The new 2017 Acura RDX hits showrooms in a matter of hours and it’ll be priced the same as the 2016 model.
Acura’s popular SUV, which saw it’s all time sales record last year, will start at $35,370 and come in two new colors – Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic which replace Graphite Luster Metallic and Slate Silver Metallic. The 2017 model also offers a new color combo of Ebony Interior with White Diamond Pearl paint.
While the base model starts at $35,370, tacking on packages adds up quickly. The RDX’s top-of-the-line Advance Package gets you to $42,020. The in-between options are the are AcuraWatch Plus Package, Technology Package, and Technology Package and AcuraWatch Plus Package. These each start at $36,670; $39,070; and $40,020.
All RDX models come standard with front-wheel-drive. However, all-wheel-drive is available across the board for $1,500.
The standard features on the RDX include LED projector headlamps and taillights, heated front seats, power tailgate, and Multi-View Rearview Camera. All models carry the upgraded 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with 279-horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The ride and handling upgrades stay the same from last year as well.
The Technology Package throws in a dual-screen information screen, HD Radio, blind spot information, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, and dynamic rearview camera guidelines.
The optional AcuraWatch is Acura’s advanced safety system. It includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning.
AcuraWatch comes with top Advance Package. The package gets exclusive machined alloy wheels with grey painted surfaces. Extra tech includes rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and auto-dimming driver’s side mirror.
To seal the safety deal, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives it a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score. When it has the Collision Mitigation Braking System, the Institute for Highway Safety gives it a Top Safety Pick + rating. These scores are from the 2016 model, but Acura says that since everything stays the same the ratings should carry over.
The 2017 RDX goes on sale Thursday, March 10th.