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2018 Acura CDX: Overview, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - August 17, 2015


The Acura CDX is an all-new crossover for the 2018 model year.

Not to be content with its already outstanding lineup of crossovers including the RDX and MDX, Acura is venturing further into compact crossovers with the CDX. The new model will become the brand's new entry-level crossover and be based on the Honda HR-V.

According to Automotive News, the CDX will likely be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and come with optional all-wheel drive. While sources believe other Acura models such as the TLX have a high likelihood of getting a turbo option down the road, the automaker's strategy has thus far shifted away from turbos when it comes to crossovers. The original RDX was a turbo until the 2013 model year, at which point a switch to a V6 engine led to notable gains in horsepower, fuel economy, and refinement.

Challenges Acura faces with the CDX will likely center on providing the driving characteristics of a luxury performance brand on a platform originally from the mainstream-branded Fit hatchback. Will the new powerplant provide enough pep to not come off as a re-badged HR-V at a premium price? That remains to be seen.

Expect further details to become available as we approach the vehicle's launch.

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Release Date

The 2018 Acura CDX is expected to debut in 2017. Stay tuned for the latest release info.

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Pictured: 2016 Acura RDX (Source: Acura)

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