Acura announced the pricing for its compact 2014 RDX crossover, which asks that its buyers dolly up $34,520 for the starting base model with front-wheel drive. Should you want Acura’s Technology Package, which essentially adds sat-nav and other high-tech features, you’ll be asked to dial up a total of $38,220.
Non-Tech Package equipped models with all-wheel drive start at $35,920, while the balls-out full-loaded model asks for $39,620.
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The 2014 Acura RDX comes with Honda’s venerable J-Series V6, good for displacing 3.5L and 273hp, which is mated to a six-speed automatic.
Also new for the 2014 year is an all-new exterior color known as Kona Coffee. That will be replacing the previously available Amber Brownstone shade. Of course, expect the 2013 Acura RDX to be jam packed with some of the latest gizmos, considering that the brand has a knack for being very value conscious.
For full details, check out the press release after the jump.
Acura Announces Pricing for 2014 RDX
Award-winning RDX receives new Kona Coffee exterior color
The 2014 RDX crossover SUV goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price* (MSRP) starting at $34,520 Acura announced today. Having been completely redesigned for the 2013 model year with a new engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system, the RDX has been ranked the highest in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle segment by ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards. For 2014, the RDX continues with the addition of a rich new Kona Coffee exterior paint, replacing the previous Amber Brownstone.
The 2014 RDX features a 273-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system (available as a $1,400 option). The RDX exterior incorporates an aerodynamically efficient body with Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a motion adaptive electronic power steering system.
Inside the 2014 RDX, occupants will appreciate an interior design with rich interior materials, utility and generous use of noise insulation. Standard features on the RDX include leather seating surfaces, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360-watt audio system. New technologies such as Pandora® internet radio interface, an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera system are also standard on all RDX models.
The Technology Package brings the RDX owner even more high-tech appointments, including items such as the AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™, a GPS-linked solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system, Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Sound System, a power-actuated rear tailgate, projector beam headlights with Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs and front fog lights.
The 2014 RDX is produced (using U.S. and globally sourced parts) exclusively by the company’s East Liberty, Ohio plant home to one of four Honda plants ranked among the top five-rated assembly lines in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS).
– By: Chris Chin