2017 Acura RDX Buyer's Guide

A Confidently Practical Luxury SUV

The RDX brings together the sharp styling, high-tech features and high-quality practicality that Acura is known for, in a small, easily maneuverable package. This 5-passenger SUV is something for everyone: smooth road-trip transport with a quiet, well-crafted leather-lined cabin, reliable errand-runner with an excellent resale value, a sporty, powerful performer on twisting roads. Its looks may not stand out, but the Acura RDX excels at everything it does.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2017 Acura RDX: "The 3.5-liter V6 delivers its power smoothly with plenty of low-end torque for quick acceleration and passing. Although Acura does equip the RDX with a Sport mode and paddle shifters, we found this little luxury SUV performed best when left to make gear changes all on its own. Cruising long highway stretches is where the RDX feels most at home, although the suspension is appropriately tuned for aggressive driving."

Technically Speaking

Some of the coolest high-tech features on the market are available in the RDX. Its optional climate control system, which can be controlled with voice commands, uses data from the GPS system to regulate temperature. Its 10-speaker surround sound system works with Pandora. The multi-view backup camera lets you choose which angle you want to see when parking. The RDX is also available with Acura's AcuraWatch suite of features, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keep assist and more.

Build Yours

The 2017 Acura RDX starts around $36,000 and climbs to nearly $46,000 fully loaded. Build and price your own 2017 Acura RDX to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Owners' Opinions

KBB.com visitor and RDX owner Karen had this to say about Acura's compact luxury SUV: "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." Read more Acura RDX consumer reviews.

More Small Luxury SUVs

This popular segment has grown to more than 10 vehicles strong, with each of the entries appealing on a variety of levels. Visit our Compact Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to have a look at all your options.

 

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