The 2013 RDX crossover SUV will go on sale at Acura dealerships with a manufacturer's suggested retail price starting at $34,320, Acura announced today.
Slated to be available this spring, the Acura RDX remains the premium rendition of the Honda CR-V, just with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaced by a stronger 3.5-liter V6 with 273 horsepower—up 33 horses over the outgoing model. The engine is fitted with a six-speed transmission, and a new all-wheel-drive system, which is available as a $1,400 option.
For $3,700, a technology package includes the AcuraLink Satellite Communication System, Real-Time Weather and Traffic with Traffic Rerouting, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, and a GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control system, plus several other technology features.
RDX with technology package $38,020
RDX with AWD $35,720
RDX with AWD and technology package $39,420
Initial EPA estimates put the front-drive RDX at 20 city, 28 highway mpg. The all-wheel-drive RDX is estimated at 19 city, 28 highway mpg—notably better than the outgoing model.