2013 Acura RDX

The RDX is all-new for the 2013 model year. Aside from styling that abandons the squat, eagle-beak look of its predecessor for more of a mini-MDX look, the new RDX also follows in its big brother's footsteps by abandoning last year's turbo four for a V-6. Although such a move may seem counter-intuitive when many other crossovers are going from V-6 to turbo-four power, the 273 hp 3.5-liter V-6 also improves fuel economy considerably over last year's turbo four, going from 19/24 for the front-drive model 20/28, and from 17/22 to 19/27 for the all-wheel drive model.

Although not as entertaining from an enthusiast's perspective as the 2012 model, the 2013 RDX is a better fit with Acura's upscale image, and a response to customer feedback on the last RDX on areas they would like to see improved.

Read more about the 2013 Acura RDX by clicking the first look below:

promo image First Test: 2013 Acura RDX
Acura Trades Turbo Four for V-6 and Gets Better MP