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When the Acura RDX entered the market 12 years ago as a small luxury SUV, critics were very skeptical that it would create any interest. Nobody believed that there would be any demand for this type of vehicle. The RDX proved them wrong and was one of the highest in-demand cars for several years.

Over time, the RDX got a little boring. Honda kept repeating the same features each year and there were little noticeable changes to amenities. Sales continued, but they were not as strong as when the vehicle first appeared.

All of that is about to change.

The 2019 Acura RDX is something worth stopping to see. The new vehicle has improved its appearance, becoming a little more sporty looking and a little less family car-ish. Added LED lighting for the rear lights is also impressive. The overall body length has increased by almost three inches.

Even though the body length only increased by three inches, about the length of your pointer finger, the new interior design is magnificent and has significantly more room. There is noticeably more room in both rows of passenger seating, and the addition of floor board storage is a true benefit.

The dashboard has been updated and improved and a 10 inch screen has been added to manage many different functions in the car. For those who still like the steering wheel controls or hand knobs, you will find that the RDX still offers these features. All RDX vehicles will come with the standard panoramic sun roof.

The seats and many of the other features in the interior of the Acura is similar to what you would find in luxury German made vehicles. The new RDX is far superior than previous models of the vehicle because it poised itself to compete with luxury makers this time instead of just trying to be one. Whether you want a new RDX or another Acura, you should head on down to Chapman Acura to check one out.

The engine is very good for a four-cylinder. It operates smoother and much quieter than comparable engines in the Mercedes SUV as well as the Lexus and Lincoln models that are similar shape and size. Many people who have reviewed the new RX have stated that the superior engine is one of the best features of the model.
While there are still a few things that critics have said can be improved on the RDX, it is an overall superior quality product. Critics are always going to find something that they do not like, that is why they are critics.

The RDX is available in a few different packages this year, with the topped out package bringing the price of the vehicle to right about $50,000. This is not too bad when you consider that some of its active competitors can hit the $90,000 range quickly with the exact same amenities packages.

If you loved the RDX in the past, you will love it even more now. It is sportier, roomier and definitely has the get up and go that you do not expect from an SUV. It is a nice vehicle that will compliment any type of lifestyle.


The 2019 Acura MDX has an excellent combination of luxury and performance upgrades that’s made this all-time best-selling, three-row, luxury SUV, even better. Plus, Acura has introduced the first A-Spec variant of this popular SUV. The Japanese automaker has also added an available Active Damper System, wider wheels and tire options for the 2019 MDX all designed to improve the vehicle’s dynamic experience. Add the MDX’s newly enhanced 9-speed automatic transmission which delivers acceleration that feels smoother and more fluid and it’s easy to see why the 2019 Acura MDX is creating such a stir.

With its upgraded interior filament, brand new premium exterior colors now available, enhanced drivability and performance dynamics, standard AcuraWatch technology, available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive and the soon to arrive 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid, this SUV is poised to have an incredible year. Plus, the addition of the A-Spec sport appearance package has created even more excitement about the 2019 Acura MDX. While the 2019 Acura MDX isn’t ready yet, you can check out a 2018 Acura MDX at Chapman Acura.

Interior enhancements on the 2019 Acura MDX take the luxury quotient to new heights. They include making authentic, stylish, Desert Olive Ash wood trim and high-contrast stitching on the seats and door panels as well as contrasting garnishes on the side of the front seat as an available option. Plus, there’s now 4-way power lumbar adjustments on the seats of the driver and front passenger. The second-row seat configuration of the Entertainment and Technology packages have been updated to make getting to the third row easier. The Advance Package offers a center console with trim-exclusive matching wood and the 2019 MDX’s color palette now offers 9 options including the A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue and body-color lower garnishes.

The all-new A-Spec variant of the 2019 Acura MDX has a new, more aggressive front fascia, a more athletic stance, Shark Grey 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, low profile tires, body-color lower sills and large-diameter exhaust finishers. It’s exclusively available with the torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive from Acura. The interior has sport pedals, unique A-Spec gauges, sport seats with red or black leather trim with high-contrast stitching, gloss-black trim, Alcantara door inserts, thick-rimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters and A-Spec badge and an A-Spec door step garnish.

Powered by a responsive 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve, 290 horsepower V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission that delivers 267 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Acura MDX is available in standard front-wheel drive or a SH-AWD system. The vehicle has Acura’s Active Damper System formally only available on Acura’s MDX Sport Hybrid as standard equipment. This improves traction, sharpens steering, enhances acceleration, handling response and ride comfort and expands the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamic System that expands the MDX’s dynamic range.

All the trims of the 2019 Acura MDX come with the advanced AcuraWatch active and passive safety and driver-assistive technologies. They include air bags, pre-tensioning seatbelts, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation. These, along with drivability refinements make the 2019 Acura MDX a great choice.