2023 Acura RDX Rumors, Changes, Engine Specs


The upcoming 2023 Acura RDX prototype has been spotted testing, wearing more handsome styling than before. Unfortunately, the camouflaged model only allows us to see some mild visual upgrades. In addition, the new RDX is coming with a revised fascia’s front and rear, and it should also feature a more comfortable cabin.

On top of that, the manufacturer used a proven 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces around 272 hp. The engine comes with a 10-speed automatic and drives the front wheels standard or all four optionally. From some reports, we can expect this awesome SUV to debut early next year.

2023 Acura RDX front

2023 Acura RDX Redesign

The first photos of the spied 2023 Acura RDX are available, and we firstly notice some changes. Overall, the design is much better, and the upcoming SUV wears revised front and rear fascia’s. The unique “floating-roof” is present and is also available in several vehicles from several other makers. On the back, the spied RDX adopts the new exhaust tips with a square-shaped design.

Whatever, it’s not yet confirmed if Type S performance treatment will be used on the upcoming model. Literary, the manufacturer indicated that all of its future vehicles would offer a Type S variant.

Cabin Refreshments

The 2023 Acura RDX is a 2-row/5-seater SUV that has a very roomy cabin. Generally speaking, it offers plenty of space for travelers and their trappings. The front seats provide above-average support, while rear passengers won’t be complaining about legroom or headroom. Interestingly, there is 31.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, which can be expanded to 79.8 cubic feet when they’re folded.

Inside, the RDX also offers a mixture of impressive technology, luxury, and style. The most positive impression is leaving a high-resolution 10.2-inch infotainment display operated through the company’s True Touchpad Interface. Other available features include an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated/12-way power-adjustable front seats, heated side mirrors, self-dimming rearview mirror, variable-ratio steering, ambient cabin lighting, automatic high beams, Wi-Fi, and Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto smartphone integration.

2023 Acura RDX side

2023 Acura RDX Engine Specs

The 2023 Acura RDX is the SUV that’s available with one engine option. This model comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 272 hp. The engine is paired with an advanced 10-speed automatic, and it uses a front-wheel as standard or all four optionally. Another possibility is a new hybrid system, similar to the previous RLX flagship sedan. This engine consists of a three-motor setup sending power to either rear or all-wheel-drive system.

Towing capacity is 1,500 pounds, which is not so good. Even the Lexus NX can tow more than 2,000 pounds, and that’s far from the best in class.

2023 Acura RDX rear

2023 Acura RDX Release Date, Price

The new 2023 Acura RDX will arrive probably sometime next year, featuring plenty of upgrades. However, Acura has recently indicated that all of its future vehicles will offer a Type S variant, so we can expect the new RDX to receive the same treatment.

As we mentioned, a prototype of the updated RDX has been spotted testing, wearing some mild upgrades. That means we should prepare for some price increase. The current model in standard form costs less than $40k, and it can go up to $49,000 with an Advance package with SH-AWD.

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