When it debuted a couple of years again, the Acura RDX was a pioneer in its phase, popping out nicely earlier than different luxury-brand automakers developed small crossovers of their very own. Now, 5 years later, the 2012 Acura RDX nonetheless has lots going for it, although in sure instances it is beginning to present its age.
For one, the RDX has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine; six cylinders is the norm for this phase. However though it is down on energy in comparison with different compact luxurious SUVs, the RDX nonetheless accelerates with shocking authority. The Acura RDX additionally shows unusual athleticism within the curves, cornering with precision and confidence because of its refined all-wheel-drive system.
2012 Acura RDX models
The 2012 Acura RDX is a five-passenger compact luxurious crossover accessible in a single trim stage.
Customary options embrace 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, rear privateness glass, automated xenon headlamps, foglamps, a sunroof, cruise management, dual-zone automated local weather management, energy entrance seats (eight-way driver, four-way passenger), heated entrance seats, leather-based upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and a seven-speaker sound system with a six-CD changer, satellite tv for pc radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.
Performance & mpg
Powering the 2012 Acura RDX is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Five-speed automated transmission with shift paddles is customary, however, there’s a selection between customary front-wheel drive and non-compulsory all-wheel drive. Dubbed SH-AWD, it distributes energy not solely between the entrance and rear axles as is typical, but in addition between the left and proper wheels, making certain optimum traction in all circumstances.
2012 Acura RDX Safety
The 2012 Acura RDX comes customary with antilock brakes, stability and traction management, entrance aspect airbags, aspect curtain airbags, and lively entrance head restraints. A rearview digital camera is non-compulsory.
The 2012 Acura RDX‘s audible turbo whooshing sound is a nice departure from the usual six-cylinder soundtracks on this phase. Turbo lag is minimal and energy plentiful sufficient to make you query its comparatively paltry horsepower quantity.
2012 Acura RDX Interior
In comparison with the newest crop of luxury crossovers, the 2012 Acura RDX‘s interior will seemingly really feel a bit dated. In addition to a getting older cabin design, there are additionally extra laborious plastic surfaces. Outdoors of this, the opposite supplies are prime quality and we’re additionally keen on the middle storage compartment that’s deep sufficient to carry a briefcase or laptop computer bag. We just like the audio high quality of the non-compulsory ELS sound system, however in sure instances the RDX is behind the instances by way of non-compulsory options, missing objects similar to Bluetooth audio streaming, keyless ignition/entry and an influence liftgate.