2019 Acura RDX A-SPEC Details Revealed

May 30th, 2018 by

2019 Acura RDX A-SPEC

The 2019 Acura RDX Concept from last year’s New York Auto Show is making its debut as a fully functional production model soon, and we couldn’t be more excited.  The new model features a more powerful engine, more responsive transmission, and up-to-the-minute technology that make this one of the most anticipated crossover redesigns of the past decade.

Powerful Upgrades

The new RDX redesign gets its power from a potent 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission capable of generating 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque — a step up from the prior model’s V6 motor.  Drivers will also have access to the “Super Handling All-Wheel Drive” drivetrain as well, a unique system that delivers genuine torque vectoring control, delivering additional power to the rear wheels in the event of slippage. This differs from many competitors’ systems that only add additional braking power to the rear wheels for a “faux” vectoring control. This new system is important not just for drivers who want a sportier ride and more control when tackling curves — it also delivers greater control during harsh winter driving conditions, which can see more ice on Westerville’s roads.

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec parked in front of mountains
2019 Acura RDX A-Spec panoramic roof

High-Tech Updates

The changes to the 2019 RDX aren’t limited to what’s under the hood either.  In addition to exterior A-SPEC specific niceties such as 20-inch alloy wheels, gloss-black grille accents, larger exhaust, and, of course, the A-SPEC badging, this 5-seat luxury SUV will offer interior perks like Ultrasuede seating surfaces with contrasting stitching and aluminum accents for a supple, comfortable ride.

It’s the tech that really has experts talking, however. The new RDX will come with a new 10.2-inch center display with 1:1 touchpad that’s rumored to be much easier to use than previous versions.

Acura is also including an upgrade to the current audio system, delivering a new Acura ELS 3D premium sound system in the 2019 model that features a 16-channel 710-watt system with four ceiling-mounted high-performance speakers for true surround sound capabilities. We imagine a sound system like that will make even Worthington gridlock more bearable.

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec interior dashboard
2019 Acura RDX A-Spec front exterior

Learn More about the Upcoming 2019 RDX at Acura Columbus

The new RDX crossover is set to go into production this summer, but if you can’t wait for the 2019 models to arrive, the 2018 model is here and ready to go. To learn more, or to schedule a test drive, contact Acura Columbus today!