2016 Acura RDX

Acura is a popular luxury division of Honda, and RDX, together with MDX is one of the most popular models from its line-up. 2016 Acura RDX belongs to the second generation, and this model year brings mid-cycle facelift. Changes will be noticeable, but we can’t expect anything major, since the second generation started just recently, back in 2014. Changes will be made on standard exterior parts, such as front and rear end, lighting elements, and interior details.

2016 Acura RDX Front

 2016 Acura RDX changes

We can expect some changes on both exterior and interior of the 2016 Acura RDX. Front grill will be refreshed, as well as front bumper. Headlights may be changed also or better to say, reshaped. Rear end of the vehicle will be slightly changed, while we can expect some additional exterior colors, too.

Inside, 2016 Acura RDX will still offer two trim levels: base and base with Technology package. As far as changes on the interior, we can expect new materials, and more features. Interior changes will make a difference and refresh the look. Already luxurious, 2016 Acura RDX will receive mainly cosmetic enhancements, such as new interior trim, different color palette, or similar.

Features found on the previous base RDX include 18-inch wheels, rear privacy glass, auto on/off headlights, a backup camera, a moonroof, keyless start and access, two-zone automatic A/C, heated power front seats, leather upholstery, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel wrapped in leather, Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio) as well as 7-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, an iPod/USB audio interface and an AUX port. These features could be additionally upgraded xenon light technology and few latest high-tech solutions, to make the popular SUV more premium than ever.

2016 Acura RDX Interior

2016 Acura RDX engine and mpg

Changes under the hood are unexpected. Most likely 2016 Acura RDX will carry on the same engine as its previous version, while the enhancement for this model year could possibly include power boosts.

Base engine, and only one available, continues to be a 3.5-liter V6 capable to deliver up to 273 hp and 251 pound-feet of torque. Front wheel drive is still standard, as well as six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will continue to be available as optional.

Acura may consider getting some four-cylinder engine, since most of car producers decided to do so, in order to save fuel consumption, but there is no any confirmation about this, so we will have to wait for Acura’s officials to say its final verdict.

Fuel economy for RDXs with FWD is rated at 20/28/23 mpg city/hwy/combined, and 19/27/22 mpg (a mile less in all segments) with AWD.

2016 Acura RDX Rear

2016 Acura RDX competition

Although RDX model has many great sides, and a lot to offer, this SUVs category is filled with vehicles that are among the bests in their class. The toughest, or better to say the closest rivals for 2016 Acura RDX are BMW X3, Audi Q5 as well as Volvo XC60.

2016 Acura RDX price and release

2016 RDX pricing specs are not published yet, but we can expect it to go slightly higher than the base price of the current model, which is around $35,000. Release is not expected before late 2015, and perhaps even early 2016.

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