primer, some colors implement a double bottom cloak to raise a appetite of any layer. This technique replaces a prevalent use of mixing compulsory pigments, lead splinter and nano-pigments in a singular bottom coat. Separating and layering a colouring forms in this approach gives a paint a noticeably deeper and some-more sleek appearance.
  • Special transparent coat – To serve raise a reward paint finish, a color-enhancing transparent cloak is used.

Color Lineup

Exterior Color


RDX Technology Package


RDX Advance Package

NEW PREMIUM: Majestic Black Pearl

NEW PREMIUM: Apex Blue Pearl




NEW PREMIUM: Performance Red Pearl

NEW PREMIUM: Canyon Bronze Metallic


White Diamond Pearl

Modern Steel Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Fathom Blue Pearl


Gun Metal Metallic


LED Lighting
The 2019 RDX incorporates a far-reaching operation of permitted light-emitting diode (LED) extraneous lighting features, including LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED Jewel Eye® headlights with 7 light elements (previously five), LED side pen lights and LED taillights (except spin signals). LED side mirror-mounted spin signals are prevalent on all models, and LED haze lights are charity on a A-Spec and Advance Package. The new RDX A-Spec comforts piano black accents on headlights and taillights that give it a some-more assertive appearance.

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
The RDX has bright, particular LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), that underline a wing figure positioned subsequent and outmost a LED headlights. Shaped to enrich a jaunty position of a new RDX, a LED DRL array flows gracefully outmost from nearby a grille approximate on both sides of a vehicle, afterwards breaks radically adult and behind to counterpart a commencement of a circle arches. Eighteen inches prolonged and artfully complimenting a physique lines, a DRLs strongly conclude a front corners of a RDX. Helping to minimize componentry and harmonize a RDX’s design, a DRLs double as a spin signals.

LED Jewel Eye® Headlights with Auto On/Off
The 2019 RDX’s LED Jewel Eye® headlights yield softened night enlightenment and prominence compared to contemporary high-intensity liberate (HID) headlights. Comprised of 4 LEdDs per side, a low beams strech approximately 460 feet compared to approximately 360 feet for normal halogen low beams, and a lamp breadth is approximately 100 feet compared to approximately 65 feet for halogen low beams. The high beams use 3 additional LED lamps per side.

Besides improving motorist certainty and active safety, a LED headlights use rebate energy, aiding to raise fuel potency by shortening engine loads. In addition, a LED headlights final adult to 3 times longer than HID headlights and adult to 6 times longer than halogen headlights – contributing to rebate visit deputy and a compared cost savings. An automobile on/off duty is included, and a low-beams are also keyed to a remote pivotal fob operation.

Auto High Beams
The new 2019 RDX prevalent automobile high lamp element uses a camera located on a windshield to ceaselessly prove for coming traffic. The element illuminates a high beams solely when coming or move trade is rescued and afterwards automatically switches to a LED low-beams. Requiring no involvement or movement from a driver, a automobile high lamp underline significantly improves night enlightenment for extended active safety.

There are countless advantages to a automobile high lamp system, including progressing motorist display of objects in a alley during night driving, that can lead to a rebate in interlude distances for a aloft spin of motorist confidence.

The element functions when a headlight switch is in a Auto position and might be infirm and reactivated by a discerning lift on a high-beam stalk. A immature headlight idol with an “A” appears on a instrument quarrel when a element is functioning. The automobile high lamp underline automatically disengages during stormy conditions, when low lamp lighting is preferable. Four uninterrupted wipes of a windshield wiper deactivate a system. Auto high lamp afterwards automatically reactivates when a sleet ceases.

LED Fog Lights                         
The RDX A-Spec and Advance Package are versed with LED haze lights to raise prominence in serious weather. The haze lights use 3 LED elements per side for optimal lighting, while a special filigree underline – desirous by a Acura NSX – surrounds a haze lights from above. Just as a LED headlights are framed from above by a unconditional splendid trim, a haze lights are framed from subsequent and sides by a energetic splendid trim form.

LED Taillights
All 2019 RDX grades underline vast LED taillights (except spin signals) with a signature “dragon tail” flourish, enhancing a vehicle’s sporty new appearance. Utilizing a energetic C-shape, a taillights are rarely particular and extend from a outdoor corners of a behind fenders to a tailgate.

Lighting Technologies

Walk Away Door Lock
Included on all grades, a Walk Away Door Lock feature, new for RDX, automatically thatch as follows: (1) when a motorist leaves a vehicle; (2) when a pivotal holder’s stretch from a automobile exceeds 6.5 feet for twin seconds; and (3) when no other pivotal is rescued inside a vehicle. An heard tinge sounds and a jeopardy lights peep to endorse that a automobile has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock underline is programmable and might be incited on or off as a motorist prefers.

Acoustic Glass
For a initial time, laminated acoustic potion is used for a RDX’s windshield to assistance revoke sound entering a cabin. Tuned privately to assistance draw wind-noise frequencies, a windshield potion uses an outdoor covering of 2.0 mm reserve glass, a 0.7 mm thick core covering of acoustic polyvinyl butyl (PVB), and a 1.8 mm safety-glass core covering for a sum density of 4.5 mm.

In addition, a RDX has 5 mm gradual front doorway potion (4.8 mm acoustic potion on Advance Package) and 5 mm gradual behind doorway glass. The gradual rear-quarter and tailgate potion is 3.5 mm thick. All potion specifications are upgraded compared to a previous-generation RDX.

Engine Compartment Isolation
Measures to besiege sound and feverishness emanating from within a engine dungeon embody front and behind rubber hood seals, froth insulators during a behind corners of a engine compartment, and a extended hood insulator panel.

Sound-absorbing Undercovers
Underneath a RDX, along both sides of a newcomer cabin, are molded undercovers that assistance lessen highway and breeze noise. The front circle wells have cosmetic liners and a behind circle wells have felt liners, to lessen highway and lurch sound inside a cabin.

Smart Entry (standard) and 4-Door Smart Entry (Technology, A-Spec and Advance Packages)
Included on a Technology Package and above grades, 4-door Smart Entry simplifies approaching, entering and doing a RDX. For 2019, a doorway handles have been redesigned to embody a Smart Entry Lock sensor.
Programmable Power Tailgate
The 2019 RDX comes prevalent with programmable appetite tailgate. Replacing a twin gas-charged strut and apart electric engine element on a prior RDX, a new RDX uses a spindle-less pattern utilizing tiny electric engine and worm rigging wholly housed in a roof area. The spindle-less element lends a tailgate area a cleaner appearance. The spindle-less element is also 1.8 lbs. lighter than a gear-driven element permitted on a previous-generation RDX.

The appetite tailgate can be operated around a remote pivotal fob, from a symbol on a driver’s doorway panel, a symbol above a behind assent pattern (for opening) or from a symbol located inside a tailgate (for closing). When wholly open, it provides 6 feet, 4 inches of headroom underneath.

Three graphic capabilities are enclosed in a programmable appetite tailgate:

  • Stop and Hold – The stop and reason underline allows a tailgate to be stopped during any elite position, that is useful when a RDX is parked in parsimonious areas such as in a swarming parking lot, in a garage, or nearby a wall.
  • Programmable Height – This duty allows a RDX motorist to set a opening tallness of a tailgate to their elite spin by simply dire and holding a tailgate switch for 3 seconds when it reaches a elite height. 
  • Hands Free Access (Advance Package) – New to a RDX with Advance Package is a Hands Free Access system. The appetite tailgate can be simply non-stop or sealed simply by kicking a feet underneath a behind bumper. 

Tailgate Construction
A high-strength creosote tailgate outdoor “skin” on a 2019 RDX replaces a steel and cosmetic skin on a 2018 model. This new construction routine for Acura retains steel for a core constructional tailgate skin, progressing a essential strength and certainty of a tailgate. Two primary advantages for a new all-plastic outdoor skin include:

  • Styling Freedom – Compared to a prior steel and cosmetic combination, a new construction technique authorised regulating a some-more assertive and one tailgate design, including an “all one piece” appearance, and leisure to use some-more sundry creases and shapes.
  • Reduced Weight – The new all-plastic outdoor tailgate skin saves 7.1 pounds compared to a prior tailgate skin.

Versatile Cargo Area
The 2019 RDX has a far-reaching and low bucket area charity 31.1 cu. ft. of storage volume with a second-row seats adult (5.0 cu. ft. some-more than a 2018 RDX, counting underfloor storage), and 79.8 cu. ft. of storage volume with a seats folded (2.9 cu. ft. some-more than a 2018 RDX, counting underfloor storage). This positions a new RDX nearby a tip of a rival set in sum bucket volume. The building of a bucket area with chair folded is now probably flat, severely improving a palliate of loading large bucket and a ubiquitous focus of a new RDX. Additionally, a single-motion folding second-row chair underline creates it easy to modify a RDX from newcomer to cargo-hauling use easier. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

Relocated Temporary Spare (SH-AWD® standard, Technology and Advance Packages)
The T155/90D17 proxy gangling tire (included on SH-AWD® standard, Technology and Advance Packages) is now stored underneath a automobile and can be lowered by unwinding a wire lean with a jack holder arm. The jack, holder arm and a projection wrench are enclosed on RDX with SH-AWD®. RDX front-wheel expostulate (FWD) and A-Spec grades have a tire-inflator pack in lieu of a proxy gangling and jack.

Exposed Dual Exhaust Outlets
In another ascent for a 2019 RDX, twin spin empty outlets with splendid finishers exit by a black behind revoke fascia for a premium, sporty appearance. The A-Spec gets oversize empty outlets for a some-more assertive appearance.

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2019 Acura RDX: Interior

Inspired by a Acura Precision Cockpit and a NSX supercar, a 2019 RDX outlines a energetic change in a style, reward peculiarity and technological sophistication of Acura’s 5-passenger crossover. The new RDX offers a high spin of welfare and new record in a some-more atmospheric cabin. High-end appointments, including authentic brushed aluminum accents and permitted genuine Olive Ash timber trim, hand-wrapped and stitched leather trim, and softer, some-more durable full-grain Milano leather seating surfaces; and for a RDX A-Spec, Ultrasuede® chair and lurch inserts.

