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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

Launched at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the facelift for the second generation of the Acura RDX impressed due to its high luxury interior and important safety features.

Acura introduced the first generation of the compact-size SUV RDX in 2006. It was based on the proven platform of the Honda CR-V and it kept it that way to the second generation as well. Its qualities were from the start of a comprehensive package that included safety and comfort features. The second generation came in 2012 and switched from the 2.3-liter turbocharged engines to the smoother 3.5-liter V6, which kept it for all trim levels.

The changes applied in 2015 were big, especially for the look. It featured a new front fascia with standard LED headlights and a new bumper. The grille was modified according to a new 3D concept. In the rear, a new set of taillights and a new bumper improved the look from behind.

Inside, the driver received a 4.2” TFT display in the instrument cluster. The top trim level, named Advance, received the AcuraWatch safety package as standard, while it was available as an option on the other versions. It included Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and multi-view rear camera with cross-traffic alert.

The engine was revamped and received 6 additional horsepower when compared to the non-facelifted version, reaching to 279hp. More important was the better fuel-efficiency achieved by the 2016 version, due to the new Variable Cylinder Management system, which shuts of cylinders on steady driving situations. The RDX featured a standard 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive, while the all-wheel-drive system was included in the options list.

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ACURA RDX 2015 - 2018
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.5L V6 6AT (279 HP)
  • 3.5L V6 6AT AWD (279 HP)
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ACURA RDX Brochure

ACURA RDX 3.5L V6 6AT (279 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 6AT (279 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3471 cm3
Power
208.1 KW @ 6200 RPM
283 HP @ 6200 RPM
279 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
252 lb-ft @ 4900 RPM
342 Nm @ 4900 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P 235/60 R 18
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.4 in (4684 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
65 in (1651 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.1/63.4 in (1,603/1,610 mm)
Wheelbase
105.7 in (2685 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.1 cuFT (739 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3737 - 3781 lbs (1695 - 1715 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.9 mpg US (11.8 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
23 mpg US (10.2 L/100Km)

ACURA RDX 3.5L V6 6AT AWD (279 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 6AT AWD (279 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3471 cm3
Power
208.1 KW @ 6200 RPM
283 HP @ 6200 RPM
279 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
252 lb-ft @ 4900 RPM
342 Nm @ 4900 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P 235/60 R 18
DIMENSIONS
Length
184.4 in (4684 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
65 in (1651 mm)
Front/rear Track
63.1/63.4 in (1,603/1,610 mm)
Wheelbase
105.7 in (2685 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
26.1 cuFT (739 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3902 lbs (1770 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19 mpg US (12.4 L/100Km)
Highway
28 mpg US (8.4 L/100Km)
Combined
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
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