The new RDX is a smaller, five-passenger alternative to Acura's MDX. It is based on the Honda CR-V platform and features the sameSuper Handling All-Wheel Drive system offered in the larger MDX crossover. It rides on a fully independent front and rear suspension for better handling than a traditional, truck-based SUV.
The standard engine is a turbocharged and intercooled 2.3-liter VTEC four-cylinder developing 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque; it's the first application of a turbocharged engine in an Acura vehicle. It is teamed with a five-speed automatic transmission with F1-style Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters.
Traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and side and curtain airbags are standard.
For 2008, the RDX adds standard Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. The driver's power seat gets two memory positions, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror is standard.
The only option is a Technology Package that includes a DVD-Audio sound system and a navigation system with real-time traffic info via XM satellite radio.
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