New for the 2014 RDX, Acura has included even more technology to the standard models, including a push-button starter, rear-view camera and an updated audio system that delivers Pandora Internet radio, SMS text messaging and Active Noise Control. Buyers will still be able to add all-wheel drive and the optional Technology Package. Scroll down for a press release breaking down more features of the 2014 RDX and complete model pricing.
UPDATE: Because of some confusing wording in Acura's press release, we were mistaken when reporting that the RDX received any new equipment or features for 2014. The only bit of newness is a new color called Kona Coffee and the higher price.
Award-winning RDX receives new Kona Coffee exterior color
The 2014 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer's suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $34,520 Acura announced today. Having been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year with a new engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system, the RDX has been ranked the highest in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle segment by ALG's annual Residual Value Awards. For 2014, the RDX continues with the addition of a rich new Kona Coffee exterior paint, replacing the previous Amber Brownstone.
The 2014 RDX features a 273-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system (available as a $1,400 option). The RDX exterior incorporates an aerodynamically efficient body with Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a motion adaptive electronic power steering system.
Inside the 2014 RDX, occupants will appreciate an interior design with rich interior materials, utility and generous use of noise insulation. Standard features on the RDX include leather seating surfaces, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360-watt audio system. New technologies such as Pandora® internet radio interface, an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera system are also standard on all RDX models.
The Technology Package brings the RDX owner even more high-tech appointments, including items such as the AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, a GPS-linked solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Sound System, a power-actuated rear tailgate, projector beam headlights with Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs and front fog lights.
The 2014 RDX is produced (using U.S. and globally sourced parts) exclusively by the company's East Liberty, Ohio plant home to one of four Honda plants ranked among the top five-rated assembly lines in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
TRIM / MSRP* / EPA**
RDX / $34,520 / 20/28/23
RDX with Technology Package / $38,220 / 20/28/23
RDX with AWD / $35,920 / 19/27/22
RDX with AWD and Technology Package / $39,620 / 19/27/22
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 272 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $895.00. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.