There are many people out there who love the way the Honda CRV drives and feels but many of these actually think that the car doesn’t offer all the commodities someone would want. This is where the 2015 Acura RDX comes into place. This is a car based on the platform of the CRV and shares most of its internal components with it with two big changes. Firstly it offers much better interior quality and equipment and it also looks better from the outside.
Speaking of its exterior, the car now features a more subtle look with a smaller front grille and Xenon headlights. This gives the car a much more aggressive look that would satisfy anyone. The rear tailgate can be open in two stages, firstly the window and then the door which means it is now much more convenient to load it with small stuff that don’t require the entire door to be open.
2015 Acura RDX Interior
Its interior on the other hand is completely different to that of the CRV. There are now premium materials even on the base model and the equipment is much more comprehensive. For example there is an optional infotainment system that features an 8 inch screen. This includes satellite navigation, a premium audio system as well as a 15 GB storage option for your music. There is also internet access with LTE connectivity, so you will stay in touch with all your friends no matter what.
2015 Acura RDX Specs
The car drives better than most mid-sized SUVs and this is largely to the fact that the car is actually based on a sedan, so the suspension and drivetrain are better suited to the road rather than for off-road. The engine is the same that is on other Acura models, so it is a 3.5 liter aspirated V6 which features variable valve timings and an improved ECU over the previous generation. Thanks to this it is capable to offer about 273 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque with no problems whatsoever.
Acura RDX Back
Performance and fuel consumption are good, the car being able to return easily 25 MPG on average which is beyond what other cars in this class are able to offer. You can expect to see 20 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway. On the other hand, performance even though it adequate, the engine could use a better transmission. The 6 speed automatic gearbox is good but it feels quite slow even on the highway.
Review Of 2015 Acura RDX
In conclusion this is a worthy competitor for the best medium sized SUV because of its quality materials and good engine. The 2015 Acura RDX is going to be available somewhere at the end of this year but at this point we still are waiting to hear the official announcement about the release date.
2015 Acura RDX Side
Starting price of around $34,895 is expected for the 2015 Acura RDX in Base trim level and for AWD version you will need to pay $36,295. Those drivers that want to get Technology Package and the AWD version of it will need to spend $38,595 and $39,995 respectively. For some drivers this could be pretty high price but have in mind all those features it brings.