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.
*The 2013 RDX had not been crash tested as of March 2012. However, Acura expects that the RDX will receive a 5-STAR Overall Vehicle Score in governmental (NHTSA) NCAP testing and achieve GOOD ratings in all tests performed by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.