The Acura RDX became the Japanese automaker’s first compact crossover SUV when it was introduced in 2006 and is placed below the MDX in the luxury automaker’s lineup. The RDX’s 2.3 Liter K series four cylinder motor is Acura's first turbocharged gasoline engine and it connected to an all wheel drive system. Acura's variable flow turbocharger reduces turbo lag by using a valve to manipulate the exhaust flow inside of the turbocharger housing in order for the turbo to spool up faster and reduce lag. The Acura RDX engine is rated at 240 HP at 6,000 rpm and achieves a peak of 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm.
We believe that today all the cars are well built and come with lots of sophisticated features and options. But this is very wrong. Items once reserved for luxury cars, such as navigation systems and heated seats, are now appearing on such comparatively modest vehicles as Volkswagens and Chevrolet s. So what the luxury-car manufacturers can make their vehicles stand out when buyers expect even entry-level cars to come loaded with desirable options? Luxury carmakers have become preoccupied (...) More
Posted on 10.26.2006 09:00 by Mike Husleag , Anthony Kodack , Kevin ’Crash’ Corrigan
Combining sport utility with sports sedan handling and performance, RDX features an innovative 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, Acura’s exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)), and is designed to redefine the entry premium SUV segment. This near-production prototype provides an advance preview of the all-new RDX that will go on sale this summer.
The 2007 Acura RDX , which delivers a new level of performance, handling and luxury to the sport utility market, makes its debut today at Acura retailers nationwide. The performance oriented RDX boasts the exceptional handling of a sports sedan with the utility of a SUV and brings a new level of driving excitement in the growing entry premium crossover SUV segment. "The 2007 RDX illustrates Acura’s passion for developing vehicles that can deliver the ultimate in performance, technology (...) More
Acura today announced pricing of the all-new 2007 RDX 5-passenger luxury SUV. Making its debut at Acura dealerships on August 10, the 2007 RDX will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $32,995. The performance oriented RDX is poised to bring a new level of driving excitement and enjoyment to consumers seeking sports sedan performance in the growing entry premium SUV segment. Featuring Acura’s first-ever turbocharged and intercooled engine coupled with patented Super Handling (...) More
Features The all-new 2007 Acura RDX Entry Premium SUV, made its production debut at the New York Auto Show today. RDX combines Acura’s first-ever turbocharged engine with the breakthrough Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)), for sports sedan-like handling in a SUV package. True to form for Acura, the RDX incorporates a class-leading array of sophisticated electronic technologies that are seamlessly integrated to keep its passengers informed, entertained and in touch. The RDX (...) More