• The third-generation model helped the RDX nameplate set an all-time annual sales record of 63,580 units in 2018, a 24 percent increase over the prior year
  • Over the past year, RDX has posted 12 straight months of sales growth, with 11 record months
  • Year-to-date, RDX is the retail best-seller in luxury’s largest segment, the retail #2 luxury SUV and the retail #3 model in all of luxury
  • New RDX buyers are younger, more diverse, more highly educated and more affluent than those who purchased the previous generation model
  • RDX has realized double-digit increases in conquest sales against substantially all luxury competitors
  • The RDX A-Spec is hitting its mark and attracting younger buyers – RDX A-Spec has double the number of under-45-year-olds than the rest of the RDX line. The 2020 Acura RDX enters dealerships as the retail best-selling compact luxury SUV in America, helping RDX set a new all-time annual sales record in 2018 and posting its tenth consecutive record month in March, 2019. The 2020 RDX Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $37,600 (excluding $995 destination and handling).

The third-generation RDX (2019-20) is the first in a new generation of Acura models built on the resurgent luxury brand’s original and authentic Precision Crafted Performance brand values.

In setting their targets for the design and performance, the U.S. design and engineering team drew inspiration from both the Acura Precision Concept






and Acura Precision Cockpit as well as the pinnacle representation of Acura performance, the NSX supercar.






The RDX is the first all-new design drawing from the Concept styling







and the advanced Cockpit technology.







The RDX team’s ultimate goal was straightforward: to make the best RDX ever,







a vehicle that sets the foundation for an entire new generation of Acura vehicles in terms of styling, performance, premium quality and technology.






Featuring a new Platinum White exterior color for 2020,







RDX carries forward the next generation of Acura design,







performance and technology that debuted on the all-new 2019 model,







including the popular A-Spec sport appearance package.







RDX delivers an exceptional driving experience thanks in part to its 272-horsepower (SAE net) turbocharged i-VTEC® engine






and available Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®),







along with a class-leading array of standard premium features and technologies, including AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technology, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, next-generation Acura JewelEye™ LED headlights,





and next-generation Acura sport seats.







The 2020 RDX also includes the critically-acclaimed True Touchpad Interface™, Acura’s groundbreaking user interface tailored around the driver.






Also offered on RDX is the available ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system, featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers to create a truly immersive listening experience.





The third-generation RDX has received the highest possible safety ratings of TOP SAFETY PICK+ (depending on selected headlights) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),





and is expected to repeat this feat for the 2020 model year.







RDX Technology

The RDX provides a premium and tech-savvy cabin experience with the first application of Acura’s True Touchpad™ Interface, an all-new design that combines the advantages of both conventional touchscreen and remote-based approaches.

The True Touchpad Interface features a 10.2-inch full-HD center display mounted high atop the center console, close to the driver’s natural line of sight, and a center console-mounted touchpad that is precisely mapped, one-to-one, with the action on the center display – the world’s first use of “absolute positioning” in the driving environment.




One important thing to note with the True Touchpad Interface, is the ability to customize it. This is kind of make or break to loving the system. Otherwise it’s like using someone else’s cell phone.





The eight primary tiles on the home screen can be moved (or removed) and favorites (custom shortcuts) can be added for the things you do most often (a favorite radio station, destination or phone contact). To edit, just select (firm press) and hold an item and you’ll see the options.





In order the learn about the new True Touchpad interface, this video (link below) should be really helpful (it’s less than 2 minutes long)…..






The new RDX also marks the debut of the available Acura ELS Studio 3D™ premium audio, a 16-channel, 710-watt system featuring four ultra-slim Highline™ ceiling-mounted speakers.





Another Acura first is a new natural language voice recognition system, which allows for more intuitive voice control of major features and functions, including commands for the available embedded Acura Navigation System.





Also new is an available 10.5-inch full-color interactive Head-Up Display, which puts customizable information displays, including audio, phone, AcuraWatch alerts, turn-by-turn navigation and more, in the driver’s line of sight.





