The powerful 2018 Acura RDX is the vehicle that needed only minor tweaks to stay competitive in its premium SUV segment. The current model already has powerful engine, available FWD and AWD, ample of cargo space, and luxurious cabin. What else the vehicle needs? It is already perfect, but yet the company decided to revamp it for 2018. For the 2018 model, they prepare more power and a great number of features that will make sure you and your passengers enjoy comfortable and safe drives. The 2018 Acura RDX is definitely a strong case against stiff competition such as BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLK Class. Let’s check what this modern and luxurious SUV offers to its customers.

Exterior

The body of the 2018 Acura RDX has received several tweaks that ensure modern and sophisticated design for the car. The front fascia of the car sports Jewel Eye headlights and three-dimensional grille design. When it comes to the taillights, they will be similarly designed as the rest of vehicles in Acura’s lineup. Generally, the overall appearance of the car can be defined as sleek, appealing and handsome. If you judge the vehicle by its exterior design, you will buy the new 2018 Acura RDX as soon as you see it.

Interior

As far as the interior design of the newbie is concerned, there will also be some refinements and refreshments. The most noticeable change inside of the cabin is a new dual-screen infotainment system. The interface is cleanly styled and there is no multitude of buttons like in previous generations of the vehicle. The surfaces are covered in soft touch materials. The cabin arrives with excellently designed seats. Passengers’ seats can be adjusted in 8 different ways, while the driver’s seat can be adjusted in 10 different ways. The 2018 model comes with dual-zone climate control, 7-speaker audio system, Pandora Internet radio, and a multi-view backup camera. As for the optional equipment, there will be adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, ventilated seats, and many others.

Engine

The 2018 Acura RDX has a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine under its hood. The company announced that this engine will be more powerful in the 2018 model, but we see that the output is 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque which is only 6 hp more than the outgoing model. The power of the new model will be routed through a 6-speed automatic shifter. Both FWD and AWD with Intelligent Control systems are available. Fuel economy of the engine with FWD is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. With AWD, fuel economy is estimated at 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

2018 Acura RDX Price

If you fell in love with the 2018 Acura RDX and think of buying it, you will have to pay around $36.000 for the base model. If you decide for higher trim levels with more equipment, you will have to pay even more.

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