The announced 2021 Acura RDX brings an excellent mixture of the luxury and comfort of a genuine crossover, and very attractive price. Moreover, the cabin offers updated technology and premium materials. On top of that, the Acura’s luxurious 5-seater provides more than enough room for every passenger. The lineup for the 2021MY will include a high-performance Type S. But, the main issue with the RDX is under the hood.
The competition developing more powerful and efficient units with each model. At the same time, the RDX stays behind. In addition to the new engine, the Japanese automaker could include more equipment for the entry-level. One of the main issues of the RDX is that most of the premium features are reserved strictly for the higher trims.
2021 Acura RDX Updates
The forthcoming 2021 Acura RDX will deliver numerous changes and updates. Besides the interior improvements, the crossover will get serious exterior modifications, as part of the mid-cycle refreshment. These design updates will improve the overall appearance of the vehicle. Moreover, the new RDX gets a more sporty and attractive look. Furthermore, the eye-catching details will help to establish more distinctive styling.
The 2021MY is a part of the third-generation of the RDX, that was introduced back in 2018. So, there’s no need for a complete overhaul at the moment. With small tweaks and alterations, the crossover will stay fresh for a couple of years. As for the updates, the 2021 RDX gets redesigned C-shape taillights, and a more aggressive pentagon grille. However, the most important change is in the size of the vehicle. The new model will be around 2.3-inches longer than the current version. Moreover, the body will be heavier at approximately 50 pounds, which will provide better stability and handling.
The interior of the Acura’s luxurious crossover is probably one of the best in the class. The cabin offers more than enough room, with generous legroom. On top of that, the infotainment is upgraded with new driver-assist features. The tech updates include a bundle of performance improvements as well. One of then ew features on 2021 Acura RDX is the True Touchpad home screen system.
Still, the disadvantage of this model could be the loading of additional equipment. For example, if you want, let’s say a 360-degree camera you must buy the whole Advance Package. Or, you can step up to the higher trim. At least, the outstanding AcuraWatch safety suite will be standard for all RDX versions.
Engine, Type S
2021 Acura RDX offers the same engine as the current version. The popular crossover will keep the 2.0-liter unit, which produces 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a 10-speed automatic, which sends power to the standard FWD system. Well, that’s not a top-of-the-class performance, you’ll agree. Most of the segment rivals produce far more power. Also, only one engine option is not exactly the perfect bite for the customers.
Therefore, the Japanese automaker must improve the engine room to stay competitive. Well, if you want more power under the hood, there an exclusive version of the RDX – Type S. The high-performance model adds more unique features, lowered ride height, and better aerodynamics. Also, this version brings brad.new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 drivetrain.
2021 Acura RDX Price and Release Date
The price could be one of the main advantages of the upcoming 2021 Acura RDX. Well. the luxury compact class is full of quality vehicles like Mercedes-Benz GLC or Audi Q5. But, luxury often comes with a price. In contract to that pricy model, the RDX is a perfect alternative.
The MSRP of the forthcoming crossover will be around $39,000. Of course, you’ll find more power under the hoof od Q5 and GLC. However, RDX provides more than enough quality features to compete with European vehicles. The release date is scheduled for late 2020.
Need much more information about the Twin Turbo 3.5 Lt. V-6! The RDX and especially the MDX have been very weak in the performance department due to lack of power. Hopefully this V-6 in the RDX starts to address the problem.