Acura has recently unveiled what they refer to as the “prototype” of the 2013 Acura RDX at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. However, many car experts and observers tend to disagree with Acura’s statement that the vehicle is a prototype since it is obviously a redesigned version of the previous year’s model. The observation provided by these car experts were quite true since the 2013 Acura RDX has some of the significant features of its predecessor plus a number of upgraded characteristics that clearly suggest that Acura is trying to iron out the existing downsides of the previous year’s model.
The 2013 Acura RDX which is considered as a second-generation crossover is expected to go on sale in spring this year. Compared to its predecessor, the 2013 Acura RDX has a more daring and mature design. In fact, the RDX looks like a smaller version of the Acura MDX. The RDX has also shed off the previous year’s more athletic and smaller layout as a way of improving the model’s comfort and ride quality. This particular upgrade proves that Acura is trying to improve the model’s overall features since the previous year’s version of the RDX was criticised for its poor riding quality as well as the comfort-related features.
The 2013 Acura RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This was the replacement of the previous year’s 4-cylinder engine. Since the engine was changed, the 2013 Acura RDX obtained a significant boost from 240 horsepower to a stunning 273 horsepower. The transmission used was also changed from 5-speed automatic to 6-speed automatic. The RDX is also offered with a standard front-wheel drive system and an optional all-wheel drive. Acura estimates that the RDX will have the fuel economy ratings of 20 miles per gallon in the city.
Aside from the changes on the engine and the exterior styling, the interior space of the 2013 Acura RDX obtained a small increase in size. The cabin has grown a few inches and the openings of its doors have also increased. These changes improved the vehicle’s passenger and cargo room as well as the level of accessibility when entering and exiting the RDX.