2017 Acura RDX Changes, Release Date

Acura initially brought the RDX model to market in 2006. From then on there has been no looking back for this stylish luxury crossover SUV. It has been one of the best selling models for the luxury auto divisions of Honda. With an updated design and added features the latest 2017 Acura RDX is supposed to overhaul its predecessors both in terms of sales as well as in looks. Describing the car in two words – Sporty and Trendy.

2017 Acura RDX front

2017 Acura RDX – Premium Style, and Strong Small Crossover:

Having a sporty and elegant design, the 2017 Acura RDX has made considerable changes and increasing the rigidity of the body is one of them .The front portion is redesigned to feature the Jewel Eye headlights with LED bulbs, new air intakes, 3D Grille and a restyled bumper. The rear end has also been upgraded with LED taillights, bumper and a dual pipe exhaust system. Two enlarged air intakes ensure that adequate air cooling is provided to the engine. These added features to the front and rear give the car the sporty and aggressive look.


The car is refurbished on the interior as well to give it a sophisticated look .The plush seats and spacious cabin of the 2017 Acura RDX crossover can comfortably accommodate 5 persons. It comes in two packages. The ” Technology Package ” consists of HD radio, Rear and Cross traffic alert system .It is also equipped with the Blind Spot Information system, that assists you while changing lanes. The ” Advanced Package ” has a wide variety of features like rain detecting wipers, front fog lights, front and rear parking sensors and GPS with voice recognition. The front seats are provided with complete ventilation in the Advanced Package. Acura Trademark Watch is also featured in the package. Additionally Multi zone air conditioning, central console with HD display ,an excellent quality audio system and latest connectivity options provided to both the RDX packages give the 2017 Acura RDX a sophisticated hi-tech feel to the car.2017 Acura RDX interior

2017 Acura RDX – Powered for Efficiency:

 The Acura RDX will have a 3.5 liter V6 engine with its horsepower slightly increased ( 279 hp) and additional torque (252 lb-ft) . Depending on the driving conditions the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) changes the engine to drive either on 3 or 6 cylinders. The engine features a 6-speed automatic transmission of power via the FWD or through the all-wheel drive (AWD). The aluminium construction makes the engine lighter and is easier to handle compared to cast iron engines.Overall the engine provides more power and a better fuel economy of 20/29 mpg (for FWD) and 19/28 mpg (for AWD). Both the driver and passengers are sure to have a pleasant ride as utmost care has been taken to reduce the noise and vibrations.

2017 Acura RDX side view

2017 Acura RDX – Expected Price and Release Date:

Priced at around $36,100 which includes the destination charge of $920, the 2017 Acura RDX is a great value for money. The all-wheel drives (AWD) with Intelligent Control System is priced at $1500 and you can also get the AcuraWatch feature for a decent price of $1300. The Acura Trademark Watch will provide additional safety for your car.Taking everything into account you can expect to pay anything between $36,000 to $44,600 for the 2017 Acura RDX .