2018 Acura RDX vs 2017 Acura RDX Comparison

2018 Acura RDX
2017 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

Engine:

3.5 L V6

Horsepower:

279 hp

Torque:

252 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

20 city / 28 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2017 Acura RDX

Engine:

3.5 L V6

Horsepower:

279 hp

Torque:

252 ft-lbs

Fuel Economy:

20 city / 28 hwy mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed shiftable automatic

2018 Acura RDX vs 2017 Acura RDX

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The 2108 Acura RDX offers valuable standards and a handsome package much like the 2017 edition did. This compact crossover strives to offer the performance and upscale amenities that make luxury buyers happy. Even so, this attractive ride remains more affordable than many competitors.

Performance

The 2017 edition offered luxury performance that makes this compact crossover truly competitive. For 2018, Acura continues this trend with a 279-horsepower V-6. This fast-mover also generates 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Fully contemporary, the engine starts with the push of a button. Timely shifts are assured by an advanced six-speed automatic. If you step up to all-wheel drive, the ute has the ground clearance to make good use of the capability. A smooth suspension keeps the ride pleasant for passengers and more predictable for drivers. Extensive sound insulation lets you enjoy the ride without an unwanted soundtrack.

Appearance

When Acura updated the 2017 Acura RDX, every inch was examined for improvement. Thus, the doors have been re-sculpted to open wider and improve access. The backseat floor is flatter, offering more legroom. A wider stance allows there adults to sit in the backseat. This bench is wider for more body support and sits taller for a better view. The 25.-cu.ft. cargo hold has a wide hatch for easier loading. A power liftgate means quick entry.

One basic trim provides loads of features whether you go for the 2017 or 2018 edition. Comfort is at your fingertips with push-button heated chairs and a programmable thermostat. A dual-zone HVAC system lets you and your front seat passenger set the temperature and forget it. Two dash screens connect you with a world of entertainment and keep you aware of basic car functions. In addition to standard Pandora, you can get Aha internet radio and HD radio. When you choose the navigation system, the climate controls are linked to GPS. Handsome leatherette is standard, but there are upscale leathers available.

Safety

The 2017 Acura RDX earned five stars from the federal traffic safety experts, and the 2018 edition has followed suit. In addition to airbags, the front seat has active headrests to lessen the effects of whiplash. A Tech package adds the convenience of a blind spot monitor. It helps improve the chances of a safe lane change. The rear traffic watch is a good partner for the standard multi-view rear camera system. To reduce the chances of a forward collision, a warning system keeps electronic eyes on leader traffic. A warning sounds, and it may trigger automatic braking to reduce or prevent impact. A lane watch warns the driver to stay straight and can even assist with wheel redirection. For a better commute, adaptive cruise control maintains speed more safely by automatically braking to match traffic slow-downs


Finding your next crossover is as easy as a trip to Hiley Acura. Test drive the new Acura RDX and discover its quality for yourself.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

** Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.