Acura RDX 2019

Acura RDX 2019

Engine: 272-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder
Transmission/drive: 10-speed automatic
Fuel economy: 24 mpg combined (23 AWD)
Alternative: Infiniti QX50, Lexus NX, Audi Q5

APPERANCES/exterrior

Experts predicted that the new Acura RDX will get huge popularity even before the car enters the market. And they were absolutely right. Buyers immediately appreciated the new model. This luxury SUV combines: stylish design; abundance of high technology; luxurious finish; practicality; excellent driving performance; safety; acceptable price.

Exterior of Acura RDX fully complies with the most advanced automotive fashion trends. The car turned out to be not just stylish - it just can not be overlooked when it moves in a stream of cars or stands in the parking lot. Bright, charismatic - it immediately attracts attention to itself.

The most notable design elements that determine the appearance of the car are: the famous Diamond Pentagon Grille; massive front bumper with chrome inserts; peculiar form of LED headlights. The front bumper in combination with the grille is a real work of design art.

Convex stampings give the car an extremely stylish look. But their main purpose is not at all to decorate the design. They are needed to improve aerodynamics of the car.

INTERIOR

Experts believe that the interior Acura RDX is one of the most stylish and comfortable. It is very different from the interiors of previous Acura  models. And all these differences are only for the better. Finishing materials for the interior are: Nappa genuine leather; veneer of natural wood of noble breeds; brushed aluminum; stainless steel; high-quality textured plastic.

Large panoramic sunroof gives the interior a particularly luxurious look. Comfortable atmosphere provides a two-season climate control. Luxurious leather chairs have lateral support. The convenience functions are controlled using the touch screen. Also used analog switches and other controls with which you can customize the desired options. There are also analog switches and other controls with which you can customize the options you want.

Under the elegant wooden curtains are hidden numerous niches for glasses and various small items that should always be at hand. Under the folding armrest there is a spacious glove box.

A large steering wheel can perform many additional functions. Using the convenient buttons, the driver can customize the desired modes. Sensor readings are displayed on the display, which is located in front of the driver.

Performance/Driving

Acura RDX has four driving modes: Comfort; Snow; Sport; Sport +. The car with amazing ease copes with difficult driving conditions. Though  it is not a real SUV, but can move almost like a full-fledged SUV. If suddenly a snowfall begins or the roads become covered with ice, you will be as easy to go as on a clean, slick road. This allows even a novice driver to feel completely at ease on the road covered with loose snow. The adhesion to the icy surface is impeccable.

The new Acura RDX has one of the best all-wheel drive systems. If necessary, up to 70 percent of the total power can be redirected  to the rear wheels. Automation with no outside help continuously analyzes the situation and determines the optimal level of power distribution. This takes into account the speed of rotation of the wheels, yaw rate, steering angle and other.

A 10-speed automatic transmission is equipped with a push-button gear selector, which is very convenient.

Response  of vehicle is above all praise. Its  steering confidently competes with specialized sports sedans. During sharp turns or when driving on rough terrain, the car body is almost not swinging.

Special body design combined with Advanced Compatibility Engineering provides enhanced safety. Thanks to it, during crashes, almost all the energy is absorbed, and the people in the car remain unharmed. In addition, the car is equipped with a whole system of airbags. When the airbag is triggered, the weight and position of the person are taken into account. Seat belts have force limiters, which also significantly reduces the risk of injury during emergency braking.

TECH

Jewel Eye's special headlamps that Acura RDX is equipped with are not only bright exterior decorations. Their unique light helps the driver to notice distant objects 200 milliseconds earlier than other design headlights. When the car travels at maximum speed, during this period it manages to drive about 5 meters.

The car's multimedia system supports interfaces: Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE, AcuraLink Connected Services, Wi-Fi. There is a wireless charging for the smartphone, too.

CARGO

The new Acura RDX can comfortably accommodate five adults at once. Soft seat filler adapts to the characteristics of the body of a seated person and provides the best support to the back and neck. In addition, the chairs have a heating system, ventilation, lateral support. The inclination of the backrest can be adjusted to your liking. If only two passengers are sitting on the back of the couch, they can use the convenient folding center armrest.

The huge trunk holds 835 liters.

THE VERDICT

Undoubtedly, the new Acura RDX will not give away its leading position in the market. It offers excellent comfort, increased safety, amazingly beautiful design, and at the same time favorable prices.

The combination of high power, excellent steerability, a wonderful SH-AWD system, a comfortable and stylish interior turns the Acura RDX from a good car into an outstanding car, which charm is impossible to resist.