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2012 Acura RDX 2012 Acura RDX

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Engine (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder i-VTEC® turbo
Displacement (liters) 2.3
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 240 @ 6000
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) AT 260 @ 4500
Valvetrain 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC®
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Maximum Turbocharger Boost Pressure (PSI) 13.5
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100k +/- miles no scheduled tune-ups
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Suspension 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front/multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 21.0 mm/19.0 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.2 ft
4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS 11.7" ventilated front / 12.0" solid rear
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Wheels 18 x 7.5 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/55 R18 99V high-performance all-season
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Type Front-wheel drive
Transmission 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.54
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined) 19/24/21
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane
Curb Weight 3743 lbs (1698 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 59 / 41
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7 in (982 mm) / 38.3 in (972 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 41.8 in (1062 mm) / 37.7 in (958 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.2 in (1479 mm) / 56.3 in (1430 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 54.4 in (1383 mm) / 53.0 in (1347 mm)
Passenger Volume 101.4 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind Second Row 27.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind First Row 60.6 cu ft
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2650 mm)
Length 182.5 in (4635 mm)
Height 65.2 in (1655 mm)
Width 73.6 in (1870 mm)
Track (front/rear) 61.9 in (1572 mm) / 62.6 in (1590 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 6.3 in (158.7 mm)
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
Remote entry system with folding key and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, side mirrors and more
Power windows with driver's and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition)
HomeLink®
Cruise control
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Maintenance Minder™ system
Ambient cabin lighting (front footwells and console)
Automatic dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Hard cargo cover lid
Rear privacy glass
12-volt power outlets (center console and front armrest)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 10-way power seat
Front Passenger's 4-way power seat
60/40 split flat-folding second-row seat
Lockable front center console with dual-level storage
Rear-seat center armrest
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
Active front head restraints
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams
Audio (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
XM® Radio
USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Bluetooth® Audio
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
Exterior (5 Speed Automatic)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down
Auto-on/off xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Mirror-integrated LED directional signals
Intermittent rear-window wiper
Integrated dual-outlet sport exhaust
Engine (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder i-VTEC® turbo
Displacement (liters) 2.3
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 240 @ 6000
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) AT 260 @ 4500
Valvetrain 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC®
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Maximum Turbocharger Boost Pressure (PSI) 13.5
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100k +/- miles no scheduled tune-ups
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Suspension 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front/multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 21.0 mm/19.0 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.2 ft
4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS 11.7" ventilated front / 12.0" solid rear
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Wheels 18 x 7.5 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/55 R18 99V high-performance all-season
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Type Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
Maximum Torque Distribution Range (front:rear) 90:10 to 30:70
Maximum Left/Right Distribution of Available Rear-Wheel Torque (left:right) 100:0 to 0:100
Transmission 5-Speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.77
  • 5th: 0.61
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.53
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined) 17/22/19
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane
Curb Weight 3931 lbs (1783 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 57 / 43
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7 in (982 mm) / 38.3 in (972 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 41.8 in (1062 mm) / 37.7 in (958 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.2 in (1479 mm) / 56.3 in (1430 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 54.4 in (1383 mm) / 53.0 in (1347 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 101.4 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind Second Row 27.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind First Row 60.6 cu ft
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2650 mm)
Length 182.5 in (4635 mm)
Height 65.2 in (1655 mm)
Width 73.6 in (1870 mm)
Track (front/rear) 61.9 in (1573 mm) / 62.6 in (1590 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 6.3 in (158.7 mm)
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
Remote entry system with folding key and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, side mirrors and more
Power windows with driver's and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition)
HomeLink®
Cruise control
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Maintenance Minder™ system
Ambient cabin lighting (front footwells and console)
Automatic dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Hard cargo cover lid
Rear privacy glass
12-volt power outlets (center console and front armrest)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 10-way power seat
Front Passenger's 4-way power seat
60/40 split flat-folding second-row seat
Lockable front center console with dual-level storage
Rear-seat center armrest
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
Active front head restraints
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams
Audio (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Acura 360-watt Premium Sound System with AM/FM tuner, 6-disc in-dash CD, MP3, WMA changer and 7-speakers
XM® Radio
USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Bluetooth® Audio
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
Exterior (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down
Auto-on/off xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Mirror-integrated LED directional signals
Intermittent rear-window wiper
Integrated dual-outlet sport exhaust
Engine (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder i-VTEC® turbo
Displacement (liters) 2.3
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 240 @ 6000
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) AT 260 @ 4500
Valvetrain 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC®
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Maximum Turbocharger Boost Pressure (PSI) 13.5
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100k +/- miles no scheduled tune-ups
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Suspension 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front/multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 21.0 mm/19.0 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.2 ft
