The new presented 2019 Acura RDX is a small luxury SUV that is packed with newest high-tech features, it is fun to drive and it comes with great reliability. While its competitors are offering standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, new RDX opted for a proven V6 drivetrain. The engine is available with both front and all-wheel drive. Interior is luxurious and elegant.
Furthermore, all the controls in the cabin are perfectly laid out and are easy to operate with them. However, RDX isn’t a true off-roader and if you need something like that, a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a better option. If fuel economy is really important to you, BMW X3 or Lexus NX 300h hybrid is dominating in this category. However, the 2019 Acura RDX comes with a reasonable price, even with optional big rear seat and a tall roof.
2019 Acura RDX Platform and Design
The model 2019 Acura RDX will carry the update from the last year, and there are no major exterior changes. The design is very modern and similar to an MDX model but the overall dimensions are significantly smaller. The model is able to accumulate maximum five passengers comfortably.
The new jewel-Eye headlight looks great, and between them, a 3-dimensional front grille is mounted. At the back, taillights are narrow and come with the same signature look like other Acura’s models. It measures Wheelbase of 105.7 inches, Length is 184.4 inches, Width 73.7inches and overall Heights is 65 inch. The model will weight around 3935 lbs. It will come with few color options like Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl, Basque Red Pearl, Kona Coffe Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. The whole body of newly RDX looks refreshed and while the size is compact, it still laps behind some rivals such as Jeer Cherokee Overland and Lexus NX.
2019 Acura RDX Interior Changes, Cargo Space and Packages
The interior color palette is short and limited, and it is perhaps the only bad thing about the interior. It will be available with Ebony w/Leatherette-Trimmed Interior [Black], Graystone w/Leatherette-Trimmed Interior [Gray] and Parchment w/Leatherette-Trimmed Interior [Beige]. The 2019 Acura RDX offers a clean and well-styled cabin with plenty of controls that are perfectly arranged.
There is plenty of soft-touch materials and the overall feel is luxurious. An 8-way-power passenger seat is available, just like 10-way-power driver’s seat. The whole layout is more than good, and the space for both cargo and passengers is smartly used. Rear seats are folding flat and can increase cargo space to a 77 cubic feet.
The list of optional equipment is really long, so we are going to mention some standard features like dual-zone climate control and 7-speaker/360-watt audio system. Multi-view-rearview camera, USB inputs, and noise cancelation are all included as well. The model will be offered with Advance Package, Technology Package, AcuraWatch Plus Package and Standard one.
The Advance Package will add 18-inch Alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, remote start engine, parking sensor. For the infotainment and entertainment, it will offer ELS Premium audio system, intuitive navigation and 7-inch multi-color display. The ELS Premium audio system will be also part of the Technology Packages.
Safety rating is more than good, and newest 2019 Acura RDX SUV offers the AcuraWatch package. This package adds adaptive cruise control, forward-collision braking and lane-keeping assist, electronic stability control all in one. However, next to this package, the model will also possess features like child safety lock, back-up camera, vehicle Anti-theft system, driver and passengers airbag, front head airbags, front side and rear head airbags.
2019 Acura RDX Engine Specs and Transmission
When you see the engine specs of 2019 Acura RDX, you have to ask how can this engine power such a luxury SUV with this size? Yes, many competitors are offering a drivetrain that is capable of producing 300 HP or more.
Still, the 3.5-liter V6 unit that is under the RDX’s hood is a good performer. It bursts 279 HP and 252 lb-ft of torque and is using a 6-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is using an Intelligent Control system and is optional. However, with the fuel tank capacity of 16 gallons, this model will have cruising range in the city 304 miles, while on highway 432 miles.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The 2019 Acura RDX comes with maximum trailer capacity of 1500 pounds, that is same capacity like in the current one model. This powerful engine will be score fuel economy in the city/highway of 20/28 mpg for the front wheel drive system and 19/27 mpg for the all-wheel drive.
2019 Acura RDX Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2019 Acura RDX will hit the dealerships later this year and it will cost around $37,000. We recommend adding all-wheel drive for $1,500 and AcuraWatch for $1,300. The most equipped model will cost $46,000.
The price is a bargain for such a well-equipped vehicle with plenty of safety and high-tech amenities. The models like Infiniti QX30 and Lincoln MKC, Volvo XC60 and Infiniti QX50 are the main competitors of the 2019 Acura RDX.