2011 Acura RDX

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The Acura RDX is a compact crossover that was first introduced for the 2007 model year. Small than the MDX, the RDX is designed for consumers that are looking for a sporty crossover - the RDX is fitted with Acura's first turbocharged engine. In 2009, Acura refreshed the exterior and added a front-wheel drive model. The 2011 Acura RDX is a carryover from last year.

The RDX is offered in four different trim levels, with each upgraded variant building upon the one below it. The standard RDX is equipped with front-wheel drive, leather upholstery, full power accessories, 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, a seven-speaker audio system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and more. The RDX SH-AWD adds the automaker's \"Super Handling All-Wheel Drive\" system, which is designed to improve grip and traction during both inclement weather and spirited driving. The RDX with Technology Package - front-wheel drive - is bundled with navigation system and a 410-watt ten-speaker audio system, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, rearview camera, and more. The RDX SH-AWD with Technology Package adds all-wheel drive.

Under the hood is a standard turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder, rated at 240 horsepower. It is mated to a standard five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Acura RDX between 17 mpg city, and 24 mpg highway, depending on driveline.

The 2011 Acura RDX starts with a base price of about $33,000 and tops out with the RDX SH-AWD with Technology Package model, which starts around $38,000


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  • Name FWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32895.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name Tech Pkg (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35995.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 19/24
  • Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34895.00 Engine 2.3L/- TBD - City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name Tech Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37995.00 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 -inc: cruise & audio controls, 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 controls -inc: 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 multi-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
    • Front/rear 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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