If you are looking for a compact yet powerful SUV, then the 2017 Acura RDX with Advance package should be on your wishlist. It sports a more aesthetic design and has several new improvements from its predecessor the 2016 Acura RDX. Under the hood, it is a mini-monster boasting of a standard V6 engine that is fuel efficient without compromising on performance. Here is a review of the latest model in the 2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package series.
2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package – Body Styles Changes and other Options:
Although it is a compact 5-seater SUV, it is impressive in terms of space and can even give mid-range SUVs like the RX370 a run for their money. The 2017 Acura Advance Package boasts of the sporty interior with complete sports seats and a leather-trimmed interior and finishing available in 3 colors; graystone, ebony, and parchment. For convenience and comfort, the front seats are heated and are equipped with rear climate control vents. Other features include the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Traffic Monitor, Blindspot viewer and Remote engine start.
When it comes to infotainment, the dashboard is fitted with an 8” display and a 7” mid-dash touchscreen display. It is also fitted with a powerful 7-speakers Acura Premium Sound System that delivers quality sound. Other entertainment features include USB Playback, Aha Internet Radio, Pandora, Bluetooth and so on.
The 2017 Acura RDX Advance Package crossover is available in 6 colors. It is quite similar to the older version. New additions, however, include 18” machine finish alloy wheels, sunroof, tailgates, new front and back grille design, automatic side mirrors and front and rear parking sensors. The headlights have also been crafted in a new aesthetic and sporty design. The windshield rain sensors are also engineered to sense rain and turn on automatically.
2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package – Engine Specifications
The 2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package is powered by 3.5-liter V6 engine with i-VTEC® that can crank up to 279hp. This is unlike most car manufacturers that prefer a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It can accelerate from 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 135 mph. This version of the Acura RDX is available in 6-speed automatic transmission and an All-Wheel-Drive drivetrain on the 18-inch wheels that offer smooth rides whether on the highways or off-road. It also has front and rear stabilizer bars that complement the 4-Wheel independent suspension system. The powerful performance, sturdy framework, and efficiency make this SUV the perfect SUV for those looking for a blend of performance and economy.
2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The 2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package will retail at an average of $42,720. Some of its major competitors include the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. However, it beats them all in terms of prices vis a vis performance and features.
The 2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package is the real deal. Even though it is a little bit more expensive that the base trims, it is worth the extra. It comes with several more features that are exclusive in the Advance Package trim. Its performance is splendid. It is powered by a powerful yet efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmissions. This 2017 Acura RDX AWD Advance Package can be ideal for those looking for a highway cruiser as well as an offroad beast. The 5-seater capacity also makes it a great family car for family starters.