In the mid-size crossover segment, there are no lack of models that present themselves as the best in terms of quality and performance. For the upcoming year, this already existing, high on competition segment will get another new addition in the form of the 2017 Acura RDX. Originally released in 2001, this vehicle went over three generations of launches and is finally ready to be refreshed for the fourth time in order to stay true to current market demands. This already attractive model will become even more visually appealing with some changes in the SUV’s outer body, and enriched interior decoration, and an all-round better performer due to a new powertrain configuration.
2017 Acura RDX Changes: New Infotainment and Design
This 2017 Acura RDX takes luxury and elegance to a whole new level with fabulous quality interior materials that have been used for of furnishing, and a set of technology features that increases the car’s value in leaps and bounds. Elegant seats have been introduced that are now covered in leather, automatic climate control, a redesigned dashboard, and a spectacular sound system makes this model well worth buying.
As far as infotainment system is concerned, you will find an 8 inch touchscreen that acts as the center console that is in charge of controlling various driving tools like parking sensors, cruise control, lane departure warning system, and of course safety airbags for every passenger.
Outer body does not miss out on the fun as it has also been revamped, making it look updated. With the use of curves, the company has given sportier visual outlook to this model and various other features like redesigned grille, revised front bumper, and LED lights all work in unison to make 2017 Acura RDX look like a complete modern day vehicle. Even though the base has remained the same, the company has implemented changes in such a way that subtlety as well as obvious features will be visible in different ways to different people.
2017 Acura RDX: Engine and MPG
This 2017 Acura RDX is considered to one of the most accomplished vehicles from the Acura lineup; no wonder why the company wants to set the bar is higher up with this launch. Even though details regarding powertrain has not been officially confirmed, our trusted informants have supplied with news that it might come featuring a 3.5 L VTEC V6 unit that can churn out a maximum drive of 290 HP and torque of 276 lb-ft. This unit will be mated to a nine speed automatic gearbox that will transfer power to the car’s front wheels. You can expect fuel economy to range from 19 mpg to 23 mpg on combined drive.
2017 Acura RDX: Price and Release
There are really big chances that the price of this vehicle will not increase much as the company is looking forward to expanding their market towards various horizons. For the base variant of the 2017 RDX, you may have to spend an amount of $40,000-$42,000. The late as this release can go is towards the end of 2016, and not further.