The 2014 Acura RDX has arrived in dealerships with a fairly small price bump of $200 and an MSRP of $34,520, along with both a history of sizzling sales and some new standard features.
As regards the high demand for Acura’s nimble five-seat crossover, consider: In March, Acura was one of the fastest-growing auto brands in the country, thanks to a 26.3 percent increase. Now, that works out to an additional 2,934 deliveries as compared to the same month in 2012, and the RDX alone lifted sales by 2,868 units—meaning it was responsible for 97.7 percent of the brand’s overall March advance. But that effort took 3,875 deliveries and a sales jump of 248.8 percent.
New products like the 2013 Acura ILX premium compact sedan, 2014 Acura RLX luxury flagship sedan and redesigned 2014 Acura MDX seven-seat crossover certainly can be counted on to provide some help moving forward, but the 2014 Acura RDX needs to keep scoring big gains if the brand itself is to do the same.
Helping matters: The brand has sprinkled some new standard features into the 2014 Acura RDX lineup, including:
- An interface for Pandora Internet
- Keyless access
- Push-button start
- Active Noise Control
- Acura’s Multi-Angle Rearview Camera System
- SMS text-messaging functionality
There’s a new exterior color choice in the mix as well, with Kona Coffee now available to perk up the 2014 Acura RDX instead of last year’s Amber Brownstone.
The RDX also is available with a Technology Package, at a price of $38,220, and that provides owners with a bevy of AcuraLink technologies, the brand’s voice-controllable navigation system, the Acura/ELS premium audio setup, a power-operated tailgate, 60-gigabytes worth of integrated hard-disk storage, and a dual-zone climate control system that can adjust the cabin environment through a GPS-linked solar-sensing system.
Finally, all-wheel-drive can be added to either model of the 2014 Acura RDX for an additional $1,400.