2019 Acura RDX AWD

2019 Acura RDX

AWD

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  • 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $39,400.00
  • Invoice: $37,405.62
  • Hwy MPG: 27 mpg
  • City MPG: 21 mpg
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pros

Sharp new styling; driver focused interior; tech-friendly features; advanced drivetrain; excellent handling for an SUV

model highlights

Acura have really done their best to pack as much new technology as possible into the 2019 RDX. That starts with the engine and drivetrain. Acura have ditched the old V6 from the previous generation RDX in favor of a smaller 4-cylinder engine aided by a turbocharger. The immediate benefit of such a change is fuel economy. The new RDX should be about 11 percent more efficient than the vehicle it replaces, which will save owners money at the pump while also being better for the environment. Other benefits of downsizing the engine include a better weight distribution for this year's RDX, which goes a long way towards explaining why it handles so well.

Of course, the other side of the coin when downsizing an engine is usually a loss of power. However, in this case, the RDX drops a grand total of just 7 horsepower with the change from six to four cylinders, now totaling 272 instead of 279 like last year's model. Torque is actually up over the outgoing model, so the 2019 RDX is unlikely to feel any slower than the 2018. Power is sent to the front wheels via a new 10-speed automatic transmission, though all-wheel drive is available as a $2000 option.

The 2019 RDX comes in just one well equipped trim level. Standard features on the 2019 RDX include LED Jewel Eye Headlights, LED taillights, 19-inch wheels, automatic headlights and washers, heated side mirrors, faux leather seating surfaces, heated 12-way power adjustable front seats and dual-zone climate control. Standard interior tech includes Bluetooth, adaptive cruise control, a lane keep assist system, active sound control, a 9-speaker sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, multiple USB ports, a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a 7-inch color multi-information display for the driver, mobile hotspot capability, AcuraLink, a Siri Eyes Free mode for iPhone users, voice recognition, HomeLink and a compass. Drivers and passengers will be able to control that tech through Acura's new True Touchpad interface that features a touchpad in the center console, which can be used to control the center display screen.

Three option packages are available for the RDX in 2019. A Technology Package adds perforated leather trimmed seats, a GPS linked climate control system, a 12-speaker premium audio system, HD radio, a blind spot information system, rear cross traffic monitoring and front and rear parking sensors.

An Advanced package adds heated and ventilated front seats, rain sensing wipers, a remote starter, auto-dimming side mirrors, fog lights and parking sensors.

The A-Spec Package includes 20-inch dark grey wheels, unique front and rear bumpers, LED fog lights, a sportier grill, dual exhaust pipes, a gloss black rear spoiler, heated and ventilated front seats, a black headliner, red instruments, red cabin lighting, sport pedals and a 16-speaker premium sound system.

model news

The RDX has been fully redesigned for 2019. The mid-sized SUV is one of Acura's most successful vehicles, with sales exceeding 370,000 units over the vehicle's lifetime. The 2019 RDX is therefore an extremely important vehicle for Acura to get right. In response, Acura have improved their SUV in nearly every way imaginable, from a friendlier interior to better handling to improved fuel economy.

value writeup

The Acura RDX rides the line between being compact and being mid-sized in the luxury SUV segment. The RDX features attractive, futuristic styling, a turbocharged drivetrain and sharp handling, making the RDX a good value in its class. Competitors include the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. With pricing starting at around $37,000, the Acura RDX undercuts all those competitors by at least a few thousand dollars, while offering a technology laden interior and more horsepower to boot.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code BT
' BT'
Manufacturer color code BO
' BO'
Manufacturer color code GN
' GN'
Manufacturer color code RV
' RV'
Manufacturer color code SI
' SI'

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 4WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Type 10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.60
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 27 MPG
Cruising Range - City 359.10 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 21 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 461.70 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 272 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 1600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 104 ft³
Front Head Room 39.6 in
Front Leg Room 41.6 in
Front Shoulder Room 59.7 in
Front Hip Room 55 in
Second Head Room 38.3 in
Second Leg Room 38.4 in
Second Shoulder Room 56.6 in
Second Hip Room 49.9 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 108.3 in
Length, Overall N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors 74.8 in
Height, Overall 65.7 in
Track Width, Front 64.2 in
Track Width, Rear 64.7 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.7 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 58.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 29.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 29.5 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4019 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. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Maximum Trailering Capacity N/A
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 P235/55HR19
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size Compact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 19 X 8 in
Spare Wheel Size Compact in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 39 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 12.4 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 17.1 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

Rebate Information

One of the following incentives may apply to this vehicle. Regional incentives may vary.

Financing Incentive: 2.9%

Expiration Date: 02/28/2019

Resource: acura.com 01/03/2019