2013 Acura RDX Ditches the Four-Cyl for a V6

In addition to the Acura ILX and NSX concepts, Acura has also unveiled the 2013 Acura RDX as a prototype. What you see here is basically the 2013 RDX, which looks more like a baby MDX than before, which is not a bad thing.

The 2013 RDX will launch this spring with a standard 3.5L V6 that replaces the previous turbocharged four-cylinder. The 3.5L V6 packs 273 horsepower, 33 more than the last RDX. The V6 is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and a new, lighter all-wheel-drive system is optional. Front-wheel-drive models are expected to get 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, which Acura claims will be “the best fuel economy of any gasoline-powered luxury SUV in its class.”

The new RDX rides on a longer wheelbase and wider track that translates into more passenger and cargo room. The RDX also gets a host of new technologies including Pandora internet radio interface, SMS text message feature, a smart entry keyless access system, pushbutton start, and a three view rear camera.