Friday, December 24, 2010

2011 Acura RDX Reviews

The big news for the 2011 model year is the addition of a front-wheel drive RDX model– up until now the Acura RDX has only been available with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. The AWD model remains unchanged at 17/20mpg city/highway.

After a small facelift in 2010, the Acura RDX is due for a major design overhaul in 2011. Closer to model year 2012, an RDX with a turbodiesel engine may also debut. The new RDX’s release is set for late fall 2010. Read on for our initial car review of the 2011 Acura RDX.

Acura's cute 'ute gets a mid-cycle facelift to bring it in-line with the rest of the Acura line-up – meaning if you haven't warmed up to Acura's shield grille you might want to look elsewhere--The only mechanical change for 2010 is the addition of a front-wheel drive model to the RDX range.

Front-wheel drive is still standard, but Acura’s topnotch Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive - SH-AWD - is also available. When you throw in an exquisite interior and ample cargo space, the 2011 Acura RDX is a bona fide winner. What we know about the 2011 Acura RDX’s specs is summarized below.
Pricing: the 2011 RDX should start at about $33,000 MSRP, but Acura has not released retail or invoice pricing data yet

Fuel economy: traditional RDX should have city/highway car ratings comparable to that of current model (19/24 mpg). No information available yet on the hybrid RDX.
Acceleration: all-wheel drive 2010 RDX completes 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds; 2011 model will likely have similar numbers

Car safety features: brake assist, anti-lock brakes, front-seat side airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control, active front head restraints, and side-curtain airbags
Acura hasn’t said much about the new styling of the "2011 RDX", but you can expect major changes--The shining star of the 2011 Acura RDX is, undoubtedly, its first-rate engine. Braking and handling will probably also remain the same, as Acura just revised the brakes on the RDX in 2010.

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