2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX is a popular SUV and changes made for this model year will include couple of things. RDX was redesigned recently, for 2013 model year, and it is currently into its second generation. However, three years after its redesign, this compact luxury crossover SUV is scheduled for a mid-cycle facelift or refreshment. Constant changes in automotive world put a big pressure on manufacturers to keep up with latest trends, which doesn’t allow them to go unchanged for a long time.

2016 Acura RDX Front

What to expect from 2016 Acura RDX?

Like we said, facelift of the RDX will be made for this model year. Its changes will not be drastic or major, but will influence the overall appearance and luxury features of the model. As it usually happens for the most facelifts, the front end of the vehicle, as well as its interior are the most changed parts. When it comes to 2016 Acura RDX expect front grill and bumper to be revised. Headlights and taillights will be slightly changed too, but we still don’t have info whether the change will reflect the lighting technology or the shape of the lights. Beside this change in shape and materials, we will also see some new exterior paint for 2016 Acura RDX.

Inside, popular SUV will feature the most upgrades. Materials and design of the upholstery will be new, so the RDX’s inside will be refreshed entirely. Modernized interior will also have soft-touch surfaces, while the design and layout of the dash will remain the same. Already rich with high-class features, new, 2016 Acura RDX will additionally gladden its fans with few more premium touches.

2016 Acura RDX Rear

2016 Acura RDX engine and mpg

Japanese automaker will not change the performance of the RDX for 2016 model year. If the change happens, it may only affect the power of the vehicle, which could be additionally enhanced with power boosters, but the unit will stay unchanged.

Although some might say that Acura misses diversity under the hood of its RDX, the current power unit offers all we might need. It is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 273 hp and 251 pound-feet of torque. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic that transfers the power to front wheels as standard, or all-four, as optional.

Fuel economy rates will be the same, as for the previous model, so expect 2016 RDX to go 20/28/23 mpg city/hwy/combined when paired with front-wheel drive and 19/27/22 mpg with all-wheel drive system.

2016 Acura RDX Interior

2016 Acura RDX competition

2016 Acura RDX rivals are some of the best SUVs in the world, since the battle field it competes in is pretty competitive. First line rivals are BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLK Class and Volvo XC60.

2016 Acura RDX price and release

2016 RDX should be released late on next year, 2015, while there is a possibility that Acura decides to present its SUV at some international auto show early on 2016. Pricing specs are not released, but are speculated. According to those rumors, the pricing will not differ from the current ones, so the base price tag should stay around $35,000.

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