2018 Acura RDX FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $36,000.00
  • Invoice: $34,184.80
  • Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
  • City MPG: 20 mpg

pros

Strong, responsive V6 powertrain; capable handling; comfortable interior; flexible, versatile interior layout

model highlights

The 2018 Acura RDX has a very simple lineup of models: It's offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive and an available Technology Package.

All Acura RDX models are powered by a 279-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It provides strong, smooth acceleration, while the car-like MacPherson strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear setup are tuned to be comfort-oriented yet firm enough for quick maneuvers, and an electric power-steering system follows a Motion Adaptive algorithm for a natural feel at low or high speeds.

The RDX has seating for five, with the contoured leather seats in back offering more comfort than most other compact crossover wagons. The rear seatbacks are split-folding and flip forward with a "one-touch" activation, to expand the 16.9-cubic-feet with the seatback up to 76.9 cubic feet behind the front seats. Up front, there's a large center console, and Acura has included several other smaller cubbies, in the doors and dash. Ride quality is hushed for a vehicle that also aims to those who enjoy driving, but Active Noise Cancellation helps keep the cabin especially quiet.

From a safety standpoint, Acura recently added "Jewel Eye" LED headlights and taillights, as well as carrying over an advanced stability control system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and six airbags, along with the Honda/Acura Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure that's designed to help absorb energy in crashes with different-sized vehicles.

Heated front power seats, a power moonroof, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, push-button start and a multi-angle rearview camera system are included in all RDX models. The sound system has 360 watts, and it includes Pandora internet radio (with a connected smartphone and data plan), hands-free calling and SMS text messaging.

Models with the Technology Package add plenty of additional high-tech conveniences, including a navigation system with voice recognition, hard-disk storage, real-time traffic with rerouting features, real-time weather, dual-zone climate control, a power rear tailgate, projector-beam, bi-xenon headlamps, front fog lamps and an Acura/ELS surround-sound system.

model news

The 2018 Acura RDX has no significant updates, though AcuraWatch is now offered as a standalone option.

value writeup

The Acura RDX has proven to be a hot seller for Acura, and for good reason. It's a small but refined alternative to mid-size luxury models like the Lexus RX or Cadillac SRX. The RDX's simplified model lineup and rich list of standard features also mean that buyers get a well-equipped luxury vehicle that has a lower price tag than many competitors.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code WA
' WA'
Manufacturer color code GY
' GY'
Manufacturer color code SI
' SI'
Manufacturer color code SX
' SX'
Manufacturer color code WB
' WB'
Manufacturer color code BS
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Manufacturer color code BK
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Manufacturer color code RB
' RB'

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.25
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 28 MPG
Cruising Range - City 320.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 448.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/212
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 279 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 252 @ 4900
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 103.5 ft³
Front Head Room 38.7 in
Front Leg Room 42 in
Front Shoulder Room 58.7 in
Front Hip Room 55.7 in
Second Head Room 38.1 in
Second Leg Room 38.3 in
Second Shoulder Room 57.2 in
Second Hip Room 53.8 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 105.7 in
Length, Overall 184.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 73.7 in
Height, Overall 65 in
Track Width, Front 63.1 in
Track Width, Rear 63.4 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.4 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 61.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 26.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 26.1 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 3737 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Size P235/60VR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 7.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.9 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 16 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.40%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Rebate Information

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