When it was first launched, the RDX was just a mad CR-V but after a few years the car received a new model back in 2013 which was a more commercial car than the first generation. It was more comfortable, less powerful and also quieter than the first generation.
2016 Acura RDX Review
While the car didn’t make everyone happy, it managed to get a lot of people interested in it thanks to the great quality of the interior and the silky smooth engine. It is now time for a new generation to appear with the 2016 Acura RDX which has just been released back in February 2015.
Price for 2016 Acura RDX
The car is a mild facelift of the 2013 model but it does have a few improvements which do count when you take the car as a package. The most important change on the new car is the base price of the base model which dropped to around $35,000 which is almost $1000 less than the previous model and more than $5000 less than its closest competitor.
Interior of RDX 2016
On the interior,2016 Acura RDX kept things pretty simple when you compare the two models. The newer 2016 generation only has a few improvements made to the layout of the dashboard but in essence, it is identical to its older sibling. In fact, even the navigation unit remained the same which is a bit of a let down considering it is one of the slowest units on the market. However, the quality is good and thanks to the great seats, the car is more comfortable than some of its more expensive competitors.
Acura RDX Exterior
Its exterior also went through a small facelift, so even though the sheet-metal is identical to that of the older model, both the front and rear of the car received an update. It now has the trademark jewel headlights which are fully LED lit while at the back it has a new set of tail lights as well as a new dual exhaust system with integrated pipes into the rear bumper which does look great on it. All the wheels are new starting from the base 17 inch on the base car all the way up to the optional 19 inch rims available only on the top end model.
Engine wise, the 2016 Acura RDX only suffered minor modifications, so it still boasts the same 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 which now makes 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque while managing to get a slightly better fuel consumption at 25 MPG on average on the front wheel drive version and 24 MPG on the all wheel drive model which now has a better software that allows the car to send more power to the rear wheels in tight corners thus improving stability and performance.