2017 Acura RDX Owner Satisfaction - Consumer Reports
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.
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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

"Very good acceleration and handling is quite responsive. Although just recommended I always use premium gas since the higher octane level fully utilizes the maximum horsepower. The salesman suggested this and I found it to be quite true"

Anonymous, DE (2017 Acura RDX)

"Engine and transmission are very smooth. Acceleration is good, especially considering the altitude and hilly terrain."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Acura RDX)

"Honda makes great engines. Six cylinder is smoother and more responsive than the turbo fours in the other vehicles we test drove."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"the handling is not as good at the 2007, but ride is tranquil and easy to live with. The steering wheel has little "Feel" , probably induced by an overly powered electric "drive by wire" controller"."

Stephen W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Drives like a hot-rod"

Stan W., NV (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handling is okay for an SUV. I am used to an Acura Legend, which handled superbly; the RDX is not nearly as solid. Biggest complaint is the "lean" on curves. Power is very good; brakes are excellent."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great puck up and all wheel drive is great in the snow and handles like a charm"

Normand B., RI (2017 Acura RDX)

"tremenfous acc and brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"pretty quick for a SUV of it;s size - handles well down the road"

Tony V., IA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Easy to drive and handle; smooth ride quality."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration , handling and braking"

F B., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"One of the nicest handling vehicles I have ever driven. Great feeling of smoothness and control. Has the torque when rapid acceleration is needed."

Timothy W., ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handles and accelerates very well, but what I like best are the safety features such as blind spot indicators, back up camera, collision indicators and adaptive cruise control."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Acura RDX)

"Ride"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Rdx has the feel of a sports car in the turns but the ride and quietness of a luxury auto."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX)

"good acceleration … smooth handling … feels "solid" … no rattles or squeaks"

Jim U., SK (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration and good handling. gets up and goes quickly."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Acura RDX)

"I drives beautifully"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"It is an SUV but it drives like a sedan. I went from a 2015 TLX to the RDX and am very happy."

Walter K., BC (2017 Acura RDX)

"Acceleration is quick. The engine is more than adequate. Handling is good."

Hugh K., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very controlled and responsive Short turning radius"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Real problems with transmission slipping. Supposedly repaired and told it would take 1000 miles to see the difference. No problems for several weeks, and now the problem is back and it's over 1000 miles since the "fix.""

Cynthia S., FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"not a responsive pedal to acceleration -- slight lag"

Anderson Y., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration, and handles easily. I also love the keyless entry."

Marcia T., MI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handles beautifully. Turning radius is great/"

Mary W., VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Love the 6 Cyl engine. Great acceleration. Handles well. Advanced tech makes highway driving easy."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Quick response to acceleration on entering Freeways."

Michael H., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration and available torque from the V6. Much sportier than other SUVs."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"good acceleration and handling compared to what I'm used to"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Outstanding acceleration and cornering. Really hugs the road. The advanced features such as lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, back up cross traffic warning, are all great safety features. They make both long and short distance trips much easier and safer. The handling characteristics are exceptional for a vehicle of this profile."

Judith B., MI (2017 Acura RDX)

"smooth acceleration, firm braking."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very nice ride"

Harold S., NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"Always has power to spare."

Mark W., HI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very easy handling great acceleration when needed"

Robert R., NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"comfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"The car handles well, and has ample acceleration with the 6 speed auto trans and the 6 cylinder engine. BTW, the engine is very smooth and very quiet."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Has plenty of power. Handles well on the highway. The more I use the adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist system the more I like them."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX)

"good acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"handles like a high end sport sedan"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handles somewhat sporty for an SUV, acceleration is terific and the sound the engine makes while accelerating great"

Stephen M., BC (2017 Acura RDX)

"279 HP allows necessary acceleration to get on to freeways and accels in passing when required."

Lydia B., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"keep up to the flow of traffic on freeway when entering the freeway."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"I don't really try to, but I do beat everyone when the light turns green."

Julie R., NE (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very impressed with power/economy performance. Engine is v-6 `290 hp very strong, and I regularly see 27 or 28 mpg hiway driving"

Don M., NM (2017 Acura RDX)

"VALUE"

James C., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Excellent acceleration. Average handling."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The Six cylinder Acura out performs all the competition in the price range of the cars available today . I believe Acura is missing the boat when it comes to garnering the business it should get for the quality and performance they are offering in the 40 K range of vehicles offered by their competitors."

