Confidence is powered by performance. The 2018 Acura RDX deftly combines spaciousness and comfort with exceptional handling and agility. Armed with a 279-hp i-VTEC® V-6 engine, the RDX is designed to help you power through whatever comes your way.
The RDX provides a precise combination of secure handling and extraordinary ride. This midsize SUV maintains composure in hard cornering. Amplitude Reactive Dampers absorb road vibration and improve stability, while the steering system handles with a precise feel that gets firmer as speed increases.
All-aluminum engine construction and a hollow camshaft lighten the engine for secure handling while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) enables the RDX to run on three cylinders during highway cruising for significantly improved fuel-efficiency.
The RDX was designed with a clean, refined look, an aerodynamically efficient body and an aggressive stance - including the three-dimensional grille treatment, signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights and LED taillights with light-pipe design. Industry leading space and storage puts this crossover SUV squarely in a league of its own.
Jewel Eye® LED headlights mimic natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. Five low-profile LEDs per headlight provide a brighter beam, using less energy and lasting significantly longer than HID or halogen headlights. The focused beams help you view colors more vividly and reduce fatigue at night.
Take a look at RDX through the eyes of Los Angeles architect Steve Upchurch. Unmistakable Acura styling runs across the sculptural body, from the Jewel Eye® LED headlights and 3D grille to the LED rear taillights with light-pipe design. Expressive design details create a powerful first impression.
At every angle, sleek exterior lines and impeccable interior details elevate this luxury crossover SUV.
Tuned by Grammy Award-winning producer Elliot Scheiner, the ELS Studio® Premium Audio System transforms your RDX into a personal soundstage with extended frequency range, lower distortion and enhanced clarity.
The Acura RDX interior is designed around the driver. An impressive array of premium materials and finishes reflect your personal style. The two-tone dashboard features a soft-touch upper and an eye-catching aluminum brushed trim. Plush 10-way power seats keep you supported during long trips.
The RDX interior can comfortably seat three adults in the rear, offering each ample legroom and plenty of space under the front seats. Smart engineering allowed us to forego the hump in the middle and place a rear set of adjustable heating and cooling vents.
A high-mounted 8-inch LED screen lets you find destinations and directions using the Voice Recognition System. Avoid delays on busy streets and freeways using AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with advanced Traffic Rerouting.
The rich and breathable leather sports seats provide true ergonomic support. Designed to keep you connected to the road during accelerated cornering, you'll revel in generous bolstering, precise 10-way power adjustment and two-person memory settings.
On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touch screen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. With the USB Audio Interface®, operate your device through the audio system controls. It puts audio, climate and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.
The sporty and assertive engineering of the RDX engine appeals to your right foot and raises the bar for thrilling SUV performance - putting you squarely in command of the driving experience.
The 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters gives you the best of two worlds - providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.
The Acura RDX engine is equipped with i-VTEC®, which produces power and efficiency from intelligent variable valve timing. It delivers 279-hp and 252 lb-ft of torque83 across a broad power curve, which transitions onto the road via the Drive-By-Wire system for a bold driving experience.
Optimize responsiveness with the transmission's Sport Mode. Get quicker downshifts, higher revs before upshifting, or go into full manual mode with the paddle shifters.
Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) automatically changes the V-6 engine to run on six or three cylinders, depending on driving conditions, resulting in significantly improved highway fuel efficiency. During startup, hard acceleration, hill climbing or when high output is required, the engine operates all six cylinders. At low-speed cruising on city streets, the engine will shut down one cylinder bank (which has three cylinders on one side of the "V") and operate on the remaining three cylinders.
Keep your everyday essentials within reach. The front offers a covered compartment for wallet, phone and USB charging. The center console is large enough to fit a gallon of milk. Rear passengers will appreciate door panel storage with a small shelf for keys and a padded center armrest with dual cup holders.
Enjoy room to bring it all with RDX cargo space. Behind the rear seats is 26.1 cubic feet - plenty of space for two large suitcases and two carry-on bags. With both seatbacks down, RDX provides an abundant 76.9 cubic feet of total cargo space.
Unlock the RDX doors without taking the key from your pocket. Touch the door handle and this RDX feature adjusts your seat, side mirror, audio, phone, navigation (if equipped) and climate to your preferred settings.
Integrated cellular triangulation makes the available AcuraLink significant. In an emergency, it can pinpoint your location and diagnostics. On a whim, a live concierge can make dinner reservations and send directions to your nav. At a touch, it can stream podcasts and internet radio stations.
In wet or unstable conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.
This available convenience feature can detect a vehicle in the next lane's alert zone while going over 20 MPH, with an indicator appearing near the side's A-pillar. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.
When reverse is engaged, the RDX Multi-View Rear Camera system can assist in navigating the tightest of spaces. Three angles - regular, wide and top-down - help you judge distances and guide trajectory. It can even indicate clearance for opening the power tailgate.
Experience a heightened sense of your surroundings. Our innovative available parking sensors can detect when the RDX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.
Distractions happen, so the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) can alert you to obstacles detected ahead. It's programmed to provide visual alerts when it determines a crash is possible - and if you don't react, it can brake for you.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) lets you set a desired speed and maintain a set interval between you and the car detected ahead on the highway. That way you can enjoy cruise control even in light traffic conditions.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a forward-facing camera above the rearview mirror to help you keep the RDX centered in a detected lane. If you begin to drift to the side, it will gently guide the car back to the middle of the lane. Driver must keep hands on the wheel.
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