MARKHAM, ON (May 1, 2013) – The 2014 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $41,190 Acura announced today. Having been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year with a new engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system, the RDX has been ranked the highest in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle segment by ALG Canada’s annual Residual Value Awards. For 2014, the RDX continues with the addition of a rich new Kona Coffee exterior paint, replacing the previous Urban Titanium.
The 2014 RDX features a 273-horsepower 3.5-litre V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive with Intelligent Control System™ . The RDX exterior incorporates an aerodynamically efficient bodyand safety features such as six standard airbags including side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Vehicle Stability Assist® with Traction Control, and an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE) body structure that utilizes a high-tensile steel frame to provide enhanced protection from multi-directional collisions.
Inside the 2014 RDX, occupants will appreciate an interior design with rich interior materials, utility and generous use of noise insulation. Standard features on the RDX include leather seating surfaces, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360-watt audio system. Technologies such as an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera system are also standard on all RDX models.
The Technology Package brings the RDX owner even more high-tech appointments, including items such as the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, a GPS-linked solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Sound System with hard disk drive storage, and a power-actuated rear tailgate.
The 2014 RDX is produced (using U.S. and globally sourced parts) exclusively by the company’s East Liberty, Ohio plant— home to one of four Honda plants ranked among the top five-rated assembly lines in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS).