2013 Acura RDX  -  $35,215


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,215
Base Invoice: $33,140
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, Sequential SportShift, paddle-shifters, Grade Logic Control
Engine: 3.5L SOHC 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine

Pros

Competent; luxurious; attractive and full of technology


Model Highlights

The RDX is available in four basic trim models. There are front and all-wheel drive versions and there are front and all-wheel drive versions with the Technology Package. In both instances, all-wheel-drive adds about $1,400 to the cost of the vehicle and doesn't come with any additional options worth noting.

In standard trim the RDX is well equipped, with the kind of items a buyer would expect in the small luxury crossover segment. Leather seating, an 8 speaker 360 watt stereo, a 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, a backup camera and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity are all standard on even the most basic RDX's. Add the technology package and the list of standard equipment grows considerably. As the name would imply, the technology package significantly upgrades many of the electronics on the RDX. It adds a navigation system, upgrades and adds voice activation to the stereo, motorizes the rear liftgate and upgrades the low beams to HID units while adding an attractive set of fog lamps to the front of the vehicle. Options across all RDX models include a wood grain interior and a large selection of roof racks catering to everything from kayaking to snowboarding.

One of the biggest changes to the RDX for 2013, is the switch from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to a larger V6. The V6 displaces 3.5L, up from 2.4L for the 4-cylinder model and makes an additional 33 horsepower, bring the total up to 273. This V6 sends power to the wheels through a brand new 6-speed automatic transmission, keeping the RDX relatively fuel efficient. Power now arrives sooner and without the lag associated with turbocharging. The all-wheel-drive system has also been optimized for the 2013 model year and weighs significantly less than last year's unit, adding further to performance and fuel economy gains.

Like most modern road cars but unlike most truck based SUV's, the RDX rides on four-wheel independent suspension giving the best compromise between on road handling and comfort. This is aided by Acura's brand new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering system, both new for 2013. This ensures that the RDX handles more like a sedan than an SUV.

The safety features of the RDX are numerous and include ABS, traction control and stability control. Six airbags are standard including two side curtain airbags. The RDX also makes use of an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure which uses connected structural elements to more evenly distribute crash energy throughout the front of the vehicle in the event of a collision.


Model News

Acura has redesigned the RDX for the 2013 model year. Being a complete redesign, Acura's compact crossover SUV receives a bevy of changes, including new sheetmetal and a switch to V6 power. The interior is likewise redesigned and now features new technologies like Pandora Radio and an SMS text messaging feature. A wider wheelbase, longer track and lower center of gravity combine to give the new RDX improved handling dynamics without compromising the ride, while also providing more interior volume for driver and passengers.


Value Writeup

The RDX is Acura's compact Luxury SUV. Capable of seating 5 people, it is stylish, modern and somewhat sportier than many of its rivals. The RDX has been optimized for on road performance and fuel economy rather than serious offroad work, but all-wheel drive is available. The RDX features a luxurious quiet interior with plenty of standard features.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
320.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
448.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/212

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
273 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.359

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.094

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.484

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.065

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.754

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.555

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.269

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.250

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
103.5 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Front Hip Room
55.7 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.2 in

Second Hip Room
53.8 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
183.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.7 in

Height, Overall
66.1 in

Track Width, Front
63.1 in

Track Width, Rear
63.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
61.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
26.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3717 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.87 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.75 in

Front Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/60VR18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.0 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V061000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 03, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,232,187

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V143000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 15, 2013

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
204,169

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.5L SOHC 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine

6-speed automatic transmission, Sequential SportShift, paddle-shifters, Grade Logic Control

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar

Electric pwr assisted rack & pinion steering (EPS)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution, brake assist

Dual-outlet exhaust

18" x 7.5" alloy wheels

P235/60R18 all-season tires

Pwr moonroof w/tilt feature -inc: auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Body-colored tailgate spoiler

Projector beam halogen auto on/off headlights -inc: wiper integration

Heated pwr mirrors -inc: expanded driver's view, reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, memory

Rear privacy glass

Speed-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

Chrome door handles

360-watt AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (7) speakers, aux input jack, USB port, Bluetooth audio, Pandora internet radio interface

Speed-sensitive volume control

XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface -inc: SMS text message function

Perforated leather-trimmed heated front sport bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat, 4-way pwr front passenger seat, active front head restraints, driver pwr lumbar support, driver memory

60/40 split easy folding rear seat w/armrest

Lockable front center console w/dual-level storage

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Aluminum threshold garnish

Leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise & audio controls, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination w/turbo boost meter

Exterior temp indicator

Multi-info display

Center info display screen

Maintenance minder system

Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, auto reverse

Pwr door locks

Keyless access system w/smart entry, push button ignition

HomeLink universal remote

Cruise control

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

Dual-zone dual-mode automatic climate control system w/air filtration

Rear window defroster

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Front/rear cup holders

Front-door utility boxes/storage compartments

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Driver/front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: overhead map, ambient cabin, cargo

Illuminated controls -inc: ignition, window switches, door lock switches, steering wheel controls, overhead controls

Front seatback pockets

Cargo lid cover

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Hill start assist

Side-impact door beams

Impact-absorbing front/rear crumple zones

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights

Dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags

Front side airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection system

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

Multi-view rearview camera

3-point front seatbelts -inc: adjustable height, load limiters, pretensioners

3-point rear seatbelts

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Rear child safety door locks

Emergency tailgate opener

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
AMBER BROWNSTONE
$0

 
BASQUE RED PEARL II
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
FORGED SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
FORGED SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
GRAPHITE LUSTER METALLIC
$0

 
SILVER MOON
$0

 
WHITE DIAMOND PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EBONY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PARCHMENT, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0


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