How the popularity and demand for sport utility vehicles is constantly growing, the Japanese car maker has decided to expand its lineup with another better and improved model. We are talking about the 2018 Acura CDX. The Company has been selling this vehicle in Chinese market only. So this time they are planning to bring it to the United States. Since the MDX and RDX are one of the Company’s best-selling models, and the crossovers are getting more and more popular, it is obvious that this smaller compact crossover is now ready for a few changes.
The new CDX shares some design cues with its larger siblings MDX and TLX and the same platform as the Honda HR-V. Furthermore, the usage of the lightweight materials such as aluminum in its body will affect its weight. This will make it more aerodynamic and fuel efficient. It will also feature the same engine which powers the Honda Civic model. The interior will be nicely equipped and comfortable even in long journeys. All in all, ideal for everyday ride, attractive styling, good performance and advanced technology will definitively make it popular and very appealing to the buyers all over the world.
The key rivals of the new Acura will be Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1 and Infiniti QX30.
2018 Acura CDX engine and performance
When it comes to the engine, the 2018 Acura CDX will use the same engine which powers the top trims of the Honda Civic. It is a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. It is paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. However, the performance is yet to be revealed. Moreover, because of the reduced weight, we can expect improved fuel economy this time.
Design of exterior and interior
Like we have already mentioned, the all new 2018 Acura CDX will ride in the same architecture that underpins the current Honda HR-V. Speaking of the exterior design, the CDX model will share some design cues already seen on the MDX and TLX models. The whole body will feature more angular and sharper lines which will make it look more aggressive. The front end will receive the new pentagonal diamond grille and a pair of bold LED headlamps. The rear end will also feature nicely design LED tail lamps.
As for the interior, the 2018 Acura CDX is able to accommodate five passengers comfortably. However, the taller passengers in the back may lack the headroom. But generally, the cabin is very well equipped, quiet and very pleasant. The seats are upholstered in quality leather and the second row can be folded down for more cargo space. Speaking of the technology, the new Acura will probably come standard with satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB, premium audio system etc. Furthermore, some of the safety features included should be lane departure warning, a rearview camera, collision warning system, blind spot detection and so on.
Release date and price of the 2018 Acura CDX
The exact release date of the 2018 Acura CDX is still unknown. We believe that it won’t be before the end of 2017, or even early 2018. As for the price, it is estimated to start at roughly $22,000, but it is not yet confirmed.