The All-New 2013 Acura
When man and machine connect,
the extraordinary happens.
It’s almost intangible. That feeling of pushing a button and having
the machine react immediately, instinctively – like an extension of you.
We get to this feeling by eliminating excess in pursuit of intuitive,
human-focused technology. We get to it through engineering that doesn’t
choose between form and function. The result is a vehicle that delivers
power and efficiency. One that provides endless versatility, while making
more of less. One that elevates not only driver enjoyment, but driver
ability. This is the extraordinary. This is the Acura RDX.
Man. Machine. Connect.
This is the future of Acura.
20 13 R DX
The new look
It is the most powerful, most fuel-efficient
and most technologically advanced RDX ever.
The completely redesigned 2013 RDX seamlessly
blends performance and luxury – and forever
connects man and machine. From the 273 horsepower
V6 engine to the lushly appointed interior, from the
AWD with Intelligent Control System™ to the
excellent fuel economy, the RDX takes hold of
you just as you take hold of it.
PE R FO R MANCE
The synergy of function
3.5-litre i-VTEC® V6 Engine
Horsepower and Torque
Sequential SportShift® Paddle Shifters
The RDX proves that horsepower, fuel efficiency and
The RDX has 273 horsepower – this means that
A great drive transcends the barrier between
driving performance can all be found under one hood.
in the very instant you desire more power, it will
man and machine. Shifting seems effortless
With the 3.5-litre, 24-valve i-VTEC V6 engine,
be delivered. Handle corners and dominate
as the line where driver ends and car begins
you’re spoiled with power. The exceptional drive is
straightaways with 251 lb.-ft. of torque. With
is blurred. Intuitively placed Sequential
enhanced further by the smooth, responsive power
this kind of power, the only thing quicker than
SportShift paddle shifters and Grade Logic
delivery of the Drive-by-Wire Throttle System.™
your RDX will be your heartbeat.
Control ensure that every gear change is
And thanks to Variable Cylinder Management®
(VCM®), you get help achieving exceptional fuel
economy when the RDX shuts down cylinders that
aren’t needed in certain driving conditions.
fluid and flawless – poetry in motion.
AWD with Intelligent Control System™
Confidence Inspiring Handling
Enjoy corner-carving confidence as you and your
The fully independent front and rear suspension
Beyond reinforcing the luxurious design
machine conquer dry pavement, rain or snow,
provide you with the exceptional handling and rigid
and impressive performance look of the RDX,
thanks to AWD with Intelligent Control System.™
feel you would expect from a high-performance
18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels help you own
The RDX has exceptional traction and control in
sports sedan. The MacPherson strut front
parts of the road you never knew existed.
low-grip driving conditions, and a faster, more
suspension enhances your handling and ride
intuitive initial response when a loss of traction
comfort, while the Amplitude Reactive Damper
is detected, giving you outstanding overall
reads driver input and road conditions to adjust
performance and handling.
your drive to suit the surface you’re driving on
and exactly how you’re driving it.
HAN D L IN G
Motion meets emotion.
Acura Navigation System with
Available Acura/ELS Surround®
Premium Audio System**
The RDX is all about making connections. Program
The perfect drive is often one without a destination,
Take 10 strategically positioned speakers, the
The RDX is definitely as smart as it looks. When
Standard on all models, it provides you with a
and link your Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone to
but when you do have to find one, the available
phenomenal surround sound experience of the
behind the wheel, you quickly realize it has a vast
clear view from behind your vehicle. The image
the HandsFreeLink™ interface to seamlessly make
satellite-linked navigation system can pinpoint
Acura/ELS Surround Premium Audio System
collection of intuitive, leading-edge technologies,
appears in the 5-inch colour information display,
and receive calls over the vehicle’s audio system.
your location almost anywhere in North America
with DVD-Audio and Dolby® Pro Logic™ II.
designed to enhance the driving experience, not
or the navigation system display with the RDX
The SMS text message function† reads incoming
or access its onboard search directory. The system is
Then add the convenience of wireless Bluetooth®
confuse it. Smart entry with pushbutton start
Technology Package. Even if the navigation
texts over the audio system and lets you respond
equipped with bilingual voice recognition software
Streaming Audio, a USB device connector and
lets you unlock the vehicle and start it without
system is turned off, the camera is activated
with one of numerous preset replies. And both
and offers real-time directions by either voice or
MP3/auxiliary connectivity. You’ve got the makings
having to take your key fob out of your pocket.
automatically when you engage reverse.
features are easily accessible thanks to steering
moving-map display. Just ask and the system can
of a sound system that melds driver with music.
