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.

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.

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.

Consumer Reviews

Back with Acura

By on Sunday, August 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,200

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Nice looking, Good leg room front and back."

Cons: "No air conditioned seats, No backup warning system"

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

"Traded in the MKX and went back to Acura. My wife and I both say it's fun to drive. Better gas mileage then the Lincoln."

15 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Update on 9/2017 Review

By on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Buzzing, rattles, voice commands almost got me killed

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Low price - and for a reason"

Cons: "Quality, fit & finish, assembly - the list goes on"

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

"This is an update on a previous review. I leased this vehicle because I thought the value proposition was better than the Audi I had. Big mistake. After 4k miles, buzzing and squeaks were abundant. MPG a disappointment. Seats have become more uncomfortable over time. But the worst part is that the voice commands do not work. Trying to make a phone call using voice commands in traffic almost got me killed due to the fact that the system does not recognize simple English words. Finally, at 7800 miles I bit the bullet and traded it in on an Audi Q5. I DO NOT recommend this vehicle for anyone who expects quality in a luxury brand. Acura is trading on the Honda reputation but with much higher pricing."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Love the convenience and power of this suv

By on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,000

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

"I traded in my '07 TL type-s for this back in December. After checking out cars at the auto show, I liked the looks and the gas mileage of the RDX out of all the SUV's in its class. I have been getting around 21 mpg in town and 26-27 on trips, which was better than my TL on local mpg. I got the RDX AWD with Tech package and love the seats and sound system (but was used to better as I had the type-s TL which had the premium sound system and navigation as well). I also love the jeweled headlights for their look and also for the visibility they give me. After being in this it would be hard for me to go back to a car again."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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