2009 ACURA RDX SH-AWD

Used SUV - 2009 Acura RDX SH-AWD in Paterson, Nj

Price
$12,395
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    About This 2009 Acura RDX SH-AWD 
    Vehicle Location:
    Paterson, Nj
    Year:
    2009
    Make:
    Acura
    Model:
    RDX SH-AWD
    Price:
    $12,395 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    104,851
    Body Style:
    SUV
    Exterior Color:
     Crystal Black Pearl (Black)
    Interior Color:
     Ebony Leather (Black)
    Engine:
    4 Cylinder
    Transmission:
    Automatic
    Drivetrain:
    All Wheel Drive
    Doors:
    Five Door
    Stock Number:
    005190
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    17
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    22
    Combined MPG: 20
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $118.13*
    *Based on $1.89 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    About us: Welcome to Silk City Auto Mall Inc. We are a family owned business established in 2011; having started our business with only a handful of Jeep Wranglers. Now, we have over 200 pre-owned cars and trucks in stock; the leading selection in the tristate area. From cars, trucks, pickups, service utility trucks, sports to luxury SUVs; you name it we got it! Don't see it? Just ask us and we'll make it our duty to acquire it for you! It is our firm pledge to our customers to keep them pleased. It is our job to make sure your car buying process is as speedy and hassle-free as possible. We have financing options to help fit each customer's needs! Bad credit, no credit, or first time car buyer? No problem! We're here to help! Silk City Auto Mall Inc. will get you into the vehicle you select with expertise and care to your necessities. Silk City Auto Mall Inc. has an expert and dependable service. We offer competitive pricing for your automotive wishes. Customer satisfaction is our utmost priority and our staff is dedicated to accomplishing this objective in every single aspect of our business. Trade ins are welcomed! We offer a special BUY HERE PAY HERE program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! Telephone: (877) 361-5678 Fax: (973) 333-3039 Email: info@silkcityautomall.com 290 Pennsylvania Ave. Paterson, NJ 07503 We are open 7 days a week! Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sundays 10 AM -5 PM Check our inventory at SILKCITYAUTOMALL.COM

    Located at Eminoglu Used Car Dealer, LTD. in Paterson, Nj.  Call Eminoglu Used Car Dealer, LTD. today at 973-968-5248 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • Air Filtration
    • Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
    • Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
    • Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Passenger
    • Front Airbags: Dual
    • Side Airbags: Front
    • Side Curtain Airbags: Front
    • Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor
    • Antenna Type: Mast
    • Auxiliary Audio Input: Mp3
    • In-dash Cd: 6 Disc
    • Radio: Am/fm
    • Satellite Radio: Siriusxm
    • Speed Sensitive Volume Control
    • Subwoofer: 1
    • Total Speakers: 7
    • Watts: 360
    • Abs: 4-wheel
    • Braking Assist
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
    • Front Brake Diameter: 11.7
    • Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
    • Rear Brake Diameter: 12.0
    • Rear Brake Type: Disc
    • Armrests: Rear Center Folding With Storage
    • Center Console Trim: Simulated Alloy
    • Dash Trim: Simulated Alloy
    • Floor Material: Carpet
    • Floor Mats: Front
    • Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
    • Ambient Lighting
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Cargo Cover: Hard
    • Center Console: Dual Level
    • Cruise Control
    • Cupholders: Front
    • Dimming Rearview Mirror: Auto
    • Memorized Settings: 2 Driver
    • Multi-function Remote: Keyless Entry
    • One-touch Windows: 2
    • Power Outlet(s): Two 12v
    • Power Steering: Variable/speed-proportional
    • Reading Lights: Front
    • Retained Accessory Power
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls: Audio
    • Steering Wheel: Tilt And Telescopic
    • Storage: Door Pockets
    • Universal Remote Transmitter: Homelink - Garage Door Opener
    • Vanity Mirrors: Dual Illuminating
    • Liftgate Window: Fixed
    • Rear Door Type: Liftgate
    • 4wd Type: Full Time
    • Center Differential: Mechanical
    • Limited Slip Differential: Center
    • Door Handle Color: Chrome
    • Exhaust: Dual Tip
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Rear Spoiler Color: Body-color
    • External Temperature Display
    • Gauge: Boost
    • Multi-function Display
    • Warnings And Reminders: Low Fuel Level
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Front Fog Lights
    • Headlights: Hid/xenon
    • Side Mirror Adjustments: Power
    • Side Mirrors: Heated
    • Moonroof / Sunroof: One-touch Open/close
    • Active Head Restraints: Dual Front
    • Body Side Reinforcements: Side Impact Door Beams
    • Child Safety Door Locks
    • Child Seat Anchors: Latch System
    • Crumple Zones: Front
    • Emergency Interior Trunk Release
    • Rear Seatbelts: Center 3-point
    • Seatbelt Force Limiters: Front
    • Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Driver Seat Power Adjustments: Lumbar
    • Driver Seat: Heated
    • Front Headrests: Adjustable
    • Front Seat Type: Sport Bucket
    • Passenger Seat Power Adjustments: 4
    • Passenger Seat: Heated
    • Rear Headrests: Adjustable
    • Rear Seat Folding: Split
    • Rear Seat Type: 60-40 Split Bench
    • Upholstery: Leather
    • 2-stage Unlocking Doors
    • Anti-theft System: Alarm With Remote
    • Power Door Locks
    • Hill Holder Control
    • Stability Control
    • Traction Control
    • Front Shock Type: Gas
    • Front Spring Type: Coil
    • Front Stabilizer Bar
    • Front Struts: Macpherson
    • Front Suspension Classification: Independent
    • Front Suspension Type: Lower Control Arms
    • Rear Shock Type: Gas
    • Rear Spring Type: Coil
    • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    • Rear Suspension Classification: Independent
    • Rear Suspension Type: Multi-link
    • Pre-wired For Phone
    • Wireless Data Link: Bluetooth
    • Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Tire Type: All Season
    • Wheels: Aluminum
    • Front Wipers: Rain Sensing
    • Power Windows: Remotely Operated
    • Rear Privacy Glass
    • Rear Wiper: Intermittent
    • Window Defogger: Rear

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    2009 Acura RDX SH-AWD Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2009 Acura RDX SH-AWD
    Crossover utility with performance and handling.

     

    Introduction
    The Acura RDX is a premium crossover SUV designed for sporty driving.

     

    The RDX features a 240-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic with paddle shifters, a firm independent suspension made for cornering, and Acura's patented SH-AWD system (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive). This last system delivers a higher proportion of power to the outside rear wheel under hard cornering, thus keeping the car in line and enhancing cornering performance.

     

    RDX comes trimmed in leather, no cloth interior is available. Standard equipment includes luxury features such as a power moonroof and dual-zone climate control.

     

    In short, the RDX is designed for drivers who do not want to compromise cornering for a comfortable ride (hence, the firm suspension), but want upscale accommodations. It also needs to be someone who doesn't care about dramatic or distinctive styling, because the RDX resembles the Honda CR-V.

     

    For 2009, RDX gets a four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat as standard equipment. The AcuraLink real-time traffic system includes more coverage, with 77 metro areas. RDX was launched as a 2007 model.

     

    Lineup
    The Acura RDX ($33,895) comes with leather upholstery, heated front seats, power moonroof, Bluetooth hands-free phone interface, XM satellite radio, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, xenon HID headlights with fog lamps, the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel, the patented SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control.

     

    The RDX with the Technology Package ($37,195) is the only option and includes a 10-speaker, 410-watt sound system, navigation system with voice recognition, rearview camera, and the AcuraLink satellite communication system with real-time traffic.

     

    Safety features include dual-stage frontal airbags, side airbags in front, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, active front head restraints to help protect against whiplash, side-impact door beams, tire-pressure monitor, VSA electronic stability control, traction control, all-wheel drive.

     

    Walkaround
    The Acura RDX is about one inch longer in wheelbase than the Honda CR-V, and two inches longer overall. The appearance of the two cars is similar. RDX has sculpting on the sides.

     

    The nose of the RDX is its most distinctive feature. The grille is a wide shallow vee, the Acura theme, but under that is a black air intake with opposing angles, riding on top of the bumper. And under the bumper is another air opening. The intercooled turbo under the hood needs a lot of air.

     

    Behind the C-pillar there's a small window that you can't really discern because the C-pillar is black and the window is tinted so darkly. From the inside, it affords good visibility, with no major blind spots when looking over your shoulder.

     

    Between the taillights, surrounding the large license plate indent, the sheet metal on the liftgate is subtly molded into the shape of the vector, suggesting the Acura symbol or theme.

     

    Interior
    The Acura RDX dashboard cascades with colors, textures and levels. The top is wide and flat black vinyl, there's a three-inch-tall strip of dark titanium plastic in the center, broken by the display screen and, at the bottom, it turns to smooth vinyl in light gray. The top and the plastic strip are grained with minutely raised crossed diagonal lines, a sort of diamond-like golf-ball effect. So there are three textures and three colors.

     

    On the top center of the dashboard, tucked under the windshield, is a narrow digital display that indicates time of day, radio station, the interior temperature setting on each side of the car, and where the vents are pointed. It's hard to see in sunlight.

     

    The navigation system is controlled by a big ugly knob in the center of the center stack. It pushes in, up, down, left and right. Acura has an excellent reputation for its navigation systems. We've found them among the best and easiest to operate.

     

    We found the rearview monitor fuzzy, and dim at night (which might be from dim backup lights), often too dark to be useful at dusk or on overcast days.

     

    The perforated leather seats are comfortable, and the driver can perch up high to see over the short nose of the car. The driver's seat has eight-way power with power lumbar support, and the passenger's seat has four-way power adjustment. Both front seats have high and low heat settings.

     

    The gauges are nicely lit at night, in blue and white. The tachometer is at left, with the redline at 6800 rpm, and an insert that shows turbocharger boost. A big speedometer is in the center with an information display inside it, and on the right is a spot of similar size which contains a gear-selection indicator and a fuel-level gauge. It would be nice if there was a temperature gauge because, as it is, you can find the engine's temperature only by using the information display inside the speedometer, and scrolling through other information to find it.

     

    The information display can also show which wheels are getting the power with the SH-AWD, or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. This system sends more power to the outside rear wheel when the car is cornering aggressively, which keeps it on line, but that's exactly the time you'd not want to look down to check the display. There's also an instantaneous fuel mileage display, consisting of a bar ranging from 0 to 50 mpg, but we did not find it to be easily readable.

     

    The EPA-rated mileage is 17/22 mpg City/Highway. We got 17.6 miles per gallon (on premium fuel) at an average of 34 mph running stop-and-go on the freeway and 80 mph when the traffic was less crowded. The fuel mileage didn't change much after that, with mostly around-town driving.

     

    The leather-wrapped steering wheel feels nice in your hands, if busy, with controls for a half-dozen or more things, including paddles for upshifting and downshifting the sequential transmission. It has three spokes, at 3, 9 and 6 o'clock, and they're trimmed in aluminum-look plastic, with a design that makes the wheel look like a scale model of a space station.

     

    There are terrific grab handles for closing the front and rear doors, something we wish all cars had.

     

    There are nice little storage compartments, and a very deep center console compartment, with trays at the bottom that lift out to reveal a hidden spot that's another couple inches deep. It's 16.9 inches from front to back, 12.2 inches deep and 5.5 inches wide, big enough for a laptop or briefcase, and it's lockable.

     

    The parking brake pedal seems too low, as it can interfere with moving your left foot from the rest position to the brake pedal, for those who choose to brake with the left foot. We would sometimes catch the toe of our left shoe on the parking brake when moving our foot into position to use the brake.

     

    There seems to be decent knee room in the rear seat; we had a tall passenger back there who said she had enough room, even though the specification of 37.7 inches seems pretty tight. The rear passengers have cupholders in the folding armrest, door pockets and map pockets in the front seatbacks, and the 60/40 rear seatbacks will fold flat, after the seat cushions are flipped up against the front seatbacks.

     

    Cargo space behind the rear seat is in short supply, with just 27.8 cubic feet, but then this isn't a big SUV. With the rear seats lowered, there's 60.6 cubic feet.

     

    Driving Impression
    The most fun you can have with an Acura RDX is driving it through corners like a sports car. It does a great job of this. The paddle-shifting transmission shifts smoothly and obeys your input.

     

    This is the first turbocharged car Acura has ever made. Honda has been the technology leader with small engines for a long time and this 2.3-liter turbo is about as high-tech as they come. The turbocharger changes the power characteristics quite a lot from the more peaky Acura TSX, although it doesn't smooth out the engine. It has 260 pound-feet of torque, and no turbo lag, but when the transmission is in Drive, it kicks up and down a lot when you're driving casually uphill. Apparently the turbo confuses it, something we'd seen in the past with Volkswagen's 2.0T turbos. To stop it, you have to use the Sport mode and shift manually.

     

    In the Sport mode, the transmission obeys your manual-shift commands except when you downshift at an engine speed the system thinks is too high, or upshift at one it thinks is too low. Then at least it tells you that it's rejected your input with a flashing light.

     

    In stop-and-go freeway traffic, we found it difficult to accelerate smoothly. It has a drive-by-wire throttle; we have found many other cars with this type of electronic system also to have very sensitive throttles, and we wonder if the technology still has a ways to go. In any case, this does not make the RDX a great commuter car in heavy traffic.

     

    A bigger flaw than a quick throttle or unsettled transmission is the ride. A front-seat passenger said she could feel every bump, especially on the freeway. We could feel them too. It was like a jolt over the freeway ridges.

     

    Of course, this firmness in the suspension enables the RDX to perform like a sports car around the corners. Acura boasts that it will out-corner a BMW X3, which was developed on the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. So, good for the RDX. But is it worth the trade-off, if the suspension can't also offer a comfortable ride on the freeway? Maybe. You decide.

     

    We drove one RDX in California then spent a week in another in the Northwest, just in time for snow and ice. We tested the ABS by slamming on the brakes going down a steep hill with hard-packed snow at 20 miles per hour. The response was beautiful; it took a long time to get stopped, but we were able to steer anywhere we wanted, without sliding, while our foot was mashed to the pedal. We should point out that the P235/55R18 Michelin Pilot tires are considered high-performance all-season, meaning they weren't made for this sort of thing; all-season means three seasons, winter not being one of them.

     

    Then we went to a slushy parking lot, and tried to cut donuts at hard throttle, to test the VSA electronic stability control. The RDX just turned in tight circles, without much sliding; it was pretty amazing.

     

    A couple days later the slush froze into sheer, lumpy ice and we returned to the bottom of our steep hill. The city had put up barriers because the road was considered dangerous. We drove around the barrier and charged uphill, and it was fascinating to feel the all-wheel-drive work, and watch the readout on the instrument panel indicate with bars which of the four tires was getting the torque, based on how slippery it was under each tire at any moment. The all-wheel-drive system, which can send 70 percent of its torque to the rear wheels, struggled for grip, its computer sensors playing the throttle and brakes on and off at four separate wheels at lightning speed, and we made it to the top. This was very impressive, especially with those high-performance, wide-profile, all-season tires that were not intended for dealing with such severe conditions.

     

    In winter conditions like these, you can't beat a high-tech vehicle, with all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, six airbags and xenon headlamps, not to mention heated seats and heated mirrors.


     

    Summary
    The Acura RDX is a compact crossover sport-utility built more for sporty performance than comfortable cruising. The 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is turbocharged to produce 240 horsepower, and it isn't tame. The firm suspension is aimed at cornering, and doesn't make many compromises. The RDX has some desirable touches inside the cabin and quality engineering, but buyers should make sure the ride and throttle response are smooth enough for their daily driving.

     

    NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Sam Moses test drove Acura RDX models in California and the Pacific Northwest.

     

    Model Lineup
    Acura RDX ($33,895); Technology Package ($37,195).

     

    Assembled In
    Marysville, Ohio.

     

    Options As Tested
    Technology Package includes 10-speaker 410-watt sound system, navigation system with voice recognition, rearview camera, hands-free phone interface, AcuraLink satellite communication system with real-time traffic.

     

    Model Tested
    Acura RDX Technology Package ($37,195).The RDX is Acura's turbocharged crossover, combining car-like performance and handling characteristics with the versatility of a compact sport utility vehicle. The RDX boasts a 240 hp 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a five-speed automatic transmission with SportShift manual mode and paddle shifters, and Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Premium standard equipment includes a power moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, heated front seats, satellite radio and automatic climate control. Key safety technologies for the RDX include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, SH-AWD, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, front side-impact airbags, overhead curtain airbags and active front head restraints. The Acura RDX is a carryover for 2009. A 4-way power front passenger seat is now standard, along with four new exterior paint colors.


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    Paterson, Nj. 07503

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