The new RDX also takes safety to a new level with
The RDX has your back.
show you the most direct route to your destination
And as far as content is concerned, with SiriusXM®
the multi-angle rearview camera†† with guidelines.
†SMS text message function is only compatible with certain devices.
or, with the Zagat Survey® ratings, help you find
Canada Satellite Radio , you can subscribe to some
††Does not replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due
care while reversing.
a restaurant based on the type of cuisine
of the best music the world has to offer.
**Available with the RDX Technology Package.
†Includes a no-charge trial for 3 months, beyond which service fees
apply. Available in 10 Canadian provinces and 48 contiguous U.S.
states. See terms and conditions at www.xmradio.ca or www.sirius.ca.
*Available with the RDX Technology Package.
V E R SATI LITY
Designed for you,
inside and out.
The Perfect Fit
Sometimes the greatest luxury is knowing you have
Like every other part of your Acura, the tightly
space. In the RDX, there’s more than enough room for
bolstered seating accented with sophisticated
you and your active lifestyle. The easily configurable
perforated leather trim is engineered to keep you
rear 60/40 split fold-down seatback makes it
comfortable. What’s more, drivers benefit from an
perfect for handling things like a couple of golf
8-way power-adjustable heated seat with lumbar
bags or a couple dozen grocery bags. In fact, with
support and 2-position memory. Front passengers
the seats folded down, the new RDX has 2,178 litres
also get their own 4-way power-adjustable heated
of cargo space. And the rear hatch – available
seat to play with.
with power tailgate – can be easily operated with
a single hand for simple storage access to its
spacious cargo area.
Safety Through Innovation.
At Acura, Safety Through Innovation
is based on the idea that an advanced driving
experience starts with advanced safety features.
This guiding principle is reinforced through the
extensive number of standard safety features and
use of innovative technologies you’ll find in
all Acura vehicles. It’s man and machine –
connected and protected.
Hill Start Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®)
ACE™ Body Structure
New in the 2013 RDX, Hill Start Assist helps
Maximum safety is achieved with six airbags
The 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) helps
VSA with Traction Control automatically detects
The Advanced Compatibility Engineering™
Light up more than just the road with incredibly
to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards
designed to protect all occupants inside the cabin.
you maintain steering control when braking hard
and corrects understeer or oversteer situations.
(ACE) body structure utilizes a high-tensile,
high-powered High-Intensity Discharge (HID)
when on an incline. If you switch from the brake
Depending on the point and force of impact, the
on wet, slippery or loose surfaces, while Electronic
Your Acura detects and protects before you
high-efficiency steel frame to provide enhanced
headlights. Producing an intensely brilliant beam
pedal to the accelerator while stopped on a
RDX will deploy dual-stage, multiple-threshold
Brake Distribution (EBD) balances braking forces
have time to react. The system intuitively analyzes
protection from a multi-directional collision.
of focused light, HID headlights enhance your
hill, the system activates and halts the vehicle.
front airbags (SRS) that activate at one of two
at each wheel to help compensate for cargo and
conditions and reduces throttle and/or applies
ACE reduces the force of a frontal impact by
ability to identify what’s ahead – and what you
rates, depending on the severity of the impact;
passenger weight distribution inside the cabin.
braking to individual wheels, if necessary.
absorbing energy over a large area and dispersing
and your machine leave in your rearview.
front side airbags with the innovative passenger-
Plus, Brake Assist senses a panic stop and applies
Should a loss of traction occur on a slippery
it away from you and other occupants of the
side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
maximum braking power to help you stop quickly.
surface, Traction Control will help to ensure
cabin. ACE is also designed to help reduce
you get underway safely.
occupant injuries caused by misalignment in
that will not release if the system detects a child or
small-sized passenger; and side curtain airbags with
a state-of-the-art rollover sensor.
collisions between vehicles of different sizes.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
continually monitors the air pressure in your tires.
