NAIAS 2012: 2013 Acura RDX [Archive] - Ford Inside News Community

: NAIAS 2012: 2013 Acura RDX


ausrutherford
01-09-2012, 07:53 PM
2013 Acura RDX drops turbo four in favor of V6
By John Neff
Jan 9th 2012
Autoblog.com (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/09/2013-acura-rdx-detroit-2012/)

Acura is calling what you see here a "prototype," but that's only technically speaking. It is, in fact, the production 2013 RDX crossover, and it's just debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This is a full redesign of Acura's plucky, performance-minded crossover, making it the vehicle's second generation model.

With a generational switch comes big changes, and the biggest for the new RDX is Acura's decision to buck the industry trend and drop its turbocharged four-cylinder engine in favor of Honda's venerable 3.5-liter V6. Horsepower will jump from 240 to 273, and despite the addition of two more cylinders to feed, fuel economy will also increase significantly. The best the current RDX can muster is an EPA-rated 19 miles per gallon in the city and 24 highway, while the V6-powered 2013 model is projected to achieve 20 city and 28 highway. Aiding that new-found efficiency is a six-speed automatic transmission (one more gear than before) with a lock-up torque converter.

Full text at link

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2012/01/2013-acura-rdx-detroit.jpg

cire_1wb
01-09-2012, 08:19 PM
An improvement over the 1st gen version, but I still don't find it attractive.

ndwariga
01-10-2012, 12:31 PM
An improvement over the 1st gen version, but I still don't find it attractive.
worst value for money model in the US. I hope this fixes that.

2b2
01-10-2012, 08:55 PM
...drop its turbocharged four-cylinder engine in favor of Honda's venerable 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower will jump from 240 to 273...
FASCINATING
considering the opposite seems to be happening at Fomoco