The Acura RDX underwent a full redesign in 2013 and has just had minor updates because that time. With a complete redesign scheduled for 2019, we expect the 2018 model to coming in with minimal changes.
2018 Acura RDX Design
In terms of style, we anticipate the 2018 Acura RDX to look identical to the existing model inside and out. As far as features, no significant changes are anticipated. The present vehicle comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a power liftgate, dual-zone climate control, leatherette seating, a seven-speaker stereo, and more. Purchasers looking for more features will be able to include the feature-packed Technology Package or Advance Package.
2018 Acura RDX Engine
The new model year will likely not lead to a new powertrain, as we anticipate the 2018 Acura RDX to continue with its base 3.5-liter V6 that’s good for 279 horsepower and 252 horsepower. This engine will mate to a six-speed auto transmission and a standard front-wheel-drive system– four-wheel drive will continue to be a readily available option.
2018 Acura RDX Safety
Safety is no joke to Acura, and it proves this with the existing RDX’s IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. With no changes in store, this score should continue into 2018. Obviously, this classification is just on models with the AcuraWatch Package, which includes forward accident caution, automatic braking, and more.
2018 Acura RDX Price and Release Date
It’s still too early for pricing today, however with it being a carryover model, we do not anticipate a huge hike from the 2017 RDX’s price series of $36,510 to $44,660 (location charges consisted of).
In this variety, the RDX will take on the BMW X3 ($40,245 to $48,945), the Mercedes-Benz GLC300 ($40,075 to $42,075), and the Audi Q5 ($41,850 to $47,350).
The 2018 Acura RDX’s precise release date remains unknown, however we anticipate it to land sometime in the spring of 2017.