Luxury SUVs are growing in popularity, no doubt. There are plenty of premium and luxury carmakers, both domestic and import, that build high-end vehicles for the United States. But there only seem to be a few full size luxury SUV options to choose from. Do they offer an Acura full size SUV around these parts? What are your options for luxury Acura SUVs?
The Acura RDX
First, there’s the Acura RDX. It’s a sexy little number with Jewel Eye LED headlights, chiseled body lines, and a sporty yet comfortable interior. It’s equipped with some of the top options you’ll find for its price point including dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, True Touchpad interface, and mobile hotspot capability. Available features include Head-Up Display, ELS Premium Audio, and Acura Navigation System with 3D View.
Under the hood for the 2020 model year RDX is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 272 horsepower and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). It’s the model you want for awesome fuel economy and confident performance combined. But, this isn’t a full size SUV. It’s a compact crossover SUV.
The Acura MDX
Going up a size, you’ll find the Acura MDX in the lineup. We’re talking about an SUV that’s supremely stable and luxurious, and a whole lot of fun to drive. The exterior’s athletic appearance meshes with its elegant demeanor for an all-around pleasing look. But even though looks are important, there’s so much more to the Acura MDX.
All MDX models are leather-trimmed with heated front seats with premium upholstery options available for the Advance Package and Technology Package. AcuraWatch driver-assistive features are standard equipment on all trims, and an Acura Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-inch HD display is available on the upper trims. What you might not expect is that the MDX offers three rows of seating for either six or seven passengers.
Under the hood is a high-performing powertrain, whether you choose the 290-hp 3.5-liter gas-powered option with a 10-speed automatic transmission or the 3.0-liter Sport Hybrid engine with a combined 321 horsepower. Still, this isn’t a Acura’s full-size SUV – it’s a luxury midsize SUV.
At the moment, there isn’t an Acura full size SUV in the plans. But with two amazing SUV options and one with seating for up to seven, why would you want a bigger vehicle anyway?
If you’re in the market for a luxury SUV around Kansas City, MO, make sure you stop in at Jay Wolfe Acura. You’re bound to fall in love with the Acura MDX or RDX.
*RDX 272 Horsepower at 6500 rpm SAE net. MDX 290 Horsepower 3.5-liter gas-powered at 6200 rpm SAE net. MDX 321 Horsepower 3.0-liter Sport Hybrid engine Horsepower and torque figures includes the maximum power of the engine and all motors combined that can be produced at any one time. Not SAE net.