Finally, the RDX features the latest generation of AcuraLink™, which features in-vehicle 4GLTE Wi-Fi, available over-the-air software updates and a wide array of cloud-based services, including emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start, stolen vehicle tracking, remote diagnostics, geofencing, speed tracking and more.




The 2019 Acura RDX was the first RDX to be designed and developed in America. Like its predecessor, the new RDX is manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts, with the powertrain produced at the company’s plants in Ohio and Georgia.



















Engine Type Turbo Alluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder Turbo Alluminum-alloy 4-Cylinder
Displacement (liters) 2.0 2.0
Horsepower @ rpm 272 @ 6500 272 @ 6500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 280 @ 1600-4500 280 @ 1600-4500
Valvetrain 16-Valve, DOHC VTEC® 16-Valve, DOHC VTEC®
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 9.8:1
Fuel Injection Direct Direct
Throttle Control Drive-by-Wire Throttle System Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Idle Stop
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-50 ULEV-50
Tune-Up Interval 100k +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups 100k +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups
Front-Wheel Drive
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™)
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
Gear Ratios
1st 5.25 5.25
2nd 3.27 3.27
3rd 2.19 2.19
4th 1.60 1.60
5th 1.30 1.30
6th 1.00 1.00
7th 0.78 0.78
8th 0.65 0.65
9th 0.58 0.58
10th 0.52 0.52
Reverse 3.97 3.97
Final Drive 4.17 4.17
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined) 22/28/24 21/27/23
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings with A-Spec® Package (City/Highway/Combined) 22/27/24 21/26/23
Recommended Fuel Premium Unleaded 91 Octane Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Fuel Tank Capacity (U.S. gal) 17.1 17.1


MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 30 / 23 30 / 23
Amplitude Reactive Dampers
Adaptive Damper System A A
Dual-Pinion, Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) 4-mode (Snow, Comfort, Sport, Sport+) 4-mode (Snow, Comfort, Sport, Sport+)
Agile Handling Assist®
Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in) 12.4 / 12.2 12.4 / 12.2
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels 19 x 8.0 Glitter Silver Multi-Spoke 19 x 8.0 Glitter Silver Multi-Spoke
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels (Technology Package) 19 x 8.0 Pewter Gray Metallic Machine-Finished Split 5-Spoke 19 x 8.0 Pewter Gray Metallic Machine-Finished Split 5-Spoke
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels (A-Spec® Package) 20 x 8.0 Shark Gray Split 5-Spoke 20 x 8.0 Shark Gray Split 5-Spoke
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels (Advance Package) 19 x 8.0 Medium Alloy Silver Interwoven 19 x 8.0 Medium Alloy Silver Interwoven
Tires 235/55 R19 High-Performance All-Season 235/55 R19 High-Performance All-Season
Tires (A-Spec® Package) 255/40 R20 High-Performance All-Season 255/40 R20 High-Performance All-Season
Steering Ratio 11.95 11.95
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb (ft) 38.9 38.9


Length (in) 186.8 186.8
Width (in) 74.8 74.8
Height (in) 65.7 65.7
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 108.3
Track (in, front/rear) 64.2  / 64.7 64.2  / 64.7
Ground Clearance (in, unladen) 8.2 8.2
Headroom (in, front/rear) 40  / 38 40  / 38
Legroom (in, front/rear) 42  / 38 42  / 38
Shoulder Room (in, front/rear) 60  / 57 60  / 57
Hiproom (in, front/rear) 55 / 50 55 / 50
EPA Passenger Volume (cu ft) 104 104
Cargo Volume (cu ft): Behind Second Row 29.5*(31.1**) 29.5*(31.1**)
Cargo Volume (cu ft) (Max): Behind First Row 58.9*(79.8†) 58.9*(79.8†)
* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard. 

** Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus underfloor storage.  This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements. 

*** Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward.  This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.

