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2016 Acura RDX

At a Glance

Pricing $35,370 - $40,570
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 27-28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 61
Style 3 stars out of 5
Utility 3 stars out of 5
Livability 4 stars out of 5
Value 3 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Acura RDX is a smaller five passenger SUV/Crossover that competes with models like the Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX and BMW X3. The second generation RDX switched to V6 power. The 3.5l unit in the RDX is rated at 279-bhp which compares favorably with competitive models. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models are offered. A six-speed automatic with paddle selectors is standard. The five-passenger interior has more legroom than others in the segment, but gives up a little bit of cargo volume to bigger and more expensive models like the Lexus RX. The base model has standard power-adjustable leather seats, dual zone climate control, and a 360-watt audio system. The optional technology package adds HID lights, a satellite-linked navigation system and power operated tailgate. The RDX is priced aggressively undercutting competitive models from Cadillac, BMW, and Lexus by thousands of dollars.

Official Word:

Coming off its best-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility made its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show, sporting a host of significant upgrades to performance, luxury prestige and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye(TM) LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC(R) V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch(TM) safety and driver-assistive technologies, and a host...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RDX 3 3.5l V6 (279-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 57 $35,370
RDX Technology 4 3.5l V6 (279-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 57 $39,070
RDX 3 3.5l V6 (279-bhp) A6 AWD 19/27/23 61 $36,870
RDX Technology 4 3.5l V6 (279-bhp) A6 AWD 19/27/23 61 $40,570

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