Acura has introduced the 2016 RDX at the Chicago Auto Show.

Acura has introduced the 2016 RDX at the Chicago Auto Show.

Set to go on sale this spring, the facelifted crossover features modified bumpers, a revised grille and Jewel Eye LED headlights. The model also has new LED taillights and restyled alloy wheels.

The interior largely carries over but there's new high-contrast silver trim and additional standard equipment including heated front seats and second-row air vents.

There's also new Advance Package that adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights and front / rear parking sensors. The package also boasts an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, ventilated front seats and a navigation system - among other things.

Under the hood, there's a new 3.5-liter V6 engine with cylinder deactivation technology. It produces 279 bhp (208 kW) and 252 lb-ft (341 Nm) of torque which 6 bhp (4 kW) and 1 lb-ft (1 Nm) more than its predecessor. The engine is connected to a new nine-speed automatic transmission which enables the crossover to return 20 mpg city / 29 mpg highway with front-wheel drive and 19 mpg city / 28 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

Speaking of performance, the 2016 RDX features stiffer suspension mounts, a revised steering system and new active engine mounts. There's also an improved all-wheel drive system with a greater rear basis.

Check out the press release for additional information

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