While the RDX doesn't push the envelope in styling, handling or interior quality, it is benign, comfortable and easy to live with. One high point is its smooth and powerful V6, which, when combined with the six-speed automatic transmission, manages a very respectable 22 mpg overall. Handling is sound, but not especially agile and the ride is a little stiff.
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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

"Great car great exceleration. Handling could be better."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"quick acceleration sluggish in turns"

Richard S., NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"It handles very well, drives well in snow, and is very comfortable inside. Plus the Acura customer service is outstanding. Also, aside from tires the only major repair in 60K miles was brake work due to mileage. Great car!"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Steering is too light and quick"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Luckily no tickets so far! Be aware the V6 will roar if pushed!"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"This thing has pep! Very satisfied with the power this has at any time needed. It handles quite well and the suspension is built for sport driving, but suffers immensely on poor road conditions."

Chris P., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very fast acceleration. Gas pedal is sensitive so a very light touch with foot is mandatory. The ride is relatively smooth, but bumpy/rocky roads create excess noise and jitter."

Joanna B., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"SAFETY! handles well in adverse weather conditions"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Acura RDX)

"Acceleration and breaking very sensitive. Anticipated this to ease after some use, but it remains very touchy"

Anonymous, AK (2015 Acura RDX)

"Smooth, quiet, refined acceleration delivered with the excellent V6 and 6 speed automatic. Glad there is no Turbo."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Acura RDX)

"The brakes and accelerator are really touchy. Braking I have to be really careful and not throw passengers around and with accelerating I have to be careful in the same way."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excellent power and acceleration while still getting good milage. Excellent handling."

Caroline S., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Really like the super handling all wheel drive. Very smooth transmission."

Mike B., MN (2015 Acura RDX)

"I like that it’s a 6 cylinder small sport utility. It is peppy & when traveling goes up mountain roads easily."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Sporty, great acceleration."

Stan W., WI (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great winter handling with all wheel drive."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very quick acceleration, and the handling is crisp for a crossover type SUV. It is one of the reasons I purchased, and I am still pleased with the acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very touchy acceleration, not smooth."

Dave S., NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very peppy! Very sensitive!"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Michael N., AL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Quiet engine with great pickup. Very good handling at freeway speeds."

Youngung P., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Quick and comfortable"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration, agile handling"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Acura RDX)

"Ability to easily merge onto highway/interstate speed - acceleration is outstanding and handling is way quite secure"

Ralph S., AR (2015 Acura RDX)

"Good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, MS (2015 Acura RDX)

"Handling could be crisper more responsive"

Patrick S., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration, unbelievable brakes and a solid body that does not rattle or creak."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Acura RDX)

"Strong acceleration, good gas mileage, handling quite good for a SUV"

Harry A., AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"For an SUV the acceleration and handling are very good."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Acura RDX)

"Terrifically fun to drive."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Acura RDX)

"Handles like a great car. Accelerates well and great fuel economy."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"quick response, no hesitation"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Acura RDX)

"I like the handling of the RDX and the overall size. We went from an MDX to this and also like it can run on regular gas. It handles well when pushed a bit."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Acura RDX)

"drives great"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Accelerator and brake pedals are way to sensitive to foot pressure. It is easy to spin tires on normal acceleration."

MICHAEL L., GA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Handles quite well, little understeer. Paddle shifters are useful for engine-braking when slowing for a stop or for a corner. Does quite well in snow, even with stock tires, but I did get dedicated snow tires/wheels. Very quick, with no turbo lag (it's not a turbo, just a good Honda V6)"

K K., ME (2015 Acura RDX)

"We purchased the RDX over the Honda because of better acceleration"

LOUIS C., VA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very nice handling and acceleration. Feels like a much smaller car, very sporty and quick. Transmission is 6sp auto, and paddle shift works well when I want to 'play'."

RICHARD R., OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"Acceleration is good, handling and visibility are not that good."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"it great in sync transmission"

LARRY G., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Interior comfort, high prefomence engine. Great mileage, great styling"

RUSSELL F., IN (2015 Acura RDX)

"The RDX has surprising acceleration and overall solid performance while maintaining good gas mileage."

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura RDX)

"Handling"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Acura RDX)

"The navigation system sucks. The 0-60 around six seconds. You can not drive this suv without having AWD due to breaking the front wheels loose with only a two wheel drive. My friend has the same vehicle but with two wheel drive only. Slightest touch on the go pedal starts the right front wheel spinning. The seats and position of the controls are very good. ."

JERRY S., FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Love a V-6,engine and a traditional 6 speed transmission. Wanted to stay away from turbos and CVT's."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Acura RDX)

"I love driving my Acura RDX. It handles great and has excellent acceleration. I love it."

DONNA M., NC (2015 Acura RDX)

"Comfort and driving response."

GERRY V., IL (2015 Acura RDX)

"great zoom power"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Acura RDX)

"I handles like a dream."

NICKI D., OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"comfortable, quick , reliable"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excellent acceleration, responsive handling"

RONALD M., VA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Feels solid and steady in turns and on straight-aways, provides excellent acceleration, and is relatively quiet."

