Although there has been no official confirmation, it seems very likely that the 2018 Acura RDX is being prepared for an early 2018 release. Ever since being initially released in 2013, the Acura has gone through a number of modifications and revisions. The 2018 model will follow in the same vein and receive a number of stylistic changes and a new engine. It would seem that the Acura RDX’s exterior will receive the biggest overhaul. According to the leaked images, the Acura’s crossover SUV will be notably larger and more aggressive-looking than the previous models. That increased space, coupled with Acura’s well-known penchant for style and luxury promises an attractive and well-balanced crossover SUV.
2018 Acura RDX – Exterior Look, Style and Changes
As we have already said, the biggest change brought by the 2018 Acura RDX will be its increased size. In addition to that, the upcoming RDX will also feature a more blocky styling. This style will further add to the utilitarian feeling of the RDX and satisfy those looking for a more classic SUV look. When it comes to the individual exterior changes, there a few of them. For starters, we will see a new, slightly redesigned corporate grille. This same grille is already used by the MDX and it will be apparently used by the next TLX. On its sides, there are some blocky design touches, the same ones found on the latest Honda CR-V. There will be also some changes in the back as well. So far, we have noticed a more sporty bumper, with partially integrated dual exhausts and high-mounted taillights.
Rumored Interior and Tech
There have been very few details shared about the interior of the 2018 Acura RDX. One thing is for certain, though, and that is an increase in the available space. Due to its larger frame, the new RDX will certainly have more headroom and legroom, as well as cargo space. When it comes to the level of comfort and luxury, rumors point out to fully adjustable seats and some high-quality materials, including leather and aluminum. As far as the tech options are concerned, we don’t expect many changes. The new RDX will certainly feature a slew of high-tech safety measures. In addition, it will most likely feature a dual-screen infotainment system, the AcuraWatch package, an internet radio, a premium sound system and more.
Engine and Associated Details
There haven’t been any concrete news in regards to the powertrain options for the new 2018 Acura RDX. However, rumors have it that the SUV will most likely use a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine will be quite similar to the one used by the upcoming Accord. There is also a possibility that we will see a hybrid engine variant, as well.
Expected Release Date and Price
The upcoming RDX will most likely hit the car stores in late 2017, or early 2018. So far, we haven’t heard anything about the expected prices. However, it is likely that the starting price will be no less than $35.000, which was the starting price for the previous model. As a result, the Acura RDX will definitely be one of the more affordable SUVs on the market.