With a longer wheelbase, wider line and second-row prosaic floor, a new RDX’s intelligent interior wrapping provides serviceable and versatile newcomer space for five, with top-in-class newcomer and bucket volume, first-row shoulder and headroom, and second-row legroom and knee space, along with a some-more versatile and stretchable bucket capacity.

A particular new high-deck “floating” core console creates a some-more personal “sport cockpit” front cabin feeling and provides some-more permitted storage options than competing models, consistent aloft focus with slicing dilemma style.

The new RDX also introduces mixed new Acura technologies and reward features, including next-generation Acura sports seats, Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio, a latest era of AcuraLink® cloud-based services and a innovative new Acura True Touchpad Interface™, mixing a best elements of a touchscreen and a remote interface in a some-more intuitive, driver-oriented design.

What’s New

The following Interior comforts are new for a 2019 RDX:

  • Acura True Touchpad Interface™ with 10.2-inch HD display
  • Apple CarPlay™ compatibility
  • Available Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ Premium Audio
  • Acura sports seats with permitted full-grain seperated Milano leather and adult to 16-way appetite composition (12-way standard)
  • AcuraLink® cloud-based services
  • Available 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi
  • Natural Language Voice Recognition
  • Available full-color interactive 10.5-inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Brushed aluminum interior accents
  • Available genuine Olive Ash timber interior accents
  • Ultrasuede® chair inserts and dashboard accent quarrel (A-Spec)
  • Frameless interior rearview counterpart with integrated HomeLink™
  • Available exhilarated steering wheel
  • Available Surround-View Camera System

Interior Styling
The all-new RDX interior is a initial prolongation hint of a “Acura Precision Cockpit” pattern language, with reward detailing, discerning functionality and issuing lines. Dramatic styling elements brush by a cabin, dividing a front seating into twin personal spaces, with a particular high-deck “floating” core console that comforts rarely organic pass-through storage. Fit and finish have perceived tighten courtesy around a interior, with high-quality, soft-touch materials and permitted seperated Milano leather. Standard genuine steel accents give a RDX interior an advanced, technical coming while a interior of a RDX with Advance Package is warmed with a demeanour and feel of genuine open-pore Olive Ash wood.

Interior Colors and Materials
The RDX’s oppulance interior palette is worldly and concurrent and is charity in Ebony, Greystone, Parchment and Espresso. Two performance-themed interior colors are charity in a RDX A-Spec: Ebony and Red.

Seating member in a RDX has perceived special inspection in gripping with a crossover’s oppulance mission. Synthetic leather is charity in a RDX. In a RDX with Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package, special full-grain Milano leather is used. Made with immature North American hides, this leather has a some-more reward demeanour and feel and gives a seats a long-lasting, precisely tailored look. In a A-Spec, black Ultrasuede® seperated core panels assistance keep passengers in position during assertive cornering and urge breathability.


Interior Color s and Availability

Exterior Color Options







Ebony with  Black Ultrasuede

Madder Red with Black Ultrasuede



Majestic Black Pearl



Apex Blue Pearl





Red Pearl




Canyon Bronze Metallic






White Diamond Pearl


Modern Steel Metallic



Lunar Silver Metallic



Fathom Blue Pearl





Gun Metal Metallic






Versatile, Spacious Cabin
Even with a compress extraneous dimensions, a RDX has always been appreciated for a plenty and versatile cabin and user-friendly design. In a all-new 2019 RDX, newcomer accommodations and roominess have both changed upscale. Overall newcomer volume is augmenting 0.5 cubic feet and RDX can accommodate 5 passengers in comfort. Usability is a pivotal member of a RDX’s interior design, with an easy step-in to a second row.

When it comes to bucket carrying utility, a RDX seating can be quick reconfigured to accommodate a mix of passengers and cargo. With a longer bucket area and new storage space dim underneath a behind bucket floor, sum bucket area behind a behind chair increases by 5 cubic feet. With a behind 60/40 folding seats folded flat, a RDX offers a extent of 79.8 cubic feet of bucket space, 2.9 cubic feet some-more than a prior model.




Advanced and Intuitive Instrumentation and Controls
The RDX has worldly analog orchestration with a vast tachometer and speedometer on possibly side of a tinge 7-inch TFT Multi-Information Display (MID) that provides a operation of information and outing mechanism functions, including coolant feverishness and fuel spin gauges that side a tach and speedometer.


Multi-Information Display
A full-color high-resolution 7-inch Multi-Information Display (MID) positioned between a tachometer and speedometer in a executive instrument arrangement gives a motorist entrance to a operation of useful information. Controls positioned on a right side of a steering circle concede a motorist to cycle a MID arrangement by mixed screens of information from sources including Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and more. The Maintenance Minder™ element alerts a RDX motorist of arriving upkeep needs around a MID and should a error start with a vehicle, specific warning information appears. On models with Navigation or when regulating Maps around Apple CarPlay™, a MID also provides turn-by-turn line guidance. For a initial time ever in RDX, a MID provides a real-time g-force arrangement for opening driving.

Head-Up Display
For a initial time ever, a RDX with Advance Package comforts a vast 10.5-inch interactive tinge TFT head-up arrangement HUD), that projects a extended operation of information on a revoke apportionment of a windshield in a driver’s line of sight. The motorist can adjust a plcae (up and down) and a liughtness of a projection or spin off a element around switches on a instrument panel.

Display modes can be comparison by steering wheel-mounted controls. Display modes include:

  • Vehicle speed
  • Current mode for Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Turn-by-turn directions
  • Traffic pointer recognition
  • Compass
  • Pop-up warnings and phone call info
  • Customizable content

Audio/Information Screen
All RDX models underline a new 10.2-inch HD arrangement mounted high atop a core console, tighten to a driver’s healthy line of sight. The arrangement comforts “A” and “B” zones for primary and delegate information. Besides audio element information, a shade also offers backup camera views, entrance to a operation of customizable comforts and on-screen navigation information.

Center Console Connectivity and Storage
The RDX’s new “floating” core console is a pivotal pattern member of a interior, both stylistically and functionally. It integrates a confidant thesis lines that run by a doors and instrument quarrel and is finished in high peculiarity materials including brushed steel accents (genuine Olive Ash timber in a RDX with Advance Package). The console maximizes motorist and newcomer comfort with a shifting padded armrest. There is also a padded palm rest built into a console, designed to assistance support a driver’s palm when regulating a True Touchpad Interface™.

Considerable pattern bid went into incorporating intelligent storage comforts to make daily use simpler. The brazen pass-thorough territory of a console is an ideal place to store a phone, with power, USB and AUX connectivity placed tighten by. Inside a console, underneath a tambour doorway (brushed steel standard, genuine Olive Ash timber with Advance Package) is a span of vast cupholders, alongside a special phone slot with a USB pier for Apple CarPlay™ connectivity. The tambour doorway can be sealed to disguise a phone and cord for a cleaner appearance. For a welfare of behind chair passengers, a span of USB ports are supposing on a behind of a core console in RDX models with a Technology Package and higher.

The RDX interior offers a operation of permitted storage comforts for a motorist and passengers. All 4 doors offer storage bins and bottle holders.

Unique Interior Trim with Available A-Spec
For a initial time ever, a RDX is permitted in A-Spec form, that includes a far-reaching operation of sports coming upgrades. Drivers will notice a A-Spec-badged steering circle wrapped in reward seperated leather with red contrariety stitching, incomparable metal-plated paddle shifters and steel competition pedals. Unique satin china orchestration has red enlightenment that compliments red switch and ambient lighting around a interior. A-Spec grades can be versed with full-Madder Red leather seats or with Neutral Black leather seating, both with Ultrasuede® inserts for comfort and breathability during opening driving. An Ultrasuede® instrument quarrel insert element a look. Special A-Spec steel doorway sill plates, a black superstar and dim steel interior accents serve heed a A-Spec.

Genuine Wood Interior Accents
For a initial time, a RDX offers genuine timber interior accents with a Advance Package. The open pore Olive Ash timber has a low-gloss finish to softened arrangement a impression of a wood. The timber accents brush from a front doors, appearing to upsurge behind a instrument quarrel and also cover a tambour doorway on a core console.

Power Windows, Locks and Mirrors
Power windows are prevalent apparatus on all RDX models and embody auto-up and -down operation on all windows. Power doorway locks, Smart Entry and exhilarated appetite extraneous mirrors are also prevalent equipment.

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
All RDX models underline an electro-chromatic interior rearview counterpart that automatically dims during night pushing to revoke glisten from a headlights of following vehicles.

Versatile Cargo Area
Despite a compress extraneous dimensions, a RDX’s totally redesigned bucket area offers versatile capability to fit a needs of active owners. The RDX has an stretched 31.1 cu.-ft. of bucket space behind a behind seats, adult from 26.1 cu.-ft. in a prior era RDX. With a 60/40 split-folding behind seats down, ability jumps to 79.8 cu.-ft. (up from 61.3 cu.-ft.), now with a prosaic bucket floor. When a second-row chair is folded, a bucket building length increases to scarcely 6 feet (depending on front chair position), with a breadth of 40 inches.

For easy loading, a RDX has a low lift-in tallness and a RDX with Advance Package has satin brushed immaculate steel sill plates. All models have 4 tie-down points in a bucket building for use in securing cargo. All RDX models regardless of interior tinge have a bucket area finished in reward black member to minimize a coming of mud or dirt caused by bucket items.

The 60/40 apart behind seats can be quick lowered from possibly a behind doors or a tailgate, and a core position seatbelt shoulder strap is now built into a seatback (instead of a ceiling), to revoke belt confusion in a interior when carrying cargo. With a second-row chair folded, a bucket building is probably flat. An appendage bucket cover allows dissimulation of storage apparatus from view. (See a Accessories territory for some-more information.)

