Acura RDX

Acura RDX

About Acura RDX

The 2017 Acura RDX compact-luxury-crossover SUV has been around for a number of years, all of which have seen sales success to make the competition green with envy. Where competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Lexus NX use turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, the RDX sticks with a robust V6 teamed to a smooth-shifting automatic powering either the front or all four wheels. With seating for five passengers and a decent-sized cargo bay, the RDX makes a great luxury SUV for those who don’t need the added size and extra cost of the larger MDX. Acura’s full suite of luxury, technology and safety features is here, as is its unimpeachable reputation for reliability and excellent resale.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Acura RDX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Acura RDX

With the exception of some new colors, the 2017 Acura RDX is basically a carryover of the 2016 model.

  • Expert Rating: 9.1
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPG 20|28
2016 Acura RDX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Acura RDX

The 2016 Acura RDX gets the Jewel Eye headlight treatment, making the look ubiquitous across the Acura range. Additionally, the V6 gets more horsepower and torque, plus a boost to highway fuel economy, while the AcuraWatch suite of driver assist technologies is now available.

2015 Acura RDX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Acura RDX

There are no major changes for the 2015 Acura RDX, which is only in its second year as an all-new, 2nd-gen model.

2014 Acura RDX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Acura RDX

In the wake of last year’s complete revamp, the Acura RDX sees no changes of note for 2014.

2013 Acura RDX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Acura RDX

Outside and in, from the curvy sheet metal to the soft leather interior, to the engine and even transmission, the RDX is all new for 2013. Acura’s goal was to make the RDX a more viable choice for professionals in their early 30s who value comfort over sportiness, and who will eventually need extra room for the baby seats.

2012 Acura RDX
What's new for 2012?
2012 Acura RDX

With an all-new model on the way, the 2012 Acura RDX remains unchanged from the 2011 model.

2011 Acura RDX
What's new for 2011?
2011 Acura RDX

With a freshened look, interior upgrades and available 2WD, the 2010 model year was a significant "freshening" for Acura's compact SUV. In 2011 those changes stay in place as the platform moves toward an eventual redesign.

2010 Acura RDX
What's new for 2010?
2010 Acura RDX

For 2010, the RDX gets a fresh look, numerous interior upgrades and a lower starting price. It also now comes in two-wheel drive form as standard, offering improved fuel economy.

2009 Acura RDX
What's new for 2009?
2009 Acura RDX

For 2009, Acura adds a power passenger seat to the RDX's standard equipment list, along with four new colors and an updated version of the AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic Update service.

2008 Acura RDX
What's new for 2008?
2008 Acura RDX

For 2008 the turbocharged 2008 Acura RDX receives minor updates, including an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a new paint color (Polished Metal Metallic) and two-position memory seats and mirrors. Lastly, Bluetooth hands-free integration is now standard.

2007 Acura RDX
What's new for 2007?
2007 Acura RDX

While we've witnessed dramatic growth in the number of compact SUVs, sporty SUVs and premium SUVs, until now the only vehicle that delivered the virtues of all three was the BMW X3. The RDX also features Acura's first turbocharged engine.

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Consumer Reviews

Nice & nimble

By on Saturday, June 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "smooth and crisp ride excellent seating comfort"

Cons: "Can be bumpy over rough spots"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Very reliable and nimble ride but it does not handle bumps well it seems to move the driver and passengers from side to side on tough bumps but other than that it is a smooth and luxurious ride I had an RL before this and plan to stay in the Acura family as long as they continue to get it right."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Great Car!

By on Thursday, October 6, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"First time to own an Acura suv. I love driving it everyday. Powerful, roomy, great design and so comfortable. Strongly recommend to purchase the adv tech with AWD. I chose the 2017 RDX adv tech with AWD over the Lexus NX 2016 because it looks bigger, and the 2017 RDX price is cheaper."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Excellent Vehicle Overall

By on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Power, Reliability, User Friendly, Paddle Shifters"

Cons: "Slightly Rough Ride -- Better With More Tire Press"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Three years after purchase, the RDX has been maintenance free apart from routine items, and has been a very enjoyable car to own. Plenty of power, good handling (put 38 psi in the tires), and I love the paddle shifters in sport mode for great shift control on hilly terrain. With standard items that cost extra for other brands (leather, Bluetooth etc.), lots of cargo and leg room, and classic styling, the RDX is an excellent value and I highly recommend it."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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