If pressure drops in any one, a warning appears
on your instrument panel, indicating which tire
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
3.5-litre, 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6
(Adds to the RDX)
5-inch colour information display
273 hp @ 6200 rpm
Body-coloured heated folding power side mirrors with expanded
8-inch LED backlit VGA display
12-volt power outlets (2)
view driver's mirror and integrated turn indicators
251 lb.-ft. @ 5000 rpm
Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Body-coloured door handles
Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers,
Ambient cabin lighting
hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD player, DVD-Audio and
Bore and stroke
89 x 93 mm
Automatic day/night rearview mirror
Dolby® Pro Logic™ II
Front and rear splash guards
GPS-linked, solar-sensing, dual-zone automatic climate control system
Tier 2 Bin 5
Active Control Engine Mount (ACM) system
Variable Cylinder Management® (VCM®)
Driver's and front passenger's seatback pockets
Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection system (PGM-FI®)
Dual-zone automatic climate control system
Memory-linked side mirrors with reverse gear tilt-down
with air filtration
One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
Horsepower & Torque (SAE net Rev. 08/04, SAE J1349)
Foot-operated parking brake
Rear privacy glass
HandsFreeLink™-bilingual Bluetooth® wireless
mobile phone interface with steering wheel6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift®
paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
HomeLink® remote system
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System™
18" aluminum-alloy wheels
One-touch directional signals
Hill Start Assist
Amplitude Reactive Damper
Maintenance Minder™ system
AWD with Intelligent Control System™
Front and rear stabilizer bars
Multi-angle rearview camera‡ with guidelines
Towing capacity: 680 kg (1500 lb.)
MacPherson strut front suspension
Power windows with driver’s and front passenger’s auto-up/down,
auto-reverse and key-off operation
Motion-Adaptive Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Rear door pockets
Power-assisted, ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes
City – AWD with Intelligent Control System™
10.7 litres/100 km†
Rear-seat heater ducts
Multi-link rear suspension
Highway – AWD with Intelligent Control System™
7.3 litres/100 km†
Remote fuel filler door release
Tires: P235/60 R18 102V all-season
Smart entry with pushbutton start
SMS text message function*
Fuel tank capacity
Steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls
Curb weight (Technology Package)
Tilt and telescopic steering column
Ground clearance – full-load
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Cargo volume (2nd seat folded)
Gross vehicle weight rating
‡Does not replace the driver’s responsibility to exercise due care while reversing.
3-point seat belts with Automatic Tensioning System (front)
Acura 360-watt Premium Sound System with SiriusXM® Canada Satellite
4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake
Radio,** in-dash CD player and 7 speakers
Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Childproof rear door locks
USB device connector
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position
SEATING & TRIM
Detection System (OPDS)
Headroom – front/rear
Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) in second row
and 2-position memory
Legroom – front/rear
Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
Fold-down rear-seat centre armrest
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators
Front passenger's seat with 4-way power adjustment
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) with Traction Control
Heated front seats
*SMS text message function is only compatible with certain devices.
**Includes a no-charge trial of 3 months, beyond which service fees apply. Available in 10 Canadian provinces
and 48 contiguous U.S. states. See terms and conditions at www.xmradio.ca or www.sirius.ca
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
†Use kilometrage for comparison purposes only. Your kilometrage may vary.
18" alloy wheels – Diamond cut
All-weather floor mats – black
Bike attachment – roof
Body side moulding
Cargo cover – Black or Sandstorm
Door edge film
Make it yours.
Engine block heater
Interior wood trim
Wood shift knob
Locking wheel nuts
Rear bumber appliqué
Rear seat cover
Remote engine starter
Roof box – short
Choose from an array of genuine
Acura accessories that give you the practical
Roof rack cross bars
luxuries and advanced styling that will bring
you together with your machine.
Steering-wheel trim – wood
Trailer hitch ball – 17/8" or 2"
Trailer hitch harness
1. Running Boards
2. Cargo Tray
3. 18" Alloy Wheels – Diamond cut
4. Roof Bike Attachment
5. Trailer Hitch Harness
6. Cargo Cover
7. Roof Rack Cross Bars
10. All-Weather Floor Mats
11. Interior Wood Trim
9. Rear Seat Cover
12. Splash Guards
Driving a luxury vehicle should go beyond engineering
At Acura, when innovation and performance
and amenities. That’s why Acura is committed to
meet purpose, remarkable things can be achieved.
