Having been in the market since 2006, this luxurious crossover has so many speculations and concerns which exist, that the 2015 Acura RDX is expected to be presented with come its showcasing. It is widely evident that this Japanese car maker has greatly invested in this model’s development and improvement. This model is set to be well streamlined, efficient and economical compared to its predecessors.
The outgoing Acura RDX is a 2nd Generation and was built largely to suit the customer’s day to day living. Being a luxurious model and having existed in the market for a short period, the mother company has decided that this model is here to stay and is set to be more recognizable and remain true to itself compared to the other previous models.
This new model will have many similarities with the past 2- generations. These are like; the matching dimensions and similar performance similarities. Minimal differences exist with the 2ng Gen model, an example being that the new model will have a larger clearance distance. What makes the 2015 –Acura RDX distinctive is that it entails the ACE body shell built under the Advanced Engineering technology and is designed to absorb most of the energy during collision.
The new 2015 –Acura RDX will retain is position, in the market as a luxury model, as it will come equipped with advanced equipments and modern systems which will boost its comfort and luxury levels. Additionally, the standard equipments installed in the base model of the new Acura RDX will be boosted by other extra packages which shall all be treated as standard to the base model with higher trims having the option of more advanced equipments. These standard features are like; an improved SAT-NAV/Infotainment system, HID headlights, an electric powered tailgate, GPS-linked –climate control, voice recognition, ELS/Acura –sound system.
It will be powered by a 3.5l VTEC SOHC 24-valve V6 –aluminum alloy engine which is set to be better than the 2ng generation’s model the 2.3l turbo engine and will be able to generate up to 273hp and 251lb-ft –torque. This engine will be paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox that will be fitted with the Grace Logic control and the sport shift- sequential paddle shifters. It will have a great EPA rating of 20mpg, 28mpg city/highway for the 2WD and 19mpg, 27mpg city/highway for the AWD model.
These features make the new 2015 -Acura RDX, stand out as a better bargain compared to the outgoing model which offers its base model with 2WD while the 2015 model comes with 4WD as a standard feature.
2015 Acura RDX Price and Release Date
The cost of the base model with standard equipment will be around $34,500 while higher trims with advanced technology and features will cost about $39,600. This model is expected to be available by the last quarter of 2014 by the start of 2015.