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Acura RDX

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Base MSRP price range:
$35,095 - $40,195
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Ratings Category: Luxury compact sport-utility vehicles
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Acura RDX Overview

Derived from the Honda CR-V compact SUV, the RDX is a slightly larger and more upscale alternative. Styling, handling, and interior quality are nothing special, but the RDX is well-equipped for the price. The very smooth and capable 273-hp V6 and six-speed automatic returned a respectable 22-mpg overall. Handling is not especially agile, and the ride is a little stiff. The overall interior ambience is rather plain-Jane for an upscale SUV, and it lacks some luxury features, such as a heated steering wheel, usually found on its competitors. Still, the seats are comfortable, the rear seat is roomy, and the simple, straightforward controls are easier to use than those in most competing vehicles. A freshened 2016 model, available in spring, will gain more horsepower while providing a slightly better fuel economy.

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