Acura RDX: 4 Reasons It’s Worth a Buy in 2017
The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the most unique small luxury SUVs on the market. It’s not the fastest, the best handling, the most expensive, and it may not even be the most feature-packed. But, there are a few reasons it continues to show huge increases in sales year after year!
Affordability with Value
With a starting price lower than any of its competitors, and a fully optioned out price that actually rivals others’ base MSRP, this is one of the biggest reasons for the RDX’s success.
It may not have the highest-performing engine, or drive like a sports car, but it does a great job of ensuring drivers get the most value compared to its competitors. Because there’s a difference between cheap and value. The Acura RDX adds value by not trying to be the absolute best in any one area, but by being the whole package that buyers both want and need.
If you absolutely need the best performance, it might not be for you. If you absolutely need the most extreme exterior design to stand out, it might not be for you either. But if you simply want a quality vehicle, with great performance, efficiency, and reliability, then the RDX is a great choice.
Made in America
While Acura is the luxury arm of Honda, a Japanese-based automaker, many Honda and Acura vehicles are manufactured in America. Specifically at Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio, where the RDX is brought to life.
Being assembled in America is one thing, but what about its actual domestic content? How much of the actual vehicle is produced in the U.S.? Well, according to the Kogod Made in America Auto Index for 2016, the RDX is tied for the 10th most domestic vehicle in the U.S, with a total domestic content rating of 76.
Don’t think that’s impressive? The Chevrolet Silverado, which is one of the best-selling vehicles in the country, is tied for 16th most domestic vehicle, with a total domestic content rating of 72.
Outselling the Competition
In 2016, the Acura RDX was one of the best-selling compact luxury crossover SUV in the U.S. With the first two months of 2017 in the books, it’s sitting in first place, despite an increase in competition from other brands entering the market.
Total sales for the RDX in 2016 were 52,361, which put it just behind the Lexus NX’s 54,884 sales in the U.S. But other than the NX, Acura’s small SUV has been dominating the competition for years, and will likely see a boost from its next generation design (soon to be released) over the next few years.
Comfort and Performance without Overdoing It
Performance doesn’t have to mean the most horsepower or fastest 0-60, especially in small SUVs. In fact, performance in vehicles like the RDX is more about comfort, cabin noise reduction, and balanced power.
The 2017 Acura RDX is the perfect mix of all of those features, and doesn’t need to brag about its horsepower, sports-car handling, or 0-60 time. Instead, Acura put the emphasis on balance and value to draw in its customers. And as we’ve seen from the sales figures, it’s working!