The completely redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is set to arrive at dealerships across Canada on June 15th. The next-generation RDX is packed with new technology and a bold, athletic design, created with the same spirit of Precision Crafted Performance that established its reputation as a leader in its segment.
“The 2019 Acura RDX is a pure expression of Precision Crafted Performance. This is a development philosophy that puts the driver at the centre of it all” said, Emile Korkor, Brand Leader, Acura Canada. “Our goal from the beginning has been to deliver a perfect balance of engineering, performance, design and luxury to create a truly uncompromising and joyful experience.”
Through its extensive redesign, the 2019 RDX focuses on performance more than ever before. Power comes from a new direct‐injected and turbocharged 2.0‐liter 16‐valve DOHC inline‐4‐cylinder engine with VTEC® valvetrain. With peak output of 272 horsepower and 280 lb.‐ft. of torque (both SAE net), the RDX has the highest power output among key competitors1. Peak torque is up 28 lb.‐ft. and available from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, with a 40 percent increase in low end torque versus the outgoing 3.5‐liter normally aspirated V6.
Taking inspiration from the Acura Precision Concept, the RDX is the first all‐new Acura model designed from the ground up around the brands more emotional and evocative design language. The bold and bright front fascia is highlighted by Acura’s signature diamond pentagon grille, next‐generation Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and functional, wing‐shaped lower air curtain opening, inspired by the NSX Supercar. The RDX’s all‐new interior is more spacious, luxurious and tech savvy, providing customers with a higher level of comfort, connectivity and convenience than ever before. High‐grade, authentic and premium material treatments abound, including hand‐wrapped, stitched leather surfaces on the soft‐touch instrument panel, doors and center console, set off by brushed aluminum or available open‐pore Olive Ash wood accents.
The 2019 RDX hosts a suite of advanced new technologies, including the Acura True Touchpad Interface™, featuring an all‐new Android‐based operating system, a high‐mounted 10.2‐inch HD display and an innovative touchpad with the first‐ever application of absolute positioning in a driving environment. Absolute positioning departs traditional touchpad interfaces, using one‐to‐one mapping to deliver a more intuitive and driver‐oriented user experience. The new True Touchpad Interface™ is standard and all grades of RDX will include Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, plus Wi‐Fi‐enabled over‐the‐air system updates. Android Auto™ compatibility will be introduced later, pending release and certification of touchpad specification by Google.
2019 Acura RDX models are priced as follows: from $43,990. TECHNOLOGY – $46,490, ELITE from $49,990, A-SPEC from $50,290, PLATINUM ELITE at $54,990.