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Acura RDX: 2019 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Finalist

 

 

Motor Trend has named the Acura RDX a finalist for the 2019 SUV of the Year award. And with good reason. Acura has upgraded the 2019 RDX and taken it to a whole new level. It’s roomy, luxurious, sporty, has a wide array of advanced automotive technologies and driver assistance features, exceptional handling and superior performance in tight inner city traffic, the open highway and winding country roads. Plus, the 2019 Acura RDX aerodynamic and very attractive. This compact SUV is designed to please all types of drivers while offering great value.

Lots Of Upgrades

The third generation, redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is the first to be designed and built in the U.S. The vehicle is now larger than ever before with a wheelbase of 108.3 inches, an overall length of 186.8 inches and 65.7 inches in height. It also has a new 272 horsepower, turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 280-pound-feet of torque. That more than previous generations of the RDX. The engine is mated with a new corporate 10-speed automatic transmission with pushbutton gear selection. The new RDX is available with either front-wheel drive or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive on all trim level. To see how you can upgrade your 2019 Acura RDX, come on down to Chapman Acura .

Redesigned Interior

Inside the compact-luxury-crossover there is now more technology, convenience and luxury features. They include 12-way power-adjustable, heated front seats, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, multi-view backup camera, an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay standard, a 10.2-inch screen and the newly created Acura True Touchpad interface. The 2019 Acura RDX also has heated mirrors, an acoustically insulated windshield, two USB charging ports and loads of cargo space. No wonder it’s a finalist for SUV of the Year.

Excellent Packages

The 2019 Acura RDX also comes with several excellent packages in its four trim levels. They include the AcuraWatch safety and driver assistance package which provides forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, road-departure warning and automated emergency braking.
The Technology trim offers leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, a 12-speaker audio system and two rear-seat USB ports.

The Advance trim features a 10.5-inch head-up display, heated steering wheel and rear seats, leather upholstery, genuine wood interior trim, acoustically insulated side glass, adaptive dampers, a hands-free power liftgate and a 16-way power front seat featuring lumbar, thigh extension and side bolsters adjustability. The 2019 RDX A-Spec comes with 20-inch wheels, unique exterior styling and A-Spec badging. Inside, there’s leather front sport seats that are heated and ventilated, Acura’s premium 16-speaker audio system, a special steering wheel and dark aluminum trim.

The Total Package

The exterior design of the 2019 Acura RDX with its massive grill and Acura logo, LED headlights and taillights, aerodynamic shape and busy lines reflects the step forward Acura has taken with this luxury, compact crossover. Add its SH-AWD’s torque-vectoring agility, powerful turbo-four engine, responsive handling, excellent driving dynamics, generous cargo space and affordable price and it’ll be no surprise if the impressive 2019 Acura RDX is voted Motor Trend SUV of the Year.

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