The all-new 2023 Acura RDX is going on sale once again. This model became a premium crossover over the night. And like its MDX sibling, the RDX model will also gain further cosmetic upgrades. We think the RDX model looks hot, it comes with an athletic stance but it is also a very practical small crossover SUV. Comfort is great and the interior is full of modern features.
Under the hood, things will remain intact. This means the RDX model will continue to offer its 2.0-liter engine. As before, Acura RDX will continue to rival models such as Lexus NX, BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Jaguar F-Pace. The sales will begin later this year and this is everything you need to know.
2023 RDX Facelift
Like any other premium crossover, the 2023 Acura RDX also offers a very sharp and modern design. As we said, both MDX and RDX models will get some sort of facelift. The Acura RDX model can be recognized by its floating roof design. This model looks very modern, it comes with an athletic stance and some parts are incredibly sporty.
We like the side profile that looks sharper than before. The front fascia will host a revised grille and the headlights that are even more attractive now. The A-Spec package is available, which is a good thing. This optional package adds additional dark accents and larger 20-inch wheels.
The sporty approach continues inside the cabin. The 2023 Acura RDX looks sporty on the inside, but it is also a model with plenty of premium features and luxury materials. The comfort is great and the interior is also practical and roomy. The RDX crossover comes with a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen. This unit sits on the dash and the infotainment system is up to date.
Acura offers the newest phone integrations and the Wi-Fi hotspot. However, if you want real luxury, you should go for one of the upper trim levels. You can also opt for one of the packages. For example, the Technology package comes with built-in navigation, a premium 12-speaker sound system, and rear-seat USB ports. New RDX will introduce the newest safety aids, but those aids will be optional.
We already said that the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine remains. Thanks to that, the new 2023 Acura RDX won’t introduce improved performances. This engine develops 271 horsepower and up to 280 lb-ft of torque. That is more powerful than some other rivals have to offer at the moment.
Acura provides a relatively new 10-speed automatic transmission and a standard front-wheel-drive setup. The all-wheel-drive system is optional and it comes with the brand’s Super Handling system. Acura RDX isn’t so capable in terms of towing capacity as it can tow “only” 1,500 pounds.
2023 Acura RDX Price, Release Date
The price of the all-new 2023 Acura RDX will start at around $38,500. It is a fair price for such a premium SUV with plenty of luxury and great performances. The range-topping trim level will cost above $50,000. Acura plans to launch its new crossover later in 2021.