2018 Acura RDX comes from luxury lineup from Honda, and it offers higher end cars with this Acura brand. With this they focus on luxurious cars more and are using the same showroom floor for other models.
The Acura RDX is a crossover based medium size vehicle, featuring five seats. It is more powerful, slightly larger and more luxurious than its competitors. Basically the RDX is built on CRV platform, but offers great ride quality and more luxury. There will be the new modular architecture on this new brand of Honda’s. The 2018 RDX will certainly undergo a change but nobody knows the extent. In fact, the new CRV is not much away from its older version, though it is wider and longer now and this will be available with the RDX as well. It is expected to have two inches extra wheelbase such that the car gets lower to the ground.
2018 Acura RDX redesign
Changes on exterior – what we can expect?
The existing model has aggressive features and muscular look based on the CRV and this will continue with 2018 Acura RDX. This new car will have front grille in trapezoidal shape putting more emphasis on aggressiveness. The Jewel-Led headlights will also make an appearance and there are running lights in the bumper. There is no official design release, yet it seems the car will look closer to MDX, featuring a more overall aggressive feel. On the rear we will be able to notice a roof spoiler, a dual or quad exhaust as standard and flared wheel arches. There are flared fenders and the trunk has lipped spoiler, besides the raked roof offering the new car a slight sportier character.
Any news about its interior?
The new 2018 Acura RDX will have a change with better software and hardware. There will a modern dashboard with a design that is driver-focused, less hard plastics and nicer materials. The cluster will be a complete digital featuring a LCD color screen and is easy to read for the driver. The new car will have more room inside the cabin, and will appear more imposing on the road. The newer infotainment system will feature fewer buttons and better ergonomic driving position. The leather trims offer the seating comfort. The new 2018 RDX will come equipped with a new single-screen infotainment unit that is faster and features usability in better terms.
2018 RDX mpg specs
The new 2018 RDX has been updated with turbocharged power. The 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 is expected to be replaced by 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. This is getting built in the US and is expected to be used in the coming few years in a few of their cars. This turbo engine is able to produce 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If we compare this engine with older 3.5-liter engine (279 horses and 252 lb-ft of torque) we can expect more agile RDX and much better fuel economy. With the new engine, a new automatic transmission may be seen, is expected. There is not much fuel economy enhancement and so it is simple to expect 35 highway, 24 city and 28 mpg combined.
2018 Acura RDX release date and price
The new 2018 RDX may be arriving sooner than the expectation, perhaps this year – in last quarter. The redesign is competing and the price is should be around 2017-year model cost. That means that base MSRP price will be around $31,900 dollars. The higher trim prices are not released and are expected around 45,000 dollars.
Main rivals will come with higher prices for same offering. That means that the Volvo XC60 and Infiniti QX50 should offer much more to be able to compete with the new 2018 Acura RDX.