Although Honda calls it a prototype, it is pretty obvious that the 2013 Acura RDX is almost production-ready. It was revealed at the 2012 Detroit auto show, and the date on which the car will go on sale is set sometime in the late spring.
The 2013 Acura RDX gets a new 3.5-liter V6 engine (an upgrade from the CR-V’s four-cylinder turbocharged engine) capable of producing more power than before: 273 horsepower. The automatic transmission also gets enhanced, from now on getting one extra gear (six on the 2013 RDX compared to five on the last model). These changes bring a better fuel economy, of 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, compared to the last RDX’s 19 city 24 highway.
The cabin is now more spacious, and has been completely redesigned. There are also larger door openings for easy entry and exit, and thanks to the extra luggage space, the 2013 Acura RDX becomes even more practical.
The 2013 RDX was also fitted an infotainment/navigation system with a 60-gigabyte hard drive. This system allows use of Pandora internet radio, SMS text messaging, smarty entry keyless access, pushbutton start and a three-view rear camera.
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