2012 Acura RDX-Smart Addition in Compact Cross-Over SUVs

August 18, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

2012 Acura RDX is the blend of smart looks and state-of-the-art technological features, two options of Drivetrain makes this stunning model of Honda more appealing.  Honda has properly developed this model to present a vehicle to user which is complete balance of sport and utility. Vice President of Acura sales,Jeff Conrad said, “The RDX has always offered a unique mix of great performance, good utility, lots owner relevant technology and sharp looks. The availability of a 2WD model with improved fuel economy and a lower price also makes the 2012 RDX an exceptionally smart choice.”

2012 Honda Acura RDX offers a right size package which complements the turbocharged powertrain and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive of Honda. In fact Honda has taken a step forward in the existing Cross over SUVs with the launch of 2012 Acura RDX. SH-AWD which is the innovation in technology along with turbo-charged engine provides finest performance in an effective and power efficient SUV package. RDX is the right choice for people who always desire a compact cross over SUV with all sporty features and unique styling.

  • Features of 2012 Acura RDX
  • Powertrain and Performance

2012 Acura RDX is powered by 2.3L DOHC in-line 4-cylinder Turbo-Charged engine which integrates i-VTEC (computer-controlled intelligent) for intake valves that provides improved performance across an extensive power band.  VTF (Variable Flow Turbocharger) is the main player in the performance of Acura RDX, i-VTEC and Turbocharger helps the 2012 Acura RDX to provide exceptional acceleration when you will drive at different speeds. This powerful engine of 2012 Acura RDX produces Horsepower of 240 @ 260 lb-ft torque; use of advanced technology makes its engine fuel efficient. EPA value for Acura RDX is 19 in the city, 24 on the highway and combined value of 21.

5-Speedautomatic transmission is the standard feature of 2012 Acura RDX, Drive-by-Wire throttle system which is controlled electronically operates with the transmission to offer swift and smooth gear changes. Sequential Sports shift is the feature which let the transmission to work in traditional automatic mode, shifting of gears can be managed manually through steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.

Exterior of 2012 Acura RDX

Exterior of 2012 Acura RDX define the trendy sense of styling of Honda and make it appealing for people due to sporty style and unique design among the entire existing cross over SUVs.

Following exterior features makes the Acura RDX muscular and sporty.

  • Large Wheel Arches
  • Uniquely styled body sides
  • Sharplyscraped wind-screen
  • HID Front headlights
  • 18-inches 10-spoke aluminum wheels

A distinctive back hatch let the smooth transition of the body to the back bumper which provides a more custom look in addition to convenience in loading and unloading of cargo.

Interior of 2012 Acura RDX

2012 Acura RDX features rear view camera system which displays the back view on the 8-inches screen, it is basically used for navigation system. Honda has integrated latest tech-features like AcuraLink Satellite Communication System and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic makes the navigation system best to be used on busy ways.A part from this, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather along with weather radar image maps presents weather tracking for particular areas and updates you about the conditions of weather when you travel to particular location.

Following are the basic interior features of 2012 Acura RDX

  • Leather trimmed front seats provide luxury comfort.
  • Blue low-level lighting in the ceiling which also brighten the console area (front center).
  • Back seats for 3-passengers with 60/40 split ability of folding.
  • Total cargo space provided by the 2012 Acura RDX is 60.6 cubic feet; rear seats can be folded to enhance the cargo space.
  • Multiple storage compartments.
  • Acura Premium sound system, 6-Disc CD player, 7-speakers

Technology Package for Interior

Interior package for interior includes; GPS-linked, solar-sensor, double-zone, climate control system (automatic). All these and other technological features will help Honda to position 2012 Acura RDX exceptionally in the SUV segment.

Security and Safety Features of 2012 Acura RDX

2012 Acura RDX has integrated many features to make it a safe compact Cross-over SUV, body structure of ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) keep the passengers safe in terms of collision and crash. Special frame member situated below the RDX front bumper has been designed especially to manage the vehicle in case of crash.

Key safety features of 2012 Acura RDX are;

  • Up-to-date generation of double-stage.
  • Air bags for driver and front passengers (Multi-Threshold).
  • Side air bags and side curtain air bags.

Safety Features for Children

Air bag on front passenger side consists of OPDS (Occupant Position Detection System) which averts the deployment of air bag in case children lean on the way of deployment. In addition, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) is the mounting system for the child seats which lets the easy and fast installation of child seats in the back seats.

Honda has offered a smart, stylish and Spacious luxury car in form of 2012 Acura RDX with the aim to meet the demands of people who love to buy compact cross-over SUVs.

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