• Apr 20, 2006

The fine folks over at AcuraRDX.net have somehow procured a little b-roll on.. wait for it... the Acura RDX. Go fig. At any rate, it's largely a series of straight-forward drive-bys with a largely uninvolving soundtrack, but the video is worth a peek because it places the MDX's upcoming kid brother in the context of where it's most likely to be seen-- city streets.

For more about the RDX, check out Autoblog's coverage of its debut at the New York Auto Show here.

[Sources: AcuraRDX.net; Acura]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I think I'll like it when I see it in person, but I just don't know why Acura, with great sedans in the lineup doesn't make wagons to fill the niche.
      • 8 Years Ago
      My mother is planning on trading in her MDX for this.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does the world really need another Rav4?
      • 8 Years Ago
      CR-V?
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is no Acura rebadged CR-V (although its based on the next gen cvr platform).

      Someone shopping for a top of the line Civic might also look at the CSX since the specs are basically identical and the incremental cost isnt that dramatic. But, the RDX is spec'ed much higher than the CRV. This is an Acura SUV for buyers who may also consider the TSX or TL.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I like this SUV more now. But the up and coming Nissan/Infiniti small car-based SUV may be better.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Honda and BMW are playing it smart on engines. They are trying to put a lid on displacement so when gas gets to $5.00 and we all finally care about mileage, they won't be stuck with huge engines no one wants. Honda's ace in the hole is that most of it's engines are SOHC. If Honda needs more power the can always go DOHC.

      Personally, I think the K20 2.0L in the RSX-s is the best engine they make. 201hp, yet averages 27mpg in normal driving. Works for me
      • 8 Years Ago
      I dunno, I think that the Mazda CX-7 will probably eat this thing's lunch. I think it looks better, it has more power/torque since it's engine is DISI in addition to turbo... and it will probably be cheaper since Acura's usually come at only a primo trim level and command high prices based on their Acura-ness.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The world needs MORE SUVs of this size to replace to 300hp, 5500lbs gas guzzling monsters everyone drives now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Based on the spec sheet it could be fun, at least as SUVs go. I'm looking forward to a test drive.

      Interesting that both Honda and BMW are introducing their first recent turbo engines in the same year. Seems the pressure to keep the horsepower race going is affecting even the strongest players.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like a RAV-4 to me...