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For over a decade now, the Acura RDX has languished in the shadow of it's bigger and more successful brother, the perennially popular and best-selling MDX. Now, however, it seems like the smaller crossover has finally said enough's enough. All new from the ground up, the 2019 rendition of the RDX is no longer content with being second-best. With unprecedented levels of technology, safety, and performance, the new RDX is ready to compete with the heavy-hitters of the compact-luxury crossover class.
Major changes included:
The RDX boasts a 240-hp 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic transmission with SportShift manual mode and paddle shifters, and is available with front-wheel drive or Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Premium standard equipment includes a power moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio and automatic climate... Read more »
Major changes included:
Acura RDX comes with leather upholstery, heated front seats, power moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, xenon HID headlights with foglamps, the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel, the patented SH-AWD (SH for Super Handling) system, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. Read more »
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