Acura RDX is a very popular model and that is why it there is huge interest to have it refreshed as a 2016 year model. This small crossover is bound to undergo some changes although to date, they are still unknown. Nevertheless, speculations are going round about how this car will appear as well as how it will perform after the refreshments. One certain thing is that the 2016 Acura RDX will not diverge too much from the current model, and that it will come with a sense of something fresh and attractive. Reportedly, this brand new machine will acquire a new cabin, meaning that there will be an entirely new and amazing interior. Its exterior is anticipated to acquire some mild changes though to enable the car to meet today’s buyer’s expectations. The 2016 Acura RDX is expected to come with modern high end gadgets that will surely take it on top of the list of small crossovers. In terms of its powertrains, it is rumored to come with a new engine which will help in improving its fuel economy. There will be two trim levels of the 2016 Acura RDX, base and technological package.
2016 Acura RDX: Redesign Exterior and Interior
As for its exterior, only a few cosmetic changes are expected. One of the highly expected changes are on its front fascia which is expected to be redesigned. Its grille will be larger while there will be a new pair of LED daytime running lights. The front bumper is expected to be pronounced a bit to make it aggressive while the rear end is expected to feature power tailgate. As for its exterior size, it is believed to remain similar to that of the current model but its wheelbase is likely to be longer.
Both models will have a few standard features which include 18 inch wheels, heated mirrors, keyless entry, automated headlights, rearview camera, heated front seats and all leather seats, Bluetooth, a CD player, 7-speaker audio system, Pandora radio screen, adjustable front seat, satellite radio and USB/iPod screen among others. For the technology package, there will be additional features such as xenon headlights, real time traffic updates, GPS, fog lights, voice controls, and 10 speaker audio system and about 15GB of storage space. All these features among others will make the 2016 Acura RDX a truly luxurious model.
2016 Acura RDX: Engine and Fuel Economy
This is the biggest circulating rumor about the 2016 Acura RDX. This new 2016 Acura RDX is highly anticipated to acquire a new 3.5 liter V6 engine derived from the Earth Dreams family. It will be an excellent engine which will generate about 273 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired to a six speed automatic transmission. The standard front wheel drive will have a fuel economy of 20/28 mpg city/highway; while the optional all wheel drive will have a fuel economy of 19/27 mpg city/highway.
2016 Acura RDX: Release Date and Price
It is rumored that this 2016 Acura RDX will come in fall of 2015. As for its price, there has not been any official communication about it. Again, coming up with a close estimate is a bit challenging since not much has been revealed regarding its changes. Nevertheless, it might be offered in an almost similar price to the current one which starts at $ 35 000.