In their infancy, navigation systems were an expensive option reserved for luxury cars. Here are a few things to consider so you can choose the system that's right for you.
Today, navigation systems are nearly ubiquitous, even on economy cars. Factory Navigation Systems Pros Integration: The factory-installed navigation system will appeal to the car buyer who likes a clean, high-tech, integrated look.
The 2017 Acura RDX AWD With Advance Package comes with a 3.5-liter, 279-horsepower V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, 5-LED "jewel" automatic headlights, LED taillights, fog lights, heated and auto-dimming side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a power sunroof and liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated eight-way power front sport seats, leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, automatic wipers, and remote starting.
The navigation system graphics are also very dated and there's no connected search, although destinations found online from a computer or smartphone can be sent to the system.
One nice update is that the bunch of buttons and knobs and single-line monochrome LCD in the center of the dash in the older RDX has been replaced with a 7-inch touch-screen that features icons that can be easily rearranged.
And one of our favorite features from the old RDX has been carried over here: the sweet-sounding ELS audio system, which offers best-in-class audio performance. While many competitors have moved to a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, Acura has stuck with a V6 for the Acura RDX for years now, slightly boosting its horsepower.
Like the audio system, this is another instance in which staying with a tried-and-true solution is a smart move.
With a 0 destination charge, the final sticker came to ,460.And that you can get plenty of decent bells and whistles—if not the latest and greatest ones—at a competitive, all-inclusive price makes the 2017 RDX With Advance Package a strong choice in its class.If you want more up-to-date tech in a slightly less expensive package, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE uses one of our favorite infotainment systems, Toyota Entune.Since the 2016 model received a significant refresh that added much needed driver assists to bring it up to speed with rivals, the 2017 Acura RDX gets only a few minor updates, including some new interior and exterior colors.The fuel-efficient but powerful V6 engine in the Acura RDX AWD With Advance Package we tested remains a big draw, along with a comfortable, well-appointed interior and extensive standard features.