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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/.
The Acura RDX is all-new for 2019 with a longer, wider body and longer wheelbase for more space inside. The RDX is now powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 272hp and 280lb.-ft. of torque through a 10-speed automatic and then to the super handling all wheel drive or SH-AWD. The rear torque vectoring system is paired with a front brake assist to make the RDX carve through the corners. The all-new 2019 Acura RDX has room for 5-passngers over two rows of seats. the interior is beautifully built with a new 10.2-inch centre screen that is controlled by the new Acura True Touchpad. Every RDX comes with a standard , led headlamps and tail lamps. The top Elite model of the RDX gets adaptive suspension but this is not available on the sportier looking A-Spec model that is equipped with black 20-inch wheels and more aggressive trim.
Specs: Engine: 272 hp / 280 torque Torque vectoring SH-AWD 19” wheels - opt. 20” wheels Standard panoramic roof 22/28/24 MPG Price: starts at $37,300 Test vehicle: loaded $49,400 All-new platform, all new power train, new technology, safety, new LED running lights, dragon tail LED taillights. Sporty new low and wide look. SSUV - sport sedan utility vehicle - more athletic stance and proportion, premium paint colors, modern and alluring design and detail, A-Spec sporty option, 20” wheels, sleeker more aerodynamic look. 5 wheel choice, 9 exterior colors, 5 interior colors. Engineered in the USA. Authentic Interior materials: premier interior materials- real wood, Napa leather; more spacious; new 10.2” touch interface that customizable. 2nd room has more legroom, standard panoramic roof. Interior 2-zone touch pad on center console to adjust interface. Interior is sportier (optional red leather) and more dynamic. Customizable with Head-Up display, is controlled with the left side of steering wheel. Standard Apple Car PLay and Android Auto. 4G wifi, no wireless charging but hi-speed charging. Seats: Performance aerodynamics, 16-way adjustable seats, adjustments on MMI. Rear truck area offers superior storage with a flat floor design, cargo bins, rear seat secure storage. Panasonic audio system is 16-speakers includes 4 in the roof. ELS Studio 3-D 710 watt amplifier. Improvements over previous models: acceleration, handling, steering, traction, NVH, ride comfort and smoothness. Safety: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assistance, Road Departure Mitigation and more. Acura WAtch safety is standard. Trim levels: entry, Tech, A-Spec and Advance Driving Impressions: Quicker and more responsive, partly do to the 10-speed transmission. Choose comfort, snow, sport and sport+ drive options, there is a different. The ride is much quieter than its competitors. Competes with: BMW X3 Audi Q5 Mercedes GLC Volvo XC60 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lexus NX Cadillac XT5 Infiniti QX50 Lincoln MKC Jaguar F-Pace Land Rover Evoque For more automotive industry news go to https://www.laurenfix.com For breaking news Follow us on Twitter: Lauren Fix: https://twitter.com/laurenfix Paul Fix III: https://twitter.com/paulfix3 Paul Brian: https://twitter.com/thepaulbrian Check out our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CarCoachReports Visit Lauren's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lauren.Fix.The.Car.Coach/ Sign up for the Free Monthly Car Coach Reports Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/CBl_z For more His Turn - Her Turn™ Reviews: http://histurnherturn.com/ Music: EpidemicSound.com, all rights & licenses purchased ©Automotive Aspects, Inc., 2018. All Rights Reserved.
The 2019 Acura RDX is here and we got behind the wheel for the first time. Watch the video for our driving impressions of the redesigned luxury SUV. Find 2019 Acura RDX's for sale near you: https://www.cars.com/shopping/acura-rdx-2019/ Learn more about the 2019 Acura RDX: https://www.cars.com/research/acura-rdx-2019/ See all Cars.com videos: https://www.cars.com/videos/ Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.
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