The 2014 Acura RDX crossover SUV is a slight update from the all-new 2013 model year of one of the premium brand's best-selling vehicles. The new RDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The base model includes front-wheel drive (FWD) and a well-appointed base package of technology and comfort. Also included on all Acura RDX models are the Amplitude Reactive Dampers for better aerodynamic efficiency and the adaptive electronic power steering for better driver control. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available for an additional $1,400.
The 2014 RDX has a rich interior design and generous noise reduction insulation. Leather seating, heated power front seats, a power moonroof, and a 360-watt audio system are standard as well. A Pandora internet radio interface, SMS text messaging, Keyless Access with pushbutton start, Active Noise Control and a Multi-angle Rearview Camera system are new standards for the 2014 Acura RDX model year.
Upgrading to a Technology Package adds AcuraLink Satellite Communication, an Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, a hard drive with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity for music and more, AcuraLink Real-time Traffic with Traffic Re-routing and Weather, GPS-linked solar sending automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround Premium Sound System, a power-actuated rear tailgate, projector beam headlights with Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge bulbs, and front fog lamps.
Option packages and pricing are:
Base model RDX in FWD: $34,520
Base model RDX in AWD: $35,920
Technology Package FWD: $38,220
Technology Package AWD: $39, 620
Fuel economy in the 2014 Acura RDX is 20/28 city/highway with 23 average for the FWD models and 19/27 city/highway with a 22 average for AWD models. The 2014 RDX is built at Honda's East Liberty, Ohio plant which won the 2011 JD Power and Associates' 2011 Initial Quality Study award, ranking it in the top 5 automotive assembly lines in North America.