2016 Acura RDX Release Date, Price, Engine – The Acura auto maker has distinguished itself as a leader in luxury Sport Utility Vehicle production and the upcoming 2016 Acura RDX is no exception whatsoever. The RDX achieved massive success last year when it led its class with its total sold out units amounting to 44,865.
The auto maker has decided not to rest and will soon be unleashing the new 2016 Acura RDX which will come with a refreshing interior and exterior specs. The new RDX made a debut during this year’s 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The auto makers revealed every detail that we should expect from the new vehicle and will be very much the same to the wildly successful 2016 Acura TLX model. The following review will update everyone on what to expect from the new RDX model.
2016 Acura RDX exterior
The exterior of the new 2016 Acura RDX is what everyone expected it to come with; just enough for an update to match up the rest of the line-up. The revision includes the add-on of Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlamps which will definitely be amazing.
The anterior fascia will also receive some important updates which will include a three dimension grille, modern and sportier air intakes on the bumper. Also buyers should expected angular air vents at the centre that will also rope in a small splitter.
The posterior end will also carry the same theme as the front fascia in terms of important redesigns. The taillights will get important facelifts that will as a result of the installation of the Acura’s light pipe design.
Below the posterior end will be an angular bumper and insert which will give the 2016 Acura RDX a sportier demeanour from behind whilst retaining its refined appearance.
2016 Acura RDX interior
The interior of the brand new 2016 Acura RDX also received mind-blowing improvements. The enhancements will include a reworking of the 2-tone colour scheme. The colour outline now brings the black section further down the dashboard while the silver scheme brightens the cabin up.
New features you should look forward to include the standard heated front seats and air conditioning vents for the second row of seats. Other high tech features that might come optional will include an eight way adjustable power driver’s seat, On Demand Multi-Information Display, Dual Screen, HD Radio, Blind Spot Information and rear cross traffic alert which will be incorporated into the updated Technology Package.
New features that will be made available exclusively for the new 2016 Acura RDX will include a rain sensing wipers, Bi-directional keyless remote engine start, fore fog lights, ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, AcuraWatch and auto-dimming driver’s side mirror.
2016 Acura RDX engine
Engine wise, the new 2016 Acura RDX will carry a similar 3.5L SOHC iVTEC power plant that it has made use of since the 2013 production version. However, the new 2016 Acura RDX engine receive a spike in power which will result in the production of 279 hp and 252 pounds of torque.
This will be an increment of 6 hp and 1 pound of torque. On top of the impressive power output figures, the auto maker also achieved great success in improving the fuel economy. The vehicle now has increased the highway fuel mileage by up to I mpg therefore pushing the AWD to 28 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
The front wheel drive, on the other hand, has fuel economy ratings of 28 miles per gallon on the highways and 20 mpg in the city. The auto maker also increased an added bias towards the rear wheel drive over the all-wheel drive for the purpose of improving the driving dynamics for better performance in squally weather.
In terms of the handling aspect, the auto maker installed front/rear engine mounts for enhanced steering system, weight transfer and made the suspension mounts tout.
2016 Acura RDX price and released date
As far as the price of the 2016 Acura RDX goes, buyers should be expecting an msrp of 35,000 USD which is fair enough considering the features the car is touted to come with. The release date alternatively has been scheduled towards the first quarter of 2016. The new RDX is eagerly awaited and it will be thrilling to see how it competes with other rivals in the market. But, all we can do right now, is only wait.