With the 2018 RDX, Acura has perfected the compact luxury SUV. Not only does the RDX boast excellent cargo and passenger space, it also comes well-equipped with a host of features that are sure to make your commute more enjoyable. The RDX isn't just for you sensible folks either—this SUV has a wild side. It combines a powerful yet efficient V6 engine with responsive handling, meaning the 2018 RDX is sure to please both left- and right-brain types with its all-around luxury appeal.
A five-door, five-seat compact luxury SUV, the 2018 Acura RDX is offered in a single trim level (although a number of exciting packages are available). It comes generously equipped and is priced starting at $35,800.*
The Perfect Ride for…
Drivers looking for a stylish, capable crossover that sports an upscale design that is equal parts sophisticated and sporty. Add in a combination of features that should please grocery-getters and road-trippers alike, and it's easy to see why the RDX should appeal to almost anyone.
Drive & Handling
The 2018 Acura RDX comes equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6, one capable of delivering 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. Throw in a six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters to up your driving pleasure and a Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) system designed to reduce cylinder usage while on the highway, and you've got a vehicle that's fun and fuel-efficient. Specifically, 20 mpg city/28 mpg hwy/23 mpg combined for the 2WD model—knock off 1 mpg across the board for the AWD model.**
No matter how stylish or exciting a vehicle may be, safety remains one of the most importance considerations when it comes to purchasing a new model. That's why we recommend drivers select the AcuraWatch™ Plus option for the 2018 RDX as it adds a suite of active safety features that not only make driving safer, but easier as well. AcuraWatch™ Plus comes complete with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning with collision-mitigation braking, and more.
ELS Studio® Premium Audio System
The right soundtrack can improve everything from a daily commute to a cross-country roadtrip, so why skimp when it comes to the RDX's stereo system? The available ELS Studio® Premium 10-speaker Audio System (which comes as part of the RDX Technology Package) was designed in part by Grammy®-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner. Who wouldn't want to experience sound quality akin to a recording studio each and every time they enter their RDX?
Those on the lookout for something a little larger should consider the Acura MDX, a five-door luxury SUV available with seating for six or seven. With new styling; a more luxurious interior; and added technologies, including an available hybrid powertrain, there's plenty to love about the MDX. Looking for something a little sportier? Consider the all-new NSX. Designed to be just as approachable and exhilarating as the original, the new NSX also features a sophisticated hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive system. With the 2018 NSX, Acura proves that efficiency and performance aren’t mutually exclusive. Visit Bob Howard Acura today to learn more.
* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $965 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
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