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2013 Acura RDX Review

Having addressed numerous issues that were present in the first generation, the 2013 Acura RDX has faced its demons and emerged victorious. When re-engineering this second generation of the vehicle, Acura pulled out all the stops in order to ensure that all of the vehicle shortcomings in the first generation have been addressed. To sum up the car in a couple of words, it’s sporty, it’s sophisticated, and it’s well priced. Providing the functionality of an SUV in a small compact size, the Acura RDX is a deliciously minimalistic crossover SUV. The vehicle was designed to appeal to well earning young males looking for a trendy ride.

With its new sleek, stretched look, the 2013 Acura RDX looks far more sophisticated than its 2012 sister. The makeover was not only external however; the cabin has also been redesigned from the bottom up. With its suave, soft touch plastics and leathers, the car is definitely well-to-do in the luxury department. Some the other luxuries that the car has to offer include a surround sound system, iPod integration, a 5-inch-color-screen display, and song by voice functionality. The voice recognition in the Acura MDX was also surprisingly accurate. In addition, one of the most noticeably pleasing things in the car is the fact that it is virtually noiseless with the windows rolled up.

Moving on to performance, Acura RTX is definitely a record breaker in its class. Boasting a 3.5 L V-6 engine with variable cylinder management, the car is exceptionally smooth on the road. Another pleasant surprise is that it is also more fuel-efficient than its predecessor being able to do 19/27 mpg. This can be attributed to the variable cylinder management which is capable of selectively shutting down cylinders to conserve power when the road is particularly smooth. The Acura RDX also offers an All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System that is patented Acura technology. The handling of the car is further enhanced by the fact that the suspension system is well calibrated and the steering controls are responsive.

The car also has numerous safety features that are worthy of mention. First, the care features an integrated SMS service that allows you to text while keeping you from getting distracted. The car’s anti-lock braking system also insures the safety of passengers should the need to suddenly hit the brakes arise. As with all Acura SUVs, the car has a dashboard-based tire pressure monitoring system and dynamic vehicle stability assistance.

While it doesn’t offer some of the more advanced features of higher classes such as all-wheel-drive or a turbocharger, the car has certainly come a great deal from its humble beginnings in its 2006 debut. While some of the more supplementary features they seem like excessive luxury, variation pricing is not exceedingly large. The Base Model starts at $35,205 and climbs all the way to $36,605 for the advanced package. The advanced package boasts such features as a power lift gate, the navigation system, HID headlamps, and fog lamps. At the RDX continues to evolve, we can be sure to expect even better models yet to come. For now however, we are more than happy to make do with this excellent piece of work.


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