The 2012 Acura RDX is a compact luxury crossover SUV that has proven itself to be a competent and worthy performer and is powered by a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder supercharged turbocharged engine that delivers 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It is combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission to help re-enforce its aggressive powerful acceleration. The RDX fuel usage returns an EPA estimated 17 mpg city to 24 mpg highway. This, of course, depends on the shopper’s choice of drive-train between FWD and the AWD. The 2012 RDX just like the RDX 2010 and RDX 2011 did not come with much change, in fact, it retained the aggressive bird-like beck look that gives it angular bold looks from an exterior perspective. The 2011 Acura RDX model has 4 trims namely: Utility 4D 2WD, Utility 4D AWD, Utility 4D Technology 2WD, and Utility 4D Technologies AWD.
I kid you not the 2012RDX comes with impressive standard amenities with Tech Package included. These features include: premium surround sound system rear-view camera, HID headlights, automatic climate control, leather seats, navigation, and USB/iPod integration to guaranty you a jolly ride be it long or short. To reassure shoppers of the safety, Acura buts their safety at their top drawer as the RDX packaged a vehicle safety that line-up that include: vehicle stability assist, a six-airbag system, brake assist, anti-lock braking, and electronic brake distribution. And don’t forget all of this is also powered by a sporty turbocharged engine that catapults your charisma straight to the league of big boys.
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ACURA RDX 2012 INTERIOR
The 2012 Acura RDX’s interior came improved but still looks cheap when compared to its competitors as it is not near the best in its class. Yet it old looking cabin that seats 5 occupants is still comfy with enough leg-room for the front and rear seat and the center storage compartment that is spacious enough to take a briefcase or laptop bag. The RDX guaranty’s a class-average of 28 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. When the RDX rear back seat is folded down the 60/40-split affords 61 cubic feet.
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ACURA RDX 2012 FEATURES/INFOTAINMENT
The RDX has a long list of infotainment features that guarantee’s a good ride in traffic, highways, city drive-by, short or long drive. Some of its features include Bluetooth a USB port, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power moon-roof, a seven-speaker stereo system, a heated front seats, and a rear-view camera. Other features include a 10-speaker Dolby stereo system, a navigation system, and sun-sensing climate control.
ACURA RDX 2012 ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
Powered by a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the 2012 Acura RDX standard five-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles is a good power accelerating engine, which comes standard in the FWD that accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, and optional for the AWD. Its power distribution ability enables the front and rear axles to balance the left and right wheels to ensure traction optimization in all conditions. The RDX EPA-estimated front-drive is rated 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.
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ACURA RDX 2012 SAFETY
For the safety of their loyal and new shoppers, the 2012 Acura RDX is packaged with good safety features such as front side airbags, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints, rear-view camera (optional), standard antilock brakes and a stability and traction control. The RDX was rated a perfect score of “Good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for its frontal-offset
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2012 ACURA RDX TRIMS PRICES
New 2012 Acura RDX
$32,895 – $37,995 – ₦12.5M/₦14.3M
Foreign used (Tokunbo) 2012 Acura RDX
$11,420 – $13,191 – ₦4.8M/₦5.6M
Nigerian used 2012 Acura RDX
Note: The above prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP); this suggests that prices may vary depending on the country as retailers reserve the right to sell at any price they choose within their franchise.
Also read Latest Prices of Tokunbo Cars in Nigeria 2020 in case you need the Tokunbo grade (foreign used cars) of these cars.
The Downside of Acura RDX 2012
- Poor interior materials quality
- Average cargo space
- Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine has less horsepower than many of its competitors in its class.
- Lagging turbocharged engine when compared to that of its competitors
Yes Fam the 2012 RDX has been criticized for its overly firm ride, some turbo lag from a stop, cheap interior materials, firm ride, lacks a certain premium look and feel and missing some top-end luxury features. Yet we can also praise this wonder car for its sporty handling, compelling performance, well-equipped and relatively low price for its class. I know some may have their reservations on this issue so I encourage you to share your own views in the comment section. Fam! Once again I want to thank you for reading, please share the post with your friends and family preferably via your social media account so they can also read and learn. And please don’t forget to visit or recommend carmart to buy every car type you need. Stay safe and blessed; see you when I see you. CIAO!