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The Acura RDX burst on to the Sport Utility Vehicle scene in 2007. Upon its
debut, the RDX 5-passenger crossover SUV generated excellent reviews and strong
praise. Never content with "well enough", Acura engineers set out to develop a
whole new RDX for 2013. The latest RDX significantly ups the game with its all
new looks, a new engine, a new transmission and even a new all-wheel-drive
system. The RDX exterior incorporates a sleek (more aerodynamically efficient)
body and chassis updates abound in the form of a longer wheelbase with increased
track, all-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a new motion adaptive electronic
power steering system. Copious use of technology has always been key with Acura
vehicles, and the 2013 RDX provides even more driver relevant technology
features than before. Smart luxury has long been a tenet for Acura, and the new
RDX delivers this in spades.
Inside the 2013 RDX, occupants will appreciate a new interior design along with
the luxurious materials. New sweeping shapes, matte surface trim and generous
use of leather combine to give the RDX interior an upscale look and luxury feel
that Acura customers have come to expect. When driving, the rich interior
materials, abundant use of noise insulation materials and numerous high-tech
appointments (such as Active Noise Control) team to provide an exceptionally
quiet cabin. Features such as larger door openings, more passenger room, larger
cargo volume and a new power rear tailgate make the RDX interior even more
accommodating for owners who are on the go.
Passenger safety has always been a cornerstone with every Acura model and the
2013 RDX employs new design features and numerous high strength materials aimed
specifically at occupant protection. As a result, top scores in government
(NHTSA) and independent (IIHS) crash testing are expected.
Entry Level SUV Market
The Entry Premium SUV segment is relatively new and is populated by a small
group of vehicles including the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infinity EX35,
Mercedes GLK350, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volvo XC60. This vehicle segment is
expected to grow significantly in the next few years and the 2013 RDX positions
Acura strongly within it - with its host of unique and attractive features.
2013 Acura RDX, rear view.
Acura RDX: Review (2/2)