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.
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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

"This is my husband's car and I love to borrow it because it is a peppy, fun car to drive. We are very happy with the all wheel drive system and were very disappointed to learn that Acura did not reintroduce the same all wheel drive into the new model as was rumoured to happen."

Anonymous, NB (2012 Acura RDX)

"The turbo engine is one of the best feature of this vehicule. It accelerates, drives and feels like a sport sedan but has all the room and confort of an SUV."

Anonymous, QC (2012 Acura RDX)

"Very stiff suspension. Much more road noise than my Lexus. Very poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Acura RDX)

"the turbo is great"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura RDX)

"The comfortable steering wheel, better than those on newer models (good) Excellent response to acceleration and brakes, makes for stress-free long drives (very good)"

JOANNE P., MA (2012 Acura RDX)

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Acura RDX)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable seats. Great car for long highway drives."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Acura RDX)

"The most uncomfortable car I've had except for my BMW"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Acura RDX)

"Road and wind noise is too high. Ride is a little rough"

Anonymous, NV (2012 Acura RDX)

"Really enjoy vehicle . Noise level is a little higher than I would like. Also wish it didn't require premium fuel"

ROSS P., CA (2012 Acura RDX)

"Comfortable seats."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Acura RDX)

"Very bouncy ride almost to the point of uncomfortable. The navigation system is cumbersome and the climate control is limited and complicated to use. The trunk only has room for two suitcases and the rear seat does not lay down flat"

Anonymous, MN (2012 Acura RDX)

"The seats in this car - front and back - are incredibly comfortable. I'm convinced (against all medical reason) that driving it regularly has helped my back problems."

LARRY D., NJ (2012 Acura RDX)


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


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I love this care BUT the trunk lid gives me a fit. It is to hard to close or even reach up to get the handle."

SHERRY M., MD (2012 Acura RDX)

"It took 120 days to replace my driver side takata air bag"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Acura RDX)

Would you buy this car again?

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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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