2017 Acura RDX Release Date, Review, Changes, Advanced Package

There is no doubt that 2016 has seen some immaculate launches of automobiles. Whether it is the sedans, the SUVs or the hatchbacks, every category has stepped up to enthrall the auto fans.

When it comes to an SUV, it is fair to say that the Acura RDX has stormed the market with surprise. The carmaker tweaked the SUV from last year to help it land among the most luxurious vehicle in the crossover SUV category.

2017 Acura RDX front

2017 Acura RDX – Notable Changes:

Although not completely revamped, the 2017 Acura RDX has been launched with a couple of different changes this year. Some of the major ones include the restyled body, a better engine, and a couple of tweaks in the interior.

When it comes to the exterior, the main thing to be noticed is its changed headlights. The SUV now features LED head and tail lights. It also comes with additional features in the AcuraWatch technology to enhance safety while on the road.

2017 Acura RDX rear

2017 Acura RDX – Beautiful Interior:

One of the best things about this Sports Utility Vehicle is its beautiful cabin. To start off, the whole cabin of this vehicle is a definition of sophistication. It comes with premium leather seating that is made with an ergonomic design to make sure the passengers are comfortably seated through longer rides.

If we specifically talk about the Technology Package, the seats feature perforated leather. Moving forward, the front seats in the cabin come with their own dual-level heater. This will make driving in colder days a pleasure instead of a problem.

Talk about contemporary features, and the 2017 Acura RDX brings forward its memory settings. This is among some of the most classic features that this crossover SUV offers. There are two separate memory settings on the driver seats. With this, you can save different settings like the position of the side mirror that you prefer or the way your seat should be.

So when another person drives your car and changes those settings, you can easily recall each and every one of it just by using the memory option. Furthermore, since there are two memory options, it means two people can save their preferences simultaneously. Drivers also have a special four-way power adjustable seat which only adds to the overall convenience.

The Entertainment Panel:

The dashboard entertainment panel on Acura RDX has always featured some of the coolest things you can think of. A feature on the panel of Technology Package is Siri Eyes Free. This allows the driver to use his phone’s Siri over the vehicle’s audio system without having to touch the phone or use any sorts of jacks.

The entertainment panel itself is of 5-inches which make it quite easy to use. Other panel features include things like Automatic Climate Control, GPS-linked Climate Control, and SMS Messaging. While some features are offered in the standard options of this Acura, others only come in higher trims.

Space Inside the Cabin:

New 2017 Acura RDX has not only offered luxury this year but also made sure that users can make the most of this SUV when it comes to cabin space. In this year’s RDX, you can enjoy 26.1 cubic feet of space with all seat up.

However, for times that require more cargo, this Acura has offered the amount of space never before seen on an Acura RDX. Folding the back seats down, you get to use a massive 76.9 cubic feet of cargo space inside the cabin. Speaking of space, passengers can enjoy a generous leg space both in the front and back seats of this vehicle.

2017 Acura RDX interior

2017 Acura RDX – Sophisticated Exterior:

Apart from the beautiful body and tweaked headlights, there is a camera installed on the back of the body that offers three different views to the driver. There is the regular view, the wide-angle, and the top-down view.

Each angle has specific roles that combine to allow the driver complete control and full view while reversing, parking, or even moving out from a tight parking spot. The exterior of this crossover SUV also has a revamped grille and a set of new wheels which add to its sophisticated body.

2017 Acura RDX side

2017 Acura RDX – Powertrain:

Having a refined interior and exterior goes in vain if the power under the hood is not matched accordingly. A driver should be able to feel the power behind the wheels, which is why the automaker upgraded the engine.

The 2017 Acura RDX features a more fuel-efficient and even more powerful 3.5 liter i-VTEC V-6 engine. This new engine is able to produce an impressive 279 hp. This is assisted by 252 pound-per-feet of torque.

The best part of this engine is that its (VCM) Variable Cylinder Management system combines with the low-friction technology to make the SUV one of the most efficient vehicles in its category. Acura RDX offers a 20 mile-per-gallon average within cities and a 28 mpg on highways.

2017 Acura RDX engine

Safety Features:

It will be unfair not to mention the high-safety standards achieved by the 2017 Acura RDX. This SUV has gotten some of the top-most ratings by IIHS and NHTSA in crash tests. Moreover, it also has some of the most contemporary safety features including a Blind Spot Monitor, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Lane-Keeping Assist etc.

2017 Acura RDX – Price and Release Date:

The price range of 2017 Acura RDX and the features it offers in return make this crossover SUV one of the best launches by Acura this year. There are a couple of packages that you can choose from. The base model of this car is available at a price of $36,000. The high-end — AWD Advanced Package comes with a $44,000 price tag.

The overall style, lavish interior, and the combination of sophistication and elegance have made the 2017 Acura RDX an excellent vehicle for its price.

Acura RDX is one of the best SUV currently present in the market. Not as old as its twin MDX, this is the second generation of Acura RDX. This immaculate crossover Sports Utility Vehicle has been given a couple of awards from some of the greatest automobile reviewers in the market including Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book.

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