The Acura RDX was redesigned for 2014, becoming slightly larger and adopting a V6 to replace the former turbocharged 4-cylinder. As a result, this RDX is quieter, more refined and more comfortable, and rather than being one of the edgier compact crossovers it's now a somewhat smaller but still refined alternative to mid-size luxury models like the Lexus RX or Cadillac SRX. The RDX's simplified model lineup and rich list of standard features also means that you'll get a well-equipped luxury vehicle that probably has a lower price tag than many other well-equipped models.
Acura RDX Model changes
The RDX luxury crossover carries over to 2014 with no significant changes. The only difference is that for 2014, a new Kona Coffee exterior hue replaces Amber Brownstone.
All Acura RDX models are powered by a 273-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It provides strong, smooth acceleration, while the car-like MacPherson strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear setup are tuned to be comfort-oriented yet firm enough for quick maneuvers, and an electric power steering system follows a Motion Adaptive algorithm for a natural feel at low or high speeds.
2014 Acura RDX Prices
|2014 Acura RDX Front Wheel Drive 4-Door||$34,520|
|2014 Acura RDX All Wheel Drive 4-Door||$35,920|
|2014 Acura RDX Tech Package Front Wheel Drive 4-Door||$38,220|
|2014 Acura RDX Tech Package All Wheel Drive 4-Door||$39,620|
The 2014 Acura RDX has seating for five, with the contoured leather seats in back offering more comfort than most other compact crossover wagons. The rear seatbacks are split-folding and flip forward with a 'one-touch' activation--to expand the 16.9 cubic feet with the seatback up to 76.9 cubic feet behind the front seats. Up front, there's a large center console, and Acura has included several other smaller cubbies, in the doors and dash. Ride quality is hushed for a vehicle that also aims to those who enjoy driving, but Active Noise Cancellation helps keep the cabin especially quiet.
From a safety standpoint, the 2014 Acura RDX covers both active and passive fronts, packing in an advanced stability control system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, and six airbags, along with the Honda/Acura Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure that's designed to help absorb energy in crashes with different-sized vehicles.
Heated front power seats, a power moonroof, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, push-button start, and a multi-angle rearview camera system are included in all 2014 Acura RDX models. The sound system has 360 watts, and it includes Pandora internet radio (with a connected smartphone and data plan), hands-free calling, and even SMS text messaging.
2014 Acura RDX Parts and Accessories
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Models with the Technology Package add, as the name implies, plenty of additional high-tech conveniences, including a navigation system with voice recognition; a hard-disk storage system; real-time traffic with rerouting features; real-time weather; dual-zone climate control; a power rear tailgate; projector-beam; bi-xenon headlamps; front fog lamps; and an Acura/ELS surround-sound system.