2018 Acura RDX: A Trim & Package Comparison

a silver 2018 acura rdx in a showroom

Unlike most cars, the 2018 Acura RDX doesn’t have tons of trims. Instead, it offers two drive options along with various packages that introduce new features you may want in your luxury SUV. We’ll be going over each package to help you figure out which one is perfect for your new 2018 Acura RDX.

FWD and AWD

The first thing you need to decide is which drivetrain option you want. Naturally, the options are front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive. Both come with the same 279-hp, 3.5-litre engine. The front-wheel drive is the standard and cheapest option with an MSRP of $35,800. All-wheel-drive comes with Intelligent Control, which helps maximize traction on dry and slippery roads. This addition is another $1,500, which brings the starting MSRP for the 2018 Acura RDX AWD to $37,300.

AcuraWatch Plus

The AcuraWatch Plus has a suite of features that will help you improve driver awareness and avoid accidents on the road. Overall, this can help you protect passengers as well as the investment you made in your car for only $1,300. The AcuraWatch Plus package comes with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, and a Color Multi-Information Display.

Technology Package

For better tech, you can upgrade to the technology package for $3,700. This adds or replaces standard features that may be found in the base 2018 Acura RDX model. The package includes a few luxury features that may be important to drivers including sports seats with a perforated leather-trimmed interior. It also upgrades the front passenger’s seat to have power adjustment settings.

Drivers will also find improved media and connectivity with the addition of On-Demand Multi-Use Display, GPS-linked climate control, voice recognition for navigation and climate control, and Acura Navigation System with 3D view. This system also includes real-time traffic along with traffic rerouting, so you’ll never be late for work—or at least traffic can’t be your excuse anymore.

You may be surprised to know that the technology package has safety and driver assistance features included with your RDX. You’ll have access to a Blind Spot Information System, dynamic guidelines on the rear camera display, and rear cross traffic monitoring.

Advance Package

The final package you can choose from is the Advance Package. This upgrades comfort, technology, and convenience to make you look forward to driving every day. The offering requires the Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Package features, meaning that you’ll end up spending $6,700 in total (not simply the advertised $1,700 price of the Advance Package).

The interior doesn’t add too much other than heated and ventilated front seats. On the exterior, the RDX will have rain-sensing windshield wipers, remote engine start, auto-dimming side mirrors, and fog lights. Finally, safety features include the addition of front and rear parking sensors for easier maneuverability.

Additional Features

After you choose which packages you want, there are several other accessories you can add to your RDX. These include a moon roof, cross bars, trailer hitch, and also wood grain interior trims. All these additional features cost varying amounts and can be chosen individually whether you purchase a package or not. In total, there are 14 interior accessories and 20 exterior accessories.

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