• February 13, 2012

2013 Acura RDX-A Review

Acura amazed its fans by introducing super stylish and truly performance driven 2013 Acura RDX in Chicago Auto Show. It was unveiled with its sister car 2013 Acura ILX and rocked the show with dazzling entry. Vice President and General Manager of Acura Jeff Conrad said, “We are excited to be launching these two new luxury models as the gateway of Acura’s revitalized product lineup. As we embark on our second 25 years as a premium luxury-performance automobile brand, we are excited about the role these two vehicles will play in welcoming a new generation of luxury car buyers to the Acura brand.”

2013 Acura RDX is Acura’s 2nd generation of Crossover SUV; basically it is comfortable ride of 5 passengers. Acura has employed new and improved engine in this Crossover SUV in order to best fuel-efficient and highly performance oriented driven vehicle to customers.

Fuel-Efficient and Powerful Powertrain

Acura has equipped 2013 RDX with advanced and powerful 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 273 hp. Improved fuel economy can be achieved by all-new 6-speed automatic transmission that is paired with improved lock-up torque converter and facilitate the users to drive a fuel-efficient Crossover SUV. Additionally, light weight all-wheel drive system presents let driver to achieve finest performance and safety with improved efficiency and remarkable value of fuel economy.

EPA Ratings

  • Estimated EPA values of 2013 RDX with front wheel drive system is 20mpg in the city and 28mpg on the highway.
  • Approximate EPA value for all-wheel drive models is 19mpg in the city and 27mpg on the highway.


Exterior of this stylish SUV is extremely appealing; you will fall in love with it after its first looks. 2013 RDX features a sleek and aerodynamic based exterior. Its long and sculpted hood ranks it among most formal SUVs.

Exterior Dimensions

Following are the exterior dimensions of 2013 RDX;

  • Length: 183.5 inches
  • Width: 73.7 inches
  • Height: 66.1 inches
  • Wheelbase: 105.7 inches


Interior of RDX is genuinely comfortable with full luxury features. In order to present quite cabin to customers, Acura has especially used sound deadening materials and Active Sound Control.

Prominent interior features are;

  • Larger Door Openings
  • Improved Space for Passengers
  • Improved Cargo Space
  • Power Rear Taillights

Safety Features

Acura has used Advanced Compatibility Body Structure (ACE) while designing RDX so that customers can enjoy a safe ride. Other than this, high quality steel material has been used in body of RDX with the aim to ensure the safety of occupants. It is anticipated that 2013 RDX will earn good scores from NHTS and IIHS.

High Tech Features

  • Pandora Internet Radio Interface
  • Keyless Access System with Smart Entry and Pushbutton Start
  • Acura ELS Surround Audio System
  • AcuraLink Satellite Communication System
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Weather with radar image maps

Standard Features

  • 5-Spoke 18-inch Wheels
  • Advanced 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Note: A part from providing improved performance to driver, improved brake system of RDX also allow drive to face reduced brake drag so that rolling assistance can be lessen and fuel economy can be improved.


2013 Acura RDX will be available in spring 2012.

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