BY H. THROTTLEAUTO COLUMNIST
This 2020 Acura RDX-RH is fresh from the factory in East Liberty, Ohio where it was assembled with U.S. engine and transmission. These parts carry a six-year/ 70,000 power train warranty.
This Acura features a 272 horsepower four-cylinder engine that is turbocharged linked to a ten-speed transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. This RDX does not lack for power and high performance with sport and comfort modes by a center console dial.
This “Platinum white” painted all-wheel drive is very attractive in appearance and fully loaded with all options included for $46,795.
This Acura RDX is a luxury vehicle with 12-way power seats for the driver and passenger. The seats are heated and cooled and the ventilated seats so nice on these waning hot summer days.
This is a vehicle that is so easy to drive and built to please the driver. Electric power assisted steering and the paddle shifters work perfectly with the automatic transmission. The center console control has a pad to scroll the various home page features. The sound system works perfectly with 16 speakers and a dial for volume control along with steering wheel controls.
The transmission is a push button arrangement of drive, park and reverse that takes a quick adjustment to operate but once mastered is easy to maneuver. The extensive gear selections lead to an overall fuel mileage of 23 mpg. for this larger SUV.
A full panoramic moonroof and heated rearview mirrors and power trunk lid offer more luxury features.
The RDX rides on 20-inch tires and owners should be aware that the new concept in many new cars to is offer tire sealant and inflator kit rather than a spare tire. Not a good system when experiencing a flat tire and finding a kit that may not work on a blowout tire.
The “jewel eye” headlights feature an automatic bright and dim function that really works well at night.
Loaded with all the new safety features and multiple air bad locations the RDX rates a perfect overall five-star safety rating.
This is a classy, smart, and driver friendly vehicles that is a strong choice for work or play. The quality and craftsmanship are top-of-the-line and overall this is a great vehicle to own and drive for all family members.
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