2017 Acura RDX: updated compact SUV


Honda company, specifically its Acura luxury division arrived at the auto show in Chicago, the city is not just so, and taking with them an updated version of its compact size crossover – Acura RDX 2017 model sample of the year.

Restyling entailed a lot of changes that have benefited crossover Acura RDX. Modernization has undergone appearance has changed several internal space have been modified engines and much more. Global change can not be called, but, unlike a number of producers, Acura really restyled in all planes, so to speak.

2017 Acura RDX release date

As before, the issue has already been updated Acura RDH will continue at the facilities of the two factories, located in the the United States – in the states of Alabama and Ohio. In the North American market, sales should start in early this spring.

Release date: spring 2016

2017 Acura RDX price

As for the price, it is officially announced was not. In principle, the major differences from the price tags on pre-restyled version should not be. So, the basic trim level RDX will be priced from $37,000 estimated.

2017 Acura RDX exterior

Appearance of the compact SUV RDX is made in the same way with all the relevant Japanese cars producer. This is a new trend that is now being actively used by leading car manufacturers – to create uniform style for all models. But if some of it is not very, then all of the latest generation Acura look great. The front part has got a new trim raditornoy bars, which are located in the middle of strong, broad crossbeam with a label branded premium sub-brand Honda. The front bumper has become more powerful, more original, received a number of aerodynamic elements. Practical function, they do not perform, but give very SUV an impressive sight. But the most important innovation – this is Jewel Eye. So called new LED head light optics, which looks great.

On the side there is practically no change, that does not take away the car its ideal radius of the wheel arches, delicious ribs and vyshtampovki on doors, spare wheel, powerful exterior mirror housings rear view, which complemented with LED repeaters.

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The back of the now boasts a new LED optics with 3D effects, retouch fog lamps, rear bumper interesting, comfortable tailgate, stylish pipes, exhaust nozzles. Generally, in terms of appearance Acura RDX became clearly better after the planned restyling. Yes, in many ways it is similar to dorestaylingovoy version, which is quite logical. But even some point changes the car went to the benefit.

2017 Acura RDX dimensions

Changes in the shape does not affect the dimensions. Because actual figures for the restyled crossover They are as follows: length – 4660 mm; height – 1678 mm; width – 1872 mm; wheelbase – 2685 millimeters; ground clearance – 205 mm.

2017 Acura RDX interior

But in the interior, in contrast to the exterior, the changes are not as many as we would like. Anyway inside the car looks great, as dorestaylingovoy version. Although what we have. they look almost identical.

Ergonomics at the highest level, the build quality is excellent, the materials used – the premium class. how such, claims there is no and can not be. Comfortable chairs, good back sofa, thoughtful distribution space, enough spacious interior, despite its compact crossover.

The instrument panel, the driver’s seat, steering wheel – nothing has changed. But in the center console is now flaunt just two touchscreen color display multimedia. In addition to the big screen by 8 inches, which is responsible for the navigation system and rear view camera work, is now available to the driver and the display has a 4.2 inch. It is a multi-information screen, which is responsible for the radio, telephone, fuel consumption, tire pressure and a number of other parameters.

Alas, to get two of the display in the cabin can be only under the condition that you order the most expensive version crossover from the Japanese automaker. As usual, let’s say, low cost versions will be available only one screen.

Make interior restyled version of the crossover different from its predecessor, and the purchaser will be able to ordering interior design with new color finishes. The company has not yet voiced a list of colors and available combinations, but is now used inserts, soft high-quality plastic, the skin will be able to tune up with new colors.

The luggage compartment easily fits 740 liters of luggage with the normal position of the sofa back. If his lower back, then the space will increase to an impressive 1735 liters.

2017 Acura RDX video

2017 Acura RDX equipment

Needless to say how richly equipped with a car? Of course no. All we are talking about a premium sub-brand. Consequently, the equipment there must always be at the highest level. Some insignificant and quite obvious elements of equipment can be ignored, but rather list the most interesting: electric front seats; ventilated front seats; Rain sensor; leather upholstery; keyless entry system in the cabin; engine start button system; rear parking sensors; Front parking sensors; crossing warning system of road markings; adaptive cruise control; emergency braking system; climate control; individual deflectors HVAC equipment on the second series; placer airbags and so on.

As you can imagine, Acura RDX 2016-2017 packaged certainly no worse its predecessor, and even better in many components. Do not forget about the new multimedia system and multi-information color screen with touch controls.

2017 Acura RDX specs

If we talk about technical specifications, here the manufacturer did not change the engine. Meaning in this special was not. But engineers have improved the power unit, made some changes to the car’s performance. So, support for the engine is now completely new, and was subjected to electric power steering calibration. Besides, changed job suspension, retuned job-wheel drive system, with the result that now the torque the rear wheels is transmitted faster, improved directional stability, the car became more stable behave on slippery surfaces.

2017 Acura RDX engine

If we talk specifically about the motor, here, as in the past, used a six-cylinder gasoline engine of 3.5 liter capacity of 279 horsepower and a torque of 341 Nm. In this way, torque increased to 1 Nm, and horsepower was soon 6 more. In tandem with the engine now It is running a new gearbox. Instead of the former six-speed automatic is now equipped with Acura RDX 9-speed new automatic transmission.

2017 Acura RDX images

2017 Acura RDX
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection
Displacement 3,5L
Power/torque 279 hp; 252 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 105.7 in.
Length 184.4 in.
Height 65 in.
Passenger volume 129.6 cu.ft.
Cargo volume 26.1 – 76.9 cu.ft.
0-60 6.2 sec
Top speed 132 mph
PRICE RANGE: $37,000-$45,000 (est)
Competitors: Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-pace, BMW X3, Lexus RS

Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.5
  • Performance4.6
  • Design4.4
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4.3

The new 2017 RDX is actually a more compact version of the MDX crossover, with the same engine range.

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