2013 Acura RDX

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 the brand’s statement that this particular vehicle is a prototype since it is obviously a redesigned version of the previous year’s model. In fact, it is quite obvious that Acura has only implemented minor revisions on the previous year’s model to come up with the current edition.

In addition to this, the observation provided by these car experts were quite true since the latest version of the RDX has some of the most significant features of its predecessor. Although there are a number of upgraded characteristics that was seen on the RDX, each of these clearly suggests that Acura was only able to iron out the some of the existing downsides that were seen on 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, this vehicle has a more daring and mature design. In fact, the RDX looks like a smaller version of the Acura MDX. The current edition of the vehicle 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 Acura RDX that bears the 2013 model year 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 car has 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. This is also offered with a standard front-wheel drive system and an optional all-wheel drive. Acura estimates that this vehicle 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.

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