Hidden Storage
Hidden underneath a bucket area building is a best-in-class 1.7 cu. ft. of additional storage. Flipping a multi-folding building quarrel adult and brazen reveals a storage area 16 inches long, 30 inches wide, and 6 inches low – adequate to reason folding chairs (bag type) or twin laptop mechanism cases. Flipping a cover adult a second time reveals twin additional storage bins. In addition, a permitted open storage bin that can accommodate 6 booze bottles, 6 libation cans or a gallon of divert is positioned during a left side of a bucket area behind a behind seat. Two bright bulbs irradiate a storage area when a tailgate is open.

Interior Lighting
The RDX’s analog instruments are backlit with LED lighting and underline high-contrast markings, and a demeanour of a reward chronograph. The sign package gradually illuminates to give a motorist a welcoming feel on entry. When a doorway is initial opened, a instrument lighting comes to life and afterwards brightens gradually to 100-percent enlightenment when a ignition is switched on. The bright instrument panels afterwards come alive, indicating that a RDX is prepared to go. At a finish of a drive, a instrument lighting dims progressively.

The interior switches are bright to make them easy to locate during night, including a switches on all 4 doors and a steering wheel. In serve to front and behind over interior lights and map lights, a RDX also has a element of low-level LED interior cabin lights. White ambient lighting in a roof illuminates a front core console, front feet wells and doorway handles.

In a RDX A-Spec, a interior lighting has an assertive red theme, including red primary instrument lighting.

Engine Immobilizer
Complementing a remote entrance element is a prevalent engine-immobilizer system. A special electronically coded pivotal prevents a automobile from being started. A transponder, built into a key, signals a immobilizer control territory that a pivotal is genuine. If a automobile is hotwired, or an unapproved pivotal is used, a engine will not start.

Comfort and Convenience
The 2019 RDX is full with a far-reaching operation of prevalent and permitted comfort and welfare comforts that are designed to streamline daily driving. A Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is standard, and a newly permitted Surround-View Camera System comes prevalent with a Advance Package.

The Smart Entry Keyless Access System with front doorway and behind tailgate entrance is prevalent and on a Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance grades, Smart Entry entrance is also sum to a behind newcomer doors.

Available as an discretionary accessory, RDX also offers remote engine start that can be activated with a operation of during slightest 300 feet from a vehicle, permitting a automobile to be pre-heated or pre-cooled and defrosted/defogged formed on a customer’s preselected settings.

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
All 2019 RDX models offer a upscale welfare of Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop.

Smart Entry
The Smart Entry element simplifies approaching, entering and doing a RDX – generally when a motorist has his or her hands full. To benefit entrance to vehicle, a motorist simply pulls one of a twin front doorway handles while a remote is in his or her possession. RDX’s with Technology Package and above now underline 4-Door Smart Entry. With 4-Door Smart Entry, to benefit entrance to a RDX, a motorist simply pulls any one of a 4 doorway handles while a remote is in his or her possession. The Smart Entry underline on a RDX (standard) operates on a front doors only.

Push Button Start/Stop
Once a motorist has non-stop a doorway and is seated, a motorist simply pushes a START/STOP symbol positioned on a instrument quarrel while dire a stop pedal to start a vehicle. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are finished when a START/STOP symbol is pulpy again during a finish of a drive. For appendage mode a motorist simply presses a START/STOP symbol though dire a stop pedal.

Remote Engine Start
RDX models versed with AcuraLink® can yield a ability to start a vehicle’s engine remotely. This enables drivers to start their RDX and activate a meridian control element before they get to a automobile – ideal for prohibited or cold days. The remote is designed to have a operation of operation of during slightest 300 feet. To start a engine remotely, a owners presses a LOCK symbol and afterwards binds a ENGINE symbol for a few seconds. When a engine is started remotely, a wipers, lighting and audio systems sojourn off, and a certainty element stays set. The engine will run for adult to 10 mins after remote starting, and afterwards tighten off automatically if a owners doesn’t strech a automobile within that time. When a owners does get to a RDX within 10 minutes, a engine will keep regulating while a owners unlocks a automobile and gets in. The default 10-minute time extent can be extended an additional 10 minutes, if desired.

This element also provides feedback to a owners to endorse possibly a engine is regulating or a automobile is locked, distant over a operation of a customary remote.

Walk Away Door Lock 
The new Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically thatch a RDX when a motorist leaves a vehicle. This hands-free locking capability adds bland welfare that’s generally useful when a motorist has his or her hands full or is distracted. In customary use, when all doors are sealed and a motorist walks away, a RDX will automatically tighten when a pivotal holder’s stretch from a automobile exceeds 6.5 feet for twin seconds or some-more and when no other pivotal is rescued inside a vehicle. An heard buzzer sounds and a jeopardy lights peep to endorse that a automobile has locked. The Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable and might be incited on or off as a motorist prefers.

Steering Wheel Controls
The RDX’s disdainful new leather-wrapped steering circle comforts a rarely compress airbag for a classical sporting appearance. All new bright steering circle mounted controls yield entrance to a far-reaching operation of capabilities, to assistance a motorist keep their hands on a circle and their thoroughness on driving. Phone and audio controls are on a left side; multi-info arrangement controls are on a right side, along with a switches for Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow. Tucked within fingertip strech is a span of paddle shifters that concede for authority operation of a Sequential SportShift 10-speed involuntary transmission.

In gripping with a RDX’s sporting nature, a steering circle has thick contoured edge that’s wrapped in stitched leather for a reward demeanour and feel.  The RDX A-Spec comforts red stitching, seperated leather, an A-Spec badge and shimmer black emblem and incomparable paddle shifters. 

Heated Steering Wheel
The RDX with Advance Package offers a comfort of a prevalent exhilarated steering wheel. A heating switch mounted on a left side of a steering circle can be activated when a ignition is switched on and is also integrated to a Remote Engine Start System for programmed heating when appropriate. Acura Genuine Accessories also offers an discretionary exhilarated steering circle for other RDX models.

New Acura Sport Seats
The RDX’s all-new front bucket seats are designed to yield lush comfort, sum with secure parallel support for assertive driving.  They implement a newly designed ultra-high strength steel support for low weight and high rigidity. The seats yield gentle support for a far-reaching operation of physique types, along with incomparable adjustability than ever before. The front seats in RDX and RDX Technology Package and A-Spec offer 12-way appetite adjustability, including 4-way appetite lumbar adjustability and new 4-way tractable headrests. In a RDX with Advance Package, a front seats offer class-leading 16-way appetite adjustability, adding two-way power-adjustable side bolsters and thigh support. In all grades, both a motorist and front newcomer suffer a same spin of adjustability.

All driver’s chair appetite adjustments are enclosed in a Smart Entry element (among many other features). The element stores a span of user profiles per chair settings – one for any of a twin pivotal fobs that come prevalent with a RDX. Heated front seats are prevalent in all RDX models. An algorithmically tranquil ECU allows for 3 feverishness settings, along with quick warm-up and smooth, accurate feverishness control. The A-Spec and Advance Package addition ventilated front seats.

Rear Seats
The RDX’s plenty second-row seating is designed for extent comfort and versatility, with a 60/40 split-folding pattern that creates it easy to accommodate passengers or prolonged cargo. A scarcely prosaic building opens adult feet room for a core passenger. There is also a padded, folding core armrest with twin cupholders. In a RDX with a Advance Package, second-row outboard chair heaters are standard. The seatbacks are folded with recover handles simply permitted during a outboard seatbacks, or around remote recover handles positioned in a bucket area sidewalls that are permitted from a behind tailgate opening. The core position shoulder strap is now built into a behind seatback, to revoke interior seatbelt confusion when a seatback is folded to accommodate cargo.

HomeLink® Remote System
All RDX models underline a HomeLink® concept remote system, located on a interior rearview mirror, that works with scarcely all garage doorway openers and embankment systems and an flourishing list of radio magnitude (RF)-controlled devices.

Driver Preferences
All RDX models come with twin keyless remotes with singular identifiers. Each remote can be set with singular profiles to accommodate a particular preferences of twin opposite drivers. The permitted preferences embody motorist chair and counterpart positions, along with name HVAC functions. Other preferences embody branch entrance lights on or off, audio element pre-sets, atmosphere conditioning preferences, and navigation element settings. In a eventuality both owners use a automobile during a same time, a RDX will commend a keyless remote that approaches a driver’s doorway first.

Auto High-Beam System
The RDX’s prevalent automobile high-beam element creates optimal use of a vehicle’s headlights. When a headlight switch is set in a Auto position, a element automatically illuminates a high beams until an integrated camera detects coming or move trade and automatically switches to low beams. (See Exterior and Safety sections for some-more information.) 

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
A multi-angle rearview camera is prevalent on a RDX. It offers 3 observation angles (wide view, normal perspective and tip view). Drivers might name a elite perspective according to pushing conditions. The rearview pattern is displayed on a 10.2-inch tinge audio/information display. On-screen discipline assistance a motorist softened decider distances, and predictive discipline assistance make maneuvering in retreat easier. (See a Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Surround-View Camera System
In a RDX with Advance Package, 4 extraneous cameras yield a 360 perspective of a space immediately around a automobile by a audio/information display. A camera symbol conveniently located on a finish of a spin vigilance lift changes camera views. (See a Exterior territory for some-more information.)

When Reverse is selected, a behind camera perspective appears on shade along with an over 360 view. Guidelines seem in any view, that conform with a angle of a front wheels angle to uncover a vehicle’s likely rearward path. A press of possibly camera symbol switches to uncover a behind perspective alone, and another press shows a wide-angle behind view.

Pressing possibly “Camera” symbol (when not in reverse) shows a 360-degree perspective sum with a front perspective that is ideal for putting a automobile in a optimal position in a garage. Another symbol press provides a front wide-angle perspective that is useful for aiding mark an coming automobile or chairman when nosing out a parsimonious mark with a blocked side view. Additional views embody looking brazen from both sides and usually a newcomer side perspective alone.