W C., NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration So-So handling"

Steve G., VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration and firm suspension and handling."

S S., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The accelerator is hard to control for gradual acceleration from a stand still. It’s very touch"

Kevin R., FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Vehicle is responsive and enjoyable to drive"

Richard R., ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very. Good acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Acura RDX)

"toggle shifting, cruise control, horsepower for passing, and turning radius"

Kurt B., OR (2017 Acura RDX)

"Comfortable and fast. some noise and vibration mostly from tire noise."

Mike D., AL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great!"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The handling and acceleration is excellent. True V6 power when I need it like merging into traffic"

William Z., MI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Superb winter driving"

William B., ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Good handling, good acceleration for passing. Smooth ride."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handling and acceleration are great and exceeded my expectations"

Joe U., IL (2017 Acura RDX)

"We love this car. Handling is great for a SUV. Acceleration is more than adequate."

Daniel W., WI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Lots of power, small turning radius, roomy inside, small,outside"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very responsive engine. Nice acceleration"

Stephen I., ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"This has to be the most reliable stable ride I ever experience in my 50 years of driving. It is smooth on cruising speed and does not hesitate when acceleration is needed. We use this car primarily for travelling and so far it has been a real pleasure."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Handling is better than expected. Acceleration is average."

Stephen F., NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"I really miss the SH-AWD on this 2017 RDX,. The 4-wheel drive system is garbage, and its interesting that the 2019 RDX has brought this, and a turbo engine. back. Comfortable ride, and great for 4 people. Handing OK and good acceleration."

Stephen W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The ride is comfortable and quiet. The safety warnings are a very welcome improvement."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Acura RDX)

"I previously owned a 2007 RDX, but the level of noise in the 2017 is much improved. The leather seats are comfortable, and rear seat passenger say it's quiet"

Stephen W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats; nice ride and quiet."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"Although we have only had the vehicle for two months, my assessment overall is that it has performed well. Perhaps it's Acura's choice and not a reflection of negativity, but the ride is a bit more harsh and stiff than I expected."

Ronald F., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Soft no supportive seats"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Acura RDX)

"The quietest ride in this class we could find. Very comfortable on long trips for both front and rear occupants."

Robert S., AZ (2017 Acura RDX)

"The ride is very compliant and comfortable. Some reviewers indicate a 'stiff' ride, but I feel it's just right--definitely more compliant than the Acura ZDX which I came from. Seats are very easily accessible with lots of room. Road noise could be a little more hushed though from the side windows."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"very uncomfortable had the back remade. The seat bottoms are very uncomfortable"

Melvin E., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and quiet. Great improvement over our 2010 MDX"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Luxurious, roomy cabin. Seats are very supportive."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seats are the most comfortable of any car I had owned. Ride is a bit busy compared to a sedan. Road noise is more than I would like, but it's better than other small SUVs I evaluated."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Overall great acceleration, ride, and seats. Beats the competitors on price too"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very stiff ride. Not comfortable on rough roads. Could be quieter inside. Very poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and easy to get in and out of"

Normand B., RI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Quiet and smooth ride."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very good comfort on long rides"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seats are very comfortable. Ride is smooth and quiet."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Most comfortable seats for me"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"The car has very comfortable seats. It's a bit noisier at highway speeds than I would have expected--primarily road noise. The ride is solid, maybe a bit stiff."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Car is quiet at highway speeds. Suspension does a good job maintaining a comfortable, stable ride when pavement is poor. We drive a 6 hour trip regularly and the deals and interior environment is very comfortable"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great vision easy to enter and exit."

