Some time ago Acura released a concept called the SUV-X which, they said, showed the direction their design language is going. Well, the new 2016 Acura RDX has just been announced and even though it will only be a mid-life facelift of the current model, it will include styling cues from that concept which shows the eagerness of Acura to improve and refresh their cars in order to stay competitive in this unforgiving market. From what we know, it seems that the Acura RDX 2016 will still use the CR-V platform but with an even better running gear and a slightly upgraded engine which even though it will offer pretty much the same fuel economy as before, it will be slightly more powerful as well as smoother, giving the new midsize SUV even more refinement.
2016 Acura RDX redesign
The body of the 2016 Acura RDX will also get slightly updated with their new design cues. It will heavily borrow from the SUV-X concept which clearly shows in the front where it will receive their signature LED headlights as well as a new front bumper which is actually lower than the previous one. This new bumper also has smaller air intakes in order to make the RDX quieter at higher speeds. On the interior, the Acura RDX 2016 will offer the same level of comfort as before. The base model of this Acura midsize SUV will come as standard with leather upholstery, a 7-speaker audio system, a 6.4 inch infotainment system and even electric front seats with both heating and ventilation systems. The top end model on the other hand will also get satellite navigation, a bigger 8 inch touch screen and also a 15-speaker audio system.
Acura RDX 2016 specs
Acura also worked under the hood of the new Acura RDX 2016, so the 3.5-liter V6 engine will now make up to 290 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque which is actually a 10% improvement over the previous generation. The fuel consumption will remain unchanged, so expect an average of 24 MPG or even better than that. The only downside is that the 6-speed automatic gearbox will remain the same. 8-speed gearbox might be offered at a later date but this hasn’t been by Acura just yet. Front-wheel-drive will be standard while an adaptive all-wheel-drive system will be offered as an option. The latter 2016 Acura RDX will get electronic differentials as well as an electronic all-terrain-mode which will help a lot on rough surfaces.
2016 Acura RDX release date and price
2016 Acura RDX price will stay the same, so the base model will cost around $36,000 while a fully equipped one will set you back anything between $40,000 and $44,000. The Acura RDX 2016 release date is going to be in the last quarter of 2015 when it will get launched alongside a few other models from Acura.
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