2026 Acura RDX Redesign, Facelift, Rumors and Expectations

2026 Acura RDX Redesign, Facelift, Rumors and Expectations. In the world of compact luxury crossovers, this Acura is one of the most reasonable choices. While it may not have a too prestigious badge on the grille, it makes that up with attractive styling, engaging handling and generally very good engineering. That’s something you can hardly get in other places for the money. Since the current generation has been around for just a couple of years, it has a lot to go before a complete overhaul. Still, keep in mind that we are talking about one of the most competitive segments in the business. It’s quite likely that the 2026 Acura RDX will receive some updates.

At this point, it’s hard to talk about details. Still, if we consider that this is going to be the fourth production year of the generation, a mid-cycle update seems like a natural thing. You may count on subtle visual changes, while updates in terms of new features are possible. On the other side, we doubt that the 2026 Acura RDX could bring bigger mechanical changes. The new model should arrive in the second half of the year.

2026 Acura RDX Drivetrain

2026 Acura RDX Engines

Under the hood, the 2026 Acura RDX will certainly remain the same. You may count on a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 272 horsepower and comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This combination works great, while we also like the fact that all models come standard with Integrated Dynamics System. This system allows you to change drive modes. Honda’s SH-AWD system is also available, though we have to say that standard FWD models are already pretty amazing in terms of handling and overall driving experience.

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You may count on about 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway when it comes to fuel economy. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.

2026 Acura RDX Powertrain

2026 Acura RDX Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the 2026 Acura RDX should receive a couple of updates. We can call it a facelift but we are pretty sure that the Japanese manufacturer will be pretty subtle in this aspect. Some revisions at the front are possible, particularly in the front bumper area. On the other side, headlights and grille shouldn’t change too much. The rest of the car should remain pretty much the same. Of course, there is always room for updates in terms of new color options, new wheels etc.

On the other side, the mechanical aspect of this crossover will certainly remain the same. We are talking about a quite fresh model, which offers excellent mechanics and a pretty good chassis setup. There is really no need for any updates in this aspect, especially if we consider that this model is also pretty fun to drive.

2026 Acura RDX Concept


Bigger interior changes definitely won’t happen. If you are familiar with Honda’s policy, you know very well that this company usually doesn’t make interior updates during a production cycle. The 2026 Acura RDX shouldn’t be any different, especially if we consider that the current cabin looks pretty good. Of course, it’s not at Mercedes-Benz GLC’s level but definitely looks far more upscale compared to the previous generation. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see some updates on the infotainment system.

As the overall layout is about to remain the same, the amount of space will remain the same. That’s definitely a good thing, considering that the current model features two spacious rows of seat s that accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area is also pretty spacious for the class. You may count on about 29.5 cubic feet with the back seats up and a maximum of 58.9 cubic feet with the back seats down.

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This is where we definitely expect to see updates. Still, keep in mind that the current model is already equipped pretty well. It comes standard with things like dual-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, a 10.2-inch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, satellite radio, two USB ports, a nine-speaker stereo system, voice recognition etc. The current list of options includes goodies like GPS-linked climate control, navigation, two rear-seat USB ports, a 12-speaker premium audio system, a 16-speaker premium surround-sound audio system, and a 10.5-inch head-up display etc. We presume some of these things could become standard in the 2026 RDX.

When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and automatic high-beam assist. The current options, such as blind-spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system could also become part of the standard equipment.

2026 Acura RDX Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2026 Acura RDX sometime in the second half of the year, without bigger changes in price. So, base models should go around 40.000 dollars.