2013 Acura RDX Priced at $34,320

2013 Acura RDX
When the totally redesigned 2013 Acura RDX goes on sale later this spring, it will have a starting price of $34,320, the automaker said today. The price excludes a destination fee of $885.

That's somewhat pricier than the outgoing RDX, which started at $32,895, but the latest-generation RDX has a substantial increase in features, better fuel efficiency and more performance.

The 2013 RDX comes with a more fuel-efficient and powerful V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower (33 hp more than the outgoing 2012 model's four-cylinder motor) and should achieve an estimated 20/28/23 mpg city/highway/combined or 19/27/22 mpg when equipped with all-wheel drive. The boost in fuel efficiency is aided by a new adaptive electric power-steering system that replaces the old model's hydraulic system.

Standard features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power moonroof, backup camera, 360-watt stereo, passive keyless entry, push-button start and a noise-canceling system. If you compare it with the outgoing RDX, you actually lose some standard features, such as automatic climate control and high-intensity-discharge headlights. Also standard are 18-inch alloy wheels and a more sophisticated rear suspension damping system, comparable to the Honda CR-V (on which the RDX is based).

All-wheel drive adds $1,400. The Technology Package — which includes a navigation system, automatic climate control, premium stereo, power liftgate, fog lights, HID headlights and real-time traffic and weather reports — costs $3,700. The RDX tops out at under $40,000.

The new model is longer and wider than the RDX it replaces, and it compares favorably with its competition. The 2012 Lexus RX 350 starts at $39,075 and doesn't include features like a backup camera. The 2013 BMW X3 starts at $37,995, but with its new fuel-efficient four-cylinder motor and standard power liftgate, it is fairly competitive in terms of pricing. The 2012 Cadillac SRX starts at $35,485 and isn't nearly as fuel efficient as the RDX, nor, arguably, is it as well-equipped. The 2012 Audi Q5 starts at $35,600 and is comparably equipped to the RDX. None of the Acura's competition is as fuel efficient as the RDX, however.

Continue reading below for more detailed pricing information.

2013 Acura RDX Pricing (2012 Pricing)

RDX: $34,320 ($32,895) 
All-wheel drive: $1,400 ($2,000) 
Technology Package: $3,700 ($3,100) 
Destination: $885 ($885)

By Colin Bird | February 23, 2012 | Comments (6)



The current one looks better. Hopefully the the disaster called the ZDX will finally be discontinued. It's REALLLY UGLY!


The Cadillac with 308 hp isn't more powerful than the RDX with 273 hp?

The price is pretty good, but I do not like the design very much. Although more expensive prefer bmw x5


"totally redesigned" should be saved for when they finally retire the beak.


its nice that they include the backup camera, as that is useful and a safety feature, too, and personally I'd rather do without HID lamps - even though they are nice to have, they are way too expensive to repair. But you have to buy the $3,700 Tech package to get climate control in a car that starts > $35k (incl. delivery charge)??


Take a look at the new Honda CRV if you want a cheaper alternative that runs on regular fuel. It reminds me a lot of my '09 RDX. Love my RDX, but am not shelling out close to $40k for a new tech version just to get automatic climate control. I like my Garmin much better than Honda's navigation system anyway.

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