All-New 2013 Acura RDX Pricing Starts at $35,205

Acura's 2013 RDX compact utility vehicle may have just officially debuted at the Chicago Auto Show, but the automaker already announced pricing today. The 2013 Acura RDX will be priced from $35,205, including $885 in destination charges.

That price puts buyers into a base, front-wheel-drive 2013 RDX. For those keeping score, that’s about $1425 more than the previous front-wheel drive RDX – but considering the new model is all-new from head to toe and incorporates a number of new standard features, that may not be that sizable a premium.

As we’ve previously reported, the 2013 Acura RDX does away with the old turbocharged I-4, and instead uses a 273-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. The five-speed automatic is also no more, as a new six-speed gearbox is now standard on both front- and all-wheel drive models. The new powertrain – along with a more efficient all-wheel drive system – promise to deliver better fuel economy than before; in fact, Acura predicts the front-wheel-drive model should return about 20/28 mpg (city/highway), which may put it near the top of its pack.

Standard equipment on all 2013 Acura RDX models includes leather-trimmed seating, a power moonroof, active noise cancellation, keyless entry and ignition, a multi-angle rear-view camera, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and a new infotainment system that incorporates text message integration and Pandora Internet radio connectivity. Adding all-wheel drive to the mix tacks on $1400 to the price tag, bringing the MSRP up to $36,605.

Those seeking a fully-loaded 2013 Acura RDX need only opt for the Technology Package, which throws in the brand’s signature ELS multichannel surround sound audio system, dual-zone automated climate control, a power liftgate, bi-xenon HID headlamps, fog lamps, and a navigation system tied to a 60-gigabyte hard disk. This package runs $3400; front- and all-wheel drive RDX models so equipped will be priced around $38,905 and $40,305, respectively.

At that price, the 2013 RDX keeps its stronghold as one of the least expensive premium small crossovers available today. The RDX's $35,205 base price exceeds that of the Volvo XC60 and Cadillac SRX, but is less than competitors offered by Infiniti, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. For instance, a top-spec RDX with all-wheel drive and the Technology Package is out-priced by over $9000 by a comparably equipped BMW X3 xDrive28i.

Look for the 2013 Acura RDX to roll into dealers nationwide this spring.

Source: Acura

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