On my recent visit to Atlanta, Georgia I had the pleasure of driving around the 2020 Acura RDX. I’m a huge fan of SUVs because I like having space. Even though we are a small family, just Peyton and I, we do have a very active lifestyle and frequently bring our 2 German Shepherds with us. Plus we live in the Midwest near the St. Croix River which means I’m driving some extremely hilly roads and not always in the best weather conditions. Having an SUV with AWD is a must for me. The 2020 Acura RDX checks off several must-have features on my list and more.
Large Cargo Area
Like I said, I travel with 2 German Shepherds on a daily basis, I need a large cargo area for them. I want both, Matilda and Finnegan, to be able to lay down and be comfortable when they are in the vehicle. I take them every day with me to the office so they are frequent travelers. Besides traveling with the dogs, Petyon and I also like to take road trips and go camping, both require ample cargo space for all our luggage and treasures we find along the way. With over 29 cubic feet of cargo space, there is plenty of room for all my needs. Matilda and Finnegan can both easily lay down and when Peyton and I are traveling we have plenty of cargo space for all our luggage and treasure we find along the way.
Apple Car Play and True Touchpad Interface
I really appreciate a vehicle that has the technology I can use to make my life easier. I was able to connect my iPhone to Apple Car play within minutes of starting the car. It was seamless and effortless to start listening to music I have on my phone or even call home and check-in with Peyton to see how her day was. But what I really loved was the True Touchpad Interface. It’s like having a mousepad at your fingertips to program with! I felt it was intuitive for me to program my directions using the touchpad. It felt natural to me and I found it much easier to navigate and do what I wanted to do with the touch of my fingers.
Premium Sound System
Normally I’m traveling with animals so I don’t have the music turned up too loud but this time I was by myself and I could turn it up as much as I wanted to! The sound system in the 2020 Acura RDX is amazing. Grammy award winner, recording producer Elliot Scheiner designed the Studio 3D Premium Audio System. With 16 premium speakers strategically located throughout the vehicle, I felt like I was at my own personal concert of whichever artist I was listening to. It truly has surround sound with 4 speakers mounted in the ceiling!
Smooth and Responsive Drive
This is huge for me, living in the Midwest we have a wide range of weather conditions and road conditions that I drive on. The 2020 Acura RDX has an Integrated Dynamic System that delivers four different drive modes for all your needs. There is a snow mode! The snow mode is perfect for those days when the snow is flying and the weather is frightful, this mode will help control the amount of power going to each wheel so you can maintain control and not slip and slide your way through town. If it’s summer and you feel like cruising through the valleys turn on sport mode – this mode heightens the throttle response so when you press down on the gas you go! There is also the Comfort mode for everyday driving to help maintain a smooth and steady ride and also the Sport Plus mode for when you need a quicker shifting/response time.
AcuraWatch is a safety feature that comes standard with every RDX. In my opinion, everyone needs AcuraWatch, it’s a suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies to help ensure your safety as well as those around you. My favorite feature in AcruaWatch is the adaptive cruise control. You can set your cruise control and forget about it like literally forget about it. If you come upon slower traffic the RDX will adjust your speed for you. The collision mitigation braking system is a feature everyone needs. We all know it takes a split second for an accident to happen. And let’s be honest, there are moments we need to take our eyes off the road for a few seconds. The collision mitigation braking system can sense if traffic starts to slow or breaks and will adjust your vehicle to avoid a collision. The safety features available in the RDX really help bring peace of mind. I know that when Peyton starts driving I will definitely be getting her a vehicle that has these safety features.
These are just a few of the features that I really loved in the 2020 Acura RDX. Besides being a sleek and sporty SUV, the Acura RDX fits the needs of my family and lifestyle while also providing a safe and enjoyable experience.