2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Brings Fall Flavor

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2021 acura rdx pmc edition brings fall flavor

If you like pumpkin spice, Acura has continued the quest to pumpkin spice all the things with the 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition.

Painted in an orange hue that reminds of either pumpkins or the president’s skin tone, this crossover will be built at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center, hence the PMC moniker.

It will be hand-built and have both the A-Spec and Advanced Packages. Only 360 will be built, and they’ll be priced in the low-$50,000 range.

If that color looks familiar, it’s not just because you might have a similarly-colored pumpkin on your porch soon or because you’re watching too many POTUS press briefings – it’s also available on the Acura NSX sports car.

Other exclusive-to-the-PMC features include 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, body-color grille surround, black chrome exhaust finishers, and gloss black roof, sideview mirrors, and door handles.

Acura’s SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system is standard.

The stitching inside matches the exterior color. The stitching is on the seat, center console, door panels, steering wheel, and floor mats.

The paint process takes five days, and the PMC gets the same inspection as an NSX would before leaving the factory.

[Images: Acura]

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  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Sep 23, 2020

    I'm pleased that Acura is keeping the NSX factory open with these special editions, if only because skilled workers keep jobs. Hey, you could come up with a sportscar that, you know, actually sells....instead we get yet another "special edition" with not a single new HP to be found, a glorius tape-and-stripe job. You can't even remap the ECU for a token 20 hp? Really ? Honda is a fantastic engineering company. Acura is marketing hell, and leads the otherwise excellent Honda down the wrong path. Oh well, they'll probably snag a few "bmw intenders" who can't quite swing the BMW $. Like my hero Snoopy says, "Blech"

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Sep 25, 2020

    That paint just emphasizes how awkwardly shaped the grille and headlights are (the rest is pretty decent).

  • MelanieRichardson GOOD
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