What's the difference between the 2019 Acura RDX and the 2018 model?

What’s the difference between the 2019 Acura RDX and the 2018 Acura RDX?

By Product Expert | Posted in Acura RDX on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 at 7:49 pm

Acura RDX 2019 vs Acura RDX 2018 Comparison

2019 is a big year for the Acura’s luxurious crossover SUV, with an all-new redesign kicking off the third generation of the vehicle. The redesign ushers in many exciting changes, and prospective buyers are wondering just what sets this 2019 model apart from its predecessor.

Immediately apparent is the fully remodeled exterior, giving the 2019 Acura RDX an even sleeker and more premium look. But less immediately apparent are the changes Acura has implemented under the hood and on the interior.

We here at Radley Acura decided to take a look at some of the main specs and interior changes to help give you a starting idea on what the 2019 Acura RDX is all about. Acura offers a selection of packages for the RDX, but in these comparisons we’ll look at what comes included on the base models.

2018 Acura RDX


2019 Acura RDX

Standard, AcuraWatch™ Plus Package, Technology Package, Advance Package Package Options Standard, A-Spec® Package, Technology Package, Advance Package
3.5L Port Injection V6 Engine Direct-injected 16-Valve, 2.0L DOHC VTEC® Turbocharged Engine
279hp with 252 lb.-ft. of torque Horsepower 272hp with 280 lb.-ft. of torque
6-Speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters Transmission 10-speed automatic with Paddle Shifters
AWD with Intelligent Control Available AWD SH-AWD
61.3 cu ft Max Cargo Volume Behind First Row Cargo Space 79.8 cu ft Max Cargo Volume Behind First Row
5-Inch Color Screen Infotainment Display 10.2-inch HD Dual-Content Center Display
No True Touchpad Interface™ Yes
Power Moonroof Moonroof Panoramic Moonroof
No Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Yes
7-speaker Acura Premium Sound Sound System 9-Speaker Acura Premium Audio System

A blue 2018 Acura RDX sits in profile in a city.

A white 2019 Acura RDX sits in profile with a brown background. 

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These comparisons are just a start to the variety of changes and improvements made to the 2019 Acura RDX. Together, they contribute to an overall more thrilling and enjoyable driving experience. The added torque in particular gives noticeable oomph when you push down on that accelerator, and the True Touchpad Interface™ Infotainment system is something to behold.

Click here to read more about the 2018 vs. 2019 RDX.

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