Details about the Release Date for the 2019 Acura RDX
The third generation 2019 Acura RDX is finally going to be revealed. Thanks to recently released round of spy photos, we can confirm the model. The RDX is in fact Acura’s fist genuine compact SUV compact model. After the MDX outgrew its segment, the Japanese automaker decided to release the RDX as the best substitute. After two generations of vehicles, with the second one lingering longer that people saw it fit, the third-gen RDX is going to happen after number of teasers.
Since there are not a lot of information available about the release date, there are many assumptions. The 2019 Acura RDX has been spotted wearing heavy camo. It shows that the vehicle is ready for a massive overhaul. Even with them trying to be as secretive as humanly possible, some information has leaked. One such information is the potential release date. It states that we can expect the release of the model probably by the end of 2018.
How Much will the 2019 Acura RDX Cost?
The rumors about pricing for the 2019 Acura RDX is thankfully not as high as some might think it would be. In fact, this model has been pitted to increase its price and get much more expensive. But this could not happen as it would not make it as competitive as the rivals are making it. This is why the entry level 2019 Acura RDX is probably going to cost somewhere around $35,800. Anything more than that would mean that the sales of the vehicle are probably not so well. This is not an increase but a retooling which makes the car acceptable in terms of the price seen in other models.
If you are looking to a more advanced version and a range topping RDX models, the prices will probably increase to $44,000 and $48,000. Some information are still scarce so the top tier models are going to cost mainly depending on the setup they place for it. We are hopeful in getting a vehicle that is not going to shatter the bank and still make it an acceptable model to buy.
2019 Acura RDX Rumors
There were a lot of rumors about new 2019 Acura RDX before. But there have been no confirmation of it actually coming out until now. This is the first time the pictures showed finally something solid. This helps us see what Acura has been cooking in their garage.
People started looking all hopes when the second generation, which debuted in 2013, received another update. All those updates meant that the car as being refreshed but never really made any progress towards something completely new. Now when the car has finally reached that point we can only guess what goodies lie inside. This is why we comprised this review which includes all the necessary and currently available information about the model. There are a lot of things to see and find out but here is some data that has leaked for now.
Potential Exterior Changes of the 2019 Acura RDX
The 2019 Acura RDX is probably going to change its appearance dramatically. Even through with a lack of information in regards with the exterior of the car, we can see that the amount of camo means just how much the car is planning to change. The front end will most likely add some kind of form or the Jewel-Eye headlights that recent Acura models are using.
The LED strips will have a different design compared to some other products. The old Acura beak is probably out, so you can expect to see a different kind of a grille design. It should be the diamond pentagon grille which will make the car a bit different. The corner vents and the openings are going to be a bit bigger down below.
The side of the car indicates much more muscular wheels for starters. They are probably going to add bigger wheel wells up front while the rear end will be positioned flusher compared to the front. A character line will be visible throughout the side of the car and we also expect to see a slight crease for the belt line.
The rear end is the part of the car which has been concealed the most. In fact the only noticeable thing is a smaller rear window. Everything else is mostly covered or concealed and does not help with our rendition of the car. We do expect to see longer rear haunches and a short rear fascia. The exhaust pipes will be placed in deep corners of the side of the car, while a major body line is going to run horizontally positioned just below the taillights.
New Color Variants for the 2019 Acura RDX
There is acutely no way to tell whether the newest 2019 Acura RDX is going to update the color offers. Just by viewing the pictures of the car we cannot really say what actually is going on. The camo is really heavy and except the basic coloring we are not really sure what updates are they bringing here. The current color offering of Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Grigio Metallic and Palladium Metallic has probably becomes too standard for this model and they might decide to replace it. Actually we are hoping that they do. Another option is that they keep the standard colors but introduce some new ones which would be a much better option.
Dimensions and Size of the 2019 Acura RDX
With the new generation 2019 Acura RDX, we expect a new size of the vehicles. This is still not confirmed and the designers did not want to give any hints as of now. They are keeping their cards to close to their chest and it might just seem that they decide to keep the same size as of late.
The current car is 183.5 inches long overall and has a wheelbase of 105.7 inches. The height is exactly 66.1 inches while the width is 73.7 inches. All in all, these kind of numbers have been suitable for the car up till now. As Acura wants to keep the RDX the smallest car in their lineup, we do not see them expanding the size of the car. So the new dimensions will be close to the ones that we have now.
Interior Setup of the 2019 Acura RDX
The newest inside of the 2019 Acura RDX is going to be much innovative than the one that we have currently. There are no pictures of the inside, which leaves this model as a complete mystery. But we are fairly certain that they plan to redesign a lot of the interior of the car. This might mean that they might add a single, larger, tablet-like display. The car might have some new HVAC controls as well. In addition, it also may include a cleaner and more useful layout.
But besides the design and the technology, something that really needs to be updated for the 2019 Acura RDX is the quality of the materials inside. Although useful, the current RDX does not boast with really good materials on the inside. The new 2019 version should include some soft touch surfaces and will do best to add some leather materials to the interior of the car. This will most probably help with the quality of the ride and at the same time bring a much modern look for the Acura RDX.
What is Under the Hood of the 2019 Acura RDX?
The powering of the 2019 Acura RDX will most likely be updated. The currently used 3.5-liter V-6, available for all trims, is a solid engine but we feel that it is running its course. The vehicle will probably change it and this would also mean that the output of 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque will change. The newest Acura might go with a new version of this 2.0-liter and expand the output of this engine to 290 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. The shifter will also need to be updated and we are looking at a much bigger solution this time around.
0-60 mph and Top Speed for the 2019 Acura RDX
If the 2019 Acura RDX changes the powertrain we might be looking at some better specs. The vehicle would actually do with a power boost. It seems that this type of change is a perfect one for the newest compact model. For now, the car is able to speed up to 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and develops a top speed of 135 mph. We are hoping to see those specs improve.
Fuel Economy Specs for the 2019 Acura RDX
The 2019 Acura RDX has also not mention the possibility of bettering the fuel economy of the car. This is an issue that the manufacturer should fix. The current models does not have quite a good fuel economy, at least not among fellow rivaling cars. The vehicle is capable of consuming 19 mpg, highway at 27 and combined at just 22 mpg. These figures should get improvement for some future models if this one does not do the trick.