What is the 2021 Acura RDX Towing Capacity?

Arguably the best looking compact luxury SUV on the market, the Acura RDX has cargo space, technology, and comfort all in its corner. These are all qualities you want in an SUV, not to mention the performance and specs to do the tough jobs you may need too. And that’s where the 2021 Acura RDX’s towing ability comes into play. 

Where Does the Power Come From?

Sitting in the Acura RDX interior, you may never expect the throttle response to feel so good. Its  turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0L Turbo engine produces 272 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque at its peak. That’s a surprising amount of power from a small displacement engine! Combined with Acura’s 10-speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters and available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), towing jobs are no match for the RDX.

How Much Can the Acura RDX Tow?

Whether you have purchased the RDX Technology Package with front-wheel drive or the Advance Package with SH-AWD, the 2021 RDX has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. That’s enough for pulling a utility trailer, most popup campers, and even a couple personal watercraft.  The same capacity applies for 2020 Acura RDX towing jobs.  Do you need a higher towing capacity? Acura still has you covered. New Acura MDX models with front-wheel drive have maximum towing of 3,500 pounds while models equipped with SH-AWD can pull up to 5,000 pounds. 

What Do I Need to Tow with my RDX?

To tow with your 2021 Acura RDX, you’ll need to equip your vehicle with a trailer hitch and a trailer hitch ball. The package from your Kansas City Acura dealer includes a receiver-style hitch that can be used with a variety of coupler designs. As well, a four-way flat wiring harness is necessary to operate your trailer lights. Because the tongue drop varies from trailer to trailer, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate ball mount and hitch ball separately.    If you need a compact SUV that is capable of towing and has all the interior features and options you could want contact us today to discover RDX models for sale in KCMO. Schedule a test drive online to get the process started in your car buying journey.

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