Acura is now giving buyers the option of FWD (front-wheel-drive) with their 2010 RDX. That model becomes the baseline model and sells at US$32,520, US$2,000 less than the AWD version. The latter comes equipped with Acura's Super-Handling AWD system.
Acura has released details of the redesigned 2010 RDX. Though these official details have not been released to the motoring media, Acura has regardless gone ahead and posted them on its official website.
Part of the upgrade is the new Acura corporate front grille with a new front bumper. New alloy wheels are fitted and the rear bumper sports new trim too. The vehicle measures 4.635m in length, 1.870m and stands 1.655m tall. It also has a minimum ground clearance of 15.87cm.
Safety systems fitted include ABS brakes with EBD and Brake Assist. Standard wheels are 18" x 7.5" aluminium-alloys running on P235/55 R18 tyres.
Powering the two vehicles is the 2.3-litre turbo motor that develops some 177kW (240hp) and torque of 260 lb-ft at 4500 rpm. Mated to the engine is a 5-speed automatic shift transmission with paddles for semi-automatic changes. The estimated fuel economy figures for the RDX are 19 and 24mpg for city and highway driving respectively, and 17 and 22mpg for the RDX with SH-AWD.
The inside features automatic dual-zone, humidity control and air filtration, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB audio and iPod interface as well as a 6-CD in-dash changer.