2011 Acura RDX Overview
With entry-level affordability, the 2011 Acura RDX luxury SUV/crossover fuses the utility of an SUV with the premium elements of a sedan.
The 2011 Acura RDX is powered by a 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with manual shift capability. The RDX comes with front-wheel drive, but can be equipped with Acura’s Super Handling AWD, which manages torque distribution to the front and rear wheels and between the left and right rear wheels for enhanced handling and response. Fuel estimates for the 2011 RDX are 17-19 mpg in the city and 22-24 mpg on the highway. Other competitors in the small luxury SUV/crossover class include the Land Rover LR2 and BMW X3.
On the outside, the 2011 RDX remains virtually the same as last year. A large Acura-family grille, refreshed headlights and taillights and a sleek rear fascia carry over. Other exterior features include fog lamps, 18-inch wheels, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, liftgate spoiler, dual exhaust pipes and xenon headlights.
When it comes to the interior of the 2011 Acura RDX, several luxury features like heated front seats, dual-mode automatic climate control, moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear view camera come standard. The RDX boasts 27.8 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats and 60.6 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded. A seven-speaker, 360-watt sound system with USB/iPod integration is standard; while a premium Acura/ELS 10-speaker sound system with six-disc CD/DVD changer that uses voice recognition is optional. The optional Technology Package brings an available navigation and satellite communications systems are displayed on an eight-inch screen and allow you to set an appointment with your dealership and get real time traffic updates.
Safety is always a priority at Acura, and the 2011 RDX reaps the benefits of this engineering attention with dual front and front side impact airbags, plus front and rear row head airbags. Antilock brakes with brake assist, traction control and vehicle stability control also come standard on the RDX, so you can drive with confidence knowing your RDX will do everything possible to keep you from losing control during foul weather conditions and accident avoidance maneuvers.
The five-seat 2011 Acura RDX has all of the refinement and hi-tech gadgetry as well as the cargo space and practicality that one could expect from a compact luxury crossover.