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.
The first thing drivers encounter is the RDX’s gear selector, which requires them to either push a button or pull a switch to choose a gear. It takes some practice to master.