2019 Acura RDX: What's New

The above footage is the 2019 RDX Prototype. The production model may vary.

The 2019 RDX is the third generation of the popular compact luxury crossover SUV from Acura. It has undergone a complete top-to-bottom remake and it’s the first Acura model to embody the brand’s new design language. The RDX is also the first Acura SUV to be offered with the A-Spec trim, meaning sportier styling inside and out.

Here is what you need to know:


What’s New:

-        All-new powertrain

o   The 2019 RDX will have a 2.0L DOHC VTEC® four-cylinder engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

o   The new RDX will deliver 40% more low-end torque than the outgoing RDX.

-        All-new platform

o   The new platform is exclusive to Acura and the body is lighter and stiffer than previous generations.

-        All-new design

o   The styling of the 2019 RDX is inspired by the Acura Precision Concept (debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show) and the interior is inspired by the Acura Precision Cockpit (debuted at the 2017 LA Auto Show).

-        All-new tech

o   The new RDX will mark the debut of Acura’s “True Touchpad Interface.” This touchpad interface will control the infotainment screen with precision. For example, tapping on the top left-hand corner of the touchpad would correspond exactly with the action on the top left of the centre display.

-        A-Spec Trim

o   The RDX will be the first Acura SUV to have the A-Spec trim, which offers sportier enhancements all around (similar to the recently refreshed 2018 TLX with A-Spec packages).

-        Spacious cabin

o   Due to a longer wheelbase, the 2019 RDX will have a larger passenger cabin as well as larger cargo space.

-        Moonroof

o   The 2019 RDX will be the first in its segment to offer an ultra-wide panoramic sliding moonroof.


 What’s The Same:

-        Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

o   The first generation RDX had Acura’s SH-AWD but the second generation saw a conventional AWD system. SH-AWD returns for the third generation RDX.

-        Safety

o   The RDX will have Acura’s suite of safety features known as AcuraWatch.


This 5-passenger luxury SUV will be the best RDX yet. Check back here for more updates on the 2019 Acura RDX.


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