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2013 Acura RDX

At a Glance

Pricing $34,320 - $39,420
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 27-28 (highway)

Overview Information

The Acura RDX is a smaller five passenger SUV/Crossover that competes with models like the Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX and BMW X3. The second generation RDX switched to V6 power. The 3.5l unit in the RDX is rated at 273-bhp which compares favorably with competitive models. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models are offered. A six-speed automatic with paddle selectors is standard. The five-passenger interior has more legroom than others in the segment, but gives up a little bit of cargo volume to bigger and more expensive models like the Lexus RX. The base model has standard power-adjustable leather seats, dual zone climate control, and a 360-watt audio system. The optional technology package adds HID lights, a satellite-linked navigation system and power operated tailgate. The RDX is priced aggressively undercutting competitive models from Cadillac, BMW, and Lexus by thousands of dollars.

What Changed:

The second generation RDX bows for 2013. The new model is slightly longer, but otherwise the same size as the outgoing model. A 3.5L V6 becomes the standard engine replacing the turbocharged four cylinder in the prior model.

Official Word:

Following up on its blockbuster appearance at this year's Detroit auto show, Acura today unveiled production versions of two new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show. A completely redesigned 2013 Acura RDX crossover sport utility vehicle and the all-new 2013 Acura ILX luxury compact sedan were shown. Both new Acura models are scheduled for launch in the Spring. "We are excited to be launching these two new luxury models as the gateway of Acura's revitalized product...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
RDX 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $34,320
RDX Technology 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 FWD 20/28/24 $38,020
RDX 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 AWD 19/27/23 $35,720
RDX Technology 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 AWD 19/27/23 $39,420