Acura has announced the pricing for the 2009 RDX crossover. The compact crossover is already at the dealerships with pricing starting at $33,695 (a $500 increase over the outgoing model) for the base RDX and $36,995 for the RDX Technology Package (an increase of $300).
There were no major changes to the RDX over the 2008 model. However, for 2009 the RDX now comes standard with a 4-way adjustable power-activated passenger front seat along with four new exterior colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Grigio Metallic and Palladium Metallic. Oh, and the the Technology Package includes expanded AcuraLink Real-time traffic coverage.
Power still comes from the 2.3 liter 4-cylinder engine producing 240-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
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2009 Acura RDX:
2009 Acura RDX On-Sale Nationwide
TORRANCE, Calif. – 06/13/2008
Acura today announced pricing for the 2009 RDX crossover SUV on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide starting today.
The smartly designed RDX will be available in two versions: the generously appointed RDX and the fully-featured RDX with Technology Package. MSRP pricing for the RDX is $33,695 and the RDX with Technology Package is $36,995. Pricing for the 2009 model represents a modest 1.08 percent sales weighted average price increase. Destination and Handling fee is $760 and is not included in MSRP.
For 2009, the RDX now comes standard with a 4-way adjustable power-activated passenger front seat along with four new exterior colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Grigio Metallic and Palladium Metallic. In addition, the available Technology Package includes expanded AcuraLink® Real-time traffic coverage.
“The RDX is loaded with consumer relevant technology and added features for 2009,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. “With strong performance from the turbocharged engine and excellent traction from SH-AWD™, the 2009 RDX provides the perfect ratio of sport and utility.”
The 2009 RDX is fit with Acura’s first-ever turbocharged engine combined with the breakthrough technology of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™). Add to the mix generous standard appointments that include perforated leather seats, power moonroof, HID headlights, Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and a high power audio system with XM® Satellite Radio along with AUX jack connectivity.
The 2009 RDX addresses safety with its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front body structure, dual-stage front airbags, Active Head Restraint System for front seat headrests, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control.
The RDX’s Technology Package features a wide array of technology including the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, Zagat® restaurant information, and rearview camera; AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System; AcuraLink® Real-time traffic; a 10-speaker Acura/ELS® Premium Sound System with multi-format 6-disc DVD-Audio changer, AM/FM tuner, XM® Satellite Radio and Dolby Pro Logic II; and a GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system.
The Acura/ELS® audio system is tuned by 6-time Grammy® award winning sound engineer Elliot Scheiner. This 10-speaker Acura/ELS™ Premium Surround Sound System with DVD-Audio (that is 500 times clearer than traditional CD) delivers studio quality.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 268 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models including the RL luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sports sedan, the turbocharged RDX crossover SUV and the award-winning MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.