Acura RDX Overview

For those seeking a compact SUV crossover with a lot of luxury and performance extras, the RDX might just be the silver bullet you’ve been looking for. The modern and sophisticated interior features a wealth of available and standard technology, serious performance, and a roomy cabin that fits five passengers, plus lots of cargo comfortably and with ease. Since its debut in late 2006, the RDX has pioneered exciting performance features and technology. It was even featured in the extremely popular Marvel’s The Avengers movie.

2017 Acura RDX

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2016 Acura RDX Slate Silver Metallic
The all-new 2017 Acura RDX pushes the boundaries of your expectations for a luxury compact crossover vehicle. The new RDX offers a suite of features, comforts, technology, and power that won’t disappoint. A stylish cabin and exterior is just the beginning. There’s a lot more to love, like:

  • Advanced features and technology that you’ll appreciate, like an available ELS Surround Premium Audio System, available Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, standard smart entry with pushbutton start, standard multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, and a standard one-touch power moonroof.
  • A 3.5L 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine that delivers 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms).
  • Sleek extras for extra presence on the road, like Jewel Eye LED headlights, available 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, available rain-sensing windshield wipers, and much more.



The critics have spoken and they have a lot of highly positive praise for the Acura RDX. Check out just a few examples of evaluations of the RDX by top automotive reviewers:

  • “This stylish Acura is one of our favorites thanks to its fuel-efficient, yet powerful V6, comfortable interior and long list of standard features.”
  • The Car Connection: “…one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs.”
  • U.S. News & World Report: “Whether you’re in the driver’s seat or just along for the ride, you’ll enjoy the comfortable, quiet interior and ample cabin space. Don’t think it’s all prim and proper, though: A V6 engine boasts all the power you need for highway cruising, and a large cargo space makes the RDX capable of handling a weekend getaway or hauling kids and their soccer gear.”
  • Motor Trend: “In our First Test review, we were impressed with the RDX’s powerful naturally aspirated (engine) in a segment full of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. With the 279-hp V-6 and six-speed auto and all-wheel-drive combo, our RDX tester hit 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, putting it near the head of its class.”
2016 Acura RDX Graystone Seats



2016 Acura RDX Rear
In its short production history, the RDX has already garnered some impressive awards, especially when it comes to safety. Drivers transporting loved ones will be especially happy to learn of the RDX’s recognition with both a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2017, as well as an award for being a Top Safety Pick+ in 2016 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (when equipped with optional front crash prevention).

Among its accolades, the RDX was also named “Favorite Compact Premium Crossover” for 2016 by Torque News and was a 2016 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy award winner in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category.


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