Acura's new, third-generation RDX impressed us on our test track and on the road. It has agile handling, a powerful turbocharged engine, a modern interior, and standard advanced safety features. But Acura missed the mark with the RDX’s annoyingly complex controls. In addition, we are not enthusiastic about the luxury compact SUV's fuel economy.
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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

"For mid sized SUV, excellent feel for the road, very responsive handling and good acceleration. In my limited experience there are no negatives."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"The acceleration and handling in this car is the best I have ever driven."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"The car is remarkably quiet. It also drives just as smoothly as more expensive SUV's"

Jerry R., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"Acura made the RDX six inches wider. That's a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. I didn't want and don't like it. It's too wide to park and in Narrower lanes. ACURA MADE A HUGE DESIGN MISTAKE!!!"

Anonymous, HI (2019 Acura RDX)

"Excellent traction and roadholding. Acceleration is better than previously owned cars."

Mark H., MN (2019 Acura RDX)

"Nice ride"

Anonymous, SK (2019 Acura RDX)

"accelerates sharply with the new turbo engine, no lag, the transmission shifts rapidly and smoothly, steering inputs are responsive and intuitive. Handles more like a sports sedan than an SUV."

James D., WI (2019 Acura RDX)

"I've had two previous RDX's. This 2019 SH-AWD hugs the road, responds well to steering and acceleration and drives beautifully. The options of choosing either Comfort, Sport or Sport+ is awesome and I use it all the time depending on the road or how I want to "feel" while driving."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"The acceleration is way better than i expected and the handling is great for an suv."

C R., NY (2019 Acura RDX)

"The good: comfort, low noise, responsive, good acceleration, styling, warning alerts. The bad: lane control, when activvated, particularly on two lane roads."

Henry M., AL (2019 Acura RDX)

"VALUE"

James C., TX (2019 Acura RDX)

"rapid acceleration, smooth-shifting 10-speed transmission; agile handling!"

Winfried B., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"Good mileage handlng and acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2019 Acura RDX)

"Very peppy acceleration, good road feel"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Acura RDX)

"Great acceleration, good handling"

Remi G., ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"It has plenty of power. This is the first turbocharged engine I've owned, and I find very little turbo lag that I've heard about over the years."

J F., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"The 2019 RDX turbo engine provides excellent acceleration, along with outstanding handling."

Paul P., FL (2019 Acura RDX)

"It smoothly shifts through the ten gears so smoothly and when needed has the power available to you when you put your foot down."

John S., ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"Acceleration and handling are the best!!"

Anonymous, VA (2019 Acura RDX)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Having had RDX's for nine years, this vehicle is a quantum improvement in handling, response and riding comfort. The seats are well designed, easy to adjust and very supportive for the body in driving position. Passengers have complimented also on the riding comfort The noise level is much improved over previous years models. The vehicle is easy to handle and very responsive ."

Henry M., AL (2019 Acura RDX)

"The seats are extremely comfortable and the leg room is good. Outside noise on interstates are very quiet. The ride is comfortable but for an SUV the handling is great."

C R., NY (2019 Acura RDX)

"Very quiet ride. RDX effectively blocks out road noise. Seats are very comfortable allowing for a wide range of positions."

Paul P., FL (2019 Acura RDX)

"Grate seats, quiet,"

Remi G., ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"So quiet and smoothe. The seats have a 16 way adjustment. Super comfy"

Alan G., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"The seats are very adjustable and comfortable (including cooling), and the noise level is low."

J F., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"Quite, rides good, plenty of power, comfortable seats, looks good"

Anonymous, GA (2019 Acura RDX)

"Best seats ever; excellent ride--well controlled--fun to drive"

Winfried B., CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"The car is very solidly built, no rattles or extraneous noises. The seats are very well designed for comfort, the ride is not mushy but very pleasant, solid."

James D., WI (2019 Acura RDX)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I have owned all the RDX models. This one is by far the best.I considered Audi Q5, BMW 3, and Mercedes, I think the new RDX is equal or close to the 2 litre versions of all these cars but better value for money."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"For the options that are included it is well priced. It handles well and is also fairly quiet."

Anonymous, ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"The 2019 Acura RDX is a great value for the money, particularly stacked up to luxury SUVs. I'm very happy with the value."

Anonymous, CA (2019 Acura RDX)

"save 5-7K over comparable competition"

Anonymous, NY (2019 Acura RDX)

"Included Advanced features"

Anonymous, ON (2019 Acura RDX)

"I am of short stature; the seat is completely adjustable for my size and leg length. The RDX has everything I wanted in a car - top safety ratings, dependability, easy to use, intuitive in way it is designed. I have owned two previous Acura autos for ten years each. Only routine maintenance was ever needed during that 20 year period."

Anonymous, VA (2019 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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