2014 Acura RDX Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 Overview
2014 Acura RDX Overview
The award-winning 2014 Acura RDX continues to shine following the complete redesign of the 2013 model. With a seating capacity of five, the five-door sport utility vehicle offers drivers an aggressive driving experience loaded with features. Its overall value won the 2013 Acura RDX the highest Automotive Lease Guide ranking in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle segment. In 2014, the RDX comes back with subtle but value-adding changes to the compact crossover. The 2014 Acura RDX is truly a powerhouse in its vehicle segment, offering several standard luxury options at a significantly lower starting price point. The vehicle is only bolstered by the manufacturer’s long-standing exceptional resale value and legacy for durability.
New for 2012
Acura made subtle changes to the 2014 model, which may prove to be deciding factors for on-the-fence buyers:
- Available front-drive model, which lowers the starting price point
- Additional exterior paint options
The overall refined look of the 2014 Acura RDX mirrors its 2013 model with a few changes. The side view glance of the 2014 Acura RDX resembles the Honda CR-V with teardrop windows and a sloping rear roof. However, the front of the Acura RDX beams with the class of a premium crossover vehicle. The hidden and recessed exhaust pipes compliment the smooth and dapper appearance of one of Acura’s best selling vehicles. Customers can choose the standard 18-inch wheels or upgrade to the Advance or Technology trim packages for the bigger 19-inch version wheels. Acura also dropped the less popular Amber Brownstone exterior paint and included a deep Kona Coffee as a new exterior option.
Interior & Cargo
The interior of the 2014 Acura RDX boasts the most cargo space of any other compact sport utility vehicle. With an impressive 76.9 cubic feet of cargo space, the vehicle also features a convenient rear seat 60/40 split for loading storing larger items. Although the rear seats do not fold flat, the RDX offers comfortable and luxurious seating with more legroom than mi-size vehicles like the Cadillac SRX. The vehicle offers lush seating with standard leather seats, a litany of buttons and technology galore. The technology-laden equipment includes five inches of LCD display, push button start, a Multi-angle Rearview Camera, a Keyless Access system, Pandora Internet radio, and hands-free text messaging. More typical features like leather seats, power moon roof and an audio system with seven speakers are simply expected by the Acura brand.
The manufacturer’s focus has long been affixed to safety and was displayed with the RDX’s design and features. With a total of six airbags, the RDX houses two front side and two front airbags, as well as two side-impact curtain airbags that provide coverage for all passengers. The airbags are monitored and controlled by inflator systems and advanced sensors to optimize inflation and deployment. The Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) uses sensors to detect the position and height of passengers. This technology will disengage side airbags if a small adult or child were positioned in the path of the airbag. The braking systems ensures optimal braking with technologies such as: anti-lock brakes, which prevent the wheels from locking; Electronic Brake Distribution, which distributes the braking power where it is needed the most; and Brake Assist, which applies additional braking pressure depending on the driving environment. The vehicle features several innovative safety advancements, which demonstrate Acura’s continual focus on safety.
The Acura features three different driving modes in the Integrated Dynamic System, which are Comfort, Normal, and Sport. This system places the driver in the helm of their own experience with power over the throttle response, steering effort, and many other driver experiences. The vehicle touts an overly sufficient 251 lb-ft of torque and a staggering 273 horsepower. The powerful 3.5-liter, V-6 engine yields segment-leading fuel economy of 20/28 mpg/city highway on the front-drive model. The all-wheel drive model boasts 19/27 mpg city/highway. Although the 2014 Acura RDX does feature a slightly less aggressive engine surge than previous models, the RDX gives drivers a strong and smooth experience.
The overall driving experience is only enhanced by the boatload of technology-based features. Drivers will enjoy the quiet ride created by the RDX’s Active Noise Control System. The 2014 Acura RDX’s features like hands-free text messaging and Pandora Internet radio only make the driving experience more personal. Overall, the driving experience is controllable, advanced, and intuitively based on the driver.
Key Competitors of the 2014 Acura RDX
- BMW X1
- Audi Q5
- Mercedes-Benz GLK
- Lexus RX
The 2014 Acura RDX has 4 models that range from $34,520 - $34,520. The 2014 RDX is a suv with front wheel drive that gets between 20 mpg (city) - 28 mpg (highway) fuel efficiency using a 3.5L V6 engine. The 2014 Acura RDX has a seating capacity of 5/5, wheelbase is 105.7 inches, cargo capacity of 26.10/76.90 cu.ft., and ground clearance of 8.10 inches. Choose one of the trims like the 2014 Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 to get specific details on prices, rebates, and warranties.