One-Touch Ultra-Wide Panoramic Moonroof
The RDX comforts a prevalent appetite sloping and shifting ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof with appetite sunshade. To lean or trip a mobile brazen quarrel of a moonroof, a motorist or front newcomer needs usually to wholly press a ceiling-mounted switch once (instead of dire and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof opens or closes automatically. However, if a user wishes to usually partially open or tighten a moonroof, a lighter hold yields full authority control. A appetite operated sunshade can partially or totally retard a moonroof as desired. (See a Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control – GPS-Linked with Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package
All RDX models underline a dual-zone involuntary meridian control element that lets a motorist and front newcomer set temperatures to their particular liking. Technology, A-Spec and Advance packages addition a GPS-link for still softened control of particular settings. For a comfort of behind chair passengers, tractable twin vents are supposing in a behind of a core console.

With a position-sensing ability, a GPS navigation element (RDX with Technology Package and higher) contributes to altogether newcomer comfort with a 3D solar intuiting feature. Based on invariably updated automobile position information, a navigation element determines a position of a intent relations to a motorist and front passenger. Combining this information with submit from a solar sensor located on tip of a instrument panel, a meridian control element automatically adjusts cooling/heating and airflow from side to side as indispensable to recompense for asymmetrical solar heating. On a A-Spec and Advance Packages, a exhilarated and ventilated front seats are electronically related to a meridian control system, expediting a transition to a elite temperature.

Audio and Connectivity

The 2019 RDX comforts an modernized new human-machine interface (HMI) called a True Touchpad Interface™, Acura’s initial focus of a element that includes a new 10.2-inch full-HD shade and healthy denunciation voice recognition. With earthy audio volume and tuning controls and intuitive, smartphone-like comforts and functionality, including customizable home-screen shortcuts, along with Apple CarPlay™ harmony and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air element updates, this is a many means and user-friendly element ever charity by Acura.

The RDX also offers a new era of AcuraLink® cloud-based services with stretched capabilities including puncture roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start, stolen automobile tracking, remote diagnostics, geo-fencing, speed tracking and more.

The RDX’s all-new permitted navigation element offers many improvements, including extended graphics, customized automobile icons, 3D buildings and terrain, turn-by-turn directions displayed in a instrument cluster and more. The element includes giveaway map database updates for adult to 5 years that can be uploaded to a automobile around a RDX’s permitted 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi.

Audio systems change by trim, starting with 9 speakers and 350 watts on a RDX,
Acura/ELS Studio® Audio with 12 speakers and 550 watts on a RDX with Technology Package, and all-new Acura/ELS Studio® 3D™ reward audio element with 16 speakers (including 4 ceiling-mounted Highline™ speakers) and 710 watts on a RDX A-Spec and RDX with Advance Package.

Acura True Touchpad Interface
The all-new 2019 RDX comforts Acura’s many modernized user interface yet. The new True Touchpad Interface™ comforts a 10.2-inch full-HD arrangement mounted high atop a core console tighten to a driver’s healthy line of sight, a dual-zone touchpad with comprehensive position mapping, and a comprehensive Android-based doing element with customizable app tiles. An permitted interactive head-up arrangement (HUD) compliments a element and provides drivers with a new spin of situational awareness. 

RDX’s True Touchpad Interface combines a best elements of a compulsory touchscreen with those of a remote-based interface. A normal touchscreen is discerning and proceed – what we see is what we press – though a chain of a shade is out of a driver’s healthy line-of-sight. A remote interface solves this problem, though a communication between a remote and arrangement is mostly clumsy.

Unlike existent remote interfaces that work like a mechanism trackpad, any mark on a RDX’s touchpad is mapped precisely – one-to-one – with a analogous movement on a vast core arrangement – as a world’s initial focus of “absolute positioning” in a pushing environment. For instance, a daub on a tip left dilemma of a touchpad corresponds precisely with a movement on a tip left of a core display. This arrangement can severely revoke or even liberate a need to visually endorse a elite command, thereby aiding drivers keep their eyes on a road.

All elements of a True Touchpad Interface™, including a new doing element with simple, purify graphics and menu structures, were designed in unison to work seamlessly with one another. Also debuting on a RDX, is a new onboard healthy denunciation voice approval system, that dramatically improves a palliate and intuitiveness of voice commands in a vehicle, and scratch approval ability in a True Touchpad Interface.

Research and growth of a antecedent touchpad, as creatively introduced in a Acura Precision Cockpit, was certified by tens of thousands of hours during a Ohio State University’s world-class Driving Simulation Laboratory determined with a assistance of Acura’s Ohio RD Center. In a process, it was rescued that, on average, drivers spin acclimated and gentle with a touchpad element in usually minutes.

Three Available Audio Systems
The RDX’s audio/information element offers incomparable capability than any prior Acura system. Along with a earthy doorknob for appetite and volume and tough keys for brazen and back hire seek, a full operation of audio element controls can be accessed regulating a True Touchpad Interface™ positioned within easy strech of a motorist and front-seat passenger. Controls for pivotal audio element functions are also positioned within fingertip strech on a RDX steering wheel.

All 3 permitted RDX audio systems offer AM/FM, HD Radio™, SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay™ harmony and AcuraLink® cloud-based services. With a new doing system, smartphone-style apps are displayed on a high-definition screen, creation a interface discerning and easy to use. And many like a smartphone, apps can be changed and rearranged on any page, or hidden. You can also revive a dim app to a Home screens.

Utilizing a new Android-based Acura doing system, RDX’s audio/information element is also simply updatable and upgradeable. An refurbish can be uploaded from a USB stick, or downloaded around Wi-Fi from any permitted network (over-the-air).

Acura 9-Speaker Audio System
The RDX comes prevalent with a 350-watt Acura audio element with 9 speakers strategically located around a RDX cabin. Each front and behind doorway has a 9-cm full-range speaker. Each front doorway also includes a incomparable 17-cm driver. Separate 3-cm tweeters are positioned nearby a A-pillars. A 20-cm subwoofer is mounted in a tuned 10.8-liter enclosing in a right sidewall of a bucket area.

Acura/ELS Studio® 12-Speaker Audio System (Technology Package)
The RDX with Technology Package comforts a 12-speaker, 550-watt Acura/ELS Studio® element that is engineered to offer considerable sound peculiarity from a far-reaching operation of media formats. Building on a nine-speaker blueprint found in a RDX, twin additional 3-cm by 10-cm Highline™ ultra-slim over speakers are sum in a front apportionment of a superstar and a 9-cm center-channel full-range orator is placed atop a instrument panel. An outmost amplifier with law Acoustic Motion Control™ provides 12 channels of amplification, one to any speaker. The Acura/ELS Studio® audio element offers a same discerning True Touchpad Interface™ and steering-wheel mounted controls as a RDX audio system.

Engineered privately for a RDX, a element delivers rarely detailed, well-balanced sound to all seating positions. The element gets a name from multi-Grammy® Award winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner’s recording industry-recognized moniker “ELS.”

Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ 16-Speaker Audio System (A-Spec and Advance Packages)
The RDX A-Spec and RDX with Advance Package underline an Acura-first, state-of-the-art 710-watt 16-speaker, 16-channel Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ Audio System. Building on a 12-speaker system, a 3D element adds twin additional Highline™ ultra-slim over speakers (shown on left) in a rearward apportionment of a ceiling, located on possibly side of a potion roof panel. Two additional 8-cm drivers are positioned in a D-pillars on possibly side on a cabin, usually behind a behind seats. An upgraded outmost amplifier with law Acoustic Motion Control™ provides 710 watts of element power, delivered by 16 dissimilar channels, one for any speaker. To visually heed a system, ELS Studio 3D™-branded authentic steel orator grilles are positioned on a front doors.

Engineered by multi-Grammy® Award winning producer/engineer Elliot Scheiner, a 3D element is designed to emanate an immersive sound theatre that, interjection to a full array of Highline™ ultra-slim over speakers, seems to be dangling in mid-air. The outcome is a comprehensive listening knowledge that brings studio-quality sound to a RDX. This worldly orator array offers multi-zone audio, with selectable orator spin optimization. The element allows optimized remoteness sound zones for a driver, for a front seats, or behind seats. In addition, a 3D element is wholly integrated with a Bluetooth® HandsfreeLink® phone element to use a over speakers for a new spin of hands-free phone clarity.

Song By Voice®
RDX models with a Technology, A-Spec and Advance Packages are also versed with a Song by Voice® feature. The motorist can simply press a TALK symbol on a steering circle and regulating voice commands, can hunt all permitted calm on a connected iPod or concordant smartphone, and automatically start playback. Song by Voice also lets a motorist name song by artist, album, line name, genre, playlist and even composer.
AcuraLink® Cloud-Based Services
The RDX offers an all-new era of AcuraLink®, Acura’s cloud-based connected automobile system. AcuraLink® is a core prove for owners for hands-free entrance to cloud-based services, audio and information, and is designed to keep RDX drivers sensitive and connected while on a go.

The connectivity compulsory for AcuraLink’s several comforts is distributed between a RDX’s embedded element and a owner’s concordant smartphone and information package (for giveaway features, in all RDX models). AcuraLink® works with a owner’s concordant smartphone and information package to bond a RDX with song and information resources, internet apps, and more.

AcuraLink® Service Levels
AcuraLink® has 3 permitted levels of services for Technology Package RDX and up. The Standard Package comes enabled on all RDX models with navigation and includes services such as surface-street and turnpike trade (free for a initial 3 years of ownership). The subscription formed Connect Package adds a far-reaching operation of capabilities, including programmed pile-up presentation and an in-vehicle Assist System that connects we with a live Operator with a lift of an over button. The Premium Package, that also requires a subscription, adds Live Concierge user assistance around a RDX’s embedded dungeon phone. The Concierge use can send finish information directly to a RDX navigation system, make reservations on their behalf, and refurbish a user on weather, bonds and many more.