BRUCE H., FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Good acceleration. Mediocre handlind"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura RDX)

"The dealership is terrible. They are out of state and don't care. My service specialist is the only nice person at the dealership. This is a new dealership from out of statement last long if they don't change their attitude .."

Anonymous, HI (2015 Acura RDX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The main issue is the passenger seat is too low and has no adjustments to raise it higher. This is a problem when shorter people are riding there"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very nice interior Well designed and comfortable"

Paul N., ON (2015 Acura RDX)

"The ride is wonderful, very cushy, but for some reason the passenger seat is quite low--like sitting in a hole!"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and quite with a good ride."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Acura RDX)

"The comfort is excellent and we travel from Connecticut to Florida twice a year"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura RDX)

"comfortable, spacious, quick acceleration"

Richard S., NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excessive wind noise at highway speeds."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"The Acura is a disappointment when compared to highlander.. The cost of both are within $200,of each other, and the Toyota is a much better value"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable leather seats"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"The seats are very comfortable and accommodating for a larger or tall person. The cabin of the vehicle is very roomy."

Joanna B., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"front seats are quite comfort with lots of adjustable, however I have been told rear seats are not that comfortable"

Harry A., AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"We took this car on a 2,000 mile road trip and it was very comfortable even though I have chronic lower back pain."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excessive road noise"

Paul F., IL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Road noise is very objectionable for a car that is considered to be a "luxury" car. Road noise seems to be no better than an entry level car that costs under $15000."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Comfort and ride are excellent. Road noise is very annoying."

D G., FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Seats have excellent support making for a comfortable ride. Noise is very low except for cement trucks."

Anonymous, OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"The ride is extremely stiff. It seems more noticeable as a passenger. Any uneven surfaces and bumps are felt to the point you do get sick of it. Acura should address this with some form of adjustable suspension similar to BMW. The ride is good from a sport perspective, but not so for other areas."

Chris P., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"I drove it in long distance ride and was very comfortable"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura RDX)

"2015 Acura RDX 4 wheel drive w/technology package and leather seats. Passenger front seat cannot be adjusted up or down, while the drivers seat can."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and quiet. The only downside is the passenger seat does not go up and down."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Acura RDX)

"I drive 25K miles for work so I need a very quiet car and comfortable seat. This car has met my expectations"

Ceil S., NJ (2015 Acura RDX)

"I would like to see better suppression of outside sound"

G E., FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"The seats are fine. The noise level is fine. I am not satisfied with the ride. The RDX rides like it doesn't have any springs. The 2005 MDX I owned had a much smoother ride (I guess because it was larger). The RDX ride is very stiff. You feel every bump. A friend of mine told me this is the way it is supposed to be and he likes the ride. So, it might just be me."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Seats are comfortable, for a luxury brand I expect to hear less noise while driving, unfortunately the noise is no different from my previous highlander."

James S., CT (2015 Acura RDX)

"Excellent comfort level. Extremely quiet"

Michael N., AL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Hard ride, high ambient noise level, seats not comfortable"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura RDX)

"Drive to Florida every winter with it from Toronto...very comfortable"

Warren B., ON (2015 Acura RDX)

"Ride is somewhat harsh for an Acura"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Seats are very comfortable and can be adjusted to myself and wife. The road noise is minimal and the ride is very smooth."

Youngung P., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very little road noises inside while driving"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Acura RDX)

"I have had 3 back surgeries and find the RDX seats very comfortable for long distance trips. Strong AC system."

WILLIAM B., TN (2015 Acura RDX)

"There is much less cargo room in this vehicle than our Rav4. We were disappointed by this. We think it has something to do with the location/ability to move the rear seats."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very roomy back seats and comfortable front seat.. Quiet ride"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Acura RDX)

"The power seats are fully adjustable for the driver, however, they are not height adjustable for the passenger."

STEPHEN W., OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Passenger seat should be a full power seat, so it is more adjustable and comfortable."

Anonymous, NE (2015 Acura RDX)

"Front passenger seat not as comfortable as driver. Excellent noise levels."

JOSHUA B., WA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Friends say the back seat is very comfortable"

CAROL C., OR (2015 Acura RDX)

"excellent seat comfort, the vehicle is a bit noisy (road noise.)"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura RDX)

"Mediocre handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Acura RDX)

"PASSENGER SEAT IS NOT ADJUSTABLE VERTICALLY"

DONALD L., AB (2015 Acura RDX)

"Bought in June 2014. Got price for 2014. Went to dealer to pick up and pay, price was higher since 2014 no longer available and we could take 2015 or nothing. Front passenger seat is not comfortable, not a first class seat. The six speed transmission is jerky and has a mind of its own."

FRANK-LORRAINE M., OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"A/C unit is poorly designed. Compressor switches on and off randomly during use. Will blow warm air during stops for red lights. fine when cars is moving constantly at highway speeds."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"the air conditioning is not up to standards that make it satisfactory for the ultra hot arizona climate. I have yet to find an air conditioning system that compares, performance wise, out with those installed in chrysler vehicles!"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"No rear climate control(bad), seats memory is backwards sets before you get in."

