The RDX is an admission-level mid-size crossover sports utility vehicle of Acura, which was taken over from the Acura MDX. This is the first opulence crossover SUV of Acura, which was introduced to the market in 2009. However, it did not echo well as the automaker had expected for, thus three years back, Acura put in additional effort to make it a traditional small luxury crossover.
As projected, the RDX rapidly turned out to be the stylish and the highest-selling model for Acura and even ranks greatly on the favorite list of buyers. Now, the redesigned 2017 Acura RDX will come with more space for legs, less fuel consumption, the better choice than ever before of standard and additional features, and decent price.
2017 Acura RDX
2017 Acura RDX Changes
The 2017 RDX is expected to come with many changes in its external design. Besides standard external features, the new RDX gets three optional packages. First one is the Technology Package, next one is AcuraWatch Plus Package, and the last one is Advance Package.
Some of the standard external features of the new vehicle include:
Heated side mirrors.
The new RDX will have a set of 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 235/60 R18 sized all season high-performance tires.
The AcuraWatch Plus package offers the automatic braking as an optional feature, whereas the Advance package offers automatic wipers and LED mist lights as optional features.
This time also, the new model RSX comes with six body colors that include:
Graphite Luster Metallic.
Basque Red Pearl II.
White Diamond Pearl.
Crystal Black Pearl.
Slate Silver Metallic.
Kona Coffee Metallic.
The new vehicle comes equipped with MacPherson strut suspension system with 21.0 mm sized stabilizer bar in the front. Also, a Multilink suspension system with 19.0 mm sized stabilizer bar at the back.
When comes to the braking system, the new vehicle comes outfitted with the 12.3-inch ventilated disc brakes in the front. At the rear, it is 12.0-inch solid disc brakes, with the anti-lock braking system, Brake Assist, and Electronic Brake Distribution.
The new 2017 Acura RDX will be constructed with the body length of 184.4 inches, width of 73.7 inches and with the height of 65.0 inches. The length of the wheelbase of the vehicle will be 105.7 inches and its curb weight varies according to the models.
The curb weight of the new RDX with AWD system and Advance Package will be 3946 pounds (approx 1790 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with AWD system and AcuraWatch and Technology packages will be 3935 pounds (approx 1785 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with AWD system and Technology Package will be 3931 pounds (approx 1783 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with AWD system and AcuraWatch Package will be 3907 pounds (approx 1772 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with AWD system will be 3902 pounds (approx 1715 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with Advance Package will be 3781 pounds (approx 1715 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with the AcuraWatch and Technology packages will be 3772 pounds (approx 1711 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with the Technology Package will be 3768 pounds (approx 1709 kg).
The curb weight of the new RDX with the AcuraWatch Plus Package will be 3943 pounds (approx 1698 kg).
The curb weight of the new Acura RDX 2017 will be 3737 pounds (approx 1695 kg).
New Acura RDX 2017 Interior
For the next model year, the all-new 2017 Acura RDX comes with a better interior and it comes with a roomy and spacious cabin, which makes the daily driving an enjoyable experience. The cabin comes equipped with state-of-the-art driving assist features, which were earlier reserved only for the luxury-branded automobiles, and which was obviously missing on the earlier RDX versions.
Some of the standard interior features available with the new RDX include:
Quality leather upholstery.
Eight-way power seat for the driver.
Back view camera.
Heated seats in the front.
HD and satellite radio.
Four-way power seat for passengers.
Bluetooth acoustic and Smartphone connectivity.
Back privacy glass.
Leather-covered steering wheel.
Sound system with seven speakers.
Five-inch infotainment system.
Keyless start and entry.
Pandora internet radio.
Siri Eyes Free.
2017 Acura RDX Interior
Like the exterior, the new RDX also gets some optional features through three optional packages, like the Technology Package, AcuraWatch Package Plus, and the Advance Package.
The Technology Package comes with optional features, such as an eight-way power seat for the front passenger, an Acura/ELS sound system with 10 speakers, Aha compatibility, leather upholstery, HD radio, and a seven-inch infotainment screen.
The AcuraWatch Package comes with lane interference and alert system, forward collision alert system, and adaptive cruise control.
The Advance Package includes all the optional features of the Technology and AcuraWatch packages, plus ventilated front seats, rear parking sensors, and remote engine start.
The cabin of the new RDX comes with the passenger volume of 104 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 26.1 cubic feet and this can be increased to a maximum capacity of 76.9 cubic feet when the second-row seats are folded down.
The 2017 Acura RDX comes with a V6, 24-valve, i-VTEC aluminum alloy powertrain with the displacement of 3.5 liters. This SOHC power unit offers the new vehicle with the essential power of 279 ponies at 6200 RPM and the required twist output of 252 lbs per foot at 4900 RPM. The powerplant will be mated to a six-velocity mechanical transmission system with Grade Logic Control and Sequential SportShift paddle shifters.
The engine accelerates the new model RDX to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 6.5 seconds and assists it to attain the top speed of 135 mph.
The 2017 RSX will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard and the all-wheel drive system with the Intelligent Control System as an option. However, the new vehicle offers different EPA figures with different systems. The new RSX that comes equipped with the front-wheel drive system offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 20 mpg, 28 mpg, and 23 mpg respectively, whereas, with the all-wheel drive system, it offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 19 mpg, 27 mpg and 22 mpg respectively.
Acura RDX 2017 release date and price
Buyers can have their 2017 Acura RDX with their favorite trims during the fall of 2017. When comes to pricing, each model comes with a different price tag. Accordingly,
The base price of the standard RDX is estimated to be $35,370.
The base cost of the new RDX with the AcuraWatch Plus Package is estimated to be $36,670.
The minimum price of the new RDX with the Technology Package is estimated to be $39,070.
The minimum cost of the new RDX with the AcuraWatch Plus and Technology packages is estimated to be $40,370.
The starting price of the new RDX with the Advance Package is estimated to be $42,020.
The starting cost of the new RDX with the AWD system is estimated to be $36,870.
The preliminary price of the new RDX with the AWD system and AcuraWatch Plus Package is estimated to be $38,170.
The preliminary cost of the new RDX with the AWD system and Technology Package is estimated to be $40,570.
The opening price of the new RDX with the AWD system and AcuraWatch Plus and Technology packages is estimated to be $41,870.
The opening cost of the new RDX with the AWD system and Advance Package is estimated to be $43,520.