Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) automatically changes the V-6 engine to run on six, four or three cylinders, depending on driving conditions, resulting in significantly improved highway fuel efficiency.
The RDX front strut and rear multi-link suspension systems are tuned to provide a combination of secure handling and exceptional ride. The RDX is also the first Acura model equipped with uniquely designed shock absorbers known as Amplitude Reactive Dampers.
The powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine produces an impressive 273 horsepower and 251 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the refined Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II) system and low-friction technology produce class-leading efficiency.
The RDX disc brakes are backed up by several sophisticated electronic systems to provide you with enhanced braking under any circumstance.
All RDX models are equipped with a rearview camera that automatically produces three available views of the area behind the vehicle when “reverse” is engaged. The standard system has a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls. Navigation system-equipped models use the 8” navigation screen.
RDX models with the Technology Package are equipped with Xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights for the low beams.
The Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton ignition allows you to walk up to the RDX, unlock the doors, have the car set your preferences and start the engine without ever having to take the key out of your pocket.
The RDX dual-zone, automatic climate control system allows the driver and front passenger to create their own microclimates.
The cargo area of the second-generation RDX is more accessible than ever before.
The Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® system works with many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to let you receive and initiate phone calls through the RDX audio system without ever taking your hands off the wheel.
With room for three in the rear, the RDX is a premium five-passenger vehicle with soft, perforated leather for all.
The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) utilizes sensors in the front passenger's seatback to detect if the occupant is a child or small-statured adult. If such an occupant is leaning into the side airbag's deployment path, the side airbag will be deactivated until they resume a safer, more upright position.
Since an under-inflated tire impedes handling and can be a safety hazard, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) uses pressure sensors mounted in each wheel that send readings to a central electronic control unit. The system then evaluates whether the pressure is in an acceptable range.
The system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force, and yaw rate.
When the potential for oversteer or understeer is detected, VSA will reduce the engine’s torque and use the ABS system to apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle.
The anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps you retain steering control in emergency braking by preventing the wheels from locking up, while allowing them to achieve their maximum level of stopping.