Car of the Show: The Acura RDX

You could win the #1 Luxury Compact SUV at the Twin Cities Auto Show! The Acura RDX delivers an exciting driving experience, paired with best-in-class luxury, performance and safety. With bold styling, an engaging driving experience and a infotainment system that is simple to learn and use, the RDX is a sporty luxury vehicle that stands out from the crowded compact crossovers.

 

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Reasons to love the 2020 RDX:

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive Is Back and Better Than Ever

• The RDX is now available with the newest version of Acura’s class-leading all-wheel-drive system.
• Acura SH-AWD® is the most advanced and capable torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system in the segment.
• It maximizes acceleration performance by transferring power to the ground through all four wheels.
• Up to 70% of torque can be distributed to the rear wheels. 

True Touchpad Interface: Precise Positioning

• Acura rethought the best way for drivers to interact with a touchscreen and came up with a smart solution.
• The 10.2-inch HD display is perfectly positioned right in the drivers' line of sight, but the touchpad is located at the drivers' fingertips.
• Absolute positioning helps make the interface easy and intuitive. Every position on the touchpad corresponds directly to one of the choices on the screen, so it’s very easy to use.

The RDX Is a Great Listener

• The new natural-language voice recognition system is intuitive, like the voice assistant on your smartphone (such as Siri® or Google Assistant).
• No need to memorize a set of commands. Just say, “Where’s the nearest Thai restaurant,” or “Play 88.5 FM.” 

Customizable Comfort

• The completely redesigned front sport seats are sculpted to position your body in perfect comfort. Available 16-way power-adjustable seats include thigh extension support and side bolsters.
• Soft, durable Perforated Milano Premium Leather is available; both driver and passenger seats are heated, with available ventilation.

You Can See More Stars

• Every 2019 RDX model is equipped with a new Panoramic Roof with Tilt and Slide Function, the largest in its class, which contributes to an open, airy feeling in the cabin.

Yes, That’s Real Wood

• The RDX uses high-grade materials that few competitors can match – if it looks like wood, it’s wood, if it looks like metal, it’s metal.
• The cabin features a thoughtfully curated selection of fine materials that please the eye and the hand: available Perforated Milano Premium Leather, brushed aluminum and Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood.

It Turns Heads

• The RDX has been redesigned with bold, dramatic lines and an athletic stance – low, wide and sleek.
• Its sculpted body is eye catching at every angle, from the diamond pentagon grille to the unique “dragon tail” LED taillight design. 

The Sound Surrounds You

• The available 16-channel Acura ELS® Studio 3D system was developed and tuned by GRAMMY-winning music producer, Elliot Scheiner.
• Most audio systems balance sound front-to-back and side-to-side. The RDX uses four ultra-thin, ceiling-mounted speakers to add a top-to-bottom component for a true three-dimensional listening experience.

Plenty of Room for You and Your Friends

• The new RDX has class-leading cabin space, rear legroom and rear cargo space.
• The driver and four passengers fit easily and the flat floor makes sliding into the rear seat no problem. Your friends will be very comfortable – and will always want you to drive.

It Adapts to You with the Twist of a Dial

• The RDX personalizes your driving experience and lets you switch between four driving modes – Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Snow – with the simple twist of a dial.
• At Acura, performance comes first, so the standard mode is Sport, delivering balanced sporty performance for everyday driving. 

More Off-the-Line Power

• The newly designed 16-valve DOHC direct-injected turbocharged engine delivers 40% more low-end torque, giving you a more responsive start off the line. 

Class-Leading Storage

• Bonus under-floor storage in the rear cargo area and a side bin for upright beverages means the RDX has a place for everything you need to have close at hand, or securely stored out of view.

 

Reviews for the Acura RDX:

Car and Driver 
Edmunds
J.D. Power
Motor 1
Autoblog
U.S. News Cars

 

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