Just as the previous model, the Acura RDX is based on the CR-V platform, so it features a great engine and transmission along with a very nice chassis that is both comfortable as well as strong enough to be okay off-road. The 2015 Acura RDX comes with better interior equipment and more upmarket materials than its Honda counterpart as well as a higher price tag.
2015 Acura RDX Price and Release date
The base model will cost around 33.000$ for the front wheel drive car and around 35.000$ for the all-wheel drive one. It is expected to be available for sale around the mid of August, this year.
The Under the Hood
As we said before, the car comes with only one engine choice. This isn’t a problem because this unit is both powerful enough as well as smooth and fuel efficient. It is a 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine that is able to produce around 275 horsepower and as much as 260 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough for what this car is intended for. The only drawback of this engine is that is you drive it a big on the sporty side, you will see a pretty high fuel consumption.
Transmission and fuel consumption
The car comes with either front wheel drive or all wheel drive and with a single transmission model, a 6 speed automatic unit that is very smooth and pretty fast on gear changes. Fuel consumption for the front wheel drive model is pretty good, being able to return around 20 MPG in the city and around 28 MPG on the highway while the all wheel drive model will offer around 19 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.
2015 Acura RDX Design – Interior and Exterior
Because this car is more of an executive SUV, it features great interior equipment and interior quality. The upholstery is leather as standard and both the front seats are both heated and ventilated, so you won’t have any problems, summer or winter. The audio system is good but it can be upgraded to a more powerful one with a subwoofer. The satellite navigation has a 7 inch screen as standard but this can be upgraded as well to a 9 inch unit.
There aren’t many changes regarding the exterior. You will only notice minor improvements, such as a new LED cluster for the headlights and a more powerful Xenon unit for the running lights. The tail lights also feature LED as standard and a new front grille to better fit the Acura’s design principle. Beside these, there aren’t many changes to the new 2015 Acura RDX.