After the last-year launch, the 2018 Acura CDX will most likely come without bigger changes. China is one of the most challenging markets in the world today. Many manufacturers offer their models designed specifically for this country.
There are also many luxury brands that struggle to take some decent position on the market. Honda’s luxury division is one of them. A year ago, we saw a presentation of the completely new compact crossover. Based on the legendary CR-V crossover, it comes with the proven platform but with a completely new styling and plenty other features. The production model came this year, so 2018 CDX shouldn’t feature changes.
We will see pretty much the same design characteristics. The new model will feature the same styling, same interior design and pretty much the same list of standard features, although we could see few new standard features. It will come late this year.
2018 Acura CDX design
Although this is a new model from the Honda’s luxury brand, it comes with pretty familiar design solutions and technologies. It comes based on the legendary CR-V crossover and also shares many characteristics with the iconic Civic. These three models ride on the same platform.
On the other side, the new crossover comes with a completely new styling and interior design. Also, there are some design solutions adapted to the Acura’s latest design language. It features a familiar styling, similar to other models from the lineup.
On the other side, its interior is pretty unique in some aspects. The new cabin features some unique details that meet demands of Chinese drivers. There is a new dashboard design, with hi-quality materials and new large touchscreen at the center. At the end, list of standard features for the 2018 Acura CDX will be pretty amazing for the Chinese market.
2018 Acura CDX features
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Acura CDX will come with a full load of standard equipment. It comes with many benefits compared to other models in class. The cabin is made of hi-quality materials and we can also say that this model features probably more space inside than most of the competition.
When it comes to equipment, base models come with cloth upholstery, climate control, large touchscreen at the center, premium audio system etc. In some higher trims, you get much more. There are things like leather upholstery, bigger wheels, unique exterior details, a sunroof, navigation, dual-zone climate control etc.
This crossover is pretty safe too. It comes with all those advanced safety systems that you can find on the new Civic or CR-V. So, there are things like adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors, ESP, forward collision alert, lane keep warning and many others.
2018 Acura CDX engine
The 2018 Acura CDX will feature the same engine as the current model. It is a pretty familiar unit, which powers many models from Honda and Acura. It is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Turbo gasoline engine, which has a max output of 182 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to the transmission, it will feature a new 8-speed automatic gearbox that company presented a few years ago. So, with this amount of power and new smooth transmission, you will definitely get a hi-quality drive.
Performances are also on a high level. This crossover needs around 8.5 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. On the other side, top speed should be around 130 miles per hour. Fuel economy goes around 30 mpg in a combined drive.
2018 Acura CDX release date and price
The 2018 Acura CDX will come without bigger changes, so it should come in usual time. This means somewhere in December. When it comes to price, base models will go around 35.000 dollars. The main competitor will probably be Buick Envision.