The RDX doesn't push the envelope in styling, handling or interior quality, but it's benign, comfortable, and easy to live with. One high point is its smooth, powerful V6, which, combined with its 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. Controls are unusually simple but interior ambiance is rather plain-Jane for a supposedly luxury-class vehicle and not many upscale comfort and technology features are available. Nevertheless, the RDX proved competent all around, and it comes well equipped for the money. A freshened 2016 model adds high-tech safety equipment as well as an unintuitive dual-screen infotainment system.