From the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2016 Acura RDX.
(upbeat music) We're here at the auto show with Acura's RDX SUV, which you'll notice has some styling tweaks versus last year's RDX. That's because it's been updated. Let's take you through everything that's changed.
A more chiseled appearance in back here with restyled LED tail lights, kind of these openings here in the rear bumper that sort of mimics some of the openings in the front bumper. No tailpipes, Acura and it's Honda parent brand had been kind of going toward hiding the tailpipes in a lot of models. Not really sure why, seeing as they give kind of a sporty appearance. Not really the case here on the RDX. Acura's Jewel eye LED headlights sort of fuse the RDX with the MDX and other cars in the brand's lineup, kind of a more chiseled face overall. All of that really brings the RDX closer to the family styling and the rest of the brand. The biggest change on the inside of the RDX comes when you get optional packages, because you get this second screen here. It goes below the top screen. Top screen, obviously still has the navigation system. It's controlled by this knob down here on the center part of the dashboard. This screen is a touch screen. Now mostly controls the audio part of the multimedia system. Other available features new now, include things like an eight way power passenger seat and air vents for the rear passengers. Slight improvements to power and gas mileage, thanks to an updated V6 drive train, and more importantly, an improved body structure for better crash worthiness, highlight the 2016 RDX. More details and driving impressions, once it goes on sale in the spring of 2015. (car driving away)