Acura Boosts Crossover Market Even Further

August 22nd, 2018 by

The compact crossover isn’t much of a hard-sell to many drivers in 2018. Those who need to chaperone a large number of passengers on a regular basis seem to be drawn to this type of vehicle like a fly to headlights. Technology within these larger vehicles has improved substantially over the last few years. They’re not the gas-guzzlers they once were, while the handling on many of the premium models has seen substantial improvement too.

The increased safety and added cool-factor of these larger vehicles has taken a serious chunk out of the sedan sales market.

Now, with the introduction of the 2018 RDX, it seems that Acura is single-handedly bringing extra style and substance to this market.

This car returns with a sportier, more refined look and host of new features. Plus, its handling and fuel economy are enough to match any type of SUV.

What’s new for the Acura RDX?

The sporty new appearance will have heads turning. This car has been improved with a new pentagonal grille, a new front bumper, and fenders.

There are two engines to choose from. The base option is a 206-horsepower  2.4-liter four cylinder engine with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, you can upgrade to a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

That’s enough power to blow most SUVs out the water, especially when you consider that this vehicle is lighter than previous editions with a low center of gravity. You’ll get from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The script has been rewritten

There are other compact crossovers out there for those willing to splash the cash, but there are few in this price-range that will get hearts racing like the 2018 Acura RDX will. This vehicle has rewritten the script for what an affordable compact crossover should contain.

To take a test-drive of the Rizza RDX in Orland Park, Illinois, get in touch with the Joe Rizza Acura team today.

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