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Motor Trend has named the Acura RDX a finalist for the 2019 SUV of the Year award. And with good reason. Acura has upgraded the 2019 RDX and taken it to a whole new level. It’s roomy, luxurious, sporty, has a wide array of advanced automotive technologies and driver assistance features, exceptional handling and superior performance in tight inner city traffic, the open highway and winding country roads. Plus, the 2019 Acura RDX aerodynamic and very attractive. This compact SUV is designed to please all types of drivers while offering great value.

Lots Of Upgrades

The third generation, redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is the first to be designed and built in the U.S. The vehicle is now larger than ever before with a wheelbase of 108.3 inches, an overall length of 186.8 inches and 65.7 inches in height. It also has a new 272 horsepower, turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 280-pound-feet of torque. That more than previous generations of the RDX. The engine is mated with a new corporate 10-speed automatic transmission with pushbutton gear selection. The new RDX is available with either front-wheel drive or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive on all trim level. To see how you can upgrade your 2019 Acura RDX, come on down to Chapman Acura .

Redesigned Interior

Inside the compact-luxury-crossover there is now more technology, convenience and luxury features. They include 12-way power-adjustable, heated front seats, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, multi-view backup camera, an upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay standard, a 10.2-inch screen and the newly created Acura True Touchpad interface. The 2019 Acura RDX also has heated mirrors, an acoustically insulated windshield, two USB charging ports and loads of cargo space. No wonder it’s a finalist for SUV of the Year.

Excellent Packages

The 2019 Acura RDX also comes with several excellent packages in its four trim levels. They include the AcuraWatch safety and driver assistance package which provides forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, road-departure warning and automated emergency braking.
The Technology trim offers leather-trimmed sport seats, navigation, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, parking sensors, a 12-speaker audio system and two rear-seat USB ports.

The Advance trim features a 10.5-inch head-up display, heated steering wheel and rear seats, leather upholstery, genuine wood interior trim, acoustically insulated side glass, adaptive dampers, a hands-free power liftgate and a 16-way power front seat featuring lumbar, thigh extension and side bolsters adjustability. The 2019 RDX A-Spec comes with 20-inch wheels, unique exterior styling and A-Spec badging. Inside, there’s leather front sport seats that are heated and ventilated, Acura’s premium 16-speaker audio system, a special steering wheel and dark aluminum trim.

The Total Package

The exterior design of the 2019 Acura RDX with its massive grill and Acura logo, LED headlights and taillights, aerodynamic shape and busy lines reflects the step forward Acura has taken with this luxury, compact crossover. Add its SH-AWD’s torque-vectoring agility, powerful turbo-four engine, responsive handling, excellent driving dynamics, generous cargo space and affordable price and it’ll be no surprise if the impressive 2019 Acura RDX is voted Motor Trend SUV of the Year.


The 2019 Acura MDX continues to provide excellent value and strong upside and remains a solid luxury SUV. This stylish, versatile, family-friendly, upscale, sport utility vehicle features three rows of seating, room for seven people and lots of cargo space. It’s perfect for a daily commute to work or to take the kids to school and comfortable enough for long weekend and holiday road trips. It’s strong and durable, yet classy enough to be a luxury midsize crossover SUV division standout. It fits right in at a black-tie event, the kids’ sporting event or in the event you have to load up and go.

A New A-Spec Trim

One of the changes Acura has made to the MDX for 2019 is to add an A-Spec trim model. It has a sportier exterior which features a stylish new front grille, dark trim, 20-inch rims, all-wheel drive and Acura’s unique blue pearl color option. All of these elements combine to make a significant impact on the way the Acura MDX looks, feel and performs. It deserves some consideration if you like the Acura MDX, but want to add a little oomph and take the appearance up a notch on the coolness meter.

A Solid Powertrain

All models of the Acura MDX are powered by a 290 horsepower, 3.5-liter, V6 engine that produces 267 pound-feet of torque. Working in perfect harmony with a nine-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive standard, the combination lets the MDX accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 6.9 seconds, produces between 19 and 25 miles per gallon and enables it to tow as much as 3,500 pounds. Upgrade to Acura’s optional sophisticated all-wheel drive system called Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive or SH-AWD and the MDX’s towing capacity balloons to 5,000 pounds. Acura also offers a 321 horsepower, 3.0-liter, V6 MDX hybrid sport model with all-wheel drive that delivers 289 pound-feet of torque.

Excellent Performance

The 2019 Acura MDX is all about performance in both standard and Sport mode. Whether you’re tooling around in town, zooming down the highway, maneuvering in freeway traffic, or challenging the s-curves on country roads, the MDX handles with ease and displays exciting agility. Plus, it delivers a smooth, well-balanced, ride in any type of weather or road surface. Engage Sport mode and the MDX’s engine produces a pleasing roar, delivers more power and shows off even better handling and a more nuanced ride.

A Smart, Appealing Interior

The interior of the 2019 Acura MDX is sensibly laid out, has a smart design and looks very appealing. It features intuitive upper and lower touchscreens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a push button gear selector. It also has lots of head and leg room, attractive, comfortable, leather upholstery, lots of quality material throughout and a third-row seat that when folded down more than doubles the cargo space from 15 to 38 cubic feet.

The 2019 Acura MDX is an attractive, comfortable, fun to drive, SUV that offers great value for the price. If you want to see one in action and take one for a spin, head down to Chapman Acura. You are sure to fall in love at first drive.