Acura Automobiles: First in a Generation: All-New 2019 Acura RDX Arrives in Showrooms Jun 1

Posted on 29. May, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Most endless Acura product redesign in a decade heralds new epoch for Acura design, opening and luxury
  • Acura disdainful platform, absolute new turbo engine, accessible next-generation SH-AWD™ and top-of-class category power-to-weight ratio yields quickest, best doing RDX yet
  • Dramatically upgraded interior facilities modernized new True Touchpad Interface™
  • RDX is a top-selling nameplate in a compress oppulance SUV segment1since launched in 2006

Debuting a next-generation of Acura design, opening and technology, and a model’s first-ever A-Spec variant, a all-new 2019 Acura RDX goes on-sale during Acura dealerships national on Jun 1. With a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP2) starting during $37,300 (excluding $995 end and handling), a 2019 RDX comes customary with a class-leading array of reward facilities and technologies. Priced a same as a effusive indication versed with AcuraWatch™ (now standard), a new RDX is thousands reduction than comparably versed European competitors.

The all-new RDX is a initial in a new era of products grown from a belligerent adult around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance code direction, and is a top-selling nameplate in a compress oppulance SUV segment3 given RDX launched in 2006, with accumulative U.S. sales surpassing 375,000 vehicles. The Ohio-made RDX is built on an all-new Acura-exclusive height featuring a new VTEC® Turbo powertrain, a segment’s usually 10-speed delivery and a (available) subsequent era of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™).

The new RDX offers a some-more lush and atmospheric interior, top-of-class power-to-weight ratio, and a prolonged list of customary oppulance facilities and technologies, including AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive tecnhnology, an ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights and a new True Touchpad Interface™, Acura’s groundbreaking new user interface tailored around a pushing environment.

The new RDX can be upgraded with a Technology Package and line-topping Advance Package. Available new reward features, depending on trim, embody 16-way energy tractable exhilarated and ventilated front seats, a 10.5-inch full-color Head-Up Display, 16-channel Acura ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio, Surround View Camera System, Cross Traffic Monitor and blind mark information System.

The RDX is also a initial Acura SUV accessible with a A-Spec competition coming package, that includes 20-inch wheels and low-profile 245/45R20 tires, shimmer black extraneous accents, large-diameter empty finishers, A-Spec badging and disdainful interior upgrades including an accessible red or black leather interior with black Ultrasuede® inserts.

2019 RDX Pricing EPA Ratings

RDX Design
The 2019 RDX is a initial all-new indication to entirely demonstrate Acura’s new extraneous and interior pattern instruction that initial debuted in a Acura Precision Concept and Acura Precision Cockpit. The new RDX boasts a some-more reward and jaunty position with a longer wheelbase, condensed front overhang and wider track. The new pattern showcases Acura’s signature solid pentagon grille, next-generation Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and NSX-inspired front atmosphere curtains.

Inside, a new RDX impresses with wealthy interior appointments, including accessible authentic brushed aluminum, immaculate steel and Olive Ash timber accents, intricately sculpted competition seats, an ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof and a high-deck floating core console that showcases a new True Touchpad Interface and a NSX-inspired expostulate mode dial.  

With a 2.6-inch longer wheelbase and new packaging, a RDX provides stretched cabin space with class-leading back legroom, a fully-flat back floor, and a incomparable (+3.4 cubic feet) load area with an additional 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage.
RDX Performance 
The 2019 RDX is powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, 16-valve powerplant with DOHC VTEC® valvetrain corresponding to a segment’s usually 10-speed involuntary delivery (10AT). Peak outlay of 272 horsepower (SAE net) and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net) bests RDX’s pivotal competitors, including Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Volvo, and delivers 40 percent some-more low-end torque than a effusive 3.5L V6 for absolute acceleration.

The all-new RDX redesign also heralds a lapse of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to a RDX nameplate. This next-generation of Acura SH-AWD facilities softened rear-wheel torque capacity, adult 40 percent over a previous-generation system, serve amplifying a opening enhancing capabilities of Acura’s energetic torque vectoring technology. Now, adult to 70% of torque can be distributed to a back wheels, and adult to 100% of that torque can be distributed to possibly a right-rear or left-rear wheel, formulating superb control and agility. SH-AWD is among a many modernized all-wheel-drive systems accessible in a oppulance car and a 2019 RDX is a initial indication to implement this new generation.

All RDX models also come versed with Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System – with Snow, Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes – providing a motorist with an stretched operation of energetic practice to fit their mood and a pushing environment. The complement interacts with a Drive-by-Wire™ throttle, 10-speed transmission, electric energy 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 practice and energetic capabilities formed on a needs of a motorist and pushing conditions.

RDX Technology
The 2019 RDX provides a some-more reward and tech-savvy cabin knowledge with a initial focus of Acura’s True Touchpad Interface™, an all-new pattern that combines a advantages of both required touchscreen and remote-based approaches. The True Touchpad Interface™ facilities a 10.2-inch full-HD core arrangement mounted high atop a core console, tighten to a driver’s healthy line of sight, and a core console-mounted touchpad that is precisely mapped, one-to-one, with a movement on a core arrangement – a world’s initial use of “absolute positioning” in a pushing environment.  (For some-more information on how a new True Touchpad Interface™, greatfully watch a brief video here.)

The new RDX also outlines a entrance of a accessible Acura ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt complement featuring 4 ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers. Another Acura initial is a new healthy denunciation voice approval system, that allows for some-more discerning voice control of vital facilities and functions, including commands for a accessible embedded Acura Navigation System. Also new is an accessible 10.5-inch full-color interactive Head-Up Display, that puts customizable information displays, including audio, phone, AcuraWatch alerts, turn-by-turn navigation and more, in a driver’s line of sight.

Finally, a RDX facilities a latest era of AcuraLink™, that facilities in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi, accessible over-the-air program updates and a far-reaching array of cloud-based services, including puncture roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start, stolen car tracking, remote diagnostics, geofencing, speed tracking and more.

Development and Manufacturing

The 2019 Acura RDX is a initial RDX to be designed and grown in America, designed during a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, and grown in Raymond, Ohio. Like a predecessor, a new RDX is done in East Liberty, Ohio5. The 2019 RDX’s 2.0-liter VTEC® turbo engine is constructed during a company’s Anna, Ohio engine plant6. Its new SH-AWD™ complement is done during a company’s Russels Point, Ohio delivery plant6, and a 10-speed involuntary delivery is done in a company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia6.

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

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

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


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1 Based on accumulative sum sales 2006-2018CYTD Apr of models in a compress oppulance SUV segment, excludes MY2003 – 2009 Cadillac SRX.
2 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) incompatible tax, license, registration, $975 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

3 Based on accumulative sum sales 2006-2018CYTD Apr of models in a compress oppulance SUV segment, excludes MY2003 – 2009 Cadillac SRX.

4 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.

5 Based on 2019 EPA fuel economy ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.
6 Using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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