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2016 Acura RDX Ratchets Up Its Emotional Quotient

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Melissa is a writer from a nice wooded area. Her first ride, if you don't count the albino pony, was a 1981 Dodge Diplomat. It had only two doors despite being the size of a barge and a spacious three-person bench up front.

Today in Chicago, we saw the unveiling of the new and improved 2016 Acura RDX. Not about to mess with a good thing — and Acura’s clearly got one with the RDX just off of two consecutive record-setting months — the upscale crossover just gets a little better at everything it’s already doing right.

The 3.5-liter V6 gets a modest boost to the tune of 6 horsepower. Fuel economy is improved by a single highway mile per gallon. The front end gets a bit of a makeover with refined lines and Jewel Eye LED headlights, wheel design takes a little turn, and an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating is confidently predicted, thanks in part to the front end’s reworking. It’s a well-timed, hard-to-argue-with-anything refresh.

Upon the unveiling, Acura’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Michael Accavitti exclaimed,

“I like it!”

Yeah, we like it, too. Accavetti also assured us that the new RDX would “ratchet up the emotional quotient.” I am genuinely unsure of what that means but it sounds like a good time.

2016 RDX Chicago

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2016 Acura RDX interior seats

 

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