The 2013 RDX crossover SUV will go on sale at Acura dealerships with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $34,320, Acura announced today.
Slated to be available this spring, the Acura RDX remains the premium rendition of the Honda CR-V, just with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaced by a stronger 3.5-liter V6 with 273 horsepower—up 33 horses over the outgoing model. The engine is fitted with a six-speed transmission, and a new all-wheel-drive system, which is available as a $1,400 option.
For $3,700, a technology package includes the AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Real-Time Weather and Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, and a GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control system, plus several other technology features.
- RDX $34,320
- RDX with technology package $38,020
- RDX with AWD $35,720
- RDX with AWD and technology package $39,420
Initial EPA estimates put the front-drive RDX at 20 city, 28 highway mpg. The all-wheel-drive RDX is estimated at 19 city, 28 highway mpg—notably better than the outgoing model.
We recently reported on the Acura RDX from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. We had mixed feelings about the original Acura RDX, which had a stiff ride, pronounced road noise, and uneven power delivery. Hopefully the second-gen RDX addresses those and other shortcomings. We'll find out when we buy one to test.