4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS 11.7" ventilated front / 12.0" solid rear
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Wheels 18 x 7.5 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/55 R18 99V high-performance all-season
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Type Front-wheel drive
Transmission 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.69
  • 5th: 0.54
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.31
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined) 19/24/21
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane
Curb Weight 3752 lbs (1702 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 59 / 41
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7 in (982 mm) / 38.3 in (972 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 41.8 in (1062 mm) / 37.7 in (958 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.2 in (1479 mm) / 56.3 in (1430 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 54.4 in (1383 mm) / 53.0 in (1347 mm)
Passenger Volume 101.4 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind Second Row 27.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind First Row 60.6 cu ft
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2650 mm)
Length 182.5 in (4635 mm)
Height 65.2 in (1655 mm)
Width 73.6 in (1870 mm)
Track (front/rear) 61.9 in (1572 mm) / 62.6 in (1590 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 6.3 in (158.7 mm)
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
Remote entry system with folding key and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, side mirrors and more
Power windows with driver's and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition)
HomeLink®
Cruise control
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Maintenance Minder™ system
Ambient cabin lighting (front footwells and console)
Automatic dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Hard cargo cover lid
Rear privacy glass
12-volt power outlets (center console and front armrest)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 10-way power seat
Front Passenger's 4-way power seat
60/40 split flat-folding second-row seat
Lockable front center console with dual-level storage
Rear-seat center armrest
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
Active front head restraints
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams
Audio (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
XM® Radio
USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Bluetooth® Audio
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
Exterior (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down
Auto-on/off xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Mirror-integrated LED directional signals
Intermittent rear-window wiper
Integrated dual-outlet sport exhaust
Technology Package (5 Speed Automatic with Technology Package)back to top
Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews
Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3 and DTS®-featured changer, Dolby® Pro Logic®II and AM/FM tuner
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™
Traffice Rerouting™
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system
Note function music-reminder for XM® Radio
Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Automated Appointments™
Engine (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Engine Type Aluminum-alloy 4-cylinder i-VTEC® turbo
Displacement (liters) 2.3
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 240 @ 6000
Torque (lbs-ft @ rpm) AT 260 @ 4500
Valvetrain 16-valve, DOHC i-VTEC®
Compression Ratio 8.8:1
Maximum Turbocharger Boost Pressure (PSI) 13.5
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire throttle system
CARB Emissions Rating ULEV-2
Tune-Up Interval 100k +/- miles no scheduled tune-ups
Chassis (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Suspension 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front/multi-link rear
Stabilizer Bar (front/rear) 21.0 mm/19.0 mm
Steering Torque-sensing, variable power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb 39.2 ft
4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS 11.7" ventilated front / 12.0" solid rear
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Wheels 18 x 7.5 aluminum-alloy
Tires P235/55 R18 99V high-performance all-season
Drivetrain (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Type Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
Maximum Torque Distribution Range (front:rear) 90:10 to 30:70
Maximum Left/Right Distribution of Available Rear-Wheel Torque (left:right) 100:0 to 0:100
Transmission 5-Speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
Gear Ratios:
  • 1st: 2.70
  • 2nd: 1.61
  • 3rd: 1.07
  • 4th: 0.77
  • 5th: 0.61
  • Reverse: 1.89
  • Final Drive: 4.53
General Specifications (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Estimated Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined) 17/22/19
Fuel Tank Capacity 18.0 U.S. gallons (68 liters)
Required Fuel Premium unleaded 91 octane
Curb Weight 3942 lbs (1788 kg)
Weight Distribution (% front/rear) 57 / 43
Dimensions (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Headroom (front/rear) 38.7 in (982 mm) / 38.3 in (972 mm)
Legroom (front/rear) 41.8 in (1062 mm) / 37.7 in (958 mm)
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.2 in (1479 mm) / 56.3 in (1430 mm)
Hiproom (front/rear) 54.4 in (1383 mm) / 53.0 in (1347 mm)
EPA Passenger Volume 101.4 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind Second Row 27.8 cu ft
Cargo Volume: Behind First Row 60.6 cu ft
Wheelbase 104.3 in (2650 mm)
Length 182.5 in (4635 mm)
Height 65.2 in (1655 mm)
Width 73.6 in (1870 mm)
Track (front/rear) 61.9 in (1573 mm) / 62.6 in (1590 mm)
Ground Clearance (unladen) 6.3 in (158.7 mm)
Comfort & Convenience (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
Remote entry system with folding key and Acura personalized settings for driver's seat, side mirrors and more
Power windows with driver's and front passenger's auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition)
HomeLink®
Cruise control
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Maintenance Minder™ system
Ambient cabin lighting (front footwells and console)
Automatic dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera display
Hard cargo cover lid
Rear privacy glass
12-volt power outlets (center console and front armrest)
Seating & Interior (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Sport seats with perforated leather-trimmed interior
Driver's 10-way power seat
Front Passenger's 4-way power seat
60/40 split flat-folding second-row seat
Lockable front center console with dual-level storage
Rear-seat center armrest
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Safety & Security (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
Active front head restraints
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
3-point seat belts (rear)
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child-seat mounting system
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams
Audio (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
XM® Radio
USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Bluetooth® Audio
Speed-sensitive volume control (SVC)
Exterior (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation
Heated outside mirrors with passenger's side reverse gear tilt-down
Auto-on/off xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights
Fog lights
Mirror-integrated LED directional signals
Intermittent rear-window wiper
Integrated dual-outlet sport exhaust
Technology Package (5 Speed Automatic SH-AWD with Technology Package)back to top
Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, rearview camera and Zagat Survey® ratings and reviews
Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, 6-disc in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3 and DTS®-featured changer, Dolby® Pro Logic®II and AM/FM tuner
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™
Traffice Rerouting™
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system
Note function music-reminder for XM® Radio
Phone-book exchange for Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
Automated Appointments™