Based on the previous generation Honda CR-V, among compact luxury SUVs, the RDX is benign and unassuming. While it lacks the agility and top notch interior quality of its peers, it's functional, reliable and relatively fuel efficient. One high point is its smooth, powerful V6, which, combined with its six-speed automatic transmission, manages a very respectable 22 mpg overall.

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

"Ride quality and handling is very good for a small suv."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Acura RDX)

"Excellent acceleration at any speed , nimble handling"

Anonymous, BC (2018 Acura RDX)

"Really smooth accleration"

William T., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very quiete even under acceleration"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Acura RDX)

"The AcuraWatch feature increases handling. It also accelerates well for a larger car."

Noel B., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Accelleration isexcellent. Handling is sporty and fun."

Thomas W., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"great"

Charles W., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration with the 270 hp V6 engine. Handling is adequate, not sports car level."

Mike E., IL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Love driving my RDX. Comfortable and has acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Love driving the RDS with good acceleration and safety features"

Dwight B., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"RIDE IS NOT AS COMFORTABLE AS IT SHOULD BE FOR LUXURY VEHICLE"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Acura RDX)

"It is very smooth with plenty of pwer"

Anonymous, VT (2018 Acura RDX)

"Smooth acceleration and breaking"

Kristie V., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"love the adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning and lane keep features as they make driving safer."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Acura RDX)

"This 6-cylinder engine doesn’t have nearly the pep as my previous vehicle, a 2006 Toyota RAV4 also with 6 cylinders."

Anonymous, NE (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very smooth acceleration and good power."

Noah K., OR (2018 Acura RDX)

"V 6 has great acceleration."

George S., VA (2018 Acura RDX)

"acceleration is sluggish. the sound of the engine does not reflect the rate of acceleration. pretty anemic, in my opinion"

David C., NC (2018 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration and transmission."

Ted G., HI (2018 Acura RDX)

"The engine accelerates rapidly with little noise and the transmission shifts are very smooth."

Sumner H., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"acceleration and handling are very good."

Charles W., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"good acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Acura RDX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The car is very quiet, the ride is smooth, and the seats allow for multiple adjustments,"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Reasonably quiet rides nice love the laser guided cruise control and very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Acura RDX)

"Great ride. Most comfortable seats we’ve ever had"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Acura RDX)

"Seats are comfortable, with good adjustability and noise levels are very low."

Charles W., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats, quiet ride but a little stiff."

S M., IL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Leather seats are very comfortable and never hot since they are tan"

John K., WV (2018 Acura RDX)

"very comfortable seat compared to other makes and models...Easy to use..."

Anonymous, MD (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable, but stiff ride"

Anonymous, KS (2018 Acura RDX)

"good seats. drivers and front passengers windows rattle and had to be fixed.. Small rattle n dash and or door."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Acura RDX)

"Seat quality is outstanding for hot weather like Texas with cooling seat option available. Isolation to road noise, large tire and excellent suspension view isn’t better than competitor Audi Q5 or Mercedes GLC Led light at night Driving assist"

Victor B., TX (2018 Acura RDX)

"The main driver is over 300 lbs so needs a lot of space. This car provides a comfortable ride for both big and small."

Anonymous, CO (2018 Acura RDX)

"My wife loves it. We replaced a Lexus 350RX"

Anonymous, AL (2018 Acura RDX)

"tight, quiet and luxurious"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Seats could be more comfortable. Engine is a bit noisy upon acceleration. Ride is somewhat stiff."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Great visibility. Efficient side mirrors. Very comfortable seats. Low noise levels from outside the vehicle."

Noel B., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"excellent seats quiet drive and good ride"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Seats feel like they are designed for smaller people. I am not overweight and am 6’ tall, but it was difficult to find a reasonably comfortable driving position.. I believe that this also has to do with the overall size of the vehicle."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Acura RDX)

"Smooth ride and comfortable seats"

Ted G., HI (2018 Acura RDX)

"The ride is a little on the firm side but overall very satisfied with this car."

Rune H., MN (2018 Acura RDX)

"seats are comfortable. quiet cabin. smooth ride. don't drop anything between seat and console - hard to get at"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Acura RDX)

"Sporty ride and handling. Very quiet interior. Comfortable, supportive seats."

