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The 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 push-button gear selector takes some practice to master. 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.
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2019
2019 Redesign Year
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.
$30,375 - $38,250
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2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
With the 2013 redesign, the second-generation RDX became 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.
Ride comfort is improved over the previous model, but the handling lost most of its sporty feel. While the RDX was competent all around and well equipped for the money, earlier models lacked some upscale luxury features. A 2016 update added more features, as well as the availability of optional advanced safety equipment. Called AcuraWatch, this safety suite includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
$25,425 - $31,225
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$22,000 - $25,875
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$18,800 - $22,400
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$16,100 - $17,925
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$14,050 - $15,625
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$12,650 - $13,900
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2007-2012
2007 Redesign Year
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 has good midrange power, but is relatively thirsty and requires premium fuel.
This engine also lacks the refinement of a V6. Drivers have plenty of room and a rearview camera is offered with the navigation system. Low step-in height and large doors make for easy access into the well-finished cabin. The rear seat accommodates three adults and the floor is flat, enhancing foot space. Handling is relatively agile for an SUV, but the ride is a little stiff and road noise is pronounced. Stability control is standard. There are lots of electronic bells and whistles, but the navigation system's dashboard controller is awkward to use.
$10,675 - $11,650
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$9,375 - $10,200
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$8,325 - $9,150
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$7,400 - $7,850
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$6,700 - $7,125
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$6,200
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