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#4693453 - 03/13/18 01:02 PM 2019 Acura RDX
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The RDX is being updated and will now feature a 2.0l DIT engine instead of a 3.5l NA V6. Couldn't find exact power levels for it.
The fancy torque vectoring AWD that they kept on the MDX but dumped from the present generation of RDX is also coming back, and there will be a new 10 speed auto tranny featured as well.
I looked pretty hard at the RDX back in 2014 and liked the performance a lot, but didn't care for the weak AWD (same as the one in the CRV that did poorly in some basic tests) and really did not like the way the local dealer treated me. The sales manager insulted my trade in (RAV6) copiously and expected me to take $1500 less for it than I had already been offered elsewhere to pay him back for having to deal with auctioning off such a disgusting vehicle.
Given that my FXT has already had a CVT valve body replaced (under extended warranty, luckily) and also has DI-only injection with the concomitant possibility of intake valve deposits, I'm starting to think that a 2020ish RDX might be worth considering. I'm not sure if the Acura's new 2.0l turbo with have a combined PFI/DI system, will have to check up on that. I would wait for a model year or more on the new RDX to make sure it didn't have any horrible infant mortality problems...and also try to find a different dealer that isn't too far away.

https://www.acura.com/future-vehicles/acura-rdx-prototype
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#4693456 - 03/13/18 01:04 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Basically the same engine and transmission as the new Accord, so will have real world data already.
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#4693494 - 03/13/18 01:45 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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I thought the RDX was the only car in the Acura line-up that always had the turbo engine. No?
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#4693495 - 03/13/18 01:46 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Beautiful interior and exterior.

I wish the Mazda style screen was a tad bit lower.

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#4693496 - 03/13/18 01:46 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: mightymousetech]
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Basically the same engine and transmission as the new Accord, so will have real world data already.


I am hoping the RDX might have power numbers more like the Civic Type R than the Accord...I know the engines have a lot in common, but this article steps through the part differences.

https://jalopnik.com/heres-exactly-what-makes-the-2018-honda-accord-and-civi-1820164645
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#4693500 - 03/13/18 01:47 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: deven]
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Originally Posted By: deven
I thought the RDX was the only car in the Acura line-up that always had the turbo engine. No?


Then Gen 2 RDX had a 3.5l V6, definitely moved the car along nicely...probably just a tad quicker than my FXT and without the slight turbo/CVT lag.
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#4693512 - 03/13/18 01:57 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Basically the same engine and transmission as the new Accord, so will have real world data already.


I am hoping the RDX might have power numbers more like the Civic Type R than the Accord...I know the engines have a lot in common, but this article steps through the part differences.

https://jalopnik.com/heres-exactly-what-makes-the-2018-honda-accord-and-civi-1820164645


Probably closer to the Accord. I heard someone in sales say one feature on the new RDX will be the ability to run regular grade gas. The Type R requires premium.
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#4693514 - 03/13/18 01:59 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: mightymousetech]
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

Probably closer to the Accord. I heard someone in sales say one feature on the new RDX will be the ability to run regular grade gas. The Type R requires premium.


Interesting info, thanks.
Do you know if the Accord's 2.0l turbo has a combined PFI/DI system?
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#4693517 - 03/13/18 02:04 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

Probably closer to the Accord. I heard someone in sales say one feature on the new RDX will be the ability to run regular grade gas. The Type R requires premium.


Interesting info, thanks.
Do you know if the Accord's 2.0l turbo has a combined PFI/DI system?


Have never seen a combined PFI/DI on any Honda product.

Also, if you talk to ANY Acura tech, they will tell you absolutely do NOT get the active damper suspension. Ugh...


Edited by mightymousetech (03/13/18 02:07 PM)
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#4693561 - 03/13/18 03:09 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Very nice ride. I'd be all in!
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#4693572 - 03/13/18 03:19 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: mightymousetech]
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Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

Probably closer to the Accord. I heard someone in sales say one feature on the new RDX will be the ability to run regular grade gas. The Type R requires premium.

Interesting info, thanks.
Do you know if the Accord's 2.0l turbo has a combined PFI/DI system?

Have never seen a combined PFI/DI on any Honda product.
Also, if you talk to ANY Acura tech, they will tell you absolutely do NOT get the active damper suspension. Ugh...

Again, thanks so much for the info.
I guess the new RDX would be less attractive to me if I still had DI-only issues to worry about.
Just ordered bottles of Subaru upper engine cleaner and carbon cleaner recently, already have the tool for them and will run one through a vacuum line before my next oil change in a few weeks.
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#4693575 - 03/13/18 03:21 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech
Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

Probably closer to the Accord. I heard someone in sales say one feature on the new RDX will be the ability to run regular grade gas. The Type R requires premium.

Interesting info, thanks.
Do you know if the Accord's 2.0l turbo has a combined PFI/DI system?

Have never seen a combined PFI/DI on any Honda product.
Also, if you talk to ANY Acura tech, they will tell you absolutely do NOT get the active damper suspension. Ugh...

Again, thanks so much for the info.
I guess the new RDX would be less attractive to me if I still had DI-only issues to worry about.
Just ordered bottles of Subaru upper engine cleaner and carbon cleaner recently, already have the tool for them and will run one through a vacuum line before my next oil change in a few weeks.


I dunno. We have had DI for a while now, and we have never seen any kind of issue with valve deposits.
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#4693588 - 03/13/18 03:37 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: mightymousetech]
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: mightymousetech

I dunno. We have had DI for a while now, and we have never seen any kind of issue with valve deposits.

I don't know if I've ever had any real issue with intake valve deposits in my FXT, but I end up doing preventive maintenance to try to avoid them, anyway.
I'd have a better feeling about an engine with a combined PFI/DI system, but it's quite possible there would be zero practical benefit to me compared to my present DI setup...
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#4693615 - 03/13/18 04:05 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Virtus_Probi]
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I read and reread the parts description and it appears that we have two different engines with the same Bore & Stroke.
Different block, different cylinder head and most major internal parts.
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#4693622 - 03/13/18 04:12 PM Re: 2019 Acura RDX [Re: Eddie]
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: Eddie
I read and reread the parts description and it appears that we have two different engines with the same Bore & Stroke.
Different block, different cylinder head and most major internal parts.


Interesting that Type R pistons cost 5X what the Accord pistons do and the intake valves are 3X as expensive!
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