On the market for a luxury SUV that's not too big for your driveway or your budget? The 2017 Acura RDX might be just what you're looking for. Unchanged from the previous model year, this small SUV features a powerful engine, uniquely elevated rear seats, lots of cargo room and more bells and whistles than you'll find on comparable luxury SUVs. The RDX doesn't feature the market's most high-end interior, but the cabin is spacious enough to accommodate passengers, children and even safety seats. Plus, the RDX's ride quality can't be beat. Thinking of visiting your local dealership and taking this SUV for a test drive? If so, read on for information about the new RDX and to learn more about its best options.
The RDX's standard equipment lineup is quite impressive. Highlights include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED lights, a sunroof, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming mirror, keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate and more.
What are the trim levels of the 2017 Acura RDX?
Unlike many other SUVs, the new RDX is available in just a single, front-wheel drive trim level. This single trim is loaded with options compared to other 2017 luxury offerings. Also, it can be upgraded with the AcuraWatch Plus, Technology and Advance packages.
Can the RDX get all-wheel or four-wheel drive?
The 2017 Acura RDX can be upgraded with all-wheel drive, although the Acura's all-wheel drive system lags behind some of its competitors in terms of functionality.
What are the engine options in the new RDX?
The 2017 Acura RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. It also gets a six-speed automatic transmission.
What is the RDX's gas mileage?
The RDX gets EPA fuel ratings of 23 miles per gallon combined, with 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Upgrade to AWD and the mileage dips just slightly to 23 mpg combined.
Which features are in the Technology package?
The Technology package adds rear cross-traffic alerts, automatic climate control, navigation, a leather interior, ,HD radio, smartphone apps, a 10-speaker sound system and more.
Which features are in the Advance package?
This package includes everything from the other two packages and then adds foglights, parking sensors, ventilated front seats, remote ignition, automatic wipers and more.
Which features are in the AcuraWatch Plus package?
The AcuraWatch Plus package adds automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings with lane-keep assistance, automatic braking and forward collision warnings. There's also an added color display.