2013 Acura RDX finale concept, a small luxury utilities segment is experiencing the most growth in the Canada. Acura was present, but with a vehicle which did not correspond to the expectations of the customer. For 2013, the Japanese firm is correction of fire to cover more just in the heart of the customer. And the results are pleased!
Swim against the current
At first glance, Acura is railroaded the current logic in the automotive world. With the introduction of its model in 2007, RDX took advantage of a mechanical 4-cylinder turbo in place of the V6 engine the hood of competition below to when. Five years later, then that all competitors offer a 4 cylinder turbo, that Acura comes with a 3.5-liter V6. Yet this V6 is more powerful and less greedy than the 4 cylinder turbo it replaces. It must be said that, unlike the latest turbo 4-cylinder that combine sport and fuel economy 4 cylinders of Acura is not very good ratings in terms of the economy obtained. The more refined V6 offers 273 horses (33 more than the 4 cylinder turbo) and displays an average consumption (according to Acura) 10.7 liters per 100 km, or 1.4 l 100 of best 4 cylinder. Donations, the V6 is faster, more powerful and more efficient. You also have the flexibility in the typical high range V6 power strip. Coming to cers figures with a V6, Acura has included in its V6 a the cylinder deactivation system. If you go to bottom, you work with the 6-cylinder. With a little less effort, 4-cylinder and cruise without excess weight, only three cylinders are active, which allows great fuel savings if you drive carefully. To counter the possible vibrations of operation to four or three cylinders, Acura has developed an active noise cancellation system that sent waves to cancel those produced by the engine. At the time, changes in plans and used cylinders numbers become imperceptible.
Beyond the Elimination of the noise, Acura has also worked on the silence of the passenger compartment. The engine uses the same six-speed automatic box found in the MDX, adding speed to the old box 5 speed of the turbo 4-cylinder. Power is distributed 4-wheel, but Acura has abandoned for this patented system SH – AWD model allowing to give more adherence to the wheels that had the best support on the ground, which helped conduct more stable and sport. Acura has missed an opportunity to move forward in this regard. However, with a length of 35 mm and 32 mm wider track, the Acura RDX offers more aplomb. Acura also presented a suspension which to adapt speed. More flexible at low speed, it becomes more rigid to high to limit the taking of roll and keep good stability. All works very well. It compensates in part for the demise of the SH – AWD system, but it lacks this fraction of a second.
A more spacious interior
Like all Acura products, finish is quality, the silence of turnover is exemplary and for this new vintage more generous space. With 35 mm and more in length and 32 mm in width, the passenger compartment WINS in space, both in the front for passengers in the back that will no longer live knees stuck in the front seat. In fact, there is almost as much space as the Acura MDX, without access to a third row. The equipment is complete and if you opt for a technology version, you right to a navigation system and an ELS audio system with 10 speakers. Overall, New Acura RDX which seems at first glance swim against the tide is step forward by providing a superior to the current model product. As regards prices, this compares to the competition with a basic $ 40 990 model that goes up to USD 43,990 for a well-equipped technology version. More with the quality and reliability Acura, you can dorm in peace.