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Acura Updates 2022 RDX With Wireless Tech, Sharpened Looks

Numerous small tweaks add up to a thoroughly updated 2022 Acura RDX. The compact SUV gains wireless smartphone connectivity, suspension revisions, new paint hues, and a wider availability of a sport-themed appearance package for the new year.

Slightly modified exterior styling brings the RDX more in line with its larger MDX sibling. Higher-trim versions add LED fog lights. New gray and violet paint hues have been added to the lineup. Additionally, a limited-run model called the PMC Edition will be available with an exclusive Long Beach Blue Pearl paint color over Orchid Milano upholstery. Acura plans to build just 200 examples, each finished by hand at its Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

All 2022 RDX models now have wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, plus Amazon Alexa and an optional induction charging pad. More than two dozen interior lighting themes are newly available, most of which Acura says were inspired by “iconic driving destinations.”

The A-Spec appearance package is now offered with the range-topping Advance Package, which also gains power-folding side-view mirrors. Various suspension tweaks to models fitted with optional adaptive dampers provide better impact absorption in Comfort mode and sharper responses in Sport mode.

Additionally, Acura has added active noise canceling to the 2022 RDX.

Acura says it will announce pricing closer to the SUV’s late November on-sale date. See Acura RDX models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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