2016 Acura RDX Arrives at Dealerships on April 16 | Edmunds

2016 Acura RDX Arrives at Dealerships on April 16

TORRANCE, California — The refreshed 2016 Acura RDX compact luxury SUV arrives at Acura dealerships on April 16 with a price increase of $175 over the 2015 model.

The base 2016 Acura RDX starts at $36,190, including a $920 destination charge.

The top-of-the-line 2016 Acura RDX with all-wheel drive and the Advance package is priced at $44,340, including shipping.

All RDX SUVs receive a new 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 279 horsepower, a 6-hp increase over the 2015 model.

New exterior cues include restyled front and rear fascias, LED headlights and taillights and new wheel designs.

The cabin gets updated with high-contrast silver-and-black trim, along with standard heated front seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents.

The front-wheel-drive 2016 RDX delivers a 1-mpg boost in highway fuel economy over the 2015 model, returning 20 mpg in city driving and 29 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. All-wheel-drive models deliver 19 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.

Key competitors to the RDX include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac SRX.

Edmunds says: A modest price increase and significant upgrades will make the 2016 Acura RDX a compelling choice for car shoppers.

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