Thomas H., MN (2017 Acura RDX)

"Not enough leg room on passenger side Noise around rear window on passenger side"

Claude H., NC (2017 Acura RDX)

"Super comfortable ride. Quiet cabin."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Seats are comfortable, form fitting, firm on body. Noise is minimal better than in past. Ride is firm as expected but sometimes miss that Cadillac ride when potholed roads are a regular day. Passenger seat in my AWD Base model lacks adjustment options which makes it less comfortable and a bit frustrating overall."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Supportive seats (front and back) are comfortable on long trips as weelmas in town. Cabin noise varies with road surface but well suppressed. The car is stable over rough roads, and while it isn’t a high-end sedan, it takes most surfaces in stride"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable for those with sciatica."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable, especially on long trips. Comfortable environmental controls."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Acura RDX)

"Quiet ride. comfortable SEATS"

Carl T., PA (2017 Acura RDX)

"On long drives, I am comfortable. It feels like sitting in my living room."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"It’s a firm ride."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Acura RDX)

"This car is quick, quiet and smooth on the road"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seats are very comfortable, great support and lots of leg, hip and headroom."

Stephen I., ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"All very comfortable. Smooth ride and quiet"

Julie R., NE (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very quiet, very smooth, lots of variable driving positions"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Acura RDX)

"They fit my body very well"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Seats are sturdy and adaptive. They hold the driver well during sharp turns and the heating is quite responsive."

Jose G., NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"Rattles in the headliner, passenger seat or passenger door. Still trying to track down the source of the noise."

Pj S., WA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Road handling of bumps is the biggest disappointment with this vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"Seat adjustments are automatically controlled with presence of fob"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Fairly low noise levels, seats are very cmfortable"

Stephen M., BC (2017 Acura RDX)

"It could be quieter inside the cabin"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Quiet smooth ride. Has a bigger car feel. (a positive attribute) When extra power is needed and it drops a gear, the car is engine noise is definitely pronounced."

Mike K., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"If you encounter bumpy roads, the RDX bounces about with little or no comfort. Makes you feel as if you are losing control. It's definitely a concern. Auto need better performing springs. If on smooth roads, it is fine."

Robert J., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Love the seats, very comfortable"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Acura RDX)

"One sits up high and can the hazards better. The seats are very comfortable. Noise is minimal even at high speeds. One feels the road but it isn't like some short wheel based trucks and jeeps."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats Lots of road/drivetrain noise Ride not very smooth"

Steve G., VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Comfortable seats. Quiet on the highway. Handles well. Good size."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Lots of road noise from tires."

T M., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Comfort is fine for short trips but, a little iffy for longer road trips. Road noise is minimal and ride is firm and stable."

S S., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and support seats. Great for going on long trips. Road noise is very minimal and the rise is very smooth despite the fact that its an SUV"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great ergonomics and better than expected ride"

Daniel W., WI (2017 Acura RDX)

"seats very comfortable and with heating and cooling - used a lot! Noise incredibly low Great ride, terrific acceleration and braking!"

F B., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seating position for me is not great. Thigh support is minimal and the seats hurt my lower back after long drives."

Brensel W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Heated and cooled seats are excellent"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Acura RDX)

"The car is noisier than expected. Even with the windows up, there is a whistling noise from the drivers window. Ride and seats are comfortable, firm, not cushy. Noise and road noise are the bigger issues."

Sandra D., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable and easy adjustability is a plus with seats and driving position"

Charles E., UT (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great feel, easy on the road. Nice way to feel the road, it is not as responsive as my TLX but the AWD makes it very easy to drive in corners and rain snow weather."

Darryl P., PA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seats are the best I have ever had in a vehicle."

John H., FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Rear seats don't support long car rides."

Chuck W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Acura RDX)

"very comfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Acura RDX)

"I do not care for the nav system very difficult to operate, voice command useless. I would never buy another Acura with Nav."

L M., NC (2017 Acura RDX)

"The seats are firm and supportive. The ventilated front seats are a plus. The rise is fairly quiet."

Hugh K., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Exceptionally quiet ride, much better than any prior cars I've owned, which were primarily Acura/Hondas. Seats are very comfortable also. Great for road trips"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Great deals available. Walked away from a Honda offer."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Poor build quality. At 3000 miles they are now pulling my transmission due to excessive leaking. Poor interior trim quality and interior squeaks and rattles."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Seems a little pricey if comparing it to the new '17 CRV Touring until you actually drive them side by side. Totally worth the additional cash when comparing actual features side by side."

Robert S., AZ (2017 Acura RDX)

"This RDX is the most value per dollar, fully equipped, than anything else in its class. Outstanding end-of-model-year pricing."

