The all-new redesigned 2019 Acura RDX will arrive at dealerships across Canada on June 15th. Honda Canada has just announced pricing and other details for the SUV, which got its official reveal at the Vancouver and New York auto shows in March. According to Acura, it represents most extensive redesign of an Acura model in more than a decade.
The 2019 RDX focuses on performance more than before. Power comes from a new direct‐injected and turbocharged 2.0L 16-valve DOHC inline-4-cylinder engine with VTEC valve-train. With peak output of 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, the RDX has a higher power output than its main competitors, says Acura. Peak torque is up 28 lb-ft and available from 1,600 to 4,500 RPM, with a 40% increase in low-end torque versus the previous 3.5L normally aspirated V6.
“The 2019 Acura RDX is a pure expression of Precision Crafted Performance. This is a development philosophy that puts the driver at the centre of it all. Our goal from the beginning has been to deliver a perfect balance of engineering, performance, design and luxury to create a truly uncompromising and joyful experience.”
- Emile Korkor, Brand Leader, Acura Canada
The 2019 RDX is the first Acura designed from the ground up around the brand’s new design language. The bold and bright front fascia is highlighted by Acura’s signature diamond pentagon grille, next-generation Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights and functional, wing-shaped lower air curtain opening, inspired by the NSX. Sharp and dynamic body lines along with LED exterior lighting compliment the RDX’s more athletic proportions and stance, resulting in design that is at once more elegant and muscular than ever before. Premium exterior details include all-LED lighting featuring an ultra-wide power tilt and slide panoramic moonroof, standard on all trims.
Acura promises an all-new interior that is more spacious, luxurious and technologically advanced, providing customers with a higher level of comfort, connectivity and convenience. Premium material treatments include hand-wrapped, stitched leather surfaces on the soft-touch instrument panel, doors and center==re console, set off by brushed aluminum or available open-pore Olive Ash wood accents.
No surprise to learn that 2019 RDX hosts a suite of advanced new technologies, including the Acura True Touchpad Interface, featuring an all-new Android-based operating system, a high-mounted 10.2-inch HD display and an innovative touchpad that departs from traditional touchpad interfaces, using one-to-one mapping to deliver a more intuitive and driver-oriented user experience. The new True Touchpad Interface is standard and all trims of the RDX will include Apple CarPlay compatibility, plus Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air system updates.
- RDX base $43,990
- TECHNOLOGY $46,490
- ELITE $49,990
- A-SPEC $50,290
- PLATINUM ELITE $54,990