Curb Weight (lbs) 3783 4019
Curb Weight with Technology Package (lbs) 3790 4026
Curb Weight with A-Spec® Package (lbs) 3821 4015
Curb Weight with Advance Package (lbs) 3829 4068
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 59/41 57 / 43


Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Head-Up Warning (HUW) A A
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System
Blind spot information (BSI) System T,AS,A T,AS,A
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
Surround-View Camera System A A
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor T,AS,A T,AS,A
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package
Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure
Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags
Side Curtain Airbags
Front Knee Airbags
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
Theft-Deterrent System with Electronic Immobilizer
Tire Sealant and Repair Kit NA*
Spare Tire NA •*
*A-Spec Package includes Tire Sealant and Repair Kit only.
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package
Hill Start Assist
Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors (front and rear) T,AS,A T,AS,A
Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
Auto High-Beam
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers A A
Heated Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package
True Touchpad Interface™
10.2-Inch HD Dual-Content Center Display
7-Inch Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD) A A
Mobile Hotspot Capability
Acura Navigation System with 3D View T,AS,A T,AS,A
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions T,AS,A T,AS,A
Traffic Rerouting™ T,AS,A T,AS,A
Natural Language Voice Recognition
AcuraLink® Connected Services
Apple Carplay™
Siri® Eyes Free
SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Capability
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  Wireless Telephone Interface
Acura Premium Audio System with 9 Speakers
Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers T T
Acura/ELS Studio® 3D Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers AS, A AS, A
Song By Voice® T,AS,A T,AS,A
HD Radio®
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
USB Audio Interface
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)
USB Charge Ports (2) 2.5A Charge Front Seat
USB Charge Ports (2) 2.5A Charge Rear Seat T,AS,A T,AS,A
Maintenance MinderTM System
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
GPS-Linked Climate Control T,AS,A T,AS,A
Keyless Access System with Acura Personalized Settings
Pushbutton Ignition
Electronic Gear Selector
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down and Auto-Reverse
Sport Seats with Leatherette-Trimmed Interior
Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching T T
Sport A-Spec® Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping AS AS
Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping A A
Front 12-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support
Front 16-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support, Power Thigh Extension and Power Side Bolsters A A
Heated Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats AS,A AS,A
Heated Rear Seats (Outboard Positions) A A
Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Flat-Folding Rear Seatback
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Heated Steering Wheel A A
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped A-Spec® Steering Wheel AS AS
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
Ebony Headliner AS AS
Brushed Aluminum Trim
Dark Brushed Aluminum Trim AS AS
Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood Trim A A
Floating Center Console with Pass-Through Storage
Active Sound Control
Ambient Cabin Lighting
Automatic Dimming Frameless Rearview Mirror
Retained Accessory Power for Windows and Moonroof
12-Volt Power Outlets (Front Center Console)
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package
Panoramic Roof with Tilt and Slide Function
Height-Adjustable Power-Operated Tailgate
Height-Adjustable Power-Operated Tailgate with Hands-Free Access A A
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
LED Fog Lights AS,A AS,A
LED-Illuminated Dragon Tail Taillights, Brakelights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals,  Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light
Acoustic Glass Windshield
Acoustic Front Side Glass A A
Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function
Rear Camera Washer A A
Capless Fuel Fill
T = Technology Package, AS= A-Spec®, A = Advance Package


RDX Standard RDX Technology & Advance RDX A-Spec
Majestic Black Pearl NH-893P$ Ebony, Parchment Ebony, Parchment Ebony, Red
Modern Steel Metallic NH-797M Ebony, Parchment Ebony, Graystone Red
White Diamond Pearl NH-603P Ebony, Parchment Ebony, Espresso, Parchment Ebony, Red
Lunar Silver Metallic NH-830M Ebony Ebony Ebony
Fathom Blue Pearl  B-588P Ebony Graystone
Canyon Bronze Metallic YR-632M$ Parchment Parchment
Performance Red Pearl R-568P$ Parchment Parchment Ebony
Apex Blue Pearl B-621P$ Ebony, Red
Gunmetal Metallic PB-88M Ebony Ebony
$ Premium Exterior Color
*Requires A-Spec® Package
Brushed Aluminum
Dark Brushed Aluminum*
Natural Olive Ash Burl Wood**
*Requires A-Spec® Package
**Requires Advance Package
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