Subscribe to the Free

2011 Acura RDX Photo Gallery: What's new for 2011

Oct 14, 2010
Check out the next page for the complete press release on the 2011 Acura RDX...
Read the full press release below:
OVERVIEW: 2011 Acura RDX
The market for personal sized SUVs has been greatly increasing in popularity in the last few years. Based on current economic conditions and changing consumer preference, small is big in the eyes of today's consumers. As always, Acura offers the right product at the right time.
The Acura RDX burst on to the Sport Utility Vehicle scene in 2007. Upon its debut, the RDX 5-passenger crossover SUV generated excellent reviews and it continues to garner praise. For 2010 the turbocharged RDX was given a fresh new look, a new drivetrain choice, better fuel economy (2WD), numerous interior and convenience upgrades, as well as a lower base price.
The original RDX concept was initiated in California and then developed in Japan. When first introduced, the RDX debuted precedent-setting engineering features for Acura, including the luxury division's first turbocharged and intercooled engine.
When it debuted, the RDX was only available in all-wheel-drive. However, the 2011 RDX can be ordered in two-wheel-drive form that generates a vehicle weight reduction, improved fuel economy and a lower purchase price. Externally, all 2011 RDX feature striking 18-inch diameter aluminum wheels, bold front and rear bumper fascias, Acura's signature front grille and satin trim accents.
The Entry Premium SUV segment is relatively new, at present populated by a small group of vehicles including the Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3, Infinity EX35, Mercedes GLK350 and Volkswagen Tiguan. This segment is expected to grow five-fold in the next few years and the RDX positions Acura strongly within it, with its host of unique and attractive features.
RDX targets young professionals who are upwardly mobile and work hard, but play hard too. The typical buyer enjoys playing a sport, lives in the city, and on the weekends often travels to the mountains, country or coast. This customer wants a stylish vehicle that offers a higher "eye-point" (driving position) and more cargo flexibility than a sedan - but with the style, handling and performance of a sports sedan. Thus, the transformable utility of the RDX, along with its engaging performance and handling, is a perfect fit.
• Turbocharged and intercooled 2.3-liter DOHC, 16-valve, inline four cylinder engine
• 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
• 260 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm
• i-VTEC(r) (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) for intake valves
• Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters
• Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(tm) (SH-AWD(tm)) (available feature)
• Drive-by-Wire(tm) throttle system
• EPA estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy: 19/24/21 mpg (2WD); 17/22/19 mpg (SH-AWD(tm))
• EPA TIER 2 - BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions compliance
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering(tm) (ACE(tm)) body structure
• Unit body structure with extensive use of high-tensile steel
• Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts
• Independent multi-link rear suspension
• Torque-sensing, variable power-assist rack-and-pinion steering
• 18x7.5-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels
• P235/55R18 99V M+S all-season tires
• 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
• Vehicle Stability Assist(tm) (VSA(r)) with traction control
• 1,500-pound tow rating
• Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low-beam front headlights
• Heated outside mirrors with integrated directional turn indicators and Reverse gear tilt-down function (passenger-side mirror)
• Luxurious cockpit designed for performance driving
• Perforated leather-trimmed seats
• Supportive sport-type front seats
• LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination
• Leather-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel with fingertip controls and racing-inspired paddle shifters
• Multi-Information Display
• Rear view camera with rearview mirror integrated viewing screen
• Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
• Dual-mode cargo system
• Locking center front console with dual-level storage
• 60/40 split-folding flat-folding rear seating
• 7-speaker Acura Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc changer, AM/FM tuner, and XM(r) Radio
• Driver's 8-way power seat with power-adjustable lumbar support
• 2-position memory seat
• Heated front seats
• Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
• Manual tilt and telescoping steering column
• HomeLink(r)
• USB port (such as for iPhone(r), iPod(r) and USB "memory stick" connectivity)
• AUX input jack (for external music player connectivity)
• Bluetooth(r) HandsFreeLink(r) connectivity
• Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Optional Technology Package Features
• AcuraLink(r) Satellite Communication System
• Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(tm)
• AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting(tm)
• AcuraLink Real-Time Weather(tm)
• 10-speaker Acura/ELS Surround(r) Premium Sound System with multi-format DVD-Audio, 6-disc changer, AM/FM tuner, and XM(r) Radio with Note function
• Multi-Information Display (MID) with steering wheel controls
• Rear view camera with 8-inch color viewing screen
• GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone, automatic climate control system
• Advanced Compatibility Engineering(tm) (ACE(tm)) body structure
• Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front/rear)
• Dual stage, multiple threshold front airbags (SRS)
• Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
• Side curtain airbags for front and outboard rear seats with rollover sensor
• Active head restraints for front seats
• Adjustable-height 3-point front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters
• 3-point seat belts at all three rear seating positions
• Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractors (ALR/ELR) seat belt mechanisms (excluding driver)
• LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with pressure readout
• 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
• Vehicle Stability Assist(tm) (VSA(r)) with traction control
• Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer


Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend

Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power

Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to: