The Acura RDX Prototype is the first model to fully embody our new design, with exhilarating performance, class-leading cabin and cargo space and a host of groundbreaking technologies, a new standard in luxury crossover SUVs. All 2019 Acura RDX’s will come with the AcuraWatch safety system as standard equipment, a move that we applaud. The AcuraWatch suite includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist, among other technologies. Unfortunately, blind-spot warning is an optional feature.
This third-generation RDX has a wheelbase that is 2.5 inches longer than its predecessor’s. Acura says this translates into a larger cabin with “class-leading cabin space, rear legroom, and rear cargo space.” In our tests of the current RDX we found the front seats to be supportive and well-shaped, and the rear seat was ample for adults. The 16-way power-adjustable sport seats, which are both heated and cooled, will be available for the driver and passenger.
Powerful Acceleration. Precision Handling. RDX takes power from a new 2.0L DOHC VTEC® Turbo direct-injected engine, mated up to a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission that responds with crisp, refined shifts. The NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System offers four exhilarating drive modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Snow.
Class-Leading Cabin. The RDX Prototype features a sophisticated, driver-centric cabin with authentic, high-grade materials and new technologies like the True Touchpad Interface, which uses one-to-one absolute positioning with the 10.2-inch full-HD display. It’s the industry’s most intuitive audio and information control system.
Inspired & Evocative New Design. Designers worked from the Acura Precision Concept foundation, adapting its low, wide presence to a five-passenger SUV. The new RDX design flows out from our signature Diamond Pentagon Grille—the first model designed from the ground up around our bold new face.
Spacious Driver-First Cabin. A tech-savvy cabin helps define the RDX Prototype. Expect class-leading cabin space, newly designed sport seats and 16-channel ELS Studio® 3D audio, as well as a new ultra-wide panoramic power-adjustable moonroof and floating center console inspired by the Acura Precision Cockpit.