Destination Charge $995
Invoice Price $37,690
The stylish, swift and comfortable 2018 Acura RDX offers a polished yet dynamic driving experience, room for five adults and a long list of desirable features including available AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies and a smooth, powerful V6 engine as standard equipment.
The 2018 RDX continues to be one of the most balanced SUVs, in terms of dynamic performance and fuel efficiency, in its segment. The 2018 Acura RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management producing peak output of 279 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. Abundant mid-range torque endows the RDX with a responsive yet unstressed driving character, while the Variable Cylinder Management.
The AcuraWatch suite of technologies is available as a standalone option on the base model and with the Technology Package, and is standard equipment with the Advance Package.
The Acura RDX interior has a premium black trim plus standard luxury features including heated front seats, second-row air conditioning vents, a power tailgate and Multi-View Rearview Camera. The RDX with Technology Package has a high-contrast silver and black trim, an 8-way power-operated front passenger seat, Acura's dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display, HD Radio, blind spot information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Multi-View rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.
The range-topping RDX with Advance Package features a grade-exclusive machined alloy wheel with grey painted surfaces along with a host of added luxury features.
The RDX rides on 4-wheel independent suspension with a MacPherson strut design in front and a multi-link design in back. Amplitude Reactive Dampers at all four corners and motion adaptive electronic power steering system further aid sporty handling and refined driving performance.
23MPG MPG Combined
3.5L V6 279hp 252ft. lbs. engine with 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic transmission
Best in class for: warranty, standard horsepower, front seat shoulder room
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