The major upgrade in the new model in comparison with the previous year’s model is the wider color choice. However, this car is posh and up against competition with models like Audi Q5, Lexus NX 300h, and Volvo XC60. The buyer has the option to get the car with different packages, one of which is the AcuraWatch Plus Package.
2017 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package – Safety Measures and Configurations:
With the AcuraWatch Plus Package, the Acura RDX is the safest SUV. It comes with a special braking system called the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). At first, you are warned when the front camera detects an obstacle. The CMBS automatically starts reducing the speed of the vehicle. If you still do not react to the warning, and there is a threat or danger of crashing, the car has a strong automatic braking system, ensuring maximum safety for the passengers despite the driver’s diverted attention. The next feature that comes with this package is the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). It allows you to set a speed and the vehicle maintains the speed, letting you enjoy your cruise. To prevent accidents, the Acura RDX automatically maintains a certain distance from the vehicle ahead.
The Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) helps keep the car in one lane which is detected by the front camera. It warns the driver as soon as the car starts shifting to another lane. This feature works on straight lines as well as for curved paths. The system also guides the driver to get back in the lane. However, this feature only works when the lane shifting is without any signal. The system doesn’t take control, and if the lane shifting was intentional, the driver could continue to do so. The fourth part of this package is the Color Multi-Information Display (MID). The average mpg, tire pressure status, and other handy information are displayed on the MID. There is an option to control this MID from the steering wheel. The full-color MID is present next to the speed-o-meter, which means it is in perfect eye view of the driver.
This SUV has not only front airbags but also front and back curtain airbags, ensuring maximum safety. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the RDX as a 5 stars car. The car also received a score of ‘Good’ from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Other than safety, the car design is very posh. A 5-inch touch screen, GPS navigation system, leather seats, all these amazing qualities are a part of the upcoming 2017 model. There is also a sunroof.
2017 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package – Price and Engine:
The price of the Acura RDX is around $35,570 with an additional $2,900 for the AcuraWatch Plus Package. With a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the car is very powerful too (279 hp). The features of the car along with this AcuraWatch Plus Package make it a very user-friendly and safe car.