2018 Acura RDX Changes, Release Date

Among the future, SUV cars for Honda is the 2018 Acura RDX model. The outlook favors its premium class and style while the power train has a replacement from the usual V6 engine. Other changes include a reduction in overall weight to suit the high performance expected, given that the engine power is lower than the previous V6. In addition, driving convenience and comfort is part of the changes that it has when compared to previous versions.

2018 Acura RDX front

2018 Acura RDX – Immaculate Design

This being a future car, the resemblance to the new CRV models is possible, in terms of length and width. As for the overall shape, a pentagonal outlook would favor this model with a refurbished bumper to suit the look. Another aspect to check is the LED headlights, which will, of course, take the Jewel Eye shape. With the lightweight mission, there could be the possible use of carbon fibers for the secondary components. The wheel alloys should range in 18inch with a lower profile outlook.

Leather seat covers replacing the outgoing substitute-leather. The dual-display dashboard will add to the classy look of the car’s interior. Instead of the previous optional safety packages, the 2018 model will have a standard safety package. The inclusions include a lane monitoring and cruise control. For the infotainment system, the SUV will have a new system that has a sensitive screen and adjustable controls. The low profiling might also influence the driver’s positioning in an effort to achieve a manageable center of gravity.

2018 Acura RDX interior

2018 Acura RDX – Engine and Performance

The 2018 Acura RDX will have a 3.5-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. This engine produces an average of 279 hp and over the 252 lb-ft of torque. Although the horsepower is much lower, the torque is much higher due to the supercharging aspects of the turbo. The basic models are two-wheel drives with an option of All-wheel drive (Acura Super-Handling).

This SUV will use either an 8-Speed gear automatic transmission or Continuously Variable Transmission. Either of these options will deliver the required stability during acceleration. Another aspect is the dual-clutch, for convenience purposes. This engine rates at an average of 28mpg, in terms of fuel efficiency. However, this may increase for hybrid versions. This turbo-charged engine has a top speed of at least 125 mph, which is efficient for such an SUV car.


The 2018 Acura RDX competes with the likes of Mercedes GLC and Audi Q5. Other rivals in terms of specific aspects are the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, and the Jaguar F-Pace. When compared to all these rivals, digitization of the interior compartments should be the surprising selling point for Honda.’

2018 Acura RDX rear

2018 Acura RDX – Pricing and Release Date

For a vehicle, competing with such rivals, the price ranges are from $37,000 to $45,000. The inclusions of packages and the new designs should justify the hike in price from the 2017 model. Honda will most probably launch this vehicle before the end of 2017, considering that the 2017 models are already in the market.

The features and pricing of the Acura RDX make it among the most affordable premium vehicle. Although the engine has reduced power, the turbocharging promotes the vehicle’s performance.

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