Luxury Crossover SUV

2018 RDX

The 2018 Acura RDX is ready to take on the Colorado winter with impressive power, precision handling, and a wealth of available safety features. Modest on the outside, yet more interior space than the average crossover SUV, the RDX is ready to transport both passengers and payload. If you’re shopping for a feature-rich vehicle that conquers any road in style, continue reading about the 2018 RDX.


Confident handling

Acura has equipped the 2018 RDX with one highly capable powertrain, shared across four different trim levels, ensuring great performance no matter which model you choose. Colorado drivers will appreciate available All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System, not to mention standard features like Vehicle Stability Assist and Agile Handling Assist working hand in hand to keep you firmly on the road. For added control (and enjoyment), drivers can utilize the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for a manual transmission-like feeling.

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  • 2018 Acura RDX V-6 Engine

    Efficient V6 Power

    Armed with a 279-hp i-VTEC® V6 engine, the RDX is designed to help you power through whatever comes your way without sacrificing fuel economy, achieving an impressive, EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.**

  • 2018 Acura RDX Variable Cylinder Management

    Variable Cylinder Management

    All-aluminum engine construction and a hollow camshaft lighten the engine for secure handling while Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) enables the RDX to run on three cylinders during highway cruising for significantly improved fuel-efficiency.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Amplitude Reactive Dampers

    Amplitude Reactive Dampers

    The RDX provides a precise combination of secure handling and extraordinary ride. This midsize SUV maintains composure in hard cornering. Amplitude Reactive Dampers absorb road vibration and improve stability, while the steering system handles with a precise feel that gets firmer as speed increases.

  • 2018 Acura RDX All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control

    All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control

    The available RDX All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system is designed to help maximize the use of available traction in both dry and slippery conditions, while minimizing system-wide friction and power loss to help optimize fuel efficiency to a combined EPA rating of only one mile per gallon below the front-wheel drive model.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Sport Mode

    Sport Mode

    Optimize responsiveness with the transmission’s Sport Mode. Get quicker downshifts, higher revs before upshifting, or go into full manual mode with the paddle shifters.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

    Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

    The 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters gives you the best of two worlds—providing the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control.


Luxe appeal

On the exterior of the 2018 RDX, every design element serves a purpose—from the dynamic LED light profile to the power tailgate. Its soft body lines and contours promote aerodynamics, while Acura’s signature Jewel Eye LED headlights produce a brighter beam that not only looks sophisticated, but also uses less energy and lasts longer than traditional headlights. Whether you notice the three-dimensional front grille or extended fender arches, the RDX has a subtle style that everyone can appreciate.

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  • 2018 Acura RDX Jewel Eye LED Headlights

    Jewel Eye Illumination

    Jewel Eye® LED headlights mimic natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. Five low-profile LEDs per headlight provide a brighter beam, using less energy and lasting significantly longer than HID or halogen headlights. The focused beams help you view colors more vividly and reduce fatigue at night.

  • 2018 Acura RDX 3D Front Grille

    Architectural Perspective

    Unmistakable Acura styling runs across the sculptural body of the RDX, from the Jewel Eye® LED headlights and 3D grille to the LED rear taillights with light-pipe design. Expressive design details create a powerful first impression.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Power Tailgate

    Power Tailgate

    Open the tailgate as you approach your RDX with the press of a button on the key fob. Smooth, precise motion opens and closes the rear with a high head clearance for hassle-free loading and unloading. If an obstruction is detected, it automatically reverses itself.

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    Multi-View Rear Camera

    When reverse is engaged, the RDX Multi-View Rear Camera system can assist in navigating the tightest of spaces. Three angles—regular, wide, and top-down—help you judge distances and guide trajectory. It can even indicate clearance for opening the power tailgate.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Keyless Access System

    Keyless Access System

    Unlock the RDX doors without taking the key from your pocket. Touch the door handle and this RDX feature adjusts your seat, side mirror, audio, phone, navigation (if equipped), and climate to your preferred settings.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Remote Engine Start

    Remote Engine Start

    With this available feature, you can warm up the engine and heat or cool cabin temperature—before you get in. On cold days, this RDX feature activates the heated seats and begins to defrost the windshield from distances up to 328 feet from the vehicle.


