The Acura RDX Review

by  |  On September 5th, 2011  |  In Acura, Auto Reviews

Are you looking for a brand new SUV that can offer you the right size and driving performance? Well, the Acura RDX is a good option if you are really interested in buying a sports utility vehicle that has the right size and excellent performance features that can improve your driving experience.

Acura RDX

The all new 2012 Acura RDX is one of the best upcoming SUV models that you can look out for if you are interested in buying SUV that can performance. You can definitely look out for the Acura RDX review that is available on various websites and see if the features and options available in the Acura RDX meet your requirements.

Acura RDX Styling

Honda has always paid attention to the style factor of the car and therefore they do that to 2012 Acura RDX as well. This SUV has plenty of leading edge styling that has been added to it. On the outside, Honda designers have given it an aggressive and sporty appearance and for that they have added bold front and rear fascias. The Acura signature grille sits right in front of the car. Honda has also provided 18 inch aluminum wheels which blend perfectly with the chrome fascias in the front and give this SUV a great sporty feeling.

Acura RDX Performance

Since Honda is very keen on performance of their new cars, they have tried to make the Acura RDX better than before. Hence, this car is equipped with 2.3 liter DOHC inline four cylinder engine that can produce 240 horsepower and 260 lb feet of torque. The Acura RDX also has Variable Flow Turbocharger (VFT) which ensures that there is no lag in the response from the car. The turbocharger works with the i-VTEC and gives out excellent acceleration at all speed levels. The Acura RDX has an EPA rating of 19 in the city, 24 on the highway and 21 combined in 2WD models, while it has better performance ratings in AWD models. The car also comes with Sequential SportShift 5 speed automatic transmission for smooth gear changes.

Acura RDX Interior

The Acura RDX feels very sophisticate from the inside as well because of the leather trimmed front seats which makes the car feel luxurious. It also has blue low level ambient lighting which makes the car interior feel better than the other SUVs. The three passenger rear seat can be folded and expands the cargo space by 60 cubic feet. There is a lockable dual level console that can fit a laptop easily and most of the console is quite close to the driver so that it is easily accessible. The audio and cruise control is available on the steering wheel and the HVAC buttons are close to the driver. The 2012 Acura RDX also comes with rear view camera and auto dimming rearview mirror. There is an 8 inch color navigation screen that is available for navigation as well as for rear view camera.

Acura RDX Safety

The all new 2012 Acura RDX comes with ACE technology which is known as Advanced Compatibility Engineering. With the help of ACE body structure the car is ready to absorb the frontal collision forces away from the passengers and it has been proved in various crash tests done by Honda. The car also comes with specially engineered hood, collapsible hood hinges, and breakaway wiper pivots that can help to prevent injuries when accidents happen. There are multiple threshold bags for the driver and the passengers and side curtain airbags with rollover sensors.

To conclude, the Acura RDX is among the best SUV that you can look out for because it has good styling, performance and safety features that will give you optimum value for money.

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.


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