The 2022 Acura RDX is coming to the markets once again. It is a premium crossover similar to the MDX model. The RDX model will introduce a couple of cosmetic upgrades. We also think this model looks very attractive and it comes with an Athletic stance. Moreover, it is a very practical model for such a small crossover. The interior is full of modern features and also comfort is admirable.
As for the performances, the RDX won’t change at all. That means the 2.0-liter powertrain is available once again. As always before, the Acura RDX continues to rival crossovers such as BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Lexus NX. From what we know, the sales will begin by the end of the year. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about this new model.
Acura RDX Looks Sportier Than Before
Like any other crossover, the 2022 Acura RDX also comes with very modern styling and an athletic stance. As its MDX sibling, the RDX is getting the same sort of upgrades. You can recognize this model by its floating roof and sharper lines. Some parts are looking sportier, especially the side profile.
The front fascia comes with a redesigned grille and new headlights. Thanks to that, this model looks more modern and attractive than the previous one. You can also opt for the popular A-Spec package that comes with dark accents, lower ride, and larger wheels.
A similar story continues on the inside. The 2022 Acura RDX will offer a sporty cabin design equipped with premium materials and a high level of comfort. Moreover, the interior is surprisingly spacious and practical. This crossover offers a 10.2-inch touchscreen as standard. The infotainment display sits on the dashboard and the infotainment system is updated, which is important. Furthermore, Acura will provide a new Wi-Fi hotspot and the latest phone integrations.
On the other hand, if you want real luxury, upper trim levels are the way to go. Acura also offers various optional packages, such as Technology Package that comes with an improved sound system, additional USB ports, and built-in navigation. Lastly, the RDX model will get the latest safety aids so the crossover’s safety ratings are additionally improved too.
Fuel Economy, Transmission
As we wrote, the 2.0-liter engine is available once again. It is a turbo-four gasoline variant with 271 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. In our opinion, the 2022 Acura RDX provides great performance with more than solid acceleration. A 10-speed automatic transmission is the latest important addition, so the ride quality is even better now.
The FWD system is standard once again, but you can opt for the optional AWD setup with the Super Handling system. We don’t expect any sort of improvement in terms of fuel efficiency and Acura RDX will be able to tow 1,500 pounds.
2022 Acura RDX Release Date, Price
The sales of the 2022 Acura RDX crossover will begin by the end of 2021. We expect the price will slightly increase so the new RDX model will cost around $39,000. The range-topping trim level will surely cost over $50k.