2013 Acura RDX

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
AWD 4drGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$35,720.00
AWD 4dr Tech PkgGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$39,420.00
FWD 4drGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$34,320.00
FWD 4dr Tech PkgGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$38,020.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $34,320.00
Invoice: $32,245.16
Hwy MPG: 28 mpg
City MPG: 20 mpg

Pros

Competent; luxurious; attractive and full of technology

Model Highlights

The RDX is available in four basic trim models. There are front and all-wheel drive versions and there are front and all-wheel drive versions with the Technology Package. In both instances, all-wheel-drive adds about $1,400 to the cost of the vehicle and doesn't come with any additional options worth noting.

In standard trim the RDX is well equipped, with the kind of items a buyer would expect in the small luxury crossover segment. Leather seating, an 8 speaker 360 watt stereo, a 10-way adjustable power driver's seat, a backup camera and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity are all standard on even the most basic RDX's. Add the technology package and the list of standard equipment grows considerably. As the name would imply, the technology package significantly upgrades many of the electronics on the RDX. It adds a navigation system, upgrades and adds voice activation to the stereo, motorizes the rear liftgate and upgrades the low beams to HID units while adding an attractive set of fog lamps to the front of the vehicle. Options across all RDX models include a wood grain interior and a large selection of roof racks catering to everything from kayaking to snowboarding.

One of the biggest changes to the RDX for 2013, is the switch from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to a larger V6. The V6 displaces 3.5L, up from 2.4L for the 4-cylinder model and makes an additional 33 horsepower, bring the total up to 273. This V6 sends power to the wheels through a brand new 6-speed automatic transmission, keeping the RDX relatively fuel efficient. Power now arrives sooner and without the lag associated with turbocharging. The all-wheel-drive system has also been optimized for the 2013 model year and weighs significantly less than last year's unit, adding further to performance and fuel economy gains.

Like most modern road cars but unlike most truck based SUV's, the RDX rides on four-wheel independent suspension giving the best compromise between on road handling and comfort. This is aided by Acura's brand new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering system, both new for 2013. This ensures that the RDX handles more like a sedan than an SUV.

The safety features of the RDX are numerous and include ABS, traction control and stability control. Six airbags are standard including two side curtain airbags. The RDX also makes use of an Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure which uses connected structural elements to more evenly distribute crash energy throughout the front of the vehicle in the event of a collision.

Model News

Acura has redesigned the RDX for the 2013 model year. Being a complete redesign, Acura's compact crossover SUV receives a bevy of changes, including new sheetmetal and a switch to V6 power. The interior is likewise redesigned and now features new technologies like Pandora Radio and an SMS text messaging feature. A wider wheelbase, longer track and lower center of gravity combine to give the new RDX improved handling dynamics without compromising the ride, while also providing more interior volume for driver and passengers.

Value Writeup

The RDX is Acura's compact Luxury SUV. Capable of seating 5 people, it is stylish, modern and somewhat sportier than many of its rivals. The RDX has been optimized for on road performance and fuel economy rather than serious offroad work, but all-wheel drive is available. The RDX features a luxurious quiet interior with plenty of standard features.

Pricing

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Preview ImageManufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code GX
GX
Manufacturer color code SA
SA
Manufacturer color code BK
BK
Manufacturer color code RB
RB
Manufacturer color code SI
SI
Manufacturer color code SX
SX
Manufacturer color code BS
BS
Manufacturer color code GR
GR
Manufacturer color code BX
BX
Manufacturer color code WB
WB

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSport Utility Vehicle

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/Manual Shift
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.359
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.094
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.484
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.065
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.754
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.555
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.269
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy28 MPG
Cruising Range - City320.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City20 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined23 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy448.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeGas V6
Displacement3.5L/212
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM273 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM251 @ 5000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume103.5 ft³
Front Head Room38.7 in
Front Leg Room42.0 in
Front Shoulder Room58.6 in
Front Hip Room55.7 in
Second Head Room38.1 in
Second Leg Room38.3 in
Second Shoulder Room57.2 in
Second Hip Room53.8 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length, Overall183.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors73.7 in
Height, Overall66.1 in
Track Width, Front63.1 in
Track Width, Rear63.4 in
Min Ground Clearance8.1 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 161.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 226.1 ft³
Trunk VolumeN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3717 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front0.87 in
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear0.75 in
Tires
Front Tire SizeP235/60VR18
Rear Tire SizeP235/60VR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size18 x 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size18 x 7.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeElectric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall15.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)2.74
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb39.0 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.0 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx16.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
13V143000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 15, 2013

Component:
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
204,169

Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 CR-V, Odyssey, and model year 2013 Acura RDX vehicles. During sub-freezing temperatures, the brake-shift interlock blocking mechanism may become slow and allow the gear selector to be moved from the Park position without pressing the brake pedal. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence:
If the gear selector is moved from the park position without pressing the brake pedal it can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda or Acura dealer. The dealer will install an updated brake shift interlock blocking mechanism free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's campaign recall numbers are S96, S97, and S98.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V061000

Mfg's Report Date:
FEB 03, 2016

Component:
AIR BAGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
2,232,187

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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