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The 2019 Acura RDX has had a slight makeover. This popular SUV has taken on an even sportier look and has added new technologies to its performance package. All of the new features that have been added to the RDX for this year’s model are sure to make it the must-have SUV of the season.

Body Features

The new Acura RDX will feature a Diamond Pentagon grille. This sporty grill is the very first thing you will notice when you look at the vehicle head-on. It is sharp and adds to the overall style. The RDX will also feature the new Acura LED headlights. These lights feature 7 LED super bright bulbs each, making them some of the brightest and clearest headlights available on the market.


The RDX will feature a 272 HP engine that has a 16 valve DOHC Vtech Turbo. The vehicle will have a 10 speed transmission with electronic gear selector. Even with such high performance and power, the vehicle has an overall mileage rating of 24mpg.

Interior Technologies

The new RDX will feature three updated or new technologies for the interior of the car. Each of these items are designed for hands-off use.

True Touchpad Interface – The new touchpad system is located near the gear shift to make using it very simple. You only need to touch the pad to access different features in the car. You never have to look down or away from the road with this newest technology.

Surround Sound – Acura has updated and improved the sound quality of their speaker systems. The new RDX will have true surround sound. Once you hear the quality of this feature you will never want to get out of your vehicle.

Apple CarPlay – You can connect your iPhone to your RDX and use all the features of CarPlay with ease. Get directions, listen to music and talk on the phone without interrupting your driving.

Bonus Features

The RDX will come equipped with the Integrated Dynamics System. This system will allow drivers to adjust the drive mode to meet their needs. The drive modes will include:
•Comfort – for that long, smooth ride.
•Snow – will perform better in snow and ice
•Sport – a heightened throttle response and power
•Sport Plus – in addition to extra power, it will have added steering response for rough terrain

Drivers can also add the Super Handling All Wheel Drive option to their vehicle package for even higher performance.

Safety Features

All new RDX vehicles will include AcuraWatch. This new system provides drivers with superior safety features. All vehicles will include technologies like Collision Braking Systems, Cruise Control Adaptation, Lane Assist and Road Departure warnings. Additional safety features will also be included.

Overall, the new upgrades and changes made to the RDX by Acura seem to be very innovative. The new sporty look is enough to make someone stop and consider purchasing the vehicle. When you add the power, performance and technology upgrades to the mix, you have a near-perfect SUV. If you want to see how great one is, check one out for yourself at Chapman Acura.

To know what Acura wanted out of the 2019 Acura RDX, all you have to know is that the default setting for the RDX’S Integrated Dynamics driving-mode system is Sport. This is good news for those who were hoping for the RDX to have a little more power and fun behind it. Of course, if you want, you can change it to the more boring Comfort mode. With the most extensive redesign in over ten years, the RDX is certainly turning heads and impressing people in and outside of the industry. The 2019 Acura RDX has truly improved, and buyers should rejoice.

The 2019 Acura RDX is the first to be designed and constructed, entirely, in the United States. The new model is in its third generation, and it’s much bigger than the last one, in almost every way. The wheelbase is now 108.3 inches, which is up from 105.7, and the overall length went from 184.4 inches to 186.7. The motor, however, is a bit smaller, but it has more torque, and the turbocharged inline-four is sure to impress. While the turbo four has seven few horsepower than the outgoing V-6, it has 280-lb-ft of torque, which is 18 more than the V-6 offers.

If you are into a lot of features, which most RDX buyers are, you are in luck. Offered in the standard package is a panoramic sunroof, heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, two USB charging ports, a multiview backup camera and a host of safety features. If you want to spend a little cash, you can upgrade to the Technology trim package, which gets you a 12-speaker audio system, two more USB ports in the back, parking sensors and much more. If you want the best, you can get the top-level Advance trim, which gets you a 10.5-inch head-up display, a heated steering wheel and rear seats, a hands-free power liftgate and so much more. If you want to test drive a 2019 Acura RDX, you can check out the many trims available at Chapman Acura.

Without a doubt, if you want an SUV, you will still want to have a lot of control, and the 2019 Acura RDX proves that. With a 10-speed automatic, you get amazing and smooth shifting, and you will enjoy a gear for every occasion. When downshifting, it’s programed to skip multiple gears. The handling is great, especially when you consider how tall the vehicle is, and even on corners it is a suburb machine. With a smooth and well-controlled ride, along with great sound insulation, the SUV is great for long road trips and city driving, and, again, with the Sport driving-mode, you are going to have even more fun.

With an already great vehicle, Acura had a lot of work to do to impress it’s fans. Luckily, they blew away expectations, and the 2019 Acura RDX certainly stands out as one of the best SUVs on the market. If you want one that is fun to drive, comfortable and full of goodies, you can’t go wrong.


The new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is electrified and enhanced, comes in four new exterior colors, has new interior wood treatments and is arriving in dealerships nationwide right now. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is similar to the NSX supercar in design, has standard adaptive dampers, 31 more horsepower than the conventionally powered Acura MDX SH-AWD with its technology package and gets about 37% higher fuel rating in fuel economy in city driving. The vehicle’s powertrain uses Acura’s Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive three-motor system.

This makes the 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid Acura’s most powerful and fuel efficient production SUV and is the best-selling of the three-row luxury SUVs in the industry.

Great Enhancements

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has a number of important enhancements. They include 4-way power lumbar support in the driver and front-passenger seats, high-contrast stitching on the seat and door panels, real Desert Olive Ash wood used for highlights and the Advance Package models have matching wood on the center console trim. The Technology and Advance models also have unique interior trim, stainless steel sport pedals and exterior badging. Technology Package models offer seating for seven. The top-of-the-line Advance Package has a 6-passenger interior configuration, second-row captain’s chairs, as well as a big second-row center console. Its exterior color palette has expanded to include 8 impressive options.

An Impressive Powertrain

The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is engineered to provide the ultimate in technological sophistication and driving refinement. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter, V6 i-VTEC engine along with a three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system that delivers 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque and a highly-advanced standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together they help the MDX Sport Hybrid get an EPA-measured combined 27 mpg. The MDX Sport Hybrid’s DCT delivers ultra-fast gear changes, doesn’t need a torque converter, significantly improves fuel efficiency and can operate manually or automatically using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. To see how impressive the the SUV is under real-world conditions, check it out at Chapman Acura. While there aren’t quite yet any 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrids to take for a spin, there are plenty of other Acura MDX models to choose from.

Superior Performance

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid delights drivers with its superior performance. It provides amazing handling in hectic city streets, winding country roads or the wide open highway. With its two rear-mounted electric motors apportioning torque to the rear wheels, the vehicle’s regenerative brake torque during cornering enhances cornering control.

Excellent Safety Features

The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with AcuraWatch, a group of highly advanced safety and driver-assistive standard technologies. They include a lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking system featuring forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. The vehicle also has road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, vehicle stability assist with traction control, rear cross traffic monitor, blind spot information and a body structure designed with Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering.

Buyers have long chosen Acura automobiles because of the precision crafted performance, innovative engineering, evocative styling and the foundation of reliability and quality they have come to expect from this luxury automotive nameplate. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has all of this and more. Plus, this innovative vehicle is lots of fun to drive.