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The all-new 2013 RDX crossover SUV from Acura will hit dealerships in early Spring and will start with a base price of $34,320. A fully packed RDX with AWD and Technology Package will sell for $39,420.
The new RDX is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with 33-hp more than its predecessor for a new grand total of 273-hp. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive available as an option for $1,400.
The Technology Package is available for $3,700 and comes with 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 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.
Features that are now standard on the 2013 RDX include leather seats, heated power front seats, power moonroof, and a 360-watt audio system. New technologies include Pandora Internet radio, SMS text messaging, keyless access system with push-button start, active noise control, and a rear-view camera system with three unique viewing angles.
“The right-sized 2013 RDX adds increased comfort, utility and power, along with class-leading fuel economy,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales.”Based on changing consumer preference, small is becoming big in the eyes of today’s consumers.”
GALLERY: 2013 Acura RDX
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