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2013 Acura RDXSporting a bigger engine and a newer body, but the same old tech, is the RDX worth the $40,000 price tag?
As you can tell from the grill it here or -- you've seen the recent avengers movie this is an accurate. Now this is accurate smallest SUBRD. Acts up for the 2013 mile here it's gotten bigger. Just a little bit bigger. It's real less prominent on this car -- -- -- thirteen -- -- made us more subtle used to be pointy stick out. It is really noticeable. Italy C a bumper here either -- molded neatly in place it just got. Comes up from the side and goes smoothly across the front accurate change the styling on the quarter panel here. Is to be much more vertical that we have a nice contoured in the side graphic we come back here behind the current. -- when -- happen to him. Other actually hidden underneath here -- -- premium element. But now let's go inside and check the tech boom. -- buttons on -- -- we will moments that are here. Much has changed with accurate -- this technology. The maps are only cutie but they look good and if you really school day and actually see that outlines of buildings in an area. And this interface -- is -- -- that was big knob here and it's easy does it matter. In as you can see we've got the does he got this does it seems a pretty detailed yet to get the scores for the restaurant and you can even. Go deeper and get -- comments about the restaurants you really do digging here you don't want augur well look at Yelp Acura -- always had great voice command. And here at stake and few -- really good level. I've got an iPhone hooked up to the car via the white iPhone cable down here -- out by pushed via talk button. IPod search. -- play album Fleetwood Mac. But now here's -- thing that I don't like about this -- and tech is. Go back to the navigation system in C -- traffic information on here that's really useful if -- -- to program a route that went through that traffic. It would have no problem just sending -- into the worst traffic possible that we also that you LS audio system in this car course bass treble the usual stuff. And actor puts -- nice little pattern that shows the speakers are on the card lets you -- in the theater the balance. Even the center channel on the subwoofer speakers -- speakers. It's a really good -- Accurate tried to make the RDX look pretty sporty. For example we have this red -- start button here we also have the sport paddles here for manually shifting the six speed automatic doesn't -- very -- so you're not gonna be. Really powering down through the corners and down -- really fast because. What you try to -- when these panels down to -- Apple weighed a little bit for that -- actually occur. Under the hood we have a very different engines and use the -- -- -- yet. They used to be -- 2.3 liter four seller with the Turbo -- Now we have a 3.5 liter V6. The recently went -- this bigger engine he says the older one. Really wasn't a good application -- the card never got really good fuel economy even though this is a bigger engine in the -- four cylinder. It actually gets decent fuel economy the EPA ratings -- night -- miles per gallon city. When he seven miles per -- highway. This V6 X 270 horsepower and power comes on pretty evenly you. It's much remarkable about always charge extra to use its its easy in fact. He works a lot like you'd expect the premium SUSB. You can jump in and just go without really -- or worry. Right equality. Could be a little smoother actually in decent roads good deals are occasionally noticed much. But then when you're on it and some little -- -- that some imperfections in the road you really. Sort of feel a little more than I would expect in a premium level vehicle. When -- get -- -- turns with this car it's actually fairly stable. Suspension is is really -- -- you know maybe that's one of the -- with getting. Feelings more of them. The rough pavement it's not a super fantastic. Though because the all wheel drive system that has it is just actors. Really standard -- drive that's -- their super handling all wheel drive system. And the suspension is also urges the expansion is not a dynamic suspension like they have an ambience. And RDX is just not that vehicle. -- You'll see a base price for the 2013 -- RD -- about 35000 dollars but now that's not the car you want. -- puts all their technology in a trim package so that's the actor RDX -- That goes for about 39000 dollars but it brings them the navigation system Bluetooth phone system. Does stereo that -- LS stereo system you'll want all that and then you can also bump up to you all wheel drive for about 40000 total. Now that's hit or miss I mean if you take the car out into the snow and stuff like that you might want -- all wheel drive. Out of its gonna be kind of a suburban lot about the it's got the front wheel drive and -- get better gas.