Acura is contacting what you see here a “prototype,” but that’s only from a technical perspective. It is, actually, the 2013 RDX cross-over, and it’s just came out at the 2012 Detroit Vehicle Present. This is a complete upgrade of Acura’s plucky, performance-minded cross-over, generating it the car second technology style.
With a generational swap comes big changes, and the greatest for the new RDX is Acura’s choice to money the market pattern and decrease its turbocharged four-cylinder website favoring Honda’s venerable 3.5-liter V6. Power will leap from 240 to 273, and despite the inclusion of two more cylinders to feast, gas mileage will also improve considerably.
The best the present RDX can collect is an EPA-rated 19 mpg in the town and 24 freeway, while the V6-powered 2013 style is forecasted to obtain 20 town and 28 freeway. Supporting that new-found efficiency is a six-speed automated indication (one more tools than before) with a lock-up twisting ripper tools.
The style of the RDX has also aged, and now seems to be more in range with the relax of the Acura collection, particularly its big sister, the MDX. Its wheelbase is lengthier and monitor broader, which indicates a more comfortable, magnificent trip, and Acura will fit the new RDX with what it calls Plenitude Reactive Dampers to keep the managing suitably updated to its stage of bustle at the same period.