New 2016 Acura RDX – Release Date and Info

2016 Acura RDX Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Colors – The upcoming new 2016 Acura RDX 4-door SUV will adorn an updated overall look, new technology specs and more power upon its release. This review will prove particularly useful for any potential buyer looking to buy an RDX upon its release.

2016 Acura RDX 
2016 Acura RDX

Aero vents and sharper creases give the front fascia a dash of contemporary style, punctuated by LED headlights which will be a new for the RDX. LED taillights and a restyled rear bumper also aid in updating the rear end.

2016 Acura RDX blue color, side view, alloy wheels

Beneath the hood will be a powerful and robust V-6 engine. Updated engine and suspension mounts promises a smoother ride quality than ever before. Other novelties include new driver and safety aides which include blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control that have become a cliché on most SUV crossovers.

2016 Acura RDX rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

And although the present model of the RDX offers a similar comfort and driving experience, it still trails its rivals in terms of standard and available technology.

Engine Specs – 2016 Acura RDX

Under the hood of the new RDX will be a carryover engine. The engine will be a 3.5L V6 power source responsible for powering the new 2016 Acura RDX. Despite a similar engine as the outgoing model, Honda engineers were able to add 6 hp and 1 pound of torque.

The V6 powerplant will now be able to yield around 279 hp and 252 pounds of torque. A 6-speed transmission system will be coming standard and will direct power to either the FWD or the AWD system through the revised all-wheel-drive-system.

2016 Acura RDX engine

The revised system is now capable of apportioning more power to the rear wheels and which will be enough to improve the RDX’s cornering performance especially in dry weather. The V6 will also be able to shut down three cylinders under light load on highway cruising, inevitably adding 1 mpg to the fuel consumption rating.

The automaker claims that the new 2016 Acura RDX fuel ratings are pegged at 20/29 mpg in the city/highway with the FWD system and 19/28 mpg with the AWD system.

2016 Acura RDX Interior Colors and Exterior Dimensions

The 2016 RDX will come with several features that will highlight it among its competitors. The base model will be well-equipped and will even feature standard heated seats and optional packages.

2016 Acura RDX  front
2016 Acura RDX  front

The Technology package will include an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, rear-cross traffic warning and blind-spot warning among other features. Another package will be the Advance package which will include remote engine start, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors and cooled front seats. Both of the packages will include a navigation system with voice recognition feature.

2016 Acura RDX  back
2016 Acura RDX  back

The package also includes AcuraWatch, which will incorporate collision mitigation warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, multi-view rear camera among others.

The base 2016 Acura RDX model will also have the option of being equipped with AcuraWatch in the Technology package.

2016 Acura RDX interior, leather seats and steering wheel

It is without doubt that Acura RDX offers tons of luxury features at a lower price, therefore making it among the first items a buyer’s shopping list. However, there are other vehicles which you might consider when shopping in this segment.

2016 Acura RDX  interior
2016 Acura RDX  interior

Audi Q5 remains one of the hottest choices within the segment and comes with an impeccable interior design and materials, advanced personal technology and efficient engines. The BMW X3, on the other hand, offers an all-round performance, luxury and cachet, and comfort. The vehicle offers plenty of utilities and refinement.

2016 Acura RDX front view, grille and headlights

Last on the list is the Lexus NX 200t, which features a bespoke design, but reinforces Lexus approach to cutting edge technology, beautifully built, vault quiet cabin and cushioned ride.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.7 in. (105.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.4 in. (184.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 26.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3737 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Kona Coffee Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2016 Acura RDX Price & Release Date

The new Acura RDX 2016 is expected to be dealership stores this spring. Unfortunately, the pricing details have not been released as yet but should be forthcoming as we inch closer towards the launch.

2016 Acura RDX  release date
2016 Acura RDX  release date

Industry pundits don’t expect the price of the vehicle to appreciate much from the current model in the market of around $41,000. In overall, the vehicle has been redesigned and features a subtle new look, more power and new technological updates. According to the test drive we conducted, the new 2016 Acura RDX scored heavily in terms of a strong and more fuel efficient V6 powerplant, a spacious cabin, and a generous list of standard features which are provided.

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