2013 Acura RDX | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Acura RDX. 2013 Acura RDX is one brand new car from Acura that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Acura RDX.
The 2013 Acura RDX is the model’s first full redesign since its 2007 debut. The crossover has a new drivetrain and much higher mileage but otherwise sticks to the same formula: midsize dimensions, five seats and front or all wheel drive. In price, size and interior appointments, the RDX competes with everything from the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 to the Nissan Murano’s higher trim levels.
Acura was taking straight aim at buyers who wanted some sport along with their CUV. With its over the top styling, turbocharged 2.3 liter, four cylinder engine, and Super Handling AWD system (SH-AWD), the Acura RDX was definitely sporty. But the vehicle got a mild reception, mostly because of its polarizing exterior styling.
If the 2013 RDX’s proportions look familiar, that’s because it utilizes the same basic platform as the latest Honda CR-V (the last RDX also shared much with the previous CR-V). The RDX still remains recognizable as an Acura, but its styling is more mature than before. It now looks like a shrunken version of the MDX. The mechanical eagle beak grille has been toned down to match the look currently seen on the rest of Acura’s lineup.
2013 Acura RDX Price :
Pricing for the new 2013 Acura RDX has been set at $34,320–$35,720 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2013 Acura RDX we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Acura RDX Interior :
The redesigned RDX has larger door openings and more passenger and cargo room, Acura says. The dashboard incorporates an updated and much improved version of Acura’s multifunction controller knob on a cleaner, more logically laid out center control panel.
Leather upholstery is standard. The backseat folds flat but doesn’t slide forward and back. Standard features include keyless access with push-button start, a backup camera and integration of smartphone functions like text messaging and Pandora internet radio.
2013 Acura RDX Exterior :
The 2013 RDX is an inch longer from bumper to bumper, and its wheelbase is almost 1.5 inches longer. Whereas the first generation was sporty-looking, the new model is more conservative. If anything, it looks more wagonlike than it did before. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are standard.
2013 Acura RDX Engine :
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 33 more hp than last year’s four banger for a total of 273—and comes bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission instead of last year’s five-cog unit. For those who don’t require four driven wheels, the RDX will continue to be available with front-wheel drive. According to Acura, the RDX will return better fuel economy than the current model with either drive configuration. The company expects the front-drive RDX to be rated at 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, but isn’t offering any preliminary numbers for the all-wheel-drive model. The 2012 RDX’s fuel-economy numbers are noticeably worse, at 19/24 mpg for the front-drive version and 17/22 with SH-AWD. Previous gen RDXs could boogie from 0 to 60 mph in the low-six-second range, and we expect the 2013’s performance in a straight line won’t change much.
The 2013 RDX has a 3.5 liter V-6, replacing a turbocharged 2.3 liter four cylinder. With 273 horsepower, it has 33 hp more than the previous generation model. A six-speed automatic replaces a five-speed, and Acura says a new all wheel drive system is lighter. All these changes deliver an estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 19/27 mpg with all wheel drive. The 2012 model was rated 19/24 mpg and 17/22 mpg, respectively.
The most significant change is the new driveline. The 2013 RDX drops its 240-hp 2.3-turbo engine, five-speed automatic, and SH-AWD, in favor of a 273-hp 3.5-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed transmission and a simpler standard AWD system poached from the RDX’s cousin, the Honda CR-V. These changes hasten 0-60-mph acceleration by 0.2 second and boost EPA combined mpg by 3 to 22 at the expense of some corner-carving crispness.
2013 Acura RDX :
>. Base price : $36,615
>. Price as tested : $40,315
>. Vehicle layout : Front engine, AWD, 5 pass, 4 door SUV
>. Engine : 3.5L/273 hp/251 lb ft SOHC 24 valve V-6
>. Transmission : 6 speed automatic
>. Curb weight (f/r dist) : 3816 lb (59/41%)
>. Wheelbase : 105.7 in
>. Length x Width x Height : 183.5 x 73.7 x 66.1
>. 0-60 MPH : 6.3 sec
>. Quarter Mile : 14.9 sec @ 93.9 mph
>. Braking, 0-60 MPH : 123 ft
>. Lateral Acceleration : 0.77 g (avg)
>. MT figure eight : 27.8 sec @ 0.58 g (avg)
>. EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ : 19/27/22 mpg
>. Energy cons, city/hwy : 177/125 kW-hrs/100 mi
>. CO2 emissions : 0.88 lb/mi