The Acura ADX Will Be An Integra-Based Sporty SUV

The Acura ADX will debut early next year, according to the Japanese automaker. Acura positions the ADX as a parallel to the entry-level Integra- a “gateway to the Acura Performance brand.” What we know for sure about the new model is, frankly, very little. The model will be a crossover, likely based on the Integra’s front-drive layout. However, it is also possible the SUV will ride on the same underpinnings as the automaker’s current smallest SUV- the RDX.

Should the ADX be based on the Integra, it’s likely to make use of the same powertrains, and buyers can expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 horsepower for a start. We’re willing to bet that Acura will also offer its SH-AWD system in the crossover, given the target buyer and intended use. It’s worth noting that for the same reason, we don’t see the manual transmission from the Integra finding a home here. That said, it’s conceivable the ADX will also see performance-oriented trims like the Integra’s A-Spec and Type S options- especially the latter. If the model is to be another “gateway” to sporty Acura models, the brand’s sportiest moniker is all but guaranteed.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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