2015 Acura RDX

September 17th, 2015 | Comments Closed | Acura

The 2015 Acura RDX small luxury crossover SUV is available in two trim levels: base and base with the Technology Package. Front wheel drive is standard on both trims, with optional all-wheel drive, either for the base 2015 Acura RDX or Acura RDX with Technology Package. The 2015 Acura RDX standard features include Eighteen-inch wheels, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, rearview camera, sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with heating ( eight-way driver, four-way passenger), leather upholstery, steering wheel tilt and telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a sound system with seven speakers with CD player, satellite radio, iPod audio interface / USB and auxiliary audio jack.

The Technology package adds xenon headlights, fog lights, power liftgate, a navigation system (with real-time traffic and weather), voice controls, GPS-linked and solar with automatic climate control sensor, information and bigger / screen rearview camera and 10 -Speaker entertainment Acura / ELS surround audio with 15 GB music storage and control of Pandora Internet radio.

2015 Acura RDX Interior

The cabin of the 2015 Acura RDX is a nice place to be, and it feels spacious with meticulous construction. The mellow texture, design and color treatment comprising two-tone dashboard, center console and the indicator set is effectively blended luxury concepts and technology. Even the center console and the controller of a single control for infotainment system of RDX are well designed and lend themselves to rapid acclimatization. The same can not be said of the newest dual configuration screen MDX and other products of Honda and Acura.

The driver’s seat is firm and supportive to match the best European models, while the rear seat offers more legroom than its competitors do, so it is more likely for a couple of 6-foot page to sit comfortably in both rows. A good amount of width three adults must also provide enough space for short trips. The 2015 Acura RDX 26.1 cubic feet storage behind the rear seats is about the same as most of its rivals, but folding down the rear seat 61.3 cubic feet capacity opens. This is an average amount of a compact luxury crossover – in general, these models are not as extensive as non-luxury models like the Honda CR-V. The 2015 Acura RDX offers four cubic feet more than the Audi Q5, but less than six largest class of Volvo XC60.

2015 Acura RDX Engine

The 2015 Acura RDX comes with one engine and transmission combination: A 3.5-liter V6 with 273 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission sends engine power to either the front wheels or through optional AWD.
In testing, a 2015 Acura RDX all-wheel-drive accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which quick for vehicles in this segment. Fuel economy is very good for its class, with EPA ratings of RDX FWD and 23 mpg combined (20 city / 28 highway). Go with all-wheel drive RDX comes with only a small penalty in fuel efficiency to 22 mpg combined (19 city / 27 highway).

2015 Acura RDX Safety

The 2015 Acura RDX comes standard with anti-lock brakes, the stability and traction control, front side airbags, the side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and rear view camera. In brake testing, RDX all-wheel-drive stopped from 60 mph in 127 feet, which is just longer than normal for this class feet.

2015 Acura RDX AWD

2015 Acura RDX AWD

The government gave the 2015 Acura RDX a perfect five stars for overall crash protection, five stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side impact protection. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the RDX the highest possible score of good in crash tests, side and frontal-offset resistance of the roof.  The 2015 Acura RDX headrests and seats also earned a rating of  good for reducing whiplash in rear impacts.