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Acura RDX
Acura RDX 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

Derived from the previous-generation Honda CR-V, the RDX has a more premium feel to compete among compact luxury SUVs. The very smooth and refined V6 gets 22 mpg overall, which is on par with the turbocharged four-cylinder engines found in competing SUVs. Handling is not especially agile, and the ride is a little stiff. We also found that the front wheels can easily spin on wet pavement before the AWD system transfers power to the rear wheels. Despite recent updates, the interior is rather forgettable for an upscale SUV, lacking certain luxury features usually found on competitors. Acura's convoluted dual-screen control system is unintuitive to use. Still, the seats are comfortable and the rear seat is roomy. The AcuraWatch safety package is available on all trims.

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2013 Redesign Year
Acura RDX 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 FWD Base/Tech/Acura Watch Plus

With the 2013 redesign, the second-generation RDX is a much more mainstream and refined compact crossover SUV. The turbo four is replaced by a V6 engine, which improves refinement, acceleration and fuel economy. Electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes, and brake assist are standard. Thoughtfully, the headlights come on automatically with the windshield wipers. Ride comfort is improved over the previous model, but the handling lost most of its sporty feel. Competent all around and well equipped for the money, the Acura RDX was also simple to order. After choosing between front- and all-wheel drive, the only available option package added navigation, HID headlights, a power tailgate and an upgraded stereo.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
2015 $26,975 - $29,950 $23,940 - $26,840
2014 $23,875 - $26,875 $20,940 - $23,840
2013 $21,150 - $24,125 $18,200 - $21,100
2007 Redesign Year
Acura RDX 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Others

Derived from the Honda CR-V, the RDX bowed in 2007 as a small, all-wheel-drive upscale SUV. The 240-hp, 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (Honda's first in the U.S.) has good midrange power, but requires premium fuel and lacks the refinement of a V6. Drivers have plenty of room and a rearview camera is offered with the navigation system, which also includes live traffic data. While low step-in height and large doors make access easy, interior fit and finish are good too. The rear seat accommodates three adults and the floor is flat, which enhances comfort. Handling is relatively agile for an SUV, but the ride is a little stiff and road noise is pronounced. There are lots of electronic bells and whistles, but the navigation system's dashboard controller is more awkward to use than a touchscreen interface would be.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $17,650 - $20,325 $14,710 - $17,310
2011 $14,775 - $17,125 $11,870 - $14,120
2010 $12,700 - $15,100 $9,865 - $12,115
2009 $11,425 - $12,900 $8,630 - $10,030
2008 $10,125 - $11,475 $7,390 - $8,640
2007 $9,275 - $9,275 $6,555 - $6,555
2006 Redesign Year
Acura RDX 2006 Trim Shown: 2006
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 N/A N/A