Thomas W., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Everything about it is excellent"

Anonymous, VT (2018 Acura RDX)

"quiet ride, low noise from outside"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"The seats are extremely comfortable and 6'3" and weigh 245lbs. The car is very smooth and quiet."

Sumner H., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Love the seats. very Comfortable. Road noise could be less"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"Seats are comfortable on long trips. Have solid feeling with the ride as compared to my other suv. Road noise is still a little high."

Stan S., ON (2018 Acura RDX)

"Ride is rougher than I expected & road noise is audible"

M W., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable, quiet, well made."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Acura RDX)

"Car is very quiet and seats give a lot of support except in one area. I am 6'1' and I feel the lumbar support could be better."

Daniel S., NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"Lumbar support and leather seating"

William T., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very comfortable seats, quiet ride"

Anonymous, BC (2018 Acura RDX)

"I have a rattle somewhere on the front passenger seat/door area . It comes and goes and can be annoying"

Philip F., NJ (2018 Acura RDX)

"VERY comfortable seats, extremely quite ride, great value!"

Matthew B., VA (2018 Acura RDX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"It is a really nice looking and nice to drive car. For $335 a month was by far the best value of the 4 or 5 cars I looked at"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"I feel it performs as good as it's European counterparts. Also you get much more for your money in an Acura then European autos."

Daniel S., NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"To get factory installed leather seats you have to purchase a technology package which for this buyer is not necessary. However, my experience with after market leather seats was not good so to get leather I paid more than I would have liked to."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Acura RDX)

"A terrific value compared to the competition. All the bells and whistles for thousands less. Drives very nicely. Good gas mileage. I prefer the V6 to a turbo 4 cylinder for better reliability. I like the dual touchscreens. Good acceleration. My one issue is that the seats and ergonomics are not a good fit for taller persons. The seats are too short and narrow and when the seat is adjusted for my legs, the steering wheel is a bit too far away."

Laurence G., TX (2018 Acura RDX)

"Least expensive in its class; great safety features for the price; lots of seating and storage room."

S M., IL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Got a good deal on 2018 since body style was changing."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Priced lower than other luxury smaller SUV’s with all the same safety and performance features. Styling also excellent and comparable with the group."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Has all the features we need and use."

Anonymous, AL (2018 Acura RDX)

"I bought the advance model and was well pleased with all the safety features. The heated and cooled seats were nice as the many other features of this car. Was well discounted with a new model coming. I wanted to stay away from a turbo engine it's first year out."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Acura RDX)

"most economical and equipped luxury SUV for 4/5 passangers"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Acura RDX)

"Price is substantially less than comparable autos for similar features"

Stan S., ON (2018 Acura RDX)

"Acura does not negotiate much, but they had preset discounts on the 2018 RDX since the 2019 model is new and they needed to make room for them."

Ronald R., MN (2018 Acura RDX)

"lease deal are very good on Acuras and even base ones come nicely equipped."

Charles W., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"I have a 3 year lease for $10,000, 10,000 miles per year. The car I traded was 15 years old. I am 80 and have never leased before. I was prepared to write a check for over $30,000. For me, I thought this was a great deal! I may never by again."

Anonymous, SC (2018 Acura RDX)

"Car is outdated. Very similar to the Rav 4 that cost $20,000 less. Good pickup though and better comfort."

David D., FL (2018 Acura RDX)

"Considering the price point this is a steal. For all this luxury and value other SUVs are much higher priced."

Matthew B., VA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Excellent car value versus competers"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Acura RDX)

"Luxury SUV for thousands less than other brands."

Jeff I., PA (2018 Acura RDX)

"I am am disappointed that I was not able to have the safety features that I had become accustomed to in our 2015 TLX. We wanted the crossover style but did not plan to sacrifice the up to date safety features, but had to since we did not want to wait for the 2019 RDX"

Robert W., NY (2018 Acura RDX)

"The base model was great deal - another 10k to get all the bells and whistles"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Acura RDX)

"Great value. I tested many more expensive 'luxury' SUVs and preferred the Acura."

Jennifer T., CA (2018 Acura RDX)

"you receive many extras for the money spent"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Acura RDX)

"For the price and equipment, it can't be matched. Most of the standard equipment is an option on other vehicles."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Acura RDX)

"Very nice entry level luxury suv."

Noah K., OR (2018 Acura RDX)

"Vehicle is overpriced compared to other sun's of this size"

M W., PA (2018 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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