Standard (free service)

  • AcuraLink® Real-Time Traffic™ with HD digital turnpike trade and aspect travel trade (complimentary)
  • Acura automobile underline guide
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® mobile phone connectivity
  • SMS content outline function
  • Email function
  • Pandora interface
  • Aha: Internet radio, personalized music, news, podcasts, audio books, Facebook and Twitter
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Automated use appointments

Connect Package (subscription fee) includes prevalent services and adds:

  • Automated pile-up presentation and location
  • Assist Call
  • Enhanced roadside assistance
  • Alarm notification
  • Car finder
  • Remote start
  • Remote doorway lock/unlock
  • Stolen automobile tracking
  • Link call information
  • Local search
  • Destination hunt regulating Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
  • Send to car
  • Virtual dashboard
  • Remote diagnostics

Premium Package (subscription fee)
Includes Connect Package services and adds:

  • Live Concierge user assistance (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

AcuraLink® Smartphone App/Website
With an active Connect or Premium Package, a AcuraLink® element gives a owners a operation of comforts they can control or guard remotely, around a newly updated and softened AcuraLink® smartphone app or AcuraLink® website.

AcuraLink® remote features:

  • Remote start
  • Door lock/unlock
  • Stolen automobile tracking
  • Vehicle finder (sounds horn and flashes lights)
  • Security alarm notification
  • Message Box
  • Send finish to RDX
  • “Find parked car” navigation
  • Virtual dashboard
    • Odometer
    • Fuel level
    • Fuel range
    • Door tighten status
    • Hood status
    • Tire pressure

Siri Eyes Free
All RDX models confederate Apple’s Siri Eyes Free mode. Compatible iPhone® users are means to work Siri by informed voice commands by dire and holding a TALK symbol on a steering circle when their iPhone is companion around Bluetooth®. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even serve and helps to minimize appetite distractions by gripping a iOS device’s shade from lighting up.

Owners can proceed Siri to perform a series of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on a highway and their hands on a wheel. Capabilities include:

  • Send content messages and e-mails
  • Read incoming content messages and emails
  • Set adult calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
  • Check a weather
  • Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when a audio element is set to Bluetooth® Audio or iPod mode)
  • Turn-by-turn on-screen navigation regulating Apple Maps within Apple CarPlay™
  • Sports scores and batch quotes

SMS Text Messaging
All RDX models have a prevalent SMS content outline duty that can review incoming texts aloud over a audio element and concede a motorist to respond with any of 6 bureau preset messages. The element works with SMS-capable dungeon phones that have an active information devise and a Message Access Profile (MAP), such as a Blackberry, Droid X and others. Apple iPhone models do not support this feature, though Siri Eyes Free Mode offers a ability to initiate, hear and respond to content messages around voice commands.
Once a concordant phone is companion with a RDX’s Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system, a content messaging duty is enabled. When a phone receives a content message, an warning appears on a audio touchscreen. Using a touchscreen, a motorist can name to have a outline review aloud, can name among a preset respond choices, or can call a sender – all though touching a phone.
To minimize a appetite for motorist distraction, a content of a incoming outline is not displayed on shade unless a delivery is in Park.
Available bureau preset content replies:

  • Talk to we later, I’m driving.
  • I’m on my way.
  • I’m regulating late.
  • OK
  • Yes
  • No

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® interface is designed to offer hands-free operation for many Bluetooth®-enabled mobile telephones. Standard on all RDX models, a element wirelessly connects a driver’s dungeon phone to a vehicle’s audio system. This allows a motorist to make or answer dungeon phone calls though stealing hands from a steering wheel. The element is concordant with Bluetooth®-enabled dungeon phones that have a Hands Free Profile (HFP). A list of concordant phones can be found during or 

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® enables audio files to be played by a vehicle’s audio element wirelessly with a underline called Bluetooth® Audio. If an audio concordant device is companion it will be sum as an auxiliary source on a audio screen. This allows a Bluetooth®device’s media to be played wirelessly by a audio system. Cell phone inclination that support a Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3 concede a arrangement of metadata for artist, manuscript and line name on a audio screen. The vehicle’s audio controls for “skip forward” and “skip backward” concede for navigation from line to track.

Acura Navigation System with Natural Voice Recognition
Standard on a RDX with Technology Package, A-Spec and RDX with Advance Package, a all-new integrated Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System with clamp approval uses GPS record to yield drivers with turn-by-turn superintendence to their comparison finish (available in all 50 United States as good as Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico). 

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition comforts summary:

  • 10.2-inch tinge shade for permitted viewing
  • Navigation coverage includes a United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico
  • Fast line calculation time
  • New Off-line Point of Interest (POI) hunt with 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • New turf view
  • New auto-zoom (when coming a maneuver)
  • HD digital aspect travel and highway trade (complimentary)
  • Voice approval duty with over minimizes a need for authority impression entry
  • Voice approval element recognizes city and travel names as oral words
  • System control around a new True Touchpad Interface™
  • Selectable 3D map view
  • Simple element operation with transparent visible prompts to lamp voice navigation
  • Audio element automatically fades down for turn-by-turn voice superintendence (voice superintendence can be incited off during any time)
  • On-screen pattern of highway interchanges indicates that lane(s) to use to stay on route
  • Three languages for North American markets (English, French and Spanish)
  • Destination memory recalls tide outing addresses, prior destinations and user residence books
  • Destinations can be sent directly to a automobile by a AcuraLink® Concierge user (Premium Package price applies) or around a AcuraLink® App or website (Connect Package price applies)
  • Auto shade brightness
  • Navigation element database is updateable

The RDX’s all-new navigation system, grown in team-work with HERE, offers many improvements, including extended graphics, customized automobile icons, 3D buildings and terrain, turn-by-turn directions displayed in a instrument cluster and more. The element includes giveaway quarterly map database updates for 5 years. The element includes a HD Digital Traffic feature, that alerts a motorist to tide trade conditions and can arrangement swap routes around gridlock. It comforts stretched coverage including many aspect streets within a U.S., permitting a motorist to name faster, rebate undiluted routes. HD Digital Traffic is subscription-free.

The navigation element can be tranquil by voice or a True Touchpad Interface™. RDX’s new, extended natural-speech voice-recognition element can respond to some-more infrequent authority phrases that need rebate user familiarization, in serve to a prior capability of being means to know oral city and travel names.

The audio element is automatically pale when a “Talk” symbol is pressed. The healthy voice-recognition record allows a motorist to simply pronounce city and travel names aloud, and a element responds by displaying a matches permitted in a database. Points of seductiveness on a map – such as restaurants or grocery stores – can be displayed, or we can have a element yield turn-by-turn navigation, all by voice command. The large point-of-interest (POI) database includes write numbers that can be dialed by regulating a Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® element when a driver’s mobile write is connected to a system.

The Acura Satellite-Linked Navigation System uses GPS in mixed with minute information from a vehicle’s mapping element to pinpoint a vehicle’s plcae and to yield a horde of useful mapping and line superintendence features. The system’s receiver receives positioning information from a network of 24 tellurian positioning satellites. If a receiver is blocked by a tunnel, a parking garage or a high building, an core gyroscopic element and a speed sensor line a plcae of a automobile so that a map information stays tide and reliable. The automobile time is exclusively tranquil by GPS data, so when time zones are crossed while driving, a time will automatically set itself to a tide time.

USB Ports and Power Outlets
All RDX models have a 12-volt appetite opening positioned in a core console pass-through. In serve to normal source inputs, a RDX is propitious with twin 2.5-amp USB ports in a front core console for easy connectivity to apparatus such as an iPod® or iPhone®, or a removable peep expostulate storage device containing WMA, MP3 or AAC format music, or simply for charging. The USB pier located in a phone slot underneath a tambour doorway is used for CarPlay® connection. In Technology Package models and above, twin some-more 2.5-amp USB ports are positioned in a behind of a core console for use by a behind passengers.

Audio/Connectivity Features

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2. Based on SAE J1100 bucket volume dimensions prevalent and building space between initial and second seats and front seats changed forward.  This figure compares some-more accurately with many rival measurements.

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2019 Acura RDX: Chassis

The worldly new 2019 RDX framework pattern combines with a some-more organisation and lightweight physique structure to yield some-more enchanting and assured handling, incomparable refinement, and aloft float comfort.

The RDX’s augmenting wheelbase, front and behind line widths, softened front-to-rear weight balance, polished front MacPherson strut and all-new five-link behind suspension, and augmenting circle and tire sizes all raise float peculiarity and opening and yield glorious control for a driver.

Two check forms are permitted – Amplitude Reactive Dampers on a prevalent RDX, Technology Package and A-Spec, and Acura’s innovative Active Damper System on a Advance Package. All RDX grades embody front hydraulic cessation bushings for softened siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH).

All grades also underline Acura’s 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System, tranquil by a distinguished expostulate mode dial on a vehicle’s core console.  With Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes, a motorist can dial in a energetic opening characteristics of a automobile according to their enterprise and prevalent highway conditions.  The Integrated Dynamics System interacts with mixed energetic systems in a vehicle, including a Drive-By-Wire™ throttle, Electric Power Steering, torque-vectoring SH-AWD™ (when equipped), Active Sound Control (ASC) and, on a RDX with Advance Package, a Active Damper System.

Confidence and Control
A new dual-pinion, non-static rigging ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS) element also contributes to a RDX’s accurate and secure steering feel. Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and a 4-channel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, and a new electronic stop upholder (EBB) addition to a RDX’S capability. An Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Automatic Brake Hold and Hill Start Assist addition welfare in trade or on hills.

All RDX grades underline aluminum amalgamate wheels as prevalent equipment, with diameters trimming from 19 inches on a RDX, Technology and Advance Packages, to 20 inches on a A-Spec. In both front-wheel expostulate (FWD) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) versions, all-season tires safeguard surefooted opening in a far-reaching operation of highway and continue conditions.

