Stylish, Swift and Comfortable: The 2018 Acura RDX Arrives in Showrooms

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The 2018 Acura RDX arrives in dealer showrooms tomorrow with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $35,800. The stylish, swift and comfortable RDX offers a polished yet dynamic driving experience, room for five adults and a long list of desirable features including available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies and a smooth, powerful V6 engine as standard equipment. The 2018 RDX continues to be one of the most balanced SUVs, in terms of dynamic performance and fuel efficiency, in its segment.

The 2018 Acura RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) producing peak output of 279 horsepower (SAE net) and 252 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). Abundant mid-range torque endows the RDX with a responsive yet unstressed driving character, while the Variable Cylinder Management™ system helps the RDX to earn EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/28/233 mpg for front-drive models, and 19/27/223 mpg when equipped with all-wheel drive.

The AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies is available as a standalone option on the base model and with the Technology Package, and is standard equipment with the Advance Package. Acura recently surpassed the 100,000-unit mark in U.S. sales of vehicles that include AcuraWatch™, with RDX representing approximately 30 percent of those sales. The RDX AcuraWatch™ suite includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

A popular choice for buyers, the RDX and sibling MDX are also two of the top three luxury SUVs for consumers under 35 years old2. The RDX earned the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV segment.

2018 Acura RDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

TRIM MSRP1 EPA MPG Rating3
(city/highway/combined)
RDX (FWD) $35,800 20/28/23
RDW (FWD) with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $37,100 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package $39,500 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $40,800 20/28/23
RDX (FWD) with Advance Package $42,500 20/28/23
RDX (AWD) $37,300 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $38,600 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package $41,000 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Technology Package and AcuraWatch™ Plus Package $42,300 19/27/22
RDX (AWD) with Advance Package $44,000 19/27/22

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience.

The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

For More Information
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