The Honda’s luxury brand finally announced that the next generation of their most popular crossover is on its way and that will come next year, as 2019 Acura RDX. This model is the first compact crossover from Acura and it dates from more than a decade ago.
The original model came in 2007, while the current version is present since 2012. As you probably know, these models from Honda’s luxury division have a little bit shorter production cycle than most of the competitors, so it is no wonder that the new 2019 RDX is coming so soon.
With this new version, Acura will present many brand-new features. For example, this will be the first crossover to receive brand’s new design language, as well as a new infotainment system. The new crossover will ride on the same new platform as new Civic. This should include some new powertrain options too.
2019 Acura RDX Changes and Redesign
The redesign of the famous compact crossover is about to come next year. This will be the third generation of a crossover, which will come as Acura RDX 2019. So far, we don’t know many details about the new model, but it is for sure that will ride on the company’s new compact global architecture, which is in use for the new 10th-generation Civic. The new platform will bring many benefits, starting with more interior space to new powertrain, as well as weight reduction. The new platform also brings better driving experience. So, you shouldn’t expect anything but an excellent crossover from Acura. This compact crossover is a close relative to the legendary Honda CR-V, which is considered as the best more in its class. So, expect all those benefits in this model too. We will see one of the most spacious crossovers in class and many other great characteristics.
This is the best-selling crossover from the Honda’s luxury brand, so it is no wondering that this will be the first crossover to receive the brand’s new design language. The 2019 Acura RDX will come with new diamond pentagon grille and with many other novelties. It probably will not feature some radical turnarounds in terms of styling. However, will surely see many new details, sharper lines, and better aerodynamics. So, expect one pretty attractive crossover, which will continue to be one of the best models in class.
The interior design will also be completely new. Expect to see a completely new dashboard layout, which will utilize some even better materials, as well as new technologies. The new 2019 Acura RDX will come with the brand’s new Precision Cockpit Infotainment system. Also, expect to see an upgrade of the excellent Acura Watch package, which will include some additional advanced safety features.
2019 Acura RDX engines
The current generation is one of the quickest models in the segment and we expect the same from 2019 Acura RDX. Most likely, the new model will come with the same but upgraded V6 engine. It is currently good for about 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Despite the fact that most of the competitors offer 4-cylinder units, this model still makes average results in terms of fuel economy, while offers a great amount of power.
For the next generation, we could see some smaller tweaks that will provide even more power and better efficiency. Also, there is a big chance to see a 4-cylinder unit in the offer for this crossover again. The new Acura RDX for 2019 could easily utilize a new 1.5-liter turbo inline-four, which will for this occasion deliver more than 200 horses.
2019 Acura RDX release date and price
The exact date of arrival is still unknown. However, some reports suggest that the new model will have a premiere in the first half of the next year, while sales should begin in the third quarter. The 2019 Acura RDX should feature some bigger changes in terms of price. The current model goes between 37.000 and 45.000 dollars. We expect the new model to continue in a similar range.