2010 Acura RDX

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What Changed for the 2010 Acura RDX:
  • New front-wheel-drive model with lower base price and better fuel economy
  • Revised styling front and rear
  • New 10-spoke alloy wheel design
  • Revised braking system
  • Quieter cabin
  • Modified climate control ergonomics
  • New standard compass
  • New standard automatic headlights
  • New standard rearview camera with display in the rearview mirror
  • New standard USB port
  • New standard Bluetooth audio
  • Technology package includes real-time weather and traffic reports
  • Technology package includes new XM satellite radio Note function

Acura's entry-level crossover SUV combines compact size with turbocharged power. For 2010, Acura added a distinctive shield to the grille and re-worked the design of the lower bumper and headlamps.

Standard features on the RDX include 18-inch alloy wheels, moonroof, power tilt/telescoping steering column, Bluetooth phone connectivity, dual zone automatic climate control, and leather upholstery. The heated front seats are multi-way adjustable. The 2010 RDX offers 28 cu. ft. of storage behind the rear seats, and with those seats folded, cargo space increases to 61 cu. ft. An optional Technology Package includes a navigation system with real-time traffic capability, a solar sensing and GPS-based climate control system, and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system.

The four-cylinder 2.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine is unchanged for 2010. Acura says the variable flow turbocharger reduces turbo lag and increases exhaust flow at higher speeds. This engine is rated at 240 hp at 6,000 rpm with a torque peak of 260 lb.-ft. at 4,500 rpm. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard and includes sequential manual shift capability. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive are available. Acura's all-wheel drive system can allocate engine power to individual wheels-either side to side or front to rear, depending on driving and road conditions.

EPA-estimated gas mileage is 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg highway for the front-wheel-drive model, and 17 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined for the all-wheel-drive version. In government tests (NHTSA), the 2010 Acura RDX earned five stars in both frontal and side-impact tests. It earned a \"Good\" score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in frontal offset and side-impact testing. Standard safety features include front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, active front head restraints, antilock brakes (with brake assist), stability control and traction control.

When introduced, the 2010 Acura RDX started at $32,520.


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  • Name FWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32520.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name Tech Pkg (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35620.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34520.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name Tech Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37620.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Perforated leather-trimmed heated front sport bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr driver/4-way pwr front passenger seat, active front head restraints, driver pwr lumbar support, driver memory
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat w/armrest
  • Lockable front center console w/dual-level storage
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Aluminum threshold garnish
  • Leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel w/cruise controls, audio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination w/turbo boost meter
  • Exterior temp indicator
  • Multi-info display
  • Center info display screen
  • Maintenance minder system
  • Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, auto reverse
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote entry system w/folding key, panic
  • HomeLink universal remote
  • Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer
  • Dual-zone dual-mode automatic climate control system w/air filtration
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Front/rear cup holders
  • Front-door utility boxes/storage compartments
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver/front passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Lighting -inc: overhead map, ambient cabin, cargo
  • Illuminated ignition, window switches, door lock switches, steering wheel controls, overhead controls
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Reversible hard cargo lid cover
  • Programmable feature customization
  • Navigation system w/voice recognition & rearview camera, Zagat survey rating *Available in 48 contiguous United States & Hawaii*
  • AcuraLink satellite communication system w/automated appointments, real-time traffic w/rerouting & real-time weather *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*
  • GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone dual-mode automatic climate control system w/voice recognition
  • 18" x 7.5" alloy wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season tires
  • Pwr moonroof w/tilt feature -inc: auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation
  • Body-colored tailgate spoiler
  • Xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated pwr mirrors -inc: passenger reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, memory
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Speed-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Chrome door handles
  • 2.3L DOHC PGM-FI 16-valve i-VTEC turbocharged I4 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, paddle-shifters, Grade Logic Control, shift hold control
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent mult-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution, brake assist
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)
    • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Impact-absorbing front/rear crumple zones
    • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual-stage dual-threshold front airbags
    • Front side airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection system
    • Side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • Rearview camera located in rearview mirror
    • 3-point front seatbelts -inc: adjustable height, load limiters, pretensioners
    • 3-point rear seatbelts
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Rear child safety door locks
    • Emergency tailgate opener
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (7) speakers, auxiliary input jack, USB port, radio data system, 360 watts
    • Speed-sensitive volume control
    • XM satellite radio *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*
    • HandsFreeLink Bluetooth wireless telephone interface
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/DVD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (10) premium ELS surround sound speakers, DTS, auxiliary input jack, Dolby Pro Logic II, 410 watt, voice recognition
    • XM satellite radio -inc: note function music reminder *Available in 48 contiguous United States, first 90 days are free*

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