Exploring the 2015 Acura RDX Powertrain
One of the best parts about the 2015 Acura RDX is that it carries over so much of what we loved from the 2014 model, including the powertrain. What is it about the 3.5L V6 under the hood of the RDX that we love? It manages to give you the power you need when you need it and save you fuel when you don’t need all six cylinders kicking.
A V6 That Sometimes Ins’t a V6
The best way to give drivers the best of both worlds—the fuel economy of a four-cylinder and the power of a V6—is so obvious that we’re surprised folks haven’t been doing it sooner. Acura designed an engine that knows when you need all of the power of the V6, all 273 hp, and when you don’t.
And if you don’t need the power, the RDX’s Variable Cylinder Management technology kicks in and uses only some of the engine’s cylinders, dropping down to effectively an inline 3-cylinder engine to conserve gas. It can also run as a V4 if needed. But rest assured that when you put that pedal to the floor and need to take full advantage of the V6, the RDX responds in an instant!
That’s just the start of it, too. The RDX is a seamless fusion of the versatility of a full-size crossover with the fuel economy of a compact crossover, making it an excellent choice for a new family vehicle. When you factor in the features that come standard on this wonderful Acura, it’s easy to see how it’s been such a successful vehicle over the last couple of years.
Test Drive an RDX Today
Of course, we can only say so much about the 2015 Acura MDX before you simply have to take it for a test drive. Stop by a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and let one of our sales team members put you behind the wheel to see it firsthand. We think that once you get to see all the RDX has to offer, you’ll agree that there’s little else like it on the road today.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville