7 Outstanding Upgrades to the New 2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX review

Rounding out the 2016 Acura lineup is the 2016 Acura RDX. This compact luxury SUV—already one of Acura’s most successful models—is better than ever. According to Acura, “The new RDX is another great example of how we are continuing to advance our Acura lineup with a focus on prestige, performance and dynamic proportion,” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. “With the all-new TLX and upgraded MDX, RDX and ILX all getting a major injection of Acura DNA, we have one of the strongest Acura lineups in a decade.”

Here are just a few ways the 2016 Acura RDX has improved for the new model year:

  1. More powerful—a newly upgraded 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and increased horsepower (a solid 279-hp and 252 lb-ft. of torque)
  2. More efficient—19/28mpg for AWD models and 20/29mpg for FWD models (city/highway)
  3. More aggressively styled—sleeker lines, more three-dimensional grille treatment, sportier wheel designs
  4. Restyled exterior and interior elements with upgrades to both standard and available luxury features and technology, including standard Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, standard heated front seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents
  5. The RDX with Technology Package adds a new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seat (4-way power in base models), Acura’s intuitive dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI), Multi-view Rear Camera with dynamic guidelines and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  6. A new line-topping Advance grade package features unique-machined alloy wheels (18″ x 7.5″) with painted gray inserts and adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror and the full suite of AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. While offered as standard equipment on the new Advance Package, all RDX models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, along with the Expanded View driver’s side mirror
  7. Enhanced crash safety design with numerous changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

The 2016 Acura RDX’s aptly-described tagline is “Drive Like a Boss.” And if you’re ready to take to the road as your own boss, we invite you to come down for a test drive.

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