HEADLINES

2012 Acura RDX Specifications

POWERTRAIN 

Engine Type

Turbocharged 2.3-liter inline 4-cylinder

Horsepower, SAE net

240 hp at 6000 rpm

Torque, SAE net

260 lb-ft at 4500 rpm

Redline

6800 rpm

Bore and Stroke

3.4 x 3.9 inches (86 x 99 mm)

Displacement

141.6 cu in (2300 cc)

Compression Ratio

8.8:1

Maximum turbocharger boost

13.5 psi (0.93 BAR)

Induction System

Multi-Point Fuel Injection with Drive-By-Wire™ throttle system

Valvetrain

DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, intelligentVariable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®) for intake valves

Engine Block

Die-cast aluminum

Emissions Certification

EPA TIER 2 - BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV

Throttle

Drive-By-Wire™ throttle system

Ignition System Direct ignition system with knock control

Alternator

12V-105AH

Battery

12V-65AH

Recommended Fuel

Premium Unleaded

Layout

Transversely mounted, front-engine

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive (RDX)
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (RDX SH-AWD™)

Transmission

5-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift and Grade Logic Control System

Transmission Gear Ratios (:1)

RDX (2WD)
First             2.697
Second        1.606
Third           1.071
Fourth         0.694
Fifth            0.538
Reverse       1.889
Final            4.312

RDX (SH-AWD)
First             2.697
Second        1.606
Third           1.071
Fourth         0.766
Fifth            0.612
Reverse       1.889
Final            4.533

 
CHASSIS

Body Type

Steel unit body

Front Suspension

Independent suspension with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension

Independent multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar

Shock Absorbers

Gas-charged twin tube (front and rear)

Stabilizer Bars

21 mm diameter, solid (front)
19 mm diameter, solid (rear)

Steering Type

Torque-sensing variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

15.1:1

Steering Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock)

2.76

Turning Circle (curb-to-curb)

39.2 feet (11.9 meters)

Wheels

18x7.5-inch 10-spoke cast-aluminum wheels

Tires

Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P235/55R18 all-season

Braking System

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Front Brakes

11.7-inch (296 mm) diameter ventilated rotors with dual-piston cast-iron calipers

Rear Brakes

12.0-inch (305 mm) diameter solid rotors with single-piston cast-iron calipers

Stability Control

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control System

 

CAPACITIES

Cooling System (total)

2.4 gallons (9.1 liters)

 Fuel tank

18 gallons (68.0 liters)

Engine Oil

Change with oil filter - 4.97 quarts (4.7 liters)

Total volume - 6.13 quarts (5.8 liters)

 

FUEL ECONOMY

RDX (2WD)

RDX (SH-AWD)

EPA Fuel Mileage (city/highway/combined)

19/24/21mpg* (2WD)

17/22/19 mpg* (SH-AWD™)

*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

 

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

104.3 in

(2650 mm)

Track, front

61.9 in

(1572 mm)

Track, rear

62.6 in

(1590 mm)

Overall Length

182.5 in

(4635 mm)

Overall Width

73.6 in

(1870 mm)

Overall Height

65.2 in

(1655 mm)

Ground Clearance
Unladen
Fully Laden


6.3 in
5.1 in


(159 mm)
(130 mm)

Angle of Incidence

Approach Angle - 28.0 degrees
Departure Angle - 22.2 degrees 
Breakover Angle - 18.5 degrees

 

WEIGHTS

Curb Weight

RDX (2WD)

RDX (2WD) w/ Tech Package

RDX (SH-AWD™)

RDX (SH-AWD™) w/ Tech Package

3743 lbs (1698 kg)

3752 lbs (1702 kg)

3931 lbs (1783 kg)

3942 lbs (1788 kg)

Weight Distribution  (% front/rear)

RDX (2WD)

RDX (2WD) w/ Tech Package

RDX (SH-AWD™)

RDX (SH-AWD™) w/ Tech Package

59/41

59/41

57/43

57/43

 

TOWING

Maximum Towing Capacity

1500 lbs

 

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front Seats

Head Room
Leg Room
Hip Room
Shoulder Room

38.7 in
41.8 in
54.4 in
58.2 in

(982 mm)
(1062 mm)
(1383 mm)
(1479 mm)

Second Row Seats

Head Room
Leg Room
Hip Room
Shoulder Room

38.3 in
37.7 in
53.0 in
56.3 in

(972 mm)
(954 mm)
(1347 mm)
(1430 mm)

Interior Volumes

EPA Passenger Volume

Cargo area (rear seats up)

Cargo area (rear seats down)

101.4 cubic feet

27.8 cubic feet

60.6 cubic feet

 

WARRANTY

Vehicle

4-year/ 50,000-mile limited warranty

Powertrain

6-year / 70,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty

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