After several 2013 Acura RDX spy shots caught by the spy photographers, Acura finally has unveiled the 2013 Acura RDX redesign crossover SUV that’s set to go on sale this spring, as it tries to rebound from a difficult 2011. Honda Motor Co.’s luxury division planned to put the 2013 Acura RDX along with the ILX compact sedan and the NSX Concept supercar on display Monday at the Detroit auto show, all three part of its effort to regroup after the earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand disrupted production.
The five-passenger 2013 Acura RDX will be built at Honda’s plant in East Liberty, Ohio while the old version has been built in Marysville, Ohio. Look at these 2013 Acura RDX pictures, the exterior incorporates a sleek, more aerodynamically efficient body, changing from the appearance of a compact SUV.
The 2013 Acura RDX is longer, lower and slightly narrower than the current model. Acura calls the 2013 Acura RDX on its stand a prototype of the production model, but it’s virtually identical to the midsize SUV that reaches dealerships this spring. The 2013 Acura RDX styling is updated for a smoother and wider look in keeping with the bigger new Acura MDX redesign 2013 that’s the upscale brand’s best-selling vehicle.
Acura added sound insulation and noise cancellation to reduce the 2013 Acura RDX interior noise. Available features in the 2013 Acura RDX will include voice recognition, pushbutton start, a three-view rear camera, and an interface for Pandora Internet radio. Rather than the complicated SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system of the previous RDX, the 2013 Acura RDX redesign has a simpler and lighter system similar to that in the Honda CR-V, upon which it is based.
There’s more to distinguish the 2013 Acura RDX this time around from the related Honda CR-V. While the CR-V sticks with its four-cylinder engine, the 2013 Acura RDX ditches its turbocharged four in favor of a V-6 engine with more horsepower–273 hp in all–and more gears in its automatic transmission (six, versus five in the last version). Despite the bigger engine and a 22-horsepower increase, Acura expects the 2013 Acura RDX to get 20 m.p.g. in the city and 28 m.p.g. on the highway, improvements of 1 and 4 m.p.g. from 2012, respectively.
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The 2013 Acura RDX styling is smoothed out and, in true Acura fashion, is conservative and forgettable. 2013 Acura RDX looks like a shrunken new Acura MDX redesign 2013, or a Chevrolet Equinox, or any one of the seemingly dozens of small SUVs on the market. Our quick sit in the 2013 Acura RDX interior revealed an accommodating rear seat and the typical Acura button-laden dashboard.
While other SUV manufacturers are moving to small-displacement turbocharged four-cylinders, Acurais retreating to a 3.5-liter V6 with the 2013 Acura RDX. The new 2013 Acura RDX looks a lot like other luxury crossover SUVs and is competing in a segment where a number of automakers are going after sales. This will make the 2013 Acura RDX will compete with other upscale small SUVs: the BMW X3,Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and Volkswagen Tiguan.
We’ll see how the 2013 Acura RDX stacks up to those rivals and others in this growing category. The new 2013 Acura RDX makes a lot of improvements and the plan from Acura is that it will be priced around where the old model was priced: starting under $33,000. We assume the Acura RDX release date will be after March 2012 because the earthquake in Japan and flooding in Thailand is disrupting the production.
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