Judith B., NM (2017 Acura RDX)

"35K for hi tech and safety features - not on comparable models and makes"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Competive with others in its class."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"so far an excellent car - looks good - rides good (noise control could be better) - handles well - enjoy driving the car"

Tony V., IA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great value for the car"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Definitely a lot of content for the price I paid. Acceleration is fantastic with the V6 and AWD, very spacious for the 'footprint', relatively good fuel economy, and has just the right amount of technology for me (base model). There are some hard plastics around the doors and pillars that I would have expected higher quality for the marque, but then again, the total package was a very good value for the money."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"The cabin interior does not seem as nicely finished out as the Subaru."

Constance B., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great value and price"

Stan W., NV (2017 Acura RDX)

"Lots of features - heated seats, leather, moonroof, Sirius XM - for a low price."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"After owning a 2013 RDX, we bought another one because, after researching all the SUVs in this class, the RDX represented the overall best value in terms of features and driving experience for the price. Most everything is included for the basic trim level price; most other SUVs would require adding expensive (multi-thousand-dollar) packages above the basic trim to get the same features, generally ending up costing $5,000-15,000 more to get similar features. It could be a bit more luxurious, but one can easily overlook that given the price."

Joseph S., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"The 2017 RDX lease was the best deal I ever had. The dealership offered me top dollar for my trade and then discounted the MSRP by $2800.00 and then Acura gave me a $1,500.00 loyality discount on top of the discount and then the dealership thru in another $1,600. of dealer add on because I took delivery of a car they had on the showroom floor. The list price of that model with all the add on equipment was $46,000 and the final sale number was $40,000"

Normand B., RI (2017 Acura RDX)

"Considering the safety features, I believe I spent less on this car (with Tech package), than I would have with competitor's SUVs, eg. BMW, Lexus"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Acura RDX)

"Luxury car for a very reasonable price. Wonderful acceleration and extremely comfortable."

Anonymous, OK (2017 Acura RDX)

"We've bought from this local Acura dealer before, so got a good deal on this Advance RDX."

Stephen W., CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Reasonable price for the Simi lux SUV."

Lydia B., TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"My biggest complaint is gas mileage. I average 20 MPG, and it takes premium gas. Wish it had better mileage and took regular gas."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Acura RDX)

"Excellent SUV with excellent warning systems"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great value and well made for thousands less than competition, only navigation is the only negative about this suv"

Harold S., NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great car —feel overpriced =. ? Value"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great value."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Acura RDX)

"At ADVANCE level all safety equipment was included."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Acura RDX)

"Best deal in the luxury SUV market."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Acura RDX)

"I've owned two mercedes and a BMW. In my opinion the Acura RDX fully equipped is a better vehicle in almost every way, especially in driver safety technology. And it is roughly 15 TO 20,000 dollars less than a fully equipped GLC or X3, with those both falling short of the RDX driver assistance technology."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Acura RDX)

"I think the ride quietness as well as the 280 HP six cylinder engine performance is the best value for the relative cost of the car . Previously owned a loaded Ford Escape for approximately 40 K and the Acura RDX for 1500 more blows the Ford Escape away as far as Everything. Ride , performance , economy , handling, and fit and finish , Acura has it all over the Ford . The leasing packages for the Acura are 125.00 less a month plus a 2500 less down payment. If you test drive both and price them out lease wise You Would always buy the Acura in the end ."

W C., NY (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great auto, great mileage, seats could be better, not as good as my mdx. may take a look at the new turbo rdx as replacement for current mdx. have owned 8 new acuras and very few problems. some of the best autos for the dollars, try others but just not as good."

Anonymous, MO (2017 Acura RDX)

"Believe I am getting some very nice features at a very reasonable price. Do not like that Acura still recommends premium fuel rather than regular. Overall am very satisfied with Acura (this is my 4th Acura) and plan to lease again in the future."

Dennis S., IL (2017 Acura RDX)

"There is no downside!"

Thomas H., MN (2017 Acura RDX)

"Excellent value. Very satisfied."

Leonard W., AZ (2017 Acura RDX)

"Great premium type Suv. Quick. V6 is great. Ride is firm."

Vadim S., IL (2017 Acura RDX)

Would you buy this car again?

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