What’s New
The following Chassis comforts are new for a 2019 RDX:

  • 19-inch wheels (RDX, Technology and Advance Packages)
  • 20-inch wheels (A-Spec)
  • New five-link eccentric behind cessation design
  • Active Damper System (Advance Package)
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Front hydraulic cessation bushings
  • Four-mode Integrated Dynamics System

Chassis Summary

All Models

  • 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • Dual Pinion Variable Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
  • Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
  • Front hydraulic cessation bushings
  • Hill Start Assist
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Five-link behind suspension
  • Power-assisted 4-wheel front brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control

RDX, Technology Package and Advance Package

  • 19-in. amalgamate wheels
  • 235/55R19 101H all-season tires


  • 20-in. amalgamate wheels
  • 255/45R20 101V all-season tires

Advance Package

  • Active Damper System

Optimized Weight Distribution
Handling change is contingent on cessation pattern and unibody constructional stiffness, though it also requires determining a member weight and wrapping to idealize a vehicle’s core of gravity. During a redesign for 2019, RDX engineers changed a core of sobriety 3.1 inches rearward. This resulted in an softened front/rear weight chain of 57/43-percent compared to a prior era RDX’s 60/40-percent front/rear weight chain for AWD variants. The alleviation helps a RDX boldly in probably all pushing conditions, generally during energetic cornering and puncture deterrence maneuvers.

Front and Rear Suspension
The 2019 RDX cessation delivers both flexible doing and a composed, mobile ride. The element uses a mixed of front MacPherson struts and a behind five-link design, both utilizing organisation subframes and front regulating hydraulic cessation bushings. The RDX, Technology Package and A-Spec use 2-stage Amplitude Reactive Dampers, while a Advance Package’s Active Damper System is electronically integrated with a vehicle’s Integrated Dynamics System (IDS). Ground clearway is a useful 8.2 inches, permitting all RDX grades (including FWD and SH-AWD®) to navigate by some-more sundry conditions.

The RDX’s strut-style front cessation improves pile-up performance. The new five-link behind cessation provides glorious doing characteristics and float quality, while also aiding to maximize second-row seating and bucket space. On all RDX grades, 30 mm tubular front and 23 mm plain behind stabilizer bars urge turn-in response while shortening physique hurl during cornering. The stabilizer bars are connected to their ascent bushings and use low-friction fasten links for well-spoken operation. The curb-to-curb branch hole is 38.9 feet for all grades.

MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
The MacPherson strut front cessation is engineered to yield desirous doing opening and a manageable feel for a driver. Specially calibrated geometry ensures a high grade of speed and precision, fibre and stability. The revoke cessation arms are connected to a subframe and to a physique around hydraulic correspondence bushings, providing a ideal mixed of doing responsiveness and precision, along with extent siege from highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH).

Five-Link Rear Suspension
The 2019 RDX’s new five-link behind cessation element offers both float correspondence and doing opening significantly above a prior generation, putting a RDX in a same joining boldly as tip European competitors. This new multi-link element uses a steel subframe, fake aluminum tip control arms and toe couple to minimize unsprung weight and optimize member stiffness, an aluminum heart carrier, and high-strength steel revoke control arms that yield serve weight savings. Improvements to a RDX’s unibody acerbity – quite in a behind area – assistance a new cessation element to surpass during improving stability, float compliance, and impact harshness. The element is designed to perform ideally in both a FWD and
SH-AWD® configurations.

Hydraulic Suspension Compliance Bushings
The front cessation element uses hydraulic correspondence bushings mounted in aluminum carriers for optimal float peculiarity and quivering isolation. These bushings are privately tuned to minimize a volume of quivering that is eliminated to a occupants, shortening a altogether noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) inside a vehicle.

Amplitude Reactive Dampers (RDX, Technology Package and A-Spec)
Proven Amplitude Reactive Dampers are used on a RDX, Technology Package and A-Spec. Amplitude Reactive Dampers minister to glorious float comfort together with crisp, accurate handling. The dampers work in twin graphic opening parameters, including a Ride Zone and a Handling Zone. Each territory has a singular set of focus and miscarry damping army tailored to yield a elite float and doing attributes. In essence, a width reactive dampers work like twin apart cessation systems sum in one. The dampers duty reactively or “passively,” and are wholly mechanical/hydraulic in operation with no wiring required.

Active Damper System (ADS) (Advance Package)
New to a 2019 RDX in a Advance Package, a Active Damper System is partial of a vehicle’s Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that also controls a Electric Power Steering (EPS), Drive-by-Wire™ stifle system, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and traction control. Controlled by a microprocessor regulating information from a Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system’s circle sensors, yaw/G sensor, engine rpm and torque, and steering angle, a Active Damper System can adjust any 0.002 seconds to adjust particular wheels to highway surfaces.

The core console-mounted expostulate mode dial allows a motorist to name between Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes. As destined by a pushing mode controller, an electric actuator integrated into any check governs hydraulic fluid movement inside a unit. Damper settings are automatically calibrated to a pushing mode sourroundings to grasp a following benefits:

  • Snow and Comfort – Provides a courteous change of float and doing for bland pushing conditions.
  • Sport – This mode provides firmer check settings that squash and stabilise a automobile physique during quick steering inputs and maneuvers. Steering and AHA torque vectoring are also noticeably sharpened, boosting doing pointing and altogether responsiveness.
  • Sport+ – Further increases cessation damping force while maximizing steering response and AHA torque vectoring for a many intent motorist who final a many accurate automobile response.

At a driver’s preference, possibly a Comfort or Sport mode might be set as a IDS default on automobile startup.

Dual-Pinion Variable-Ratio Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
In a initial for RDX – and also in a shred – prevalent Electric Power Steering (EPS) incorporates twin sail gears and a non-static rigging ratio for unrivalled steering feel, opening and comfort. Compared to a normal single-pinion steering system, a twin sail EPS utilizes a earthy steering submit from a motorist as good as from a supplemental electric motor. A non-contact torque sensor measures a driver’s steering bid and an ECU determines how many electric engine support to apply, ensuing in smooth, healthy and accurate steering feel.

The system’s non-static steering ratio is enabled by a steering rack, that utilizes gradually wider rigging spacing so, as a circle is changed over off center, a steering ratio is effectively increased, providing for both easy maneuverability in parking and city travel maneuvers and glorious patience and fortitude when roving during turnpike speeds The steering ratio is non-static with an on-center ratio of 15.13:1 and final off-center ratio (at full lock) of 11.95:1, with a sum of 2.23 turns lock-to-lock (compared to 2.73 on a previous-generation RDX).

The EPS is calibrated with a Integrated Dynamics System to raise steering response and boost feel in a Sport mode, and even serve in a Sport+ mode.

Four-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS, Electronic Brake Booster (EBB), Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Brake Assist
Four-wheel front brakes with 4-channel (ABS), electronic stop upholder (EBB), electronic stop force chain (EBD) and stop support are prevalent on a 2019 RDX. The element utilizes a large-diameter master cylinder to grasp a short-travel, organisation pedal feel. The EBB uses an electronic servomotor to support braking opening while improving stop feel and pedal modulation in probably all conditions. The outcome is a gentle and polished braking feel during low speeds, likely and easy operation on a highway, a sporty feel on circuitous roads, and calming high-performance interlude in puncture situations.

The 12.4-in. ventilated front stop rotors are clamped by twin-piston calipers. The behind front brakes incorporate plain rotors companion with single-piston stop calipers. The low-friction pattern of a stop calipers reduces appetite waste when a brakes are not in use, directly improving fuel efficiency.

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an electronic fortitude control element that works in and with a RDX’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a automobile is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver.

VSA® also provides a limited-slip differential outcome by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. While a motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy permitting some-more circle trip during stranded conditions by dire a VSA® button, ABS stays wholly operational during all times.

Integrated Dynamics System (IDS)
The Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) on a 2019 RDX automatically and seamlessly excellent tunes powertrain, framework and Active Sound Control element functions on a continual, real-time basement to maximize automobile opening and motorist delight regardless of conditions. Four driver-selectable modes embody Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow. Drivers might preset Comfort or Sport as their default mode, while Snow and Sport+ modes can be comparison on a fly.

Agile Handling Assist
Agile Handling Assist uses a vehicle’s brakes selectively to urge initial branch response, boost altogether cornering ability, and allege motorist confidence. By regulating stop vectoring – requesting braking force to a inside wheels – during cornering during high parallel G, a element creates a “yaw moment,” so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist duty helps to forestall a automobile from rolling retrograde when a motorist switches from a stop pedal to a accelerator pedal while a automobile is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when a automobile senses a certain slip and is wholly stopped in any brazen rigging when confronting adult mountain or in retreat rigging when confronting downhill. The element uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a circle speed sensor to control a hydraulic stop modulator. When activated, Hill Start Assist will recover a brakes when a motorist depresses a stifle or if a motorist doesn’t press a accelerator after a few seconds.

Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
The prevalent Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is simpler, some-more permitted and gentle to use than a normal parking brake. The EPB also frees adult core console space, permitting a aloft console and an extended armrest length.

Engaging a parking stop requires usually a lift on a switch on a core console. To recover a parking brake, a motorist simply presses on a accelerator pedal while a seatbelt is buckled when a delivery is in Drive or Reverse or else pushes on a parking stop switch while doing a stop pedal.

Automatic Brake Hold
When activated, Automatic Brake Hold retains stop vigour when a automobile comes to a stop such as during a trade light or in complicated traffic. This frees a motorist from ceaselessly dire a stop pedal to say a automobile in a stopped position until a motorist presses a stifle pedal.

Operating a element requires twin elementary actions from a driver:

  • Activating/deactivating a element around a switch on a core console
  • Pressing on a stop pedal until a automobile comes to a stop

Once these stairs are taken, Automatic Brake Hold will prove rendezvous and afterwards say stop vigour when a automobile has come to a stop, even if a motorist after releases a stop pedal. A immature “Brake Hold” idol on a instrument quarrel illuminates to uncover that a element is functioning. The RDX afterwards stays stopped – even on a mountain – until a motorist presses a accelerator pedal. At this point, Automatic Brake Hold releases a brakes and a automobile resumes normal braking function.

