The 2022 ACURA RDX Luxury SUV is SPORTIER and more TECHNOLOGYJan 02, 2022
welcome back to the channel i'm lauren fix this is the
acurardx and this is the spec trim level this is new for
2022there's a lot of changes and i want to show you some of the coolest things starting with the new the headlight design that new front end is a little bit wider and this black chrome i think is cool and there is also a very special edition of pmc 200 built in the nsx plant and if you are lucky enough to have one of those it might be a future collectible you never know it has special exterior colors as well as interior colors further down you'll see this front splitter has been changed it's matte black and that's really smart because what happens is bugs and dirt and dirt. if you're not going to see it they did a really good job and as you go this way there are 19 inch wheels that come standard this is the 20 inch and I love this alloy wheel because it's a black chrome which you can actually see fills up the rudder It's pretty good they probably could even go ahead with a bigger wheel and tire combo but right now it's really good it's a good year tire and it's on all season so which if you're looking to drive it during the winter you might want to get winter tires now going back you'll notice little easter eggs over here
acurapositioned here which is on the side of the lens and you'll notice different things to try to point out that this car its different from anything thats on the street now this competes with bmws and mercedes and all audis of course i like this new line of details here its a black chrome alot of black chrome that it's like the new thing you're seeing in kitchens and you're starting to see it in cars as well so some of this detail is all together the body color door handles move along the side love this one Matte black mixed with the glossy black gives it a modern, sleek, slightly
moremuscular look because this has a wider stance than the previous generation, there are some major improvements to this vehicle from last year.
Let's go to the back. You can see that this spoiler has a lot. This still reminds me. This aspect is that they are almost like everyone wants to be a Porsche. cayennes everyone wants to be audis so again you have this
moremuscular look with the integrated taillight the wiper is down here i wish it was tucked under it just gives it that cleaner line which is what they are trying to present . Hopefully we'll see that in the future, as long as we comment on that, I'll share it with Acura under a spec. You'll notice these huge tailpipes and this is part of the new look when you're talking about a spec it's more performance this is the same tailpipe that you'll see on the pmc version later on at the rear you also have this new splitter trying to give that more muscular look if you are going to compete in the german category this vehicle is sold in rather than the german installation of your vehicles you have to remember that the rdx is here to try and capture some of that market and that is really what it is about. it is about. -Winter wheel drive handling making this a truly great all year round vehicle no matter where in the country you live.
Let's take a look inside and I'll give you a few more details, which is why it's important when you test drive any vehicle. to drive it not only on the regular roads but on the highway to get an idea of what this is like so going into comfort mode like I had before I can instantly feel the new suspension that is part of that super all wheel drive drive which really makes the adjustment from a comfortable ride to a normal ride to a sporty ride we'll do the sporty part in just a minute but I really wanted to get a good feel for what this is like so one of The things you notice ri fight is the beefier steering wheel, the
sportierseat with adjustments not only for the lower back on both sides, but also for the upper thigh supports.
They've really done a great thing with the standard 14-way power seats, heated seats, air cooled seats and I put it on auto for the seats and one of the things I noticed right away is they increased the air cooled seat to match the temp that had dropped to 70. and it's pretty hot in here today and that's great because what we're coming out of this is a really nice climate controlled area and one of the things that's been improved on the rdx for 22 is a ride quieter so there is insulated front glass side glass in advanced packaging higher than rear glass thicker carpets and you can hear this very loud truck next to me you barely hear it inside so if you're chatting you get A much quieter, premium ride and that also makes it less stressful as opposed to listening to these heavy ones.
Ty trucks going by or noise outside is definitely more insulated in each trim level but in the higher trim level this is a spec with the advance package you can definitely tell the difference let's go down at mulholland drive and put this thing in sport mode with the super handling 4 wheel drive they claim it handles better and we'll find the exhaust note also changes in sport mode and gets a lot louder which I like it sounds more guttural it doesn't sound like it leaks through the speaker system which is a 16 speaker audio system which is also an upgrade from the previous generation now we're in sport mode on the famous mulholland drive let's see how it handles some nice corners here you can instantly feel it there is a difference in sport mode compared to normal and comfort and I think that's what they were trying to get at is that you have u na vectorization of real and real torque.
