Autoinfomotive – 2016 Acura RDX Review. When Acura changed its enthusiast-extremist, first-generation RDX with the far more mainstream second-generation RDX, it swapped the gas-sucking, laggy turbo four-cylinder for a torquey V-6; torque-vectoring four-wheel drive (SH-AWD) for an old-fashioned AWD system; and also a rigid, harsh-riding chassis for a far mellower suspension song. Sales, naturally, soared. The RDX is currently the brand’s second-bestselling imitate the MDX. So the midcycle update seen after the 2016 model, revealed at the Chicago auto program, is mainly a spit-and-polish job on a vehicle that doesn’t truly need significantly help.
2016 Acura RDX Engine and Design
A 3.5-liter V6 stays the source of power for the 2016 Acura RDX, but Honda designers have removed 6 even more horse power as well as 1 additional pound-foot of torque in outcome. The V6 is now ranked to create 279 hp and also 252 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission is typical, directing power to either the front wheels or to all 4 wheels by means of a revised all-wheel-drive system. The AWD system can now apportion more power to the back wheels, which need to assist improve the RDX’s cornering performance in dry climate.
The 2016 Acura RDX will be supplied as a well-appointed base version (consisting of basic warmed seats) with 2 comprehensive choice plans. The Technology package consists of an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, HD radio, blind-spot caution and also back cross-traffic caution to name a few functions, while the Advance package consists of foglights, remote engine beginning, front and rear car parking sensing units and also cooled down pole positions. Both plans consist of a navigation system with voice acknowledgment.
The Advance plan likewise consists of AcuraWatch, which integrates adaptive cruise command, collision-mitigation braking, lane separation warning as well as lane-keeping assist. It additionally includes a multiview back video camera and also an expanded-view vehicle driver side mirror. AcuraWatch could additionally be included in the base RDX or models geared up with the Technology plan.
A set of new collision-avoidance technologies is grouped right into a package deal called AcuraWatch. That consists of adaptive trip control, forward-collision precaution with automated braking, lane-departure precaution, as well as lane-keeping aid. Commendably, the AcuraWatch functions could be had on any sort of trim degree, although they’re basic with the new, top-spec Advance bundle. Should all the electronic nannies somehow fall short to maintain you from problem, Acura claims that the 2016 Acura RDX additionally has actually boosted crash-test performance.
2016 Acura RDX Price and Release Date
The 2016 Acura RDX will certainly be in dealer showrooms this spring. Rates will be announced better to the launch. Regardless of new as well as improved attributes, we do not expect a significant increase from the existing starting price of around $41,000. There are simply a lot of great costs and luxury midsize crossovers to select from.