Second generation of Acura RDX was delivered in 2013th when it received many changes to both design and powertrain. The 2015 Acura RDX comes as a carryover after recent refreshment and with only few small feature related improvements that allow it to stay competitive in this quite strong market segment.
When it was originally delivered two years ago it came with new 3.5 liter V6 engine that replaced inline four cylinder turbocharged 2.3 liter unit. Naturally aspirated unit offers 273 hp that is 33 hp more than the replaced turbocharged unit. This way Acura managed to improve performances of this model but also with few technology related optimizations to lower fuel consumption.
Review Of 2015 Acura RDX
For the 2015 Acura RDX we are getting six speed automatic transmission that is all new and offers better fuel economy results. This system and combination will return 20/28 mpg with front wheel drive option and the all-wheel drive model will have slightly lower fuel economy of 19/27 mpg. These numbers are from official EPA tests and compared to other SUV’s in this class it represents highest efficiency of all models.
Interior is well known high quality and luxurious just like in many Acura models before this one. High quality materials are combined with leather and every passenger will notice great level of luxury and refinement. Everything is packed nicely and with Active Sound Control we are getting one of the quietest interiors in this segment. With few changes more room is available in cabin but also in cargo compartment.
Technology and features that we are getting in interior are quite impressive and the 2015 Acura RDX will attract large number of buyers with various features. To point out few: Pandora internet radio, three view rear camera, Keyless Access System, push button start are just few of standard features. Higher trim levels will additionally bring things like AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation with Voice Recognition, 60 GB hard drive and much more.
2015 Acura RDX Changes
On the outside we can say that most buyers will be impressed with the looks and design of this vehicle. Road presence is increased with aggressive grille that comes with large chrome slate, on the front we are also getting large air intakes in lower part of bumper and fog lights that complement the design. Large alloy wheels and sharp profile are transformed to sporty looking back segment while the exhaust pipes are hidden bringing clean look.
For those drivers that are willing to buy this crossover SUV we can only say that they will not be wrong assuming that this model offers a lot. Base price of the 2015 Acura RDX is set to slightly lower than $35,000 while the higher trim levels and more optional features that can be added will significantly increase the price of this car.