This generation of RDX drives nicely, but its very confusing and distracting controls hurt the overall package.
The 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
It's an energetic powertrain once it gets past its initial hesitation.
We got 22 mpg overall.
The RDX is enjoyable to drive.
It feels lively and engaging, and has nimble handling.
We did, however, find the controls to be extremely distracting because of the fussy touchpad that interacts with the center screen.
It forces drivers to divert their attention from the road too often and for too long.
The RDX is also saddled with a cumbersome push-button gear selector.
The seats are comfortable, and interior room is on a par with the class.
All RDXs come standard with the AcuraWatch safety system, which includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking; blind spot warning is optional, however.