To many buyers, Acura is the under-the-radar option, and though it may not be the first brand that comes to mind when shopping for your next SUV, the Acura RDX is a modestly-designed SUV option that features performance aspects and plenty of luxury for the price. This underrated compact luxury SUV lives in the shadow of the brand’s more popular third-row seat SUV, the MDX, but with minor tweaks and changes expected for the 2022 Acura RDX and hopefully minimal changes to the cost, consumers are left with high expectations.
How much does the 2021 Acura RDX currently cost?
The 2021 Acura RDX has a base model price of $38,400, which gives us a good indication of what ballpark of the price we will be looking at for future models. The sporty SUV comes with a variety of package options and trim levels that cause the price to vary slightly, as with most cars, with the highest trim level costing the most money, with an MSRP of $51,000. The styling cues of the 2021 Acura RDX are taken from the brand’s popular supercar, the Acura NSX, giving it a strikingly aggressive and sporty appearance. The SUV also gets bonus points for being less common than other similarly priced entry-level SUVs.
How much will the 2022 Acura RDX cost?
The prices and specifications for the 2022 Acura RDX have yet to be released, we can take cues from this model year as well as previous model years when it comes to estimated prices. Lucky for us, Kelley Blue Book, the long-standing authority on automotive pricing on new and used vehicles of varying conditions, has weighed in. Because the 2022 model isn’t a completely redesigned year, we can expect prices to stay around the same to start, with the initial price around the $39,000 mark. We may be seeing the underrated luxury brand add the option for an increasingly popular hybrid drivetrain, which may make the SUV more popular and come at a slightly increased price for the option.
What changes should we expect from Acura next year?
The changes to the new model year of the Acura MDX give us a few hints as to what we should expect to change with the next model year of the Acura RDX — though Acura hasn’t really any specifics yet. Even though 2022 won’t be a remodel year, that doesn’t mean it won’t come with some mid-generation upgrades that will make the car more desirable. This could potentially come in the form of a performance-oriented engine or a hybrid drivetrain, but if Acura has that in the works for next year, they certainly aren’t telling quite yet.
The Acura MDX received several mid-generation upgrades to the standard safety features and driving aids that we hope to see reflected in the 2022 Acura RDX. This could include features and comforts similar to what was given to the MDX, including rear cross-traffic alerts, surround-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, and potentially more.
Only the official release of the 2022 Acura RDX will give us the true answers to many of these questions, but it is reasonable to assume that the car will remain at around the same price point and be endowed with a few upgrades and minor tweaks.