2016 Acura RDX flaunts refresh at Chicago Auto Show

Willie Grace | 2/13/2015, 1:30 p.m. | Updated on 2/13/2015, 1:30 p.m.
Acura introduced a facelifted 2016 RDX at the Chicago Auto Show, three years after the second generation of its smaller ...
Acura RDX at the Chicago Auto Show

'FACE' AND NEW STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS ON TAP FOR SMALL ACURA CROSSOVER

Acura introduced a facelifted 2016 RDX at the Chicago Auto Show, three years after the second generation of its smaller SUV was launched. The midcycle update includes a new look front and rear, starting with a new grille and Acura's now-familiar stream of sequenced LED headlights.

The 3.5-liter iVTEC V6 adds 6 hp and 1 lb-ft of torque (to 279 hp and 252 lb-ft), but Honda's variable displacement technology remains. The SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system is tuned for more rear torque bias, and EPA ratings increase 1 mpg highway.

The new RDX gets an expanded suite of safety systems, including precollision sensing and rear cross-traffic alert. Acura has also improved structural protection, and expects the highest possible crash ratings in government and insurance industry crash tests.

When the 2016 model goes on sale this spring, all RDX trim levels will come standard with a power lift gate and rear HVAC.

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