We may not have loved the 2019 Acura RDX’s multimedia system one bit, but on many other points, the Honda luxury brand’s smallest SUV got a makeover for the model year that helps it stand out. From a comfortable interior to a refined powertrain and a honed exterior, the RDX has been properly prepped to compete with the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. But how much will it cost you fuel-wise?
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Given that the average prices of regular and premium gasoline were virtually unchanged from a week ago early Thursday per AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, you’d be paying roughly the same. The 2019 RDX, with a switch to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine from a naturally aspirated V-6, still takes premium fuel. Here are some sample payments you’d be making at the pump:
- At the national average for premium of $3.46, filling the RDX’s 17.1-gallon tank would cost you $59.17.
- In Oklahoma, where premium fuel is always cheap and averaged $3.11 per gallon this past week, filling up the tank would cost $53.18.
- In Hawaii, meanwhile, where all fuel is expensive and premium averaged $4.10, filling up the RDX would cost more than $70.
Though most states experienced price increases of 4 cents or less, several states saw significant price fluctuations. The national average for regular was $2.91, identical to the previous week. The average price of diesel fuel was 5 cents higher than a week ago at $3.29. The Gulf Coast was hit by Hurricane Michael on Wednesday and the Florida Panhandle was hit hardest, but the storm has yet to impact pump prices; the average price of regular in Florida was holding steady Thursday at $2.82.
Mississippi had the lowest statewide average price for regular at $2.62 on Thursday. Alabama and South Carolina were close behind at $2.63. Hawaii had the highest average price, $3.86, with California not far off at $3.81.
Gasoline prices typically decline this time of year because of lower demand and the deployment of winter gasoline blends that are cheaper to produce than summer blends. Prices had been rising, though, as oil stocks dwindled and oil prices increased.
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