RDX COLOUR AND TRIM
EXTERIOR RDX and technology package
ensuring your ownership experience is equally
Through our commitment and continued involvement
luxurious. New Acura owners benefit from four-year
with events and organizations across Canada, we seek
24-hour Roadside Assistance, which includes
to create engaging and inspiring experiences for our
Dispatch Emergency Roadside Service, Emergency
customers and our community. Because at Acura we
Lockout Service and Traffic Accident Services.
believe exhilaration goes beyond the driver’s seat.
See your Acura Retailer for details.
Crystal Black Pearl • NH-731P
Graphite Luster Metallic • NH-782M
White Diamond Pearl • NH-603P
INTERIOR RDX and technology package
Ebony or Parchment Leather
Ebony or Parchment Leather
EXTERIOR RDX and technology package
Acura has teamed up with W Hotels – a global
Acura is honoured to be the Canadian
luxury chain – to provide a fully loaded partnership
broadcast sponsor of golf’s most historic
that offers guests complimentary transportation
and time-honoured tournament. The Masters
in an Acura vehicle. The Whatever/ Whenever®
is golf’s first major open of the season and is
service gets guests where they need to go in
famous for its ceremonial “Green Jacket”
advanced luxury and style.
Your new Acura vehicle comes with
Extend your worry-free ownership
the following warranties: Major
experience by purchasing additional
coverage. Choose from Acura’s flexible
limited warranty • Vehicle – 4-year/
selection of Mechanical Coverage that
80,000-km Distributor’s limited
extends up to 8 years or 200,000 km,
warranty • Rust Perforation – 5-year
whichever comes first. See your Acura
unlimited-distance warranty • Surface
Retailer for details.
Corrosion – 4-year/80,000-km
• Accessories – 4-year/80,000-km
limited warranty (when installed by
an authorized Acura Retailer at time
of new vehicle delivery). Regular
maintenance items and parts are
subject to normal wear and
replacement, and are not covered
by warranty. Certain other items are
excluded and certain conditions apply.
See your Acura Retailer for details.
2013 RDX model shown. Specifications, features, illustrations and equipment shown in this catalogue are based upon the latest available information at the time of publication. Remember your seat belts. It’s a simple
fact of life. Although descriptions are believed to be correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Honda Canada Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, in colours, specifications,
accessories, materials and models. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Some vehicles shown are U.S. models. Canadian specifications may vary. Refer to the owner’s manual for detailed towing
information. Map Database of the Acura Navigation System covers major metropolitan areas in southern Canada and the 48 contiguous U.S. states. For a list of current detailed coverage areas, refer to the Acura web
site, www.acura.ca. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of SIG Inc. Dolby and Pro Logic are registered trademarks or trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. ELS Surround is a registered trademark of Panasonic Corporation
of North America. HomeLink and HandsFreeLink are registered trademarks or trademarks of Johnson Controls Technology. HomeLink can be programmed with codes of up to three remote-control devices
(e.g., garage-door opener, home security system, etc.). Additional control devices not provided by Acura may be required. Whatever/Whenever is a registered trademark of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.
SiriusXM Canada is a registered trademark of Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. Zagat is a registered trademark of Zagat Survey, LLC. Acura, RDX, i-VTEC, ACE, Advanced Compatibility Engineering, Acura
Navigation System with bilingual Voice Recognition, AWD with Intelligent Control, Drive-by-Wire Throttle System, PGM-FI, SportShift, Variable Cylinder Management, VCM and VSA are trademarks of Honda Motor
Co., Ltd. Acura, a division of Honda Canada Inc., 180 Honda Boulevard, Markham, Ontario, Canada L6C 0H9. 1-888-9-ACURA-9. www.acura.ca.
*A genuine service of Honda Financial Services.
Conditions, restrictions and prepayment requirements
might apply O.A.C.
Leasing And Financing
Owning your Acura is easy.
See your Acura Retailer for complete
details on Conventional Financing.*
Forged Silver Metallic II • NH-789M
Basque Red Pearl II • R-548P
Urban Titanium Metallic • YR-578M
Alabaster Silver Metallic • NH-700M
INTERIOR RDX and technology package