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2013 Acura RDX

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2013 Base 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $34,320
2013 Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,720


Also changed up was the SUV’s exterior look, as Acura eliminated the soft-looking body from the 2012 model year and replaced it with one that features aggressive body lines and an elongated hood, making it look more SUV-like and less like a crossover. Also eliminated is the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine and a 273-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine takes its place, increasing horsepower by 13.7 percent, and increasing the RDX’s fuel economy from 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway to 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Unfortunately, the RDX is not designed to tow very much, as it only has a 1,500-pound maximum towing capacity.

As with last year’s model, the RDX only comes in one trim level, Base, and is available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It also has the optional Technology Package, which tosses in: Acura navigation; 10-speaker, 410-watt ELS surround system with hard drive, voice recognition; power rear hatch; GPS-linked, solar-sensing climate control; and xenon HID low-beam headlights.

The 2013 Acura RDX is in one of the fastest-growing automotive segments: compact crossover SUV. First up on the list of competitors is the 2013 Audi Q5, which seats up to five people, features standard leather, tows up to 4,400 pounds and has a standard 211-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2013 BMW X3 sneaks into the competition, despite its slightly higher price tag, boasting a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, leatherette seating for five, standard all-wheel drive and 3,000-pound towing capacity. Next up is the 2013 Nissan Rogue, which carries a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, cloth seating for five, available all-wheel drive and a 28 mpg highway rating.

The competition for the all-new RDX is fierce, and Acura needs to separate itself from the pack if it expects to lead the pack at some point in the 2013 model year.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 273 HP / 251 ft.lbs.
6-spd Sequential SportShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 28 / 24 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 273 HP / 251 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 28 / 24 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
16.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
61.3 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
183.5 "
Exterior Width
73.7 "
Exterior Height
66.1 "
Front Headroom
38.7 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,717 Lbs. / 3,732 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Grille Moldings
Metal-look W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Xm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Xm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Clock
7 / 10 Acura/els Surround
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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