The all-American Acura RDX is what midsize luxury SUVs are all about –raw sport power, elegant design, balanced performance and advanced technology. The 2019 Acura RDX is even more refined, more sculpted, more luxurious and more connected. It has the credibility to qualify as the IIHS 2018 Top Safety Pick for emerging with highest rating in every test. The Acura is available in four trim levels that are delivered in the form of packages such as the Standard that has core features across all the trims, the Technology Package that adds some serious tech to the already loaded Standard, the Advanced and A-Spec Packages that require the Technology package to be present before upgrading.
The RDX we got to observe at Lancaster Acura dealer was quite futuristic in outlook, standing out and demanding attention from every angle. The front fascia with the unique burst effect diamond pentagon grille, extra big and bold Acura logo and Acura’s Jewel Eye automatic on/off LED headlamps and shaped air inlets on the bumper makes a bold style statement. Worth mentioning is the amazing 8.2in ground clearance.
The inside of the Acura is even more exciting, and you are greeted with luxury and sophistication the moment you open the doors. The extra big panoramic moon roof hovering above with power sliding sunshade and a front moonroof that slides and tilts to let in air if required is a highlight.
Technology in your hands
One look at the driver area of this spacious compact SUV and you know you are in good hands. The technology in the Acura is complete to the last detail even with its minimalistic layout across the dash. You have an Apple Car Play enabled 7-inch color multi information display that can also be accessed using a True Touchpad Interface so the driver needn’t stretch too far to reach the display. This apart the driver console consists of a 10.2-Inch HD Dual-Content Center Display and the Advanced Package giving you a 10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD) as well. The connectivity options are great with mobile hotspot capability, Bluetooth hands free phone that gives you email, SMS and Text MMS capabilities. The console has open storage space below that adds a touch of luxury.
The Standard trim comes with a 9-speaker Acura Premium Audio system while upgrading to the Technology Package adds 3 more speakers and the Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System and further upgrade gives you an overwhelming 16-speaker system with an Acura/ELS Studio 3D Premium Audio System.
Luxurious Seating and Accents
Seating in the 2019 Acura RDX is uncompromising in style and luxury with Leatherette Trimmed Sport Seats on the Standard that upgrades to Perforated Milano Premium in the Technology package and Ultrasuede, contrast stitching and piping in the next trim finally ending with leather trim in the Advanced package. The 2019 Acura RDX we saw at Lancaster Acura had heated and 12-way power front seats with lumbar. The Advanced trim gets an eye-popping 16-way powered seat with power lumbar, power thigh extension and power side bolsters. The steering wheel with mounted controls is leather wrapped as well.