I really like the connectivity with the road it drives. very good because it's a little bit of body roll but you know it's not a sports car but in sport mode it's certainly the most fun way to drive it as we drive on some of the curvy roads, residential roads and On the highway with the RDX overall it's immediately impressive compared to its previous generation which wasn't bad and sold very well but what you get is a much better vehicle overall and that's not just the seating comfort it's the handling, it's the performance that instant reaction no lag and that's one of the things that people get frustrated with is you put your foot in it and you have a lag that lag is gone the way they programmed and mapped the accelerator pedal
technologyis pretty much the same as before They have added standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay both are wireless and that is an improvement because sometimes you will see Apple CarPlay is wireless but Android Auto it isn't, so they added them both wirelessly and on Yo. you can get wireless charging and that's on the higher trim levels there's also alexa involved in this vehicle and it has remote start which can be started at a much longer distance than before one last thing the head up display is nice it's big its easy to read sign recognition is also part of this and all of these security features are standard now there are additional security features that you get when you buy the advanced package but this is very well done and i think they are well aware of the fact that they picked up all the flaws they may have had in the past they no longer have one of the things that annoys me about this vehicle which i find to be pretty much the only negative is that it's not a touch screen that a lot of people use so you have to use this mouse in front of you, it's the same
technologythat they used in the past, it's much improved from the old interface, but when you works with this multimedia interface people are getting used to wanting to touch the screen and that's not an option so it's a way to control all of this and that's right here or you can use what's on the steering wheel which also has the volume and a lot of the extra safety features and also the cruise control is here you have paddle shifters if that's what you want if you need it doesn't make a lot of sense but the features that are here are easy to use there is storage underneath it has cargo wireless heading further back from the shifter which is the push button shifter and a front of that are your dynamic modes which go to snow normal comfort and sports right here is an easy dial to use just dial sport normal comfort and snow everything is fine here you can't touch this you can just use the dial to enter those modes we'll go back to my favorite sport mode which also uses the most fuel under e This center console there's a regular 12 volt outlet and a usbc charging port and there's a usb charging port here that has two cup holders and there's more i In the center console there's also storage in the doors as well as the speakers of others.
The one thing about the comfort setting is that it absorbs a lot of the variations of the road, whether it be manhole covers, expansion joints, and therefore does a much better job than its predecessor when it comes to make the ride more comfortable going to normal mode this is kind of a happy medium where most people would be driving you still feel the expanses of the road a bit but certainly not what you would feel in comfort what which is great if you're just looking for a nice comfortable ride so you can feel like one of the things that's gotten better with the interior whether you buy a looks package or the top of the line premium packages you can get this orchid interior is it's not black but it's just this cool tint of purple it's very slight but gives a softer feel than the harsh black and gives you a warmer feel there's also some alcantara type material in here seat cough real nappa leather that's nice the back seats are also very comfortable and we'll be back there in just a second like this huge glass roof you can leave it open or closed but we're filming here for you so we've got it completely open so you can I can see how bright it gets here over and over again that's a matter of personal choice one thing to note is I'm very happy they have the volume button here it's actually a dial , no slides people really hate that and this is shine the rest is not going into the on ramp we will put it in normal mode there is a little bit of lag but in sport it goes away instantly when you get into that wonderful traffic of california rush hour and sport is almost useless so since we're on the highway we're going to get out of that sport mode because we can't really use it we're going to go to comfort mode since we're sitting in pi hour traffic co have all experienced that even if you don't have rush hour in your area at least you have the understanding of what it's like and it really does a good job on the highway with all the expansion joints and I'm deliberately driving over some of them to so you can feel how quiet it is inside and how well this vehicle absorbs those variations from the road.
I like how this vehicle feels overall, to me it feels like a departure in a very positive direction um the rdx outsells the q3 and the audi and mercedes by a pretty dramatic amount it's the number one vehicle in this segment and i always say drive everyone check your insurance rates because that will make a big difference german vehicles will probably be more expensive certainly something to keep in mind you can feel there is a clear difference in sport mode and i really like it this i think is a great departure from the predecessor and rdxs have been a very popular vehicle all along but now i think they are going to sell more of these so acura better be ready to back this old canyon road de topanga has been around for a long time.
There are some great homes here also this is an amazing road to test drive while looking at some great homes this is the way to live if you can afford to live here one of the things about the back seat is there is so much more room for the head that knee room is pretty good this seat is way back someone was sitting here he's over six feet tall and there's still knee room there are two charging points and heated rear seats good center console with built in cup holders 60 40 split two latch systems but this vehicle seats five people when you get to the rear it has a 60 40 split seat and when those seats are folded down it has almost 80 cubic feet of storage under this cover there is more hidden storage extra and that's really good when you look at this vehicle compared to the competitors it has more storage space Too, which is important, the price ranges from $39,300 to $58. t thousand dollars if you're buying a spec with the tech package which is what we tested led either way the bottom lineis that this vehicle handles better it has no lag when you hit the throttle which is really an improvement the only thing I found a negative for this vehicle was the interface for the multimedia you have to use the mouse I'd rather have a touch screen but having those options again is so important to you that it makes this vehicle bad no no this vehicle has a there is a lot to offer there are nine exterior colors five interior colors and they have really done a good job making this more sophisticated
sportierand definitely goes head to head with the audi and the bmw and the mercedes because they are all in this class so before you make a final decision on one of these vehicles check with your insurance agent to find out the difference and then you will see the rdx is even better value than before now if you got value from this video please be sure to like and share and subscribe we appreciate your support visit our website carcoachreports.com we have content in english and spanish and we also have reviews from other contributors to the site follow me on all forms of social media at laurenfix and we will look forward to seeing you next time
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