Which RDX package is right for you? There are four ways to go: the Standard package, AcuraWatch package, Technology package, and the RDX Advance. Picking your favorite starts with an understanding of how each model serves its owner. Let’s take a look at the choices. Shoppers will find that even the most basic is extremely well-equipped.
Simple and Modern
The regular RDX keeps things simple without sacrificing modern comforts. From a power driver’s chair to automatic climate controls, you have everything and more you would expect from an entry level luxury ride. Leatherette seating includes power-heat for the front row. The second row passengers enjoy generous wiggle room and dedicated rear vents. On the dash, a five-inch touchscreen comes with Pandora, SMS text messaging, and active sound control. A V6 engine with cylinder management provides plenty of power. All models come with the option of all-wheel drive.
Safety and Automation
If you love to sample new driving technologies, you’ll want the RDX AcuraWatch package. Automation and warning systems work to keep your family safe. As it watches for forward collision dangers, the system warns you and then helps brake the crossover if necessary. Similarly, a lane watch will alert you to a departure and then help you straighten the vehicle when needed. The cruise control system adapts to traffic patterns, slowing down for safety. Drivers can set the preferred speed and the distance between the Acura and leader traffic. It’s like having a copilot.
Technology and Design
If you are more obsessed with infotainment, you’ll want the Technology package. Expanding on the basic system, this adds more apps such Aha internet radio and Siri Eyes Free. Navigation puts maps and directions on the larger eight-inch touchscreen. Acura adds more speakers and an ELS audio system. Drivers also get a blind spot monitor to watch for side intrusions. For those who are more focused on design, this is also a good package. It comes with luxurious perforated leather seats. The automatic climate controls are linked to GPS, allowing the system to recognize and correct for the strength of the sun on specific riders.
The Full Monty
Can’t make up your mind between tech and safety? You can get both with the AcuraWatch Plus and Technology package, or you can step up to the RDX Advance. That way you get crash avoidance automation, GPS-linked dual climate controls, navigation and top amenities. The RDX Advance is for the driver who expects everything to be as contemporary and convenient as possible. This ride has a remote starter to help you cut the winter chill before you enter the cabin. The windshield wipers sense the rain and respond. Perforated leather covers the bolstered Sport Seats, and there are soft touches to make you feel more at home. Front seats can be power-ventilated with the touch of a button. This edition really loves to pamper its driver and passengers.