There’s a New Player in Town!
Let’s be honest…..it’s just you and me here, right? Some SUV’s can be a bit “klunky”. Fat. Numb. Overweight. Right?
Not the newly-designed Acura RDX.
This 5-seater feels like a 20-year-old college gymnast must feel…light, lithe and ready….for most anything.
The previous RDX was a well-received enthusiast’s vehicle….noticeably smaller than it’s competition and well-regarded for it’s handling and performance…if not it’s mileage.
The re-designed RDX is a bit larger now…pretty much in the same league as it’s Lexus, Audi, BMW and Infiniti competitors…with better mileage than before…yet the performance and handling is still there. And the RDX has the edge when it comes to price.
Competition beware….there’s a new player in town!
The RDX starts at $35,415 including transportation, and that gets you a 273 HP 3.5 liter V-6 with a 6-speed auto, heated perforated leather 10-way power seats, air filtration, rear-view cam, a 360-watt 8-speaker stereo, tire-pressure monitoring, Bluetooth, moonroof, 18” alloys and heated mirrors.
A $3,700 tech package adds Zagat restaurant ratings and reviews, real-time weather and traffic with re-routing, a 410 watt surround-sound system with Sirius, voice recognition, power remote tailgate, and xenon lights.
We tested the AWD version with the tech package.
Mileage is rated at 20 city and 28 highway…..AWD will drop those figures by 1 MPG.
The new Acura RDX will probably be shopped by the same folks looking at various Lexus, Audi, BMW and Infinity models. At somewhere between 2 and 5 thousand less than the others…with the performance, quality, gas mileage and space to compete…the new RDX is a very compelling choice!