Wheels and Tires
The new RDX comes prevalent with 19-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels (RDX, Technology, and Advance Packages. These new wheels are one-inch incomparable in hole than those of a prior RDX. To raise cornering performance, a A-Spec comforts 20-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels, a initial for any RDX model. Each RDX indication comforts a possess singular circle design.

Standard Wheel

Technology Wheel

Advance Wheel

A-Spec Wheel

The RDX, Technology and Advance Packages float on 235/55R19 tires mounted on 19 x 8.0-inch wheels, while a A-Spec has wider and lower-profile 255/45R20 tires on 20 x 8.0-inch wheels. All tires lift an M+S all-season rating, creation them suitable for year-round use in all continue and highway conditions.

A outline of a 2019 RDX’s circle and tire sizes include:

RDX and Advance Package

  • 19 x 8-inch embellished aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 235/55R19 101H Continental CrossContact LX Sport all-season tires

Technology Package

  • 19 x 8-inch machined-face aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 235/55R19 101H Continental CrossContact LX Sport all-season tires


  • 20 x 8-inch Shark Grey aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 255/45R20 101V Goodyear Eagle RSA all-season tires

Space-Saving Spare Tire
For all-wheel expostulate (SH-AWD®) RDX, Technology and Advance Packages, a gangling tire is a space- and weight-saving T155/90D17 101M proxy territory that is mounted underneath a behind of a vehicle. Other grades, including A-Spec, are versed with a tire scold kit.

17.1-Gallon Fuel Capacity
The RDX’s 17.1-gallon fuel-tank ability allows an plenty cruising range. Both the fuel tank and fuel siren are molded of high-density polyethylene for low weight, leisure from corrosion, impact insurgency and fuel fog losses. The fuel tank is located in a stable area in front of a rear suspension to assistance urge reserve opening in a eventuality of a collision. A capless fueling element simplifies refueling.

1,500-Pound Tow Rating 
For sum utility, a RDX has a 1,500-pound draw rating when versed with a permitted towing package. The draw rating creates a RDX means of pulling apparatus such as a tiny camping trailer, a motorcycle trailer or a personal watercraft. (See a Accessories territory for some-more information.)

Key Chassis Features

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2019 Acura RDX: Safety Driver Assist

The third-generation 2019 RDX offers a tip spin of prevalent reserve and driver-assistance comforts in a model’s story – and in a class. The AcuraWatch™ apartment of driver-assistance technologies is now prevalent on all RDX grades, along with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, while a Technology Package and aloft grades addition Blind Spot Information (BSI), front and behind parking sensors and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. The RDX with Advance Package includes a Head-Up Display and Surround View Camera System for a initial time.

Passive Safety Protections
In a eventuality of a collision, a new 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. Acura engineers also targeted a tip permitted reserve ratings from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What’s New

The following Safety and Driver-Assistive comforts are new for a 2019 RDX:

  • AcuraWatch™ prevalent on all grades
  • Ultra-high-strength steel doorway stiffener ring
  • Driver and front newcomer knee airbags
  • Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
  • Rear camera washer (Advance Package)

AcuraWatch™ Technologies
For a initial time in a RDX, all grades are now versed with AcuraWatch™. This apartment of driver-assistance technologies helps to urge a driver’s situational approval and, in certain circumstances, meddle to assistance equivocate a collision or lessen a severity. The prevalent motorist assistance comforts are listed below.

Key Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

  • AcuraWatch™
    – Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
    – Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
    – Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
    – Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure
  • Inner and outdoor hot-stamped doorway stiffener rings
  • Pedestrian damage slackening design
  • Advanced front airbags (SRS)
  • Driver and front newcomer side and knee airbags
  • Side shade airbags with rollover sensor
  • Adjustable conduct restraints
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)
  • Advanced 4-Channel ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Blind mark information (BSI) (Technology Package and above)
  • Front and behind parking sensors (Technology Package and above)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (Technology Package and above)
  • Multi-Angle Rear View Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
  • Head-Up Display (Advance Package)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
The RDX utilizes a latest chronicle of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body-structure to raise newcomer insurance and pile-up harmony in frontal collisions. The ACE physique structure uses a network of companion constructional elements – now regulating some-more than twice a high-strength steel as a prior era RDX – an boost of 56 percent – to catch and liberate pile-up appetite divided from a newcomer compartment. The extended frontal pile-up appetite government can also assistance to some-more uniformly sunder a army eliminated to other vehicles in a crash. Additionally, ACE helps minimize a appetite for under-ride or over-ride situations that can start during frontal impacts with a incomparable or smaller vehicle. (See a Body and Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Collision Safety Ratings
The ACE™ physique pattern is targeted to assistance a 2019 RDX grasp a tip permitted pile-up reserve ratings. In sovereign National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing, a RDX is targeted to grasp a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, a RDX is targeted to grasp a SUPERIOR rating in front pile-up impediment on all grades due in partial to a prevalent focus of AcuraWatch™, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating.

Crash Energy “Pathways”
Unlike many compulsory designs that proceed frontal pile-up appetite usually to a revoke load-bearing structures in a front end, a RDX’s latest ACE™ physique structure actively channels frontal pile-up appetite to both tip and revoke constructional elements, including a building support rails, side sills and A-pillars. By formulating privately engineered “pathways” that assistance liberate these frontal impact army by a incomparable commission of a vehicle’s sum structure, a ACE physique structure can some-more effectively line pile-up appetite around and divided from a newcomer dungeon to assistance extent cabin deformation and urge newcomer protection.

Structural Safety
Meeting a RDX’s crash-safety rating targets compulsory countless constructional engineering advancements including side collision-load pathways and a use of hot-stamped high-strength steel – including new one-piece core and outdoor doorway opening stiffener rings – aiding urge newcomer insurance in side impact collisions. (See a Body and Exterior territory for some-more information.)

Hot-Stamped Stiffener Ring – In a world’s initial for a prolongation vehicle, a 2019 RDX uses both an core and an outdoor hot-stamped stiffener ring during any front doorway opening. There are 3 vital advantages of this construction method: (1) The one-piece door-opening ring has no joints, so pile-up loads are eliminated some-more efficiently; (2) The single-piece construction improves a fit and finish of a doorway opening; and (3) Weight is reduced by 15.2 pounds compared to a compulsory multi-part ring.

Airbag System
The new RDX is versed with 8 airbags, a many ever for an Acura. These embody modernized front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and both driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags.

Advanced Front Airbags (SRS) – Every RDX is versed with modernized front airbags (SRS). The front airbags are designed to addition a chair belts to assistance revoke a odds of conduct and tip physique injuries in frontal crashes.

Driver and Front Passenger Side Airbags – Driver and front newcomer side airbags mounted in a outboard area of any front seatback are designed to assistance yield pelvis and thorax insurance in a eventuality of a serious side impact.

Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor – All outboard seating positions embody a side shade airbag system. In a eventuality of a sufficient side impact or rollover, a side shade airbags muster from a ceiling, providing a poignant spin of conduct insurance in a window area.

Driver and Passenger Knee Airbags – The inclusion of driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags is a initial for RDX. The airbags are designed to softened control a brazen fit of a occupants in a eventuality of a frontal collision, in and with a front airbags and seatbelts. Each knee airbag is contained underneath a quarrel on a underside of a instrument panel. To yield best-in-class knee clearway among vehicles with knee airbags, a quarrel is contoured divided from a knees. (See a Interior territory for some-more information.)

Three-point seatbelts are prevalent for all seating positions. The front seatbelts are versed with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners and load-limiting retractors to assistance lessen injuries in a frontal collision.

Adjustable Head Restraints
All 5 front and behind seating positions underline divided tractable conduct restraints while a RDX’s front conduct restraints underline a latest era of neck insurance performance. Four-way tractable front headrests have 3 set positions during 0.4-inch (10mm) intervals and offer 0.6 inches (15mm) of additional conduct clearway in their home position when compared to a prior model.

Child Safety Features
Two sets of Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat-mounting positions are built into a outboard behind seats. The LATCH element utilizes both an tip child-seat fasten anchor and dedicated lower-anchor points that are built into a physique of a vehicle. These assistance safeguard scold ascent of a concordant child seat. A third tip fasten is located in a behind core position.

The RDX also comforts childproof behind doorway locks. When engaged, they assent a behind doors to be non-stop usually from a outside, thereby aiding to forestall random opening by a child.

Active Safety and Driver-Assistance Technology
Now prevalent on all RDX grades, a AcuraWatch™ apartment of driver-assistance technologies embody a following.

Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Now enclosed in all RDX models, a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) provides a rebate stressful pushing knowledge by shortening steering improvement movements and pushing bid on a highway. LKAS uses a camera to review line markings and uses EPS to support a motorist in gripping in a core of a lane.

Designed for a U.S. highway structure, a element uses a Monocular Camera mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield to brand embellished lanes, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers during speeds between 45 mph and 90 mph. When LKAS senses that a motorist is flapping from a core of a rescued lane, a element generates visible steering torque to support a motorist in progressing line position.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Included in all RDX models for a initial time, Acura’s latest chronicle of a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) is one of a many worldly driver-assist technologies available. It ceaselessly scans trade conditions brazen of a RDX, alerts a motorist when it determines there is appetite for a collision, and afterwards relates involuntary puncture braking to assistance revoke a astringency of a collision if drivers don’t take visible movement on their own.

When CMBS determines there is a appetite for collision, visible and heard alerts prompt a motorist to take visible actions. The visible alerts seem on a Multi-Information Display (MID), and on a Advance Package, additionally on a windshield around a head-up warning display. If a element determines that a collision is imminent, it relates a brakes to assistance revoke automobile speed and contingent collision forces.

