2011 Acura RDX Price, Review & Picture – New Car Reviews, Removing SH-AWD from the base model RDX takes roughly 200 pounds off the curbweight and $2000 off of the MSRP and increases fuel economy 2 mpg in city and highway driving conditions. All models receive Acura’s polarizing front grille, and subtle tweaks to front and rear fascias and taillights, as well as auto headlights, revised brakes, and Bluetooth as standard.
In 2010, Acura has modified its priorities with the RDX, an SUV now aimed at consumers seeking efficiency. This vehicle has a reduced price tag and the carmaker offers it with front wheel drive. The RDX relies on premium gas, but this vehicle delivers 2 mpg more over the RDX All Wheel Drive configuration.
All RDX configurations have a unibody construction and they fit up to five passengers. The car comes with some decent packages and the vehicle has nice driving manners. Feature lists are above average, and car buyers will find that the RDX holds strong in a car segment as it competes against new entries from Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW.
With the infamous Acura corporate beak in place, the 2010 RDX looks more angular and wider than the last generation (and is due an incremental track increase). The better lookers in this hotly contested field come from Germany and cost more. RDX’s leather trimmed cabin is driver and front passenger focused, with new tweaks like ambient footwell lighting and a rear view camera system. Optional Technology Package adds navigation with real time traffic and weather updates.
Snappy handling has been one of the hallmarks of the RDX and its torque vectoring SH-AWD system. Without it, front drive models do suffer. RDX’s biggest weakness is its carry over 5-speed transmission, as all credible competitors feature 6-speeds. Likewise, the turbocharged 4-cylinder’s 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of output is a bit low against similar turbo-4 and V-6 competition.
Dual-stage front and side curtain air bags are standard, along with a tire pressure monitoring system as well as traction and stability control. All occupants have three point seatbelts, while front passengers have auto tensioning systems.
Body style: compact sports utility vehicle
Engines: 2.3 L, turbocharged I-4
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Models: RDX FWD, RDX FWD with Technology package, RDX SH-AWD, RDX SH- AWD with Technology package
EPA Fuel Economy
RDX 2WD: 19/24 mpg city/highway
RDX SH-AWD: 17/22 mpg city/highway
Price : $32,620 – $37,720