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2017 Acura RDX Rumors Concept, Specs and Price

Posted by evans hale on Monday, 29 February 2016

2017 Acura RDX Rumors Concept, Specs and Price - Welcome to site provides new car updates with a complete information. We do our best effort by searching many reports though the on trusted sources for both official an unofficial site in order to gain details for ours post.  If you’re trying to find out more information releated to new 2017 Acura MDX reviews such as the concept, redesign, rumors, changes, exterior or interior design, specs engine, price estimate, release date and new pictures. Current model came in about 24 months ago, in May 2013 and if company might stick of its usual routine period, 2017 Acura MDX really should come as refreshed model. Thus far, we don’t have official details so we’ve got to rely on primarily on rumors.


MDX model grew both in size and price, company left the space for the new entry-level model in its lineup. This place was taken by Acura’s new model called RDX. It is a compact luxury crossover, which originally came in 2006 and nowadays, this is an entry-level model of Honda’s luxury division. Current model is in its second generation, which came in 2013. Company recently announced that this crossover will be refreshed soon and, according to the latest reports, it will be for the 2016 year model. This basically means that 2017 Acura RDX will come only a year after mid-cycle refresh so, it probably won’t feature any bigger change.

The MDX is usually a mid-size three-row luxury crossover created by Honda’s luxury division Acura. It was originally launched in 2000 and it’s considered as the best-selling and among the finest models in the class. Over these fifteen years of production, we have seen three generations of this. Stylish, sporty and elegant, the new 2017 Acura RDX is the first compact luxury crossover SUV, that was ever created by Honda and has emerged as a worthy edition to the Acura SUV line. The original model came in 2007, while the second generation of this luxury car came in 2013 and had amazing sales results. Next year you will see the new version, the new 2017 Acura RDX, a highly updated model, that will be accompanied with many changes.

Ever since its debut at the 2006 New York Auto Show as RD-X concept, the Acura RDX has been the cynosure of all eyes. Developed as a compact luxury crossover SUV, this baby from Acura, (the luxury car division of Honda), has emerged as a worthy addition to the Acura SUV line. The latest 2017 Acura RDX will be a crossover model with improved characteristics over the 2016 model, which is currently in its second generation. Pundits in the car industry promise the 2017 Acura RDX to feature a very trendy and sporty look, along with a gorgeous bodyline.

2017 Acura RDX Rumors Concept

The car has a sporty, attractive and sleek design, that will catch the eye of many future customers, and comes with some significant changes. This car will be the perfect option for those who need sophistication. For its rim, it is designed with beautiful look, in order to complete the sporty appearance. More specifically, the styling in front and rear ends have been updated, with a fresher grill, bumpers and fenders, which give the car sportier and more aggressive look. It has two enlarged air intakes, in order to enable ample cooling air to get into the engine. A string of 5 LED lights are lined up in a row, resembling a diamond ring. The front fascia is reshaped, with upgraded sharper LED lamps, that use lesser energy. The back of the car is sharper with an aggressive look and features a dual pipe exhaust system, that give a more sportier look to the car. In addition, the suspensions and wheels have also been strengthened, in order the car to meet great standards.




The 2017 Acura RDX is expected to follow all of the changes that are planned for mid-cycle refresh. It will be a crossover with the pretty much same base characteristics as 2016 year model. Compared to earlier models of second generation, we will see many novelties. This crossover will undergo some significant visual changes. We will see changes on the both ends. At the front, we will see completely redesigned front fascia, which will feature company’s new Jewel Eye LED headlights, 3D grille, new air intakes, bumper etc. The rear end will follow these styling changes so we will see new taillights, rear bumper, exhaust system etc.


Although third-generation model came with significant improvements in almost every aspect, we expect allot of this mid-cycle refresh. Company’s engineers probably already work hard on this model and we have no doubt that they will give their best effort to bring even some additional improvements. Naturally, most of the changes are expected to be in visual aspect of the crossover. The 2017 MDX will come with several design modifications and naturally, most of them will be on the front end, while rear will also feature some changes in order to follow those from the front. Basic lines of the car will remain the same, but expect to see some sharper edges which will give more aerodynamic and more aggressive stance to this, already excellent-looking crossover. When it is about interior, we expect that 2017 Acura MDX won’t come with some big changes in style but, on the other side, it will probably come with novelties like new upholstery, or slightly redesigned dashboard. Of course, we expect to see updated infotainment system.


The cabin of the new 2017 Acura RDX crossover SUV is elegant, spacious and luxurious, with a neat atmosphere and able to accommodate up to 5 passengers. It features high quality materials, with seats that are covered with leather of the finest quality. The seats have also head rests and can be adjusted in different positions. There are also a number of buttons and switches in the cabin, which are reduced with an intention of making the dashboard more interactive for the driver. In addition, there is an updated air conditioning system, MMI navigation, 5 inch touch screen display. The 2017 Acura RDX also features some great safety features, such as seat belts, automatic brakes and collision air bags. The users of this vehicle can also enjoy various connection options, such as Bluetooth and USB ports, a premium quality audio system.

The new Acura RDX will also feature several changes inside. We will see two upgraded packages. The first one called Technology Package will include HD radio, blind-spot information, and rear cross-traffic alert, all as standard features. The other one is called Advance Package, which will feature plenty of latest technologies. For the 2017 RDX, in this package will be included rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, bi-directional keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s-side mirror, AcuraWatch and navigation system with voice recognition.

2017 Acura RDX Engine Specs

In all probability, the 2017 version of Acura RDX will feature the current 3.5 liter V6 engine, with slightly tuned up horsepower (maybe 279 hp) and 252 lb-ft of torque. The engine is rumored to feature a nine-speed automatic transmission and FWD as standard, while AWD as an optional feature. Although, a new 4-cylinder turbo engine is also slated for a release in the coming few years, and so cannot be ruled out as a complete possibility for the 2017 RDX too. Besides more power, the model is also expected to feature a much more improved fuel economy of 1 mpg.



The engine is improved with 3.5 liter turbocharged, that generates 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission system on a 4 wheel drive. Moreover, the engines is able to accelerate from 0-60 in 6.7 seconds. This vehicle has an improved fuel economy of 20/29 mpg, and will also be able to achieve higher speed. The down force of this new vehicle is also improved, in order to give better stability and better driving dynamics.

When it is about engine, 2017 Acura MDX will be powered with the same engine. It is an excellent 3.5 liter V6 VTEC engine, which has an output of 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired with excellent ZF 9-speed automatic transmission. Although powertrain will remain the same, there are rumors that 2017 Acura MDX will come with improvements, both in terms of power and fuel economy. Current model is good for about 23 mpg in combined drive.

2017 Acura RDX Release Date and Price

Nothing concrete has been confirmed by the Acura or Honda officials as such. However, the latest Acura RDX is widely expected to hit the floors sometime late next year. The designate price for the 2017 Acura RDX has also not been announced as yet but should not be much different from the 2016 model. In any case, the price of 2017 Acura RDX is expected to hover somewhere in between $ 35 000 to $ 45 000.
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