Cabin craftsmanship

Although the 2018 RDX may seem small in stature, its interior space is more than generous with 103.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and 76.9 cubic feet of total cargo area. Comfort and convenience is distributed evenly throughout the cabin, from Active Sound Control technology to rear passenger climate control vents. As is the case with any Acura vehicle, the RDX is outfitted with a wealth of standard media and connectivity features, including SMS text message function, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB Audio Interface with iPod/iPhone 8 integration, Pandora compatibility, Bluetooth streaming audio, and much more.

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  • 2018 Acura RDX AcuraLink Satellite Communication

    AcuraLink Satellite Communication

    Integrated cellular triangulation makes the available AcuraLink® significant. In an emergency, it can pinpoint your location and diagnostics. On a whim, a live concierge can make dinner reservations and send directions to your nav. At a touch, it can stream podcasts and internet radio stations.

  • 2018 Acura RDX GPS-Linked Climate Control

    GPS-Linked Climate Control

    This GPS-enabled approach to climate comfort uses a solar sensor to measure the intensity and position of the sun, so the temperature of your cabin’s two climate zones remain as you set them. The system is completely automatic and requires no manual adjustments, regardless of outside conditions.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Cargo Space

    Cargo Space

    Enjoy room to bring it all with RDX cargo space. Behind the rear seats is 26.1 cubic feet—plenty of space for two large suitcases and two carry-on bags. With both seatbacks down, RDX provides an abundant 76.9 cubic feet of total cargo space.

  • 2018 Acura RDX On Demand Multi-Use Display

    On Demand Multi-Use Display

    On Demand Multi-Use Display™ is an intuitive touchscreen that combines all the controls you need in one striking 7-inch color system. It puts audio, climate, and programmed shortcuts at your fingertips, all with haptic feedback you can feel.

  • 2018 Acura RDX SMS Text Message Function

    SMS / Email

    Receive, listen, and respond to incoming text and email messages in a manner that helps mitigate the potential for driver distraction. Prepared responses appear on the center display and the system also offers a call-back option.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Multi-Information Display

    Multi-Information Display

    The Multi-Information Display (MID) is located between the speedometer and tachometer. Using steering wheel controls, you can access important cruising info like turn-by-turn navigation, tire pressure stats, and average mpg.


Confidence to move you

The 2018 RDX is fun to drive. It’s even more fun to drive having the peace of mind that comes along with a next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control and motion adaptive steering, and Agile Handling Assist. Other standard safety equipment like Daytime Running Lights (DRL), a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and comprehensive braking systems contribute to one of the safest crossover SUVs in the segment. An upgrade to the AcuraWatch Plus package adds intuitive features such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) for the ultimate in driver-assistive technology.

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  • 2018 Acura RDX Vehicle Stability Assist

    Vehicle Stability Assist

    In wet or unstable conditions, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) can reduce the dangers of over and under steering and loss of traction by applying brakes at each wheel as needed and when necessary, reducing engine power.

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    Blind Spot Information System

    This available convenience feature can detect a vehicle in the next lane’s alert zone while going over 20 MPH, with an indicator appearing near the side’s A-pillar. If you signal in the direction of that vehicle, the mirror indicator flashes and a warning beep sounds.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Parking Sensors

    Front and Rear Parking Sensors

    Experience a heightened sense of your surroundings. Our innovative available parking sensors can detect when the RDX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps, which sound more rapid as you get closer.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Lane Keeping Assist System

    Lane Keeping Assist System

    Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a forward-facing camera above the rearview mirror to help you keep the RDX centered in a detected lane. If you begin to drift to the side, it will gently guide the car back to the middle of the lane. Driver must keep hands on the wheel.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Adaptive Cruise Control

    Adaptive Cruise Control

    Adaptive Cruise Control lets you set a desired speed and maintain a set interval between you and the car detected ahead on the highway. That way you can enjoy cruise control even in light traffic conditions.

  • 2018 Acura RDX Agile Handling Assist

    Agile Handling Assist

    Agile Handling Assist uses the components of the Vehicle Stability Assist™ system to help improve handling. This RDX safety feature uses active braking, usually on an inside wheel, to help the driver smoothly and easily trace the desired line through a curve with smaller steering inputs.

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* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Model shown: 2018 Acura RDX Base.
** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
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