2017 Acura RDX Brings Captivating Performance to the Crossover Segment

2017 Acura RDX Driving

Acura is able to enliven their crossovers with the same agility and playfulness you’d expect from their sedans, a point proven by the exhilarating 2017 Acura RDX performance features. Available now from Elite Acura, the latest model combines a sensational powertrain with groundbreaking performance engineering and technology to create a family-friendly vehicle that feels at once light on its feet and smoothly controlled.

Power and Efficiency

At the heart of each Acura RDX sits a top-of-the-line powertrain. Defying crossover convention, you’ll find a V6 engine fitted as standard in place of the mundane four-cylinder favored by most rivals. As a result, you’ll command up to 279 hp alongside 252 lb-ft of torque. Edmunds’ independent testing showed a zero to 60 mph time of just 6.5 seconds, making the 2017 Acura RDX “one of the quickest SUVs in the segment.”

Such power endows your vehicle with fleet-footed acceleration, pinpoint handling, and composed cruising, even while at high speeds, but it doesn’t come at the cost of efficiency. Adopting Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), the Acura RDX can deactivate up to three cylinders when full power is not required. When you’re sweeping past slower vehicles between Cherry Hill and Maple Shade, all six cylinders will be engaged; when you’re zipping around the tight streets of Philadelphia, an entire cylinder bank will shut down to save fuel. Ultimately, expect to make up to 20 mpg* in the city and 28 mpg* on the highway with 2WD or 19 mpg* in the city and 27 mpg* on the highway with AWD.


Power is only half the story when you’re considering what separates the 2017 Acura RDX from its competitors. The vehicle also brings a string of performance features to optimize every last degree of horsepower and torque, including:

All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System: Intelligently distributes torque between your wheels for all-weather and all-terrain driving confidence.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPS): Varies power assist according to your current speed and driving behavior.

Front Strut and Rear Multi-Link Suspension: Utilizes Amplitude Reactive Dampers and anti-squat geometry to enhance the exceptional stability assured by the Acura RDX’s generous 105.7-inch wheelbase.

Find Out More About the 2017 Acura RDX at Elite Acura

Here are Elite Acura, we love introducing people to the supremely enjoyable performance of the 2017 Acura RDX. Whether you’d like to explore financing options, enquire about trim levels, or arrange a test drive, contact one of our team members today.

†Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors..