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After years of an identity crisis, Acura takes a giant step forward to remind buyers who they are as a brand. Applying all kinds of new technology, luxury, and performance to the brand's best-selling RDX for 2019. Key improvements include an all-new infotainment system, next generation super handling AWD, and more luxury and technology inside the spacious cabin. Acura was able to do all this while preserving the best aspect of the RDX, the price. Starting at $37,300 and toping out around $48,000 fully loaded, the 3rd generation RDX easily undercuts top European rivals by as much as $10,000 dollars, all while still delivering the luxury and tech by its rivals with the added bonus of strong reliability and resale value that the Acura brand has always delivered.
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Edmunds Senior Road Test Engineer Jason Kavanagh drives the all-new 2019 Acura RDX, one of the most popular premium compact crossover SUVs. In this video, we go over the changes ushered in by the new RDX, including the different packages available, its engine and transmission, cargo area and cabin space. Plus, we introduce you to the clean-sheet infotainment interface that Acura is debuting in the RDX. Q: What's new about the 2019 Acura RDX? A: Everything. The RDX is built on a new platform, and it has a different engine and transmission, Acura's next-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and a completely re-thought infotainment interface. Q: Are the 2019 Acura RDX's engine and transmission any good? A: Based on our drive, yes. The new engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers much more grunt off the line than the old V6, and the 10-speed automatic transmission is pretty decisive. Q: What's with the new infotainment interface in the 2019 Acura RDX? A: Called True Touchpad Interface (TTI), it uses a touchpad at the base of the center stack to control selections on the screen. It offers the benefits of a touchscreen without all of the drawbacks of one. Q: Can I get a 2019 Acura RDX with all-wheel drive? A: Acura's next-generation, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive is optional on all RDXs. Changes to this fourth-generation system include the ability to handle more torque and quicker response times. Read our review here: https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2019-acura-rdx-first-drive.html Edmunds – we help you find your perfect car with unbiased and useful reviews, advice, pricing and tools. Visit us at https://www.edmunds.com/.
Let's take an IN-DEPTH REVIEW of the ALL-NEW 2019 Acura RDX Advance! Shown is a LOADED 2019 RDX Advance, but we will also cover the A-Spec, Technology and Base trims. During the video, we will show you the performance data of the engine, cargo capacities, distinct styling cues, interior technology and functionality, NEW Acura TrueTouch system, exterior styling and much more! So, come join us as we sample this automotive delicacy in a very detailed review that will leave no questions unanswered! *Video Time Stamps* Powertrain & Fuel Economy: 2:40 Detailed Exterior Walkaround: 4:11 Interior Design, Tech & Amenities: 8:57 Occupant Opulence & Cargo: 19:26 Pricing Information: 24:34 *Pricing Information (FWD. Excludes $995 destination):* Base: $37,300 Technology: $40,500 A-Spec: $43,500 Advance: $45,400 *SH-AWD costs an additional $2,000 As Tested (Advance FWD): $46,395 *Links* Special thanks to... Courtesy Acura, in Lexington, KY: 3701 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 http://www.courtesyacura.com/ Acura True Touch 2019 Detailed Tutorial: [Coming soon!] Intro Music: "Universal" by Vibe Tracks is free for use on YouTube for any purpose. Ending Music: "Ex Boxer" by Riot is free for use on YouTube for any purpose. Other Music: Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Thank you for watching, and please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE for more detailed car reviews! © Car Confections 2018. All rights reserved. “Sampling the Latest Automotive Delicacies!”
The new RDX offers a more luxurious and spacious interior, top-of-class power-to-weight ratio, and a long list of standard luxury features and technologies, including AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive tecnhnology, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights and the new True Touchpad Interface™, Acura's groundbreaking new user interface tailored around the driving environment. The new RDX can be upgraded with the Technology Package and line-topping Advance Package. Available new premium features, depending on trim, include 16-way power adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, a 10.5-inch full-color Head-Up Display, 16-channel Acura ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, Surround View Camera System, Cross Traffic Monitor and blind spot information System. The RDX is also the first Acura SUV available with the A-Spec sport appearance package, which includes 20-inch wheels and low-profile 245/45R20 tires, gloss black exterior accents, large-diameter exhaust finishers, A-Spec badging and exclusive interior upgrades including an available red or black leather interior with black Ultrasuede® inserts. The 2019 RDX is the first all-new model to fully express Acura's new exterior and interior design direction that first debuted in the Acura Precision Concept and Acura Precision Cockpit. The new RDX boasts a more premium and athletic stance with a longer wheelbase, shortened front overhang and wider track. The new design showcases Acura's signature diamond pentagon grille, next-generation Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and NSX-inspired front air curtains. Inside, the new RDX impresses with sumptuous interior appointments, including available authentic brushed aluminum, stainless steel and Olive Ash wood accents, intricately sculpted sport seats, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof and a high-deck floating center console that showcases the new True Touchpad Interface and the NSX-inspired drive mode dial. With its 2.6-inch longer wheelbase and new packaging, the RDX provides expanded cabin space with class-leading rear legroom, a fully-flat rear floor, and a larger (+3.4 cubic feet) cargo area with an additional 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
2019 Acura RDX A Spec Review https://goo.gl/qaZtfb
As promised, the automaker is also rolling out a dolled-up A-Spec version of the RDX. Mirroring changes in the recently revealed MDX A-Spec, the top-shelf RDX gets black exterior trim, 20-inch smoked wheels, a more aggressive chin, bigger exhaust tips, and darker headlights. On the inside, the A-Spec is fitted with sport seats with Ultrasuede and special stitching, real aluminum trim pieces, a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, and a red-themed gauge cluster.
2019 Acura RDX Advance Review https://goo.gl/rWXTeu
Now comes an all-new model, with the 2019 RDX marking the third generation of Acura’s premium crossover. Arriving on dealer lots this week, the RDX has fresh technology, enhanced safety features, striking design inside and out, and a few surprises. What hasn’t changed is the RDX’s impressive value for the dollar. We’ll get to that, but first let’s detail what else is new and compelling in the latest RDX.
The all-new RDX is similar to the very first in terms of its power train. That’s because the 2019 RDX has swapped its former 3.5-liter V6 for a new, 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. This is similar to what almost every other rival has also done, and harkens back to the original RDX with its turbo-4. Moving from a V6 to a 4-cylinder enables better efficiency while not sacrificing power thanks to advancements that have made the smaller engines just as or more powerful than a traditional V6.
In the RDX, the new 4-cylinder engine makes nearly the same horsepower as the old V6–272 vs. the outgoing model’s 279–and a lot more torque. The new engine has a stout 280 lb-ft of torque, vs. the 252 in the outgoing model. The fuel efficiency improvement isn’t as drastic, but it’s an improvement nonetheless, increasing 1 mpg combined for both front- and all-wheel drive models.
And that brings us to the Acura’s all-wheel drive system. This latest RDX again boasts Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), which replaces the previous model’s simpler AWD system. SH-AWD differentiates itself with torque vectoring. Now in its fourth generation, Acura’s SH-AWD can send up to 70 percent of power to the rear wheels, and of that power, up to 100 percent can go to either rear wheel. This enables superior traction in wet or slippery environments, plus more of a sports-car feel.
Also new is the transmission. The first-gen RDX used a 5-speed automatic. Just over a decade later, that number has doubled, with the 2019 RDX among the latest new car to use a 10-speed automatic.
A host of other improvements are also part of the package, from Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System that allows you to adjust drive modes on the fly to sound-deadening materials and a host of active safety and driving equipment. Acura invited us to Whistler in British Columbia to get a first impression of the all-new RDX. Following are our first impressions.