Acura has given its compact RDX crossover a makeover for 2016, following a full redesign in 2013 that amounted to a significant re-imagination of what was once one of the quirkier cars in its class. The 2016 refresh brought a number of nifty standard features, like LED headlights and a suite of safety features called "AcuraWatch.
The RDX's single engine choice is a 3.5L V6 that makes 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, and comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Fuel consumption estimates are 12.4/8.6 L/100 km (city/highway).
All RDX trims come with heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, eight-way power driver's seat, power tailgate, the aforementioned automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, sunroof, five-inch colour information display, adaptive cruise control, ambient interior lighting, colour TFT gauge display, dual-zone automatic climate control, map lights, multi-angle backup camera, Bluetooth, tilt-and-telescopic steering, seven-speaker sound system, and intelligent keyless entry.
An optional technology package adds navigation, AcuraLink infotainment, 10-speaker stereo, blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic mo, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, power-folding side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers.
An Elite package builds on the Tech model and adds auto-dimming side mirrors, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors, and ventilated front seats.
RDX pricing starts at $41,990 and ranges up to $46,590 for the Elite trim.