cp-e™ Xcel™ Acura RDX Air Intake

cp-e™ has a long history of making some of the finest cold air intakes available, and we are pleased to release our Xcel™ air intake for the Acura RDX!

Earn up to 15 BoostBucks.

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


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Acura RDX Air Intake

The engine in the Acura RDX is the first Honda motor to feature forced induction, and is also one of the first Honda motors to feature a mass air meter. Although these substantial changes have thrown some aftermarket manufacturers for a loop, we capitalized on these changes and applied our highly successful tuning techniques to this new platform. And boy did it pay off! How does a gain of 19 horsepower to the wheels sound? We’re proud to present our Acura RDX Air Intake!

Like the rest of our Xcel™ air intake product line, we machine the RDX Xcel™ intake mass air meter housing from aluminum blanks to tolerances of +/- 0.002″ (about the width of a human hair). Despite the accuracy of this machining step, the vast majority of our competitors do not machine their housings because it costs more then simply swedging a pipe to form the mass air sensor housing. We however make no compromises, and as a result our intakes are quite unique and highly effective.

The improvement gained from our air intake isn’t limited just to performance. Removing the intricate baffling in the intake tract allows the end-user to hear all of the wonderful sounds that come from a properly turbocharged engine. You can hear the bypass valve operation, and you can finally hear the turbo spooling too! And of course, replacing all of that cheap black plastic with a high quality powder-coated really adds a “trick” look to the engine bay.

The XcelTM air intake comes complete with all necessary hardware required for a complete and professional installation.

For a filter replacement, please use our Replacement 3″ Air Filter.

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 22 x 22 x 8 in

3 reviews for cp-e™ Xcel™ Acura RDX Air Intake

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is by far way better than the k&n typhoon intake for the acura RDX with the turbo k23 engine. the fit finish and packing was top notch. i recommend getting the filter you oil along with the outerwear aka filter sock. Great spool up and the sound is amazing.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow, the craftsmanship of this intake is unmatched!!! I have been tuning cars for close to 20 years now and I have installed intakes from almost every company on the market and none of them touch the build quality of this CPE intake. Also, it is extremely easy to install…it took me about 15 minutes with cleanup. The included installation instructions are great for a DIYer to follow but if you know your way around an engine bay you can shave 15-20 minutes off the process eyeballing it. In the beginning, I thought the pricing was a little steep and that the +19 HP claim was exaggerated some but boy was it spot on. Combined with a Hondata tune, my RDX is a completely different animal and the best part of the whole experience is the sounds from the turbo. The only con with this product, which is really not a con but I have to mention it. I have taking a big hit in regards to MPG but it is truly my fault because I can’t keep my RDX out of boost. The sound of the turbo spooling is nothing short of intoxicating so I average 19.2 MPG which isn’t bad and I can totally live with the trade-off. I was contemplating a custom fabricated BOV but with this intake installed, the factory valve sounds awesome and I can be heard from down the street. Thank you CPE for making such a great product for the RDX…worth every penny!!!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had been looking for an intake for my RDX for a while when I came across CPE. One of my co-workers has one of their intakes in his MazdaSpeed3, and he highly recommended them. The intake is beautifully made and very easy to install. I love the way it sounds when you hit the accelerator and when you let your foot off. I installed the intake myself in no time and the performance has been wonderful. Driving modestly results in a slightly higher MPG, especially on the highway. I would highly recommend CPE to anyone looking for a high performance intake system that is easy to install and wonderful to run for years to come.

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