Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Acura RDX
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With the MDX covering the luxurious part of the Acura lineup, there was a sportier spot left open. Acura decided to fill that void with the RDX, an engaging and charismatic compact crossover with a striking body design and a dynamic feel. 

A Bite-Sized History of the Acura RDX

The Acura RDX came out of the need for a compact crossover, as the MDX was already fulfilling the crossover status. As the MDX increased in price over the years, people weren’t able to afford it. In 2007, Acura decided to release the RDX to compensate for their losses. 

Technology and Innovations of the Acura RDX

The 2020 Acura RDX is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 272 horsepower. The engine is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission and can either be used with front or all-wheel-drive. The top-spec version of the car has a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds.

On the inside, there are a couple notable features, including the rotary drive-mode selector, heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 10.2” touchscreen infotainment system, and a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. 

A Generational Timeline of the Acura RDX

  • First Generation Acura RDX (2007-2012)

The first-generation RDX was built on a global light truck platform and utilized a 2.3L DOHC in-line four-cylinder VTEC engine. Some of the top features included standard five-speed automatic transmission, the Vehicle Stability Assist system, and a multi-information display. 

  • Second Generation Acura RDX (2013-2018)

The previous engine from the first generation was replaced by a 3.5L V-6 engine and was paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Some of the top features on the second-generation RDX included the 5” infotainment system, keyless entry, rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. By 2015, the SUV received a few more upgrades, including the dual-screen On-Demand display, blind spot information, and eight-way adjustable power seats. 

  • Third Generation Acura RDX (2019-Present)

The third-generation Acura RDX has an upgraded 2.0L DOHC VTEC engine with 272 horsepower. It has the best handling and most luxurious cabin of any prior RDX model.

The Acura RDX In the News

In recent Acura news, the Acura Type S concept car might be the future of Acura automobiles. Many news sources are saying that one of the two S concept cars coming out in the next few years will likely be an RDX or MDX crossover. 

Celebrity Endorsements of the Acura RDX

Though we have been unable to find any celebrity-owned RDX models, there are quite a few celebrities who own Acura vehicles, including Chris Hemsworth, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elsa Pataky.

Best Acura RDX Groups

The RDX sub-group of the larger Acura Club  is the perfect place for owners and enthusiasts of the compact luxury crossover SUV to talk mods and RDX news. 

The Acura RDX – Polished Power

The Acura RDX is much more than getting from point A to point B. This luxury compact crossover is built for those who want the space of an SUV with the feeling of a luxury sedan. When Acura set out to fill the gap in their lineup, they did it right.

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