2016 Acura RDX from Honda is the next generation Acura that is going to face competition from Infiniti QX, Lexus RX 350 and BMW X3 xDrive28i. No change is being envisaged regarding the platform on which this vehicle will be built. Enhancement in terms of technology used and certain external features will be done.
Exterior / Interior of 2016 Acura RDX
Not much redesigning has been done on the exterior of the car as compared to its predecessor. However, there are certain unmistakable fresh aspects to it. For instance, the front grille have received a makeover and so have the headlights. The base model is also to receive innovative rims. The company is satisfied with the appearance of the current model and that it fits the concept of the next one. No other noticeable change will be made on the outside.
The interior has not been retouched much. The 5-passenger seating will remain as comfortable and covered with high quality upholstery. The screen for satellite navigation will be bigger in this model.
Engine and Mileage
Ford Motor Company has given Acura the permission of putting planned engines under the hood. It will be the same engine that is present in the current generation. This car will take a 3.5 L V-6 engine and is known to have the power of 273 horses @6200 rpm. It will produce torque of 251 lb-ft. @5000 rpm. 6-speed automatic transmission will transmit the power. The gearbox has the Sport Shift sequential and GLC features. Performance will be enhanced by the use of latest Earth Dream Technology of Honda. Because of the new, lighter, stronger torque convertor used in it, gear shifting will certainly be a smoother experience.
Front-wheel drive will be available with all the models while all-wheel drive can also be chosen. For the former, the fuel consumption will be 26 mpg and for the latter, it will be 25 mpg.
Price and Release Date of 2016 Acura RDX
The car will have the base price of $35,000 and can go up to $42,000. It is rumored to see the light of the day in late 2015.
The new SUV from Honda is set to join the league of stylish, strong and technologically advanced vehicles very soon. Though it is using the existing engine, the Dream Earth Technology and the better torque convertor will heighten the driving experience. 2016 Acura RDX may be expensive but is expected to give unparalleled satisfaction to the car lovers.