Armed with a 279-hp i-VTEC® V6 engine, the RDX is designed to help you power through whatever comes your way without sacrificing fuel economy, achieving an impressive, EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.**
All-aluminum engine construction and a hollow camshaft lighten the engine for secure handling while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) enables the RDX to run on three cylinders during highway cruising for significantly improved fuel-efficiency.
The RDX provides a precise combination of secure handling and extraordinary ride. This midsize SUV maintains composure in hard cornering. Amplitude Reactive Dampers absorb road vibration and improve stability, while the steering system handles with a precise feel that gets firmer as speed increases.
The available RDX All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system is designed to help maximize the use of available traction in both dry and slippery conditions, while minimizing system-wide friction and power loss to help optimize fuel efficiency to a combined EPA rating of only one mile per gallon below the front-wheel drive model.
Optimize responsiveness with the transmission’s Sport Mode. Get quicker downshifts, higher revs before upshifting, or go into full manual mode with the paddle shifters.
The 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters gives you the best of two worlds—providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.
Jewel Eye® LED headlights mimic natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. Five low-profile LEDs per headlight provide a brighter beam, using less energy and lasting significantly longer than HID or halogen headlights. The focused beams help you view colors more vividly and reduce fatigue at night.
Unmistakable Acura styling runs across the sculptural body of the RDX, from the Jewel Eye® LED headlights and 3D grille to the LED rear taillights with light-pipe design. Expressive design details create a powerful first impression.
Open the tailgate as you approach your RDX with the press of a button on the key fob. Smooth, precise motion opens and closes the rear with a high head clearance for hassle-free loading and unloading. If an obstruction is detected, it automatically reverses itself.
When reverse is engaged, the RDX Multi-View Rear Camera system can assist in navigating the tightest of spaces. Three angles—regular, wide, and top-down—help you judge distances and guide trajectory. It can even indicate clearance for opening the power tailgate.
Unlock the RDX doors without taking the key from your pocket. Touch the door handle and this RDX feature adjusts your seat, side mirror, audio, phone, navigation (if equipped), and climate to your preferred settings.
With this available feature, you can warm up the engine and heat or cool cabin temperature—before you get in. On cold days, this RDX feature activates the heated seats and begins to defrost the windshield from distances up to 328 feet from the vehicle.
Integrated cellular triangulation makes the available AcuraLink® significant. In an emergency, it can pinpoint your location and diagnostics. On a whim, a live concierge can make dinner reservations and send directions to your nav. At a touch, it can stream podcasts and internet radio stations.
This GPS-enabled approach to climate comfort uses a solar sensor to measure the intensity and position of the sun, so the temperature of your cabin’s two climate zones remain as you set them. The system is completely automatic and requires no manual adjustments, regardless of outside conditions.
Enjoy room to bring it all with RDX cargo space. Behind the rear seats is 26.1 cubic feet—plenty of space for two large suitcases and two carry-on bags. With both seatbacks down, RDX provides an abundant 76.9 cubic feet of total cargo space.
On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touchscreen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate, and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.
Receive, listen, and respond to incoming text and email messages in a manner that helps mitigate the potential for driver distraction. Prepared responses appear on the center display and the system also offers a call-back option.
The Multi-Information Display (MID) is located between the speedometer and tachometer. Using steering wheel controls, you can access important cruising info like turn-by-turn navigation, tire pressure stats, and average mpg.
In wet or unstable conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.
This available convenience feature can detect a vehicle in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, with an indicator appearing near the side’s A-pillar. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
Experience a heightened sense of your surroundings. Our innovative available parking sensors can detect when the RDX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a forward-facing camera above the rearview mirror to help you keep the RDX centered in a detected lane. If you begin to drift to the side, it will gently guide the car back to the middle of the lane. Driver must keep hands on the wheel.
Adaptive Cruise Control lets you set a desired speed and maintain a set interval between you and the car detected ahead on the highway. That way you can enjoy cruise control even in light traffic conditions.
Agile Handling Assist uses the components of the Vehicle Stability Assist™ system to help improve handling. This RDX safety feature uses active braking, usually on an inside wheel, to help the driver smoothly and easily trace the desired line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.