Sneak Peek: 2018 Acura RDX

July 26th, 2017 by

Middletown drivers looking for a luxury crossover SUV that’s no frills and all substance love the Acura RDX for its class-leading performance, beautiful cabin, and intuitive technology.

The upcoming 2018 model doesn’t mess with perfection, adding some styling updates and tweaks to fine tune what New Yorkers already know and love. Get in touch today to reserve your model.

Until it hits showroom floors, here’s our sneak peek of the 2018 Acura RDX:


The Acura RDX is No. 1 in its class for horsepower, making it a smart choice for drivers with a lot of ground to cover. Under the hood, it has a 3.5-liter I-VTEC V6 engine that churns out 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. You have the option between standard front-wheel drive or Acura’s all-wheel drive with Intelligent Control system. The AWD system is specially designed to adapt to any condition, whether you’re traversing icy winter roads or run into a sudden downpour. The RDX is also equipped with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control.


and Comfort Acura prides itself in crafting driver-centric cabins, because you’re the one in control and your comfort is paramount. The RDX comes standard with leatherette-trimmed sport seats and interior trim, with 10-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power passenger’s seat. You’ll love the two-tone dashboard that combines soft-touch surfaces with aluminum brushed trim, as well as standard heated front seats. Additionally, the RDX features ample leg room, whether you’re in the driver’s seat or the rear, with clever engineering that forgoes the back-seat hump and adds heating and cooling vents.

The 2018 RDX is also equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, Active Sound Control, 60/40 rear folding seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. You have the option to add sport seats with perforated leather trim, as well as ventilated front seats.

Entertainment and Convenience

For your entertainment, you’ll enjoy standard Acura Premium Sound System with seven speakers, Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth streaming audio, and Pandora compatibility. Convenience features include SMS text function, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, HomeLink universal garage door opener, and the Maintenance Minder system, so you never miss an oil change.

The 2018 RDX is also available with ELS Studio Premium Audio with 10 speakers, Aha compatibility, Siri Eyes Free, and the Acura Navigation System with 3D view, Real-Time Traffic, Traffic Rerouting, and Voice Recognition.


The 2018 Acura RDX has already earned a 5-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‡.

The Acura SUV comes standard with a Multi-View Rear Camera, and is available with a Blind Spot Information System, Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, and Lane Keeping Assist System.

**Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

‡Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( Models tested with standard side-impact airbags (SABs).

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