The 2022 Acura RDX will be heading to dealerships across the country pretty soon and the Japanese car maker announced the pricing for its popular SUV today. The cheapest version you’ll be able to buy starts from $39,300 MSRP and comes with a FWD setup and an EPA rating of 22/28/24 mpg.
If you’re interested in the SH-AWD version you’ll have to pay an additional $1,200 but that may be well worth it. Then there are several other versions, fitted with the Technology Package or the Advance Package. No matter what version you go for, you’ll get the updated RDX on your driveway, that comes with subtle changes both on the outside and on the inside of the car.
For 2022, Acura decided to tweak the design of the RDX a bit, in key places. There’s a new front fascia as well as a new rear one, coming with a new set of wheels with special design patters. These can be had in either 19-inch or 20-inch versions. The A-Spec styling package is still available on the 2022 models and can now be fitted with the Advance Package, for a fee.
Inside the cabin you’ll find a more refined ride, as the engineers worked extra hard to further reduce road noise on the new model. According to Acura, the front fender liners are new and they should improve the overall sound deadening, while a noise cancellation system is offered as standard inside the cabin to keep the atmosphere even more serene. Other measures taken in this regard include a lower RPM while idling and better NVH levels. Double-glazed windows are available as an optional extra.
The infotainment system was also upgrades, coming with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity offered in the standard kit, while Amazon Alexa makes an appearance as well, along with ambient lighting. The driving modes should also offer more differentiation according to Acura, particularly in the steering and noise departments, the latter being adjusted by the aforementioned noise cancelation system.
Nothing has changed under the hood though. The same 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine will be offered, with 272 HP and a 10-speed automatic transmission. You can have the RDX as a FWD or an AWD model, pricing varying accordingly. The most expensive model will be the PMC Edition which comes with SH-AWD as standard and starts at $53,300 MSRP. All prices are excluding the $1,045 destination charge. This version features Long Beach Blue Pearl paint from the NSX Type S, Orchid interior and has a production limited to just 200 units. Deliveries of the new generation will kick off on November 2.