The RDX is a compact luxury crossover made by Honda’s luxury division Acura. It came in 2006 and took a place of an entry-level model of MDX (which had grown up), when it is about crossovers. This model was redesigned in 2012, when second generation came. Since company usually makes some modifications three years after models launch, we expect to see 2016 Acura RDX with some changes. According to the latest reports, it will come with several updates such as improved exterior and interior, new engine and some other technical modifications.
2016 Acura RDX changes
The 2016 Acura RDX will come with several changes. When it is about exterior look, most of the changes will come, naturally, at the front end. New model will come with redesigned front fascia, which will include new Jewel Eye LED headlights, 3D grille, new air intakes, bumper etc. Rear end will follow those changes and it will feature new taillights, rear bumper, exhaust etc. Interior will come with small changes. One of them, probably the most notable, is new two-tone color scheme. The will be also some new features like eight-way adjustable power driver’s seat, dual screen, new lighting etc. Features like HD radio, blind-spot information, and rear cross-traffic alert now come as standard part of the Technology Package. When it is about Advance Package, there are rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, bi-directional keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s-side mirror, AcuraWatch and navigation system with voice recognition.
2016 Acura RDX under the hood
Although some expected that 2016 Acura RDX could come with new engine, it will still continue to use same unit as previous-year model. It is a 3.5 liter V6, which has been modified and now outputs 279 horses and 252 lb-ft of torque. Beside more power, it will also come with slightly improved fuel economy, which will be around 1 mpg better both for FWD and AWD models. The 2016 RDX will also get new nine-speed automatic transmission. Although it is just a rumor, it is expected that company could also offer some smaller turbo-four engine, in next few years.
2016 Acura RDX price and competition
The 2016 Acura RDX will keep pretty much the same price as previous-year model. Base variant will cost around 35.000 dollars, while top models will go up to 43.000 dollars. Although there are many cars of this type on the market, main competitors will be models like Audi Q5, Lincoln MKC etc.