2016 Acura RDX – Travelling in Style
We’ve been testing out several cars this year and as far as SUV’s go, the Acura RDX has been a favourite and has gotten us up to the Osoyoos Oyster Festival and around Vancouver in style. Michael’s posing above the Okanagan Valley.
It’s starts at $41,990, and comes with a ton of features that keep us safe and comfortable. The engine is powerful, getting us effortlessly over the Coquihalla, it’s a 3.5 liter V-6 engine, and the RDX’s comes standard with all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Control, stability and performance. There’s a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift® paddle shifters.
The RDX has AcuraWatch, a suite of technology including
Adaptive a Cruise Control (slows the RDX down to match the speed of the vehicle ahead of it), Collision Mitigation Braking System (detects slow-moving or stopped objects ahead and warns the driver to apply the brakes) and Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning (guides the auto back in lanes). The rearview camera and it’s relatively compact size make it easy to park and it’s crash safety design is top notch.
The interior feels luxurious and their navigation system got us to our destination with no wrong turns. there’s even air conditioning in the back seats and great passenger seat control, eight-way in fact. Standard features on the RDX include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, heated side mirrors, rear privacy glass, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch dashboard information display and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a USB audio interface.
With great fuel economy, partly due to the cylinder deactivation system and lots of cargo space, the RDX is an excellent choice for road trips. Bonus points for looking so slick too! Traveling in style!
*Acura loaned us the RDX to test, but we’d keep it if we could! See how nice it looks in our neighbourhood!