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2013 Acura RDX

The Softening Of A Sharp-Edged CUV If you had asked us back in 2006 if the then-brand-new Acura RDX would be a success, our answer would have been yes. And why not? The Acura brand was still in demand, buyers were increasingly clamoring for luxury crossovers and the economy appeared to be in solid shape. And don't forget that the RDX was seemingly ahead of its time, pairing together a turbocharger and inline four-cylinder engine before it became de rigueur among engine choices. If you had asked us that question six years ago, we would've been dead wrong, because the RDX proved to be... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.5L V6
Power:
273 HP / 251 LB-Ft
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$40,315 as tested
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    Exclusive: Why did Honda kill its best performance engine?
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    The performance profile of the turbo four may have doomed it to being merely a footnote in Honda's illustrious history. When the 2013 Acura RDX launches this spring, Honda will quietly close down a spur line of its Anna, OH, plant. Since 2006, it had been building the 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine used in the first-generation RDX there. These ...

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    Chicago: 2013 Acura RDX gets more of the good stuff
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    More room, more power, more fuel efficiency and more advanced all-wheel drive are the four unique selling propositions for the 2013 Acura RDX. As with the 2013 ILX, the productionized version of Acura's people-hauler is very, very similar to the RDX Concept from Detroit with a new set of wheels and a new paint job. The 3.5-liter V6 throws 33 more ...

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    Acura is calling what you see here a "prototype," but that's only technically speaking. It is, in fact, the production 2013 RDX crossover, and it's just debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This is a full redesign of Acura's plucky, performance-minded crossover, making it the vehicle's second generation model. With a generational switch comes big ...

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    Acura NSX concept, ILX sedan, 2013 RDX coming to Detroit
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    The rumors have been swirling for the better part of six years and now Acura has confirmed that the next generation NSX is finally on its way. The Detroit Auto Show will play host to three new Acura models, with the center ring occupied by a concept version of Acura's next-gen supercar. Playing second and third fiddle will be the automaker's ...

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    Breaking: Acura NSX concept, ILX sedan, 2013 RDX coming to Detroit
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    The rumors have been swirling for the better part of six years and now Acura has confirmed that the next generation NSX is finally on its way. The Detroit Auto Show will play host to three new Acura models, with the center ring occupied by a concept version of Acura's next-gen supercar. Playing second and third fiddle will be the automaker's ...

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    Sneak Peek: Acura RDX at speed
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    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 ...

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