Further aiding RDX drivers, CMBS also recognizes shapes, and can compute between a automobile and a pedestrian, warning a motorist when possibly is detected. A Millimeter Wave Radar territory located behind a front grille and a Monocular Camera mounted during a tip apportionment of a windshield are used to detect vehicles and pedestrians. The radar territory and camera work concurrently and cooperatively to control a VSA® modulator, that provides any compulsory braking. This “fusion” of radar and camera allows a element to some-more quick establish a possibly there’s a appetite for a collision, significantly augmenting a odds of bringing a automobile to a finish stop and avoiding impact.

It is critical to note that CMBS can't detect all objects ahead, nor is it dictated to reinstate a driver’s comment of trade conditions and control of a vehicle. The motorist contingency meddle in certain situations and contingency always be courteous when regulating a system. Although in many cases CMBS will stop a car, it is not dictated to request adequate braking force to forestall all collisions. Based on a conditions, a element also might not perform all visual-, audible- and tactile-alert stages, and might instead automatically rivet a brakes if a element deems it necessary.

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) – Integrated with CMBS™
Now enclosed in all RDX models, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in a tip apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles and pedestrians brazen and to establish possibly a collision is imminent. If a FCW element detects a automobile or walking in front of a RDX and afterwards determines that a collision might start (due to a speed differential between a RDX and a object), it will trigger a “BRAKE” outline on a Multi-Information Display (MID) and Head-Up Display (on Advance Package) an heard alert. If a CMBS™ element is activated and a motorist fails to respond to a FCW system, a vehicle’s brakes will be automatically practical if a element determines a collision is imminent.

Drivers might adjust a stretch during that FCW alerts start and might name between “Long,” “Normal,” or “Short.” Drivers might also name “Off” to invalidate a FCW element entirely.

Note that a FCW element can't detect all objects ahead; correctness will change formed on weather, speed and other factors.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
Now enclosed in all RDX models, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a elite speed and following interlude behind a automobile rescued ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light highway trade conditions. This significantly reduces a motorist highlight of pushing in traffic. The element uses Millimeter Wave Radar and a Monocular Camera to ceaselessly line a stretch to a automobile ahead, and afterwards adjusts a RDX’s speed to say a motorist comparison following interval. A short, medium, long, or extra-long interlude can be selected. When required, a RDX automatically brakes regulating a Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) modulator to say a set interval.

Integrated Low Speed Follow, that uses a same Millimeter Wave Radar, Monocular Camera, and VSA® modulator, extends a involuntary following capability to stop-and-go trade situations (down to 0 mph). ACC with Low-Speed Follow functions embody a following:

  • A preceding automobile is rescued ­in a line ahead – Decelerates automatically, if required, and afterwards controls a following interval.
  • The preceding automobile slows to a stop – Stops automatically and stays stationary.
  • The preceding automobile accelerates from a stop – Resumes following when a SET or RES switch or accelerator pedal is operated.
  • Another automobile is rescued merging in between a RDX and a preceding vehicle – Automatically switches “targets” to a nearest rescued vehicle.
  • The preceding automobile exits a lane – ACC with low speed follow element continues during cruise-control speed formerly comparison by motorist (25 to 90 mph).

A Multi-Information Display (MID) and Head-Up Display (Advance Package) outline and heard warning warning a motorist when possibly ACC or Low-Speed Follow functions are activated. (See a Interior and Powertrain sections for some-more information.)

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Included in all RDX models for 2019, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses a Monocular Camera (mounted on a tip apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished line lines, Botts’ dots and cats eye markers. RDM uses both steering force, around EPS, and braking force, around Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®), to assistance a RDX stay in a lane.

The Monocular Camera recognizes line comforts and identifies a lane. If a RDM element detects that a RDX is about to leave a rescued lane, it will yield steering support (primary) and in singular occasions when steering is not sufficient, braking assist, to assistance a motorist stay on a road. Only line depart is activated if a motorist is flitting over a dashed line, Botts’ dots or cats eye, while deceleration support is disabled. In this case, RDX uses active steering force to lapse to a lane. RDM is integrated with a VSA® element to yield assuage braking, and with a Electric Power Steering (EPS) element to yield steering input.

Multiple visible and heard warnings warning a motorist when a RDM element is holding visible action. These embody a Lane Departure Warning (LDW) on a driver’s Multi Information Display (MID) along with an heard warning.

RDM also has a customizable initial warning of possibly a steering circle shake/vibration, or an heard alert. This can be customized in a automobile settings.

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
A multi-angle rearview camera is prevalent on a RDX. It offers 3 observation angles (wide view, normal perspective and tip view). Drivers might name a elite perspective according to pushing conditions. The rearview pattern is displayed on a 10.2-inch tinge tip information display. On-screen discipline assistance a motorist softened decider distances, and predictive discipline assistance make maneuvering in retreat easier.

Surround View Camera System (Advance Package)
In a RDX with Advance Package, 4 extraneous cameras yield a 360-degree perspective of a space immediately around a automobile by a navigation display. A camera symbol among a tip arrangement controls changes camera views to yield a choice of 6 opposite angles.

When Reverse is selected, a behind camera perspective appears on shade along with an over 360-degree view. Guidelines seem in any view, that conform with a angle of a front wheel’s angle to uncover a vehicle’s likely rearward path. A press of possibly camera symbol switches to uncover a behind perspective alone, and another press shows a wide-angle behind view.

Pressing possibly “CAMERA” symbol when not in retreat shows a 360-degree perspective sum with a front perspective that is ideal for putting a automobile in a ideal position in a garage. Another symbol press provides a front wide-angle perspective that is useful for aiding mark an coming automobile or chairman when nosing out a parsimonious mark with a blocked side view. Additional views embody looking brazen from both sides and usually a newcomer side perspective alone.

In a initial for a Acura division, a behind camera has a washer to assistance yield a clearer perspective of appetite obstacles while reversing. To work a washer, a motorist simply activates a behind windshield washer to proceed a tide of cleaning liquid (from a same supply as used for a window washers) over a camera lens.

Parking Sensors
To support in maneuvering in parsimonious spaces, such as entering or exiting a parking space, a 2019 RDX Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package underline a set of 6 parking sensors. A sensor is located during any dilemma of a automobile with an additional twin during a rear. When a sensor(s) detects an intent tighten to a vehicle, a element provides an heard warning and a visible warning on a MID and, when subsidy up, also on a 10.2-inch tinge tip information arrangement when display a rearview camera view. With any form of visible alert, a element indicates in what instruction a rescued intent is located.

Blind Spot Information (BSI)
Included in a Technology Package, A-Spec and Advance Package, a blind mark information (BSI) element uses twin radar sensors to ceaselessly guard conditions behind a RDX and warning a motorist if another automobile is rescued in tighten vicinity – generally in a blind mark of a driver. The BSI element uses a LED indicators mounted on a A-pillar and an heard warning to warning a driver.

There are twin warning levels: 1) If a automobile is rescued in a driver’s blind mark afterwards a LED indicator on a incoming side illuminates; and 2) If a automobile is rescued and a RDX spin vigilance is activated, a LED indicator on a incoming side blinks and a buzzer sounds 3 times. To forestall fake alarms while maneuvering during low speed, a BSI element is infirm subsequent approximately 20 mph.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Included Technology and above grades, a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor works in and with a BSI radar sensors to raise motorist certainty and reserve when subsidy up. The element is generally useful when reversing in undiluted parking lots with an blocked perspective from driver’s seat.

The element utilizes a span of blind-spot radar units located in a behind buffer corners. When Reverse is comparison and an coming automobile is detected, arrows indicating a coming vehicles instruction are shown on a 10.2-inch tip display’s behind camera image. Simultaneously, an heard warning is issued if cross-traffic is coming from possibly side.

Pedestrian Injury Mitigation
The RDX has an impact-absorbing front physique pattern to assistance revoke damage in a eventuality of a frontal collision with a pedestrian. Research shows that a following comforts can dramatically urge a pedestrian’s possibility of presence if struck by a relocating vehicle:

  • Impact-energy interesting hood – Space is supposing between a underside of a hood and pivotal powertrain components, permitting a hood to hook and twist if hit is done with possibly an adult or a child pedestrian.
  • Energy-absorbing buffer mounts and supports – Front buffer mounts and brackets are designed to twist simply to assistance catch impact energy.
  • Deformable windshield wiper pivots – Wiper pivots are designed to twist and mangle divided easily.



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2019 Acura RDX: Feature/Package Summary

FWD is standard; Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) permitted on all grades/packages

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2019 Acura RDX: Accessories

A line of Acura Genuine Accessories was grown concurrently with a RDX to yield automobile personalization for a owner. Like all Acura Genuine Accessories, a RDX accessories are lonesome by a 4-year/50,000-mile singular guaranty if commissioned by a play during a time of strange automobile purchase.

Accessories for a 2019 RDX include:


  • Fog Lights
  • Hands Free Access
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Illuminated Side Sill
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Trailer Hitch Harness
  • Welcome Light


  • 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • 19″ Smoke Black Alloy Wheels
  • 20″ Alloy Wheels
  • Black Wheel Lock
  • Body Side Molding
  • Car Cover
  • Chrome Tailgate Garnish
  • Cross Bar Bag
  • Cross Bars
  • Dark RDX Emblem
  • Deck Lid spoiler
  • Door Edge Film
  • Door Edge Guard
  • Door Handle Film
  • Front and Rear Bumper Garnish
  • Mudguards
  • Rear Bumper Appliqué
  • Roof Attachments
  • Roof Rail
  • Running Boards
  • Spare Tire Kit
  • Splashguards
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Trailer Hitch Ball Mount
  • Wheel Locks


  • All Season Mat
  • Cargo Area Protector
  • Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Organizer
  • Carpet Mats
  • Folding Cargo Tray
  • Seat Cover, 2nd Row

(See a 2019 Acura RDX appendage leaflet for some-more information.)


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