The popular compact SUV has been redesigned in 2018 and the 2022 model comes with mid-cycle updates that included various kinds of improvements. Therefore, it’s quite easy to conclude that the 2023 Acura RDX will be a typical carryover model, as the current generation has a few more years before we see a complete overhaul. Of course, there is always a chance to see minor updates, such as new color options and similar things.
All in all, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This compact crossover has a lot of good things to offer, starting from a refined powertrain and athletic handling. We also like the fact that the cabin is spacious and that the overall comfort is at a high level. The list of standard equipment is long, even in the most basic variants. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to the infotainment system, which isn’t particularly friendly.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Acura RDX will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Acura RDX Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we presume that the 2023 Acura RDX will carry on in the same way, with all those updates that were introduced with the 2022 year. Most of the updates were visual. The updated model came with a new grille, new bumper, air intakes etc. Also, we saw a couple of updates on the rear end, in terms of new taillights, exhaust pipes etc.
So, what 2023 Acura RDX can bring are minor updates only, such as new color options, for example. The mechanical aspect of the vehicle will certainly remain the same, which is a good thing for sure. This crossover offers athletic handling but at the same time, it feels comfortable on long trips.
Interior changes won’t happen either. We are about to see a familiar layout, which has a lot of things to offer. First of all, the overall quality is really good. We like the materials, as well as the build quality. Aesthetically, the dashboard looks nice, while more conservative drivers will certainly like the fact that there is still a large number of physical buttons and controls.
The RDX comes with two spacious rows of seats that accommodate adults with ease. Also, we like the front seats, which are massive and supportive. A power-adjustable driver’s seat is standard, so finding perfect positions is also quite easy. Overall ergonomics are great, while outward visibility is mostly great, except for the rear pillars, which are thicker than you would usually expect.
Finally, there is the cargo area, which offers around 29.5 cubic feet with the back seats up and a maximum of 58.9 cubic feet. That’s above-average for the segment.
The 2023 Acura RDX could bring a couple of novelties regarding the standard and available equipment but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, a 10.2-inch display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, a nine-speaker stereo system, voice recognition, and AcuraLink etc. Additionally, you can get goodies like navigation, two rear-seat USB ports, a 12-speaker premium audio system, a 16-speaker premium surround-sound audio system, and a 10.5-inch head-up display.
When it comes to safety features, all models should come standard with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam assist. Additionally, there are upgrades like blind-spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, rain-sensing windshield wipers etc.
2023 Acura RDX Engine
Things under the hood won’t change and the 2023 Acura RDX will continue with a single engine option on the offer. That’s a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which puts out quite respectable 272 horsepower, which is enough for pretty good driving dynamics. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty good job as well. The whole system offers a very high level of refinement and the overall driving experience is pretty impressive.
When it comes to fuel economy, base versions return around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2023 Acura RDX Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Acura RDX will arrive at a typical time, sometime in the second half of 2022. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 40.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is pretty tough. Some of the key players are models like BMW X3, Lexus NX, Audi Q5 etc.