Acura has just unveiled an updated version of its RDX. The updated RDX is bring additional refinements to what was already one of the best options. That would be in a small premium crossover segment. It is due at dealerships in November as a 2022 model.
Acura’s Current Brand Renaissance
Kicking off Acura’s current brand renaissance is the RDX. Though it has brought a winning combination of good-looking design elements. This includes a dynamic platform. Also, an interior that did not look like it was borrowing from the Honda part bin. This is when it debuted for the 2019 model year.
For this model, the latest 2022 styling changes are subtle. Also, designers are adding new fascias front and rear. It is a new wheel pattern that measures 19 inches as standard and 20 inches available. There is a sporty A-Spec styling package to continue to be available. It also comes with the RDX’s Advance Package option.
Acura Interior, Torque and Sound Insulation
The designers have focused on reducing road noise for the interior. Also, there are front fender liners that reduce much of the noise, as it does for an active noise cancelation system. Also, the engine’s cold idle speed was lowering a bit. Moreover, the front-wheel-drive models do feature a new lower torque rod to lessen the engine vibrations. In fact, there are grades where there is additional sound insulation, as well as acoustic glass.
Tech Features for Acura
Tech features, either standard or available, include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, as well as Amazon Alexa, an ambient lighting package, wireless charging pad for mobile devices, and a 7.0-inch screen in the instrument cluster that features a digital speedometer.
Acura said the RDX’s drive mode selector has also been tweaking so that each mode (Normal, Comfort, Sport, and Snow) is more distinct, specifically when it comes to steering feel and the noise level controlling by the activating noise cancelation system. The automaker also said the RDX’s braking system has been tuning for an improved feel.