2019 Acura RDX prices are in, base model costs under $40,000
It has the looks and it has the tech
Order books are open for the new Acura RDX which uses no less than eight trim levels to split the lineup.
Regardless of what RDX version you pick, Acura provides the same powerplant - a 2-liter, 16-valve gasoline engine married to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine churns out 272 hp and 280 lb-ft and comes to replace the outgoing 3.5-liter V6, with Acura claiming it develops 40% more low-end torque.
Sending the said resources to the ground is the so-called Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) setup which can now deliver up to 70% of torque to the rear axle or to one rear wheel alone.
Coming back to the price tag, the starting sticker for the 2019 Acura RDX is $38,295 (including the $995 destination and handling fee).
That, however, only gets you the FWD variant, but other three such variants are available as you go up the trim pyramid - RDX with Technology Pack ($41,495), RDX A-Spec ($44,495) and RDX with Advance Pack ($46,395).
The same pattern is retained among SH-AWD models, which come as RDX SH-AWD ($40,295), RDX SH-AWD with Technology Pack ($43,495), RDX SH-AWD A-Spec ($46,495) and RDX SH-AWD with Advance Pack ($48,395).