2021 Acura RDX Gets Interesting Refreshments

2021 Acura RDX

The new compact crossover 2021 Acura RDX will feature more modern styling. Basically, if you are looking for an SUV that can easily rivals models such as Audi and BMW, RDX is a real deal. This compact crossover offers comparable build quality at a lower price.

The design of this SUV is stylish and it will definitively attract a younger population. If you didn’t know, RDX was completely redesigned last year and the new model will only get a couple of updates. The best-selling model will arrive later this year and it will deploy the same engine under the hood.

2021 Acura RDX front

What Will the 2021 Acura RDX Look Like?

As we mentioned, the previous RDX was completely redesigned, so don’t expect significant changes. The new 2021 Acura RDX will come with minimal visual updates.

Like before, the most recognizable RDX models are wearing the A-Spec package. If you remember, the model that wears this package comes with darker elements and it replaces the standard 19-inch alloy wheels with the 20-inch rims. The “floating-roof” rear pillar makes this SUV recognized on the road. Most likely that the upcoming model will get sharper taillights and a more muscular bumper on the back.

2021 Acura RDX cabin

Inner Changes

The latest 2021 Acura RDX compact SUV will bring more changes inside. This model provides a comfortable and durable cabin. Besides, Acura RDX delivers a sportier experience than model CR-V in the same class. Nothing feels cheap or chintzy. Moreover, every RDX is equipped with a large 10.2-inch infotainment touchscreen that now sits higher on the dashboard. In addition, this system can also be operated via a touchpad that sits comfortably where the driver’s right-hand rests on the center console.

The buyers of the standard model will be treated with many standard features. The standard package now includes Apple CarPlay and a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. The optional Technology package is still on the offers with built-in navigation, rear-seat USB ports, a 12-speaker ELS Studio audio system, and more.

Under the Hood

Power is essential and the latest 2021 Acura RDX only comes with one respectably energetic engine. This model deploys a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged unit that delivers 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Acura RDX will most likely use the same 10-speed automatic transmission. Besides, we can expect the front wheels in standard form (FWD), or all four (AWD) with Acura’s Super Handling system as optional. The engine has a stop/start system, which will significantly save fuel consumption.

2021 Acura RDX side

Towing Capacity

The towing capacity of the new 2021 Acura RDX is not good at all. This model is capable of maximum towing 1,500 pounds. However, even the Lexus NX can tow 2,000 pounds and is far from the best in class.

Is 2021 Acura RDX Worth Waiting For?

The upcoming 2021 Acura RDX is official. Additionally, we can expect this model to arrive at the end of this year or the beginning of the next one. Pricing on the previous model starts at $37,600 and we can assume that the new model will cost significantly more. If you remember, this model with an Advance package and SH-AWD cost last year a little less than $50,000.


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