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2018 Acura RDX: What’s Changed

The 2018 Acura RDX is about to be released. Although this vehicle has sold well and gotten rave reviews, Acura has still made some upgrades and changes to make a good automobile even better. While for the second year running there are no significant changes to the Acura RDX, there are some upgrades that have been made to the 2018 model that will improve the way it looks, feels and performs. One area where having only minor changes is appreciated is when it comes to price. Most models of the 2018 Acura RDX will see a price increase of only $130. In the Advance version the price hike is $180.

For most people that are in the market for an Acura RDX, the 2018 model offers a better value than the 2017 when you consider the technological and stylistic upgrades. However, as the model year winds down it may become possible for buyers to get incredible deals on the 2017 Acura RDX as dealers attempt to liquidate their stock to make room for the 2018 Acura RDX. So if you are patient, have a sharp eye, good timing and excellent negotiating skills you may be able to get an extraordinary deal on a 2017 Acura RDX later on this year.

The 2018 Acura RDX is a compact SUV that is available with both front-wheel or all-wheel drive. It offers stiff competition to the larger MDX SUV for the title of Acura’s most popular model. This new RDX seats five and is powered by a 3.5-liter, 279 horsepower V-6 engine working in concert with a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission. It comes well-equipped with a host of excellent standard features. They include LED headlights, push-button start, heated front seats and power moonroof and liftgate.

The base model of the 2018 Acura RDX comes with front-wheel drive and sells for $36,775. The all-wheel-drive version can be had for $38,275. The new RDX comes with a variety of equipment packages the help to make each version unique and special. The AcuraWatch Plus package comes with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning and collision-mitigation braking and costs only $1,300 more that the base model. Whatever model you want, you should test drive one at Chapman Acura; you are sure to fall in love with any Acura you test drive.

For those who choose to go with the Technology Package, this lets them add navigation, blind spot warning featuring rear cross-traffic alert, leather upholstery, a premium stereo as well as a number of other cool features. The FWD version of this vehicles costs $40,475. If you decide to combine the AcuraWatch Plus package with the Technology Package your 2018 RDX will cost about $5,000 more than the base model.

The top-of-the-line version of the RDX is the one with the Advance Package. This includes remote start, ventilated front seats, parking sensors in the front and rear along with all the features contained in the AcuraWatch and the Technology packages.

No matter which version of the 2018 Acura RDX you choose, it offers ample cargo space, a roomy interior, good acceleration and excellent gas mileage. Experience the 2018 Acura RDX.

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