2016 Acura RDX Coming off its exceptional-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxury recreation-utility made its world debut on the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, wearing a bunch of extensive improvements to overall performance, luxurious prestige and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships national this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX gets Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED hind lights, a new, extra powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an extended listing of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and a host of new luxurious functions and technologies, inclusive of a new line-topping RDX with Advance Package.
The Acura RDX and MDX have formed a amazing 1-2 punch in the luxurious SUV sport, posting file sales in 2014 properly beforehand of European competitors of their segments. With the 2016 MDX also getting substantial new functions and technology, including a nine-pace automatic transmission, the brand new RDX and MDX stand as a fair greater bold presence in the luxurious SUV space.
"The RDX ended on a high note in 2014, posting its exceptional income yr ever, however at Acura, we aren't content material in resting on our laurels," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice chairman and widespread supervisor of Acura. "The 2016 RDX gets a chief infusion of Acura brand DNA which includes upgrades to styling, driving performance, and exciting new luxurious characteristic-content material, further solidifying its location as the only to conquer in the entry luxury SUV segment."
The 2016 RDX receives an crucial overall performance boost courtesy of its new three.Five-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation generation. Peak horsepower and torque output are up - 279 (+6 hp) and 252 lb.-toes. (+1 lb.-ft.), respectively, even as sporting a broader torque curve for more immediately and powerful acceleration reaction - right in which it counts. Variable Cylinder Management™ allows for deactivation of two of the engine's six cylinders underneath light engine masses, assisting the greater effective 2016 RDX boom its dual carriageway EPA gas-economic system ratings via 1 mpg, growing to 19/28mpg for AWD fashions and 20/29mpg for FWD fashions (city/highway). Driving refinement is in addition enhanced via new lively front and rear engine mounts, updates to the guidance manipulate device and accelerated suspension mount stiffness. Additionally, the RDX's all-wheel-force device - AWD with Intelligent Control - has been tuned for extra rear torque bias to similarly beautify dynamic balance and all-climate performance.
The 2016 RDX additionally receives key factors of Acura design DNA with restyled the front and rear fasciae, which includes the addition of Acura's signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights with light-pipe layout on all fashions and a brand new 3-dimensional grille remedy. The lower front and rear fascia areas also guide the brand new appearance with sparkling luxurious information while all fashions acquire new wheel designs.
Inside, the brand new RDX receives a sparkling look with a excessive-evaluation silver and black trim plus significant improvements to both popular and to be had luxurious functions and technology, which include standard heated front seats and new 2nd-row air-conditioning vents. The RDX with Technology Package provides a brand new 8-manner adjustable energy passenger's the front seat (four-manner strength in base fashions), Acura's intuitive dual-display screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.
A new Advance Package for the 2016 RDX provides rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless faraway engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated the front seats, an vehicle-dimming driving force's side replicate, and AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driving force-assistive technologies. Both the Technology and Advance packages are geared up with the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™. All RDX fashions with AcuraWatch™ also get a new four.2-inch full-shade TFT Multi-Information Display with multiplied, customizable information readouts along with average car speed, gas economic system, gasoline range, tire stress tracking device (TMPS) and turn-with the aid of-turn navigation.
While supplied as preferred device on the brand new Advance Package, all RDX models can now be geared up with the AcuraWatch™ suite of superior safety and motive force-assistive technology, which includes Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist, in conjunction with a popular Multi-View Rear Camera and Expanded View driver's side replicate. AcuraWatch™ uses sensor fusion era, the cooperative operation of a millimeter wave radar system and a windshield-mounted monocular digital camera to expand each the scope and constancy of its sensing skills, which include the capability to feel and reply to numerous road hazards, including a pedestrian detected inside the roadway.
In addition to the to be had AcuraWatch™ technology, the 2016 RDX gives more desirable collision performance with severa changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) frame shape that in addition improve frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX goals top-in-class protection ratings - a five-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The RDX is produced on the business enterprise's award-prevailing East Liberty, Ohio, plant, using domestic and globally sourced parts. In January, Acura marked the sale of its -millionth North American-made automobile in America. Today, about 94 percent of all Acura models offered in America are made within the agency's flora in Ohio and Alabama.