If you are in the market for a compact luxury SUV, you will be thrilled to know that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2019 Acura RDX with the highest possible safety award. The new RDX received TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation because of the AcuraWatch™ active safety technology and its crashworthiness. Let’s take a closer look at the Acura safety equipment that protects your family. 
The RDX flew through the IIHS testing with precision. During the roof testing, testers applied more than 21,000 pounds of force before the roof came in just five inches. That’s impressive considering the weight in the test is over five times the weight of the SUV.
The Acura RDX also features Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™, otherwise known as ACE™ body structure. Drivers also receive the high-strength door stiffener rings created from steel, eight airbags, and the AcuraWatch™ technology. This includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control complete with Low-Speed Follow. The RDX even comes with Jewel Eye™ LED headlights to further boost its ratings. 
The new 2019 Acura RDX is available now and features the latest technologies plus performance. In fact, we have access to the first A-spec model in this year’s lineup. The RDX is powered with a turbocharged, direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This produces 272 horsepower plus 280 pound-feet of torque. It’s also available with Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. This system distributes about 70-percent of torque to your rear wheels while sending up to 100-percent of the torque to the right or left of your rear wheels. What you get is insane amounts of agility and control. 
Furthermore, drivers have access to an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof, sport seats that feature 16-way power adjustability, an available premium sound system and the True Touchpad Interface™.
It’s time you tried out the newest RDX for yourself. Visit us at Bay Area Acura Dealers to see the largest new Acura inventory in the Tampa Bay Area. The expert staff at Tampa Bay Acura is ready to help you with all your new SUV needs. Stop by for a test drive today. 
 Acura News, 2018