Chicago Auto Show: 2016 Acura RDX image

The 2015th edition of the Chicago Auto Show was the debut place for the 2016 Acura RDX as the model in question has been officially presented to the public.

Despite the second generation of the Acura RDX was only launched in 2012, as a 2013 model year, time has come for the car manufacturer to officially pull the wraps off the 2016 version. This isn’t a new generation as you might have expected but a simple mid-life facelift. The model in question has received a different design, with the Jewel Eye LED projector headlights, with LED taillights, an updated interior with high contrast silver and black trim, standard second row air conditioning vents, standard heated front seats and more.

The Technology Package added to the crossover is bringing the HD Radio, the dual screen infotainment system, the 8-way power passenger’s seat, blind spot information system and rear cross traffic alert. The Advance package is adding the keyless remote start, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming driver’s side mirror and fog lights. Choose the Acura Watch and you will get the adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, expanded view driver’s side mirror and multi-view rear camera.

The 2016 Acura RDX has also received a new engine. This is a 3.5 liter i-VTEC V6, which is bringing the Variable Cylinder Management, similar to the one of the 2016 Pilot. The total output of the unit stands at 279 HP (205 kW) and 342 Nm (252 lb-ft) of torque. The all-wheel drive system with the Intelligent Control AWD has been tuned too. The fuel consumption in the crossover stands at 19 / 28 in city highway for the AWD and 20 / 29 in city / highway for the FWD.