Autotrader Names Acura RDX a ‘Best New Car for 2019’

  • All-new Acura RDX is America’s retail best-selling compact luxury SUV and among the top three models in all of luxury1
  • Exceptional driving experience, leading-edge connectivity and premium feature set continue to earn RDX top-billing in luxury’s largest product segment

The 2019 Acura RDX has been named a ‘Best New Car for 2019’ by the editorial experts at Autotrader. Autotrader selected the RDX after testing nearly every model on the market, and after judging a wide-ranging set of criteria, including interior comfort and materials, build quality, available features and ride quality.

According to Autotrader’s Executive Editor, Brian Moody, "The new RDX is a full-fledged luxury/sport utility vehicle that runs with Europe's best. No matter which one you get, the turbocharged engine is quick, responsive and efficient." Autotrader’s Associate Editor, Rob Nestora adds, "If this is what Acura has in store for the future, I'm buying."

Since its debut in June, 2018, the all-new RDX has posted ten consecutive months of record sales, helping RDX set a new all-time annual record in 2018 and earning RDX the title of America's top retail-selling compact luxury SUV, among the top three models in all of luxury.

The 2019 Acura RDX raises the bar on the driving experience and all-weather confidence with its 272-horsepower turbocharged VTEC® engine and available Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology. The RDX also delivers a premium cabin experience with host of new exceptional features and technologies, including Acura's award-winning True Touchpad Interface™, an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof and next-generation Acura sport seats with up to 16-way power adjustability. RDX also offers leading-edge connectivity that includes standard Apple CarPlay® integration and a new 16-speaker Acura/ELS Studio 3D® Premium Audio system.

About Acura
Acura delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of exceptional quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1.Based on Urban Science retail sales 2018CY and 2019CYTD February.