2024 Acura RDX Might Get Type S Version!?

The 2024 Acura RDX will represent the sixth production year of the current generation, so we probably won’t see bigger changes. The 2022 model received a facelift and it seems that the current generation has a few more good years before it gets redesigned. Although everything indicates minimal changes for the next production year, there are still some sources that suggest potential novelties. These novelties would come in the form of a new, performance-oriented model, rumors suggest. Allegedly, the company works on the Type S model, but the officials are still quiet, so we won’t take this for granted.

With a new performance version or without, the standard 2024 RDX will continue to deliver familiar features and design solutions. It will remain one of the most affordable luxury compact crossovers, offering great value for money, for many reasons. We like its capable engine, along with composed handling and well-equipped interior. Moreover, the cabin is more spacious than most rivals.

We expect that the 2024 Acura RDX will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.

2024 Acura RDX

2024 Acura RDX Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Acura RDX will probably carry on in the same way, featuring familiar design and features. The current generation has been around since 2019 and it received a mid-cycle refresh in 2022. It still looks fresh and competitive to us, so anything but new color options on the list of novelties for 2024 would be a surprise. The same thing is with mechanics. We don’t expect changes in this aspect, because the ride is already pretty engaging, with a lot of athleticism, especially with the AWD system.

On the other hand, some sources suggest that the Japanese manufacturer could bring the performance-oriented Type S version. That model would come not just with a more powerful engine, but also with upgrades like sporty suspension, new wheels and tires, bigger brakes and various styling enhancements, such as more aggressive bumpers, a more prominent grille, bigger wheels, exclusive color options etc.


The same is with the interior. While the Type S would probably bring a couple of exclusive details, the rest of the lineup would continue in the same way, offering a well-designed cabin with lots of passenger and cargo space. The interior doesn’t look as flashy as in most competitors, but the overall build quality is pretty good. Furthermore, this Acura offers an excellent driving position, which isn’t always the case with crossover.

2024 Acura RDX Interior

Interior space is where the RDX definitely beats the competition. The front seats are massive and supportive, with plenty of space to accommodate taller passengers. The second row also accommodates adult passengers with ease, which isn’t the case with most rivals. Also, you may count on 29.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright and 58.9 cubic feet of the total volume, which is way above average in the segment of compact luxury SUVs.

Tech Features

The 2024 Acura RDX will continue mainly in the same way, though there is always a chance for a couple of new things on the list of standard equipment. For reference, the current model comes standard with goodies like a 10.2-inch infotainment display, Amazon Alexa, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, voice recognition, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker stereo, multiple USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster display, a universal garage door opener, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a panoramic roof

Among upgrades, you can currently get a 12- or 16-speaker ELS Studio premium stereo, navigation, wireless device charging, GPS-linked climate control, multicolor ambient interior lighting and remote start.

2024 Acura RDX Engines

Base models will carry on in the same way, with a pretty peppy 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 272 horsepower. The engine comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and refined. The overall performance is very good, and you may also count on pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The RDX features one of the most powerful base engines in the class but rivals like the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 come with much more powerful upgrades. That’s why many believe that the Japanese manufacturer could introduce the Type S version of this pickup. That model would probably come with a more powerful version of a more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four, with around 320 horsepower, we estimate. However, the officials are still quiet on this matter, so take this information with big reserve.

Fuel Economy

As we’ve just mentioned, the RDX features pretty good fuel economy. Base versions with front-wheel drive return around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Of course, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier – you may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

2024 Acura RDX specs

2024 Acura RDX Release Date and Price

We expect that the 2024 Acura RDX will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year. The current model starts around 42.000 dollars and we don’t expect a bigger increase for the next year.

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