Aucra RDX 3.5L Gets Better Performance from K&N Lifetime Air Filter

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K&N Air Filter Installed on Acura RDX 2.5L
Acura RDX 2.5L K&N Air Filter
K&N's 99-5000 Air Filter Recharger Kit
K&N's 99-5000 Air Filter Recharger Kit
When Acura first introduced the RDX in 2007 the target demographics was younger buyers looking for a side of sport to go with their crossover utility vehicle. It was small but frisky, powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine. It was athletic with its Super Handling AWD system (SH-AWD), so it was positively sporty, but it came at the expense of ride quality and comfort.
K&N Replacement Air Filter for Acura RDX 2.5L
K&N Replacement Air Filter for Acura RDX 2.5L

With the launch of the redesigned 2013 Acura RDX, the second-generation CUV makes a concerted effort to appeal to an even wider market, by improving overall comfort and bettering efficiency. And thereby, Acura also effectively addresses the reality that their original market has matured, and now a side of comfort with their order of CUV is more fitting.

A naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine replaces the former turbocharged four-banger, which produces 33 more horsepower yet gets better mpg's than the 240hp first-gen Acura RDX. The overhauled Acura RDX also comes with six-speed automatic transmission instead of last year's five-cog unit, which helps with the overall efficiency development.

The roomier, more powerful and better-performing Acura RDX is capable of one other impressive feat, by merely upgrading the OE air filter with a K&N 33-2489 performance air filter, you can improve the overall performance of the new 3.5-liter engine. Engineered to enhance both horsepower and torque, and designed to drop into your existing factory air box, the K&N 33-2489 reusable air filter will also insure excellent air filtration and engine protection.

Depending on your driving conditions, servicing intervals can go up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is necessary, and cleaning the air filter is as simple as following the four easy steps on a K&N Recharger Kit (part no. 99-5000). With K&N's well respected Million Mile Limited Warranty backing the K&N 33-2489 washable and reusable air filter, this will be the only air filter you'll ever need to purchase for your 2013 RDX.

    The K&N 33-2489 performance air filter fits the following vehicle:
    2017 ACURA RDX 3.5L V6
    2016 ACURA RDX 3.5L V6
    2015 ACURA RDX 3.5L V6
    2014 ACURA RDX 3.5L V6
    2013 ACURA RDX 3.5L V6
For all K&N air filters for Acura RDX 2.5L use the Acura RDX 2.5L Air Filters page on Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit