Flashback Friday: 2007 Acura RDX “Advancing the Curve”

Pop quiz: Name all turbocharged Honda and Acura production-models that have ever been sold in North America.

Having trouble? That’s because there was only one: the Acura RDX.

The first generation Acura RDX debuted in the summer of 2006 as a 2007 model and became Acura’s first compact crossover SUV. Fitted with a 2.3L turbocharged engine pumping out 240 hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque, it was less powerful and smaller in size than its older sibling the MDX. But, when you throw in Acura’s torque vectoring SH-AWD system into the mix, it became a rare, fun-to-drive SUV that appealed to many enthusiasts.

This TV ad from 2007 tries to capture just how entertaining the SH-AWD equipped RDX can be. Because nothing says fun like riding a giant wave of asphalt!

Check out the thrilling ad from Acura in the video below: