Next year will be much awaited by Acura enthusiasts as they expect the unveiling of its 2016 Acura RDX. It is already creating a lot interest among potential clients as it is one of the company’s most popular models. There is an expectation of several alterations and improvements to offer a fresh and interesting touch to this new 2016 Acura RDX. However a redesign is not expected as the current RDX generation came only two years ago. This new model is purportedly going to receive a brand new cabin and an addition of latest tech gadgets to improve on its comfortability and luxury. A new engine that will better the vehicle’s fuel economy is also anticipated.
2016 Acura RDX: Exterior and Interior
The 2016 Acura RDX will arrive in two trim packages, a base and base with tech package that will come as variants of the AWD and the FWD mode. A pair of LED daytime running lights, a new front fascia, an easily noticeable bumper and a minute larger grille is some of the exterior changes expected in the new model. In addition to these, a gentle facelift, a longer wheel base and a power tailgate at its rear end will surely give this vehicle’s exterior a fresh look. Its interior will comprise of adjustable and heated front seats, rear view camera, satellite radio, leather seats, 7 speaker audio systems, Bluetooth functionality, Pandora radio screen and an iPod/USB screen among other things. Heated mirrors, keyless entry and automated headlights will be an addition to the features expected in the 2016 Acura RDX. Additional features that will arrive with the tech package include voice controls, xenon headlights, real-time traffic navigation system, fog lights and GPS linked weather control.
2016 Acura RDX: Engine
There is speculation that the 2016 Acura RDX may be getting a new engine from the Earth Dream’s family mostly used for the Honda Accord. The 3.5-L V6 engine with an output of 273-hp and 251 lb-ft of torque is anticipated to bring in more power and improve the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. The current FWD model stops at 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway while the AWD stops at 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway and therefore an improvement is expected with the installation of this new engine.
2016 Acura RDX: Release Date and Price
This refreshed model should arrive in the spring of 2015 and at a slightly higher price than the current model which has its starting price at $ 35,000 as a redesign is not expected until 2019 when the next generation will be offered.