ntroduced for the first time in 2013, the RDX was the best selling model in the class.
The compact premium utility from Acura was well made and well equipped and it was based on the Honda’s CR-V platform, however, it featured a more upscale interior and more powerful engines.
The RDX was among the few compact SUV’s to offer a standard V6 engine. The 3.5-liter V6 unit that cranked out 279 hp and 252 lb.-ft of torque.
An extensive list of standard features were included and three optional packages were available: the AcuraWatch Plus, the Technology and the Advance package.
The AcuraWatch Plus offered driver assist equipment, the Technology added an upgraded audio system, a navigation system and sport seats. The more expensive Advance package included the features of the first two packages mentioned and added vented seats and remote engine start.
A standard front-wheel-drive system was included, however, customer could choose the optional all-wheel-drive system.
The standard RDX included 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, LED headlights, cruise control, keyless entry and keyless go, a power liftgate, a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, an USB port, an auxiliary audio jack and a 7-speaker audio system.
Generous interior room was included in the package, offering impressive should and legroom for all occupants.
Perfect for daily driving, the RDX provided a high level of comfort and increased safety.