2016 Acura RDX Video

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The RDX is Acura's compact crossover vehicle, and until a few years ago, it had a lot less competition. But with the arrival of vehicles like the Lincoln MKC and Lexus NX, it's time to step up its game--and that's just what Acura is doing for the 2016 model year.

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The most noticeable change with the RDX this year is a new grille, one that's in line with Acura's other updated vehicles for 2016--the MDX crossover and ILX sedan. LED headlights and taillights have been applied to the front and rear ends, too.

The RDX's interior has been spruced up a bit with revised trim and materials. A new dual-screen infotainment system like the one in the Honda Accord is now available, as are remote start, heated and ventilated seats, and HD radio.

Acura’s also upped the safety quotient with an available lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning system with automatic braking, and lane-keeping assistance.

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Powering the 2016 RDX is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 279 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is on the options list. EPA fuel economy ratings increase by 1 mpg on the highway across the board this year, now at 19/28 mpg for all-wheel-drive models and 20/29 mpg for front-wheel-drive models.

Pricing should be announced soon, just before the updated 2016 Acura RDX goes on sale this spring.

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