The well-equipped Acura RDX feels sporty, but its turbocharged four-cylinder engine is less refined than one might expect for the class. Handling is agile, but the ride is stiff. However, the RDX is loaded with high-tech features such as navigation with live traffic data.
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say


Anonymous, NY (2011 Acura RDX)

"The acceleration is awesome with the turbo drive. I love that this RDX has a 4 cylinder engine with the turbo. The handling around corners is so tight."

TONY G., OR (2011 Acura RDX)

"The power is there when I need it and I don't have to put my foot in it to get that"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Acura RDX)

"handles and drives like sports car - a real pleasure to drive."

EDDIE S., FL (2011 Acura RDX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I love the side support of the seats of this vehicle!"

JOHANNA S., NC (2011 Acura RDX)

"Seats are very comfortable and it is one of my top priority I drive about 35,000 miles a year"

JIM T., FL (2011 Acura RDX)

"The 2011 RDX is a great car though it reflects a lot of road noise. I will pay more attention to this next time I buy a car."

ROY D., AL (2011 Acura RDX)

"very noisy at highway speeds; suspension gives rough ride"

WILLIAM H., FL (2011 Acura RDX)

"seat comfort, performance and handling"

Anonymous, PA (2011 Acura RDX)

"Ride is a little hard and doesn't soak up bumps in road. Seats are a bit small. Having trouble getting comfortable."

PETER K., CA (2011 Acura RDX)

"Good ergonomics and the seats are comfortable, but the ride quality isn't great and it lets a lot of road noise in. I'm assuming that's the trade off since the car is sporty to drive and handles well in all types of weather."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Acura RDX)

"Passenger seat uncomfortable. Would buy 8 direction controlled seat on passenger side next time."

DONALD B., SK (2011 Acura RDX)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"a quality car at a lower price than the other cars in its class"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Acura RDX)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"This is great car. Drives like a sports car. Our only issue is that we should have bought a slightly bigger vehicle."

EDDIE S., FL (2011 Acura RDX)

"I read an article that said it had an angry chicken beak. It does"

Anonymous, MA (2011 Acura RDX)

"Front of the car is ugly rear shelf that stores in the bottom of the cargo space is wonderful clever way that the rear seats lift out to vertical so the backs fold down flat for extended cargo storage is very easy and effective"

MICHAEL C., TX (2011 Acura RDX)

Would you buy this car again?

2011 vehicles
Acura RDX
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Mini Cooper Countryman
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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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