Scheduled to launch in spring 2012, the new 2013 Acura RDX will be equipped with 3.5-liter V-6 engine produces 273 hp as standard mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with a new lock-up torque converter. The RDX also gets a new, lighter all-wheel-drive system that provides the required performance and safety with increased efficiency.
With anticipated EPA fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, front-wheel-drive models of the 2013 Acura RDX are expected to offer the best fuel economy of any gasoline-powered luxury SUV in its class.
Inside, the 2013 Acura RDX offers new sweeping shapes, matte surface trim, and generous use of leather combine to give the RDX interior an upscale look and luxury feel. Additional interior features, such as larger door openings, more passenger room, increased cargo volume and a power rear tailgate.
As with the ILX, the 2013 Acura RDX will receive a host of new technologies including Pandora internet radio interface, SMS text message feature, a smart entry keyless access system, pushbutton start, and a three view rear camera. An available Technology Package will provide a full complement of relevant technologies, including AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar image maps. New for 2013, the even more advanced navigation system utilizes a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity – including 15 gigabytes that can be allocated for music storage.