GEORGE K., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"When riding in the back seat. there is a noise level that is annoying"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Had a dashboard rattle that took 3 trips to the dealer to get fixed."

DAWN L., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"The seat have very little padding and the passenger seat has very few adjustments and no lumbar support. I find all cars with a more basic passenger seat to be missing the boat -- many many people have regular passengers or ARE the passenger often and need the same comfort and adjustability and support as the driver. Only Ford Explorer seems to get this! Also, the controls for the heated seats are very very easy to tap "on" when it's not desired -- like while putting groceries on the passen"

MARILYN P., CO (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very quiet ride"

MARIUS D., QC (2015 Acura RDX)

"The ride is not particularly smooth or quiet, but it is very comfortable, and the heating/cooling works very well."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Hard ride"

ROBERT P., NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats and ride."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Extremely comfortable. Very little road noise."

MICHAEL N., AL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Still noisy on the road"

DAVID F., TN (2015 Acura RDX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Car comes well equipped as std model. Pricing is good for the quality of exterior, interior and reliability"

Ron B., NJ (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great ride and comfort for the money. The infotainment screen for rear view camera viewing is a little small and is a challenge to rely on when backing up."

Juan E., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Features (power gate) available on Hondas not on the base model of high end brand"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura RDX)

"For the value, there were few safety alerts. Surprised me for a car at this level."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"The electronic system - for gps, mapping, sound, call initiation, the entire package is too complex, not user friendly and mostly useless. For this reason alone, we would never purchase another Acura."

Michael K., NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"I am very happy with everything about this vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Got a good price by not having navigation system."

Caroline S., TX (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great engine, quiet, good daily driver, a safe sturdy build, trouble free and has good resale value."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Acura RDX)

"I’ve owned several Acura’s in past and for value, this game ne is a huge disappointment. It seems like they, cut back on the small things."

Anonymous, NH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great vehicle."

Stan W., WI (2015 Acura RDX)

"3rd Acura and all were smart purchases."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Acura RDX)

"Can’t beat the features you get for the price"

Beth H., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Getting an Acura RDX was a mistake. The main complaint I had is that the air conditioning system has broken down 6 times in less than three years. Each time I take it in for repair the dealer swears that it is fixed. Then within two months every time, the system fails again and gives off nothing but hot air. I also don't like the breaking system at all. The breaks are much too sensitive to the touch and result s in a very stop-and-start ride. Finally the leasing company is extremely hard to deal with and appears to have nothing to do with Acura."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Too expensive for what I received."

Paul F., IL (2015 Acura RDX)

"My only complaint with respect to value is gas mileage, which I believe could be better, especially around town. Other than that, the vehicle has performed reliably; it is reasonably comfortable and relatively cheap to maintain."

Joe W., GA (2015 Acura RDX)

"When I compare the RDX with other vehicles in the luxury mid-size SUV category, it's no contest from almost any angle. It's up to 10K$ cheaper."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Acura RDX)

"Well worth what I paid."

Warren B., ON (2015 Acura RDX)

"The RDX has been bullet proof and holds it value on the after market. We got a great deal by buying out our lease at the end"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Acura RDX)

"you get more car for the money"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Good value"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Acura RDX)

"Not as quiet as I wanted"

Craig B., CO (2015 Acura RDX)

"Very good value"

Gerry V., IL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Second RDX. This one was built like a much lower brand. Cheap materials, bad fitting interior and exterior, pieces fell off, floor mats came apart, no carpet (just thick cloth) and rattles that drove me crazy. Plus, the features/price ratio did not make for a good value! Sad."

Mark S., PA (2015 Acura RDX)

"6000 miles on a year old car that saved me 8000 over the cost of a new one"

RUSSELL F., IN (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great excelleration, very good mpg for a 6 cylinder engine!"

YOUNGUNG P., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"The Bue book value has held up very well."

MICHAEL N., AL (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great value compared to other luxury SUVs. Many options included. Very few trim lines or options that balloon the price by $15,000+ like other models."

DEVIN M., CA (2015 Acura RDX)

"Great handling and well-engineered design, performance, and interior."

STAN R., SC (2015 Acura RDX)

"For the money spent it does not have the function of even the Honda CRV. The safety features are not there (side camera). You would think the Acura would get the features before the Honda. I have a loaner because of the delay in getting the airbags fixed"

REINHARD S., GA (2015 Acura RDX)

"The navigation and voice control system is very poor. I have been told by the dealership and Acura Corporate Office that the problem is in the design, therefore there is nothing they can do. This is a $7,000 option."

MICHAEL D., OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"GPS is not reliable"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Acura RDX)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Looks good inside and out"

MARIUS D., QC (2015 Acura RDX)

"Vehicle has excellent proportions."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Acura RDX)

"I like the styleing"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Acura RDX)

"Attractive styling"

WILLIAM B., TN (2015 Acura RDX)

"I am not a fan of SUV styling in general; however after researching and driving many SUVs, I thought the RDX was one of the most attractively styled SUVs on the market."

Anonymous, MO (2015 Acura RDX)

Would you buy this car again?

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