Video: 2013 Acura RDX Reviewed

2013 Acura RDX

Driving Sports TV 2013 Acura RDX Review

 Driving Sports TV presents the first video review of 2013 Acura RDX.

“Ryan travels to the American Southwest to test the 2013 Acura RDX. This new model is significantly different than the outgoing model (from our 2011 Winter Special): the Turbo 4 has been changed out with a V6, ground clearance has been increased and the ride has been improved significantly. As equipped, the RDX we tested with Tech Package and AWD costs around $40,000.” – Driving Sports TV

See the Driving Sports TV video review below.


Driving Sports TV: Audi A7 vs. Acura TL Rematch

Audi A7 vs. Acura TL Rematch
Driving Sports TV: Audi A7 vs. Acura TL Rematch

In a rematch from a previous Driving Sports episode, round two of Acura vs. Audi brings us an AWD duel between the 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD and the 2012 Audi A7 Quattro. In the first episode we saw the 2011 Acura TL with a slightly quicker time over the 2011 Audi S4; but with a newer TL and an Audi A7 being used instead of the S4, we may get different results on a smaller, more technical road course. 

Here is the breakdown from MSN Autos:

2012 Acura TL 6-Spd MT SH-AWD w/Technology Pkg

Base Retail Price(MSRP): $42,885
Standard Engine: 3.7L 305 hp V6
Horsepower: 305 @ 6300 RPM
Torque (lb-ft): 273 @ 5000 RPM
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Overdrive
Curb Weight – Manual (lb.): 3889

2012 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Sedan quattro

Base Retail Price(MSRP): $59,250
Standard Engine: 3.0L 310 hp V6
Horsepower: 310 @ 5500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft): 325 @ 2900 RPM
Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Curb Weight – Automatic (lb.): 4210 

Can the Acura TL offer competitive AWD performance at its price point when compared to the Audi A7? Watch the video below to find out.   

[Source: Driving Sports]

Driving Sports TV Pilot: Evo X MR vs. S4 vs. TL SH-AWD

“The team compares three all-wheel drive sedans: the Audi S4, Mitsubishi Evolution MR and Acura TL with SH-AWD. The three cars are then raced for time at the historic Maryhill Loops Road.”

This is the full segment of the Acura TL drift teaser clip I posted last month. It’s no Top Gear, but its got some decent cinematography and visuals. Not to mention a surpisingly quick time trial finish for the TL.

[Source: Driving Sports]