Acura has finally confirmed that the 2013 Acura RDX will be sold at a starting price of $35,205 which also includes the destination fee of $885. The announcement came after the vehicle has made its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show last January. However, a lot of car experts have noticed that the price of the upcoming version of the Acura RDX is relatively higher compared to the starting price of the 2012 Acura RDX which is $33,780.
But despite of the increase in price, Acura expects that the upcoming version of the RDX will gain a significant increase in demand since the vehicle was subjected to a number of upgrades and each of these were quite effective in improving the features that this crossover provides. In addition to this, Acura has also enumerated a number of factors which led to the increase in price of the crossover.
First off, by spending an additional amount of $1425 for the 2013 Acura RDX, a buyer gets a substantial boost in horsepower since the upcoming model is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is larger and more powerful compared to the 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine used in the 2012 edition. The V-6 generates up to 273 horsepower while the 4-cylinder is only capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 240 horsepower and the difference of 33 horsepower is worth the additional amount incurred due to the increase in the vehicle’s starting price.
Secondly, the extra expense that a buyer would incur if he or she would be buying the 2013 Acura RDX instead of the 2012 model is worth the price since the former is more fuel-efficient compared to the latter. Based on Acura’s estimations, the front-wheel drive 2013 Acura RDX will most likely obtain the estimated fuel economy ratings of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. These figures are better compared to the outgoing model’s 19/14 (city/highway) mpg ratings.
Finally, purchasing a unit of the 2013 Acura RDX might still be a best buy despite its higher price since this is loaded with standard equipments that are previously offered as optional features. This includes extra insulation to reduce the amount of noise inside the vehicle, the refreshed interior, rearview camera, leather seats, and a power moonroof.