Acura's 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 RDX’s pushbutton gear selector is the least of its problems.
Acura RDX Road Test

Acura's 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 RDX’s pushbutton gear selector is the least of its problems. Drivers can get used to it. 

Best Version to Get
The Technology package (Acura uses packages, not trims, to differentiate between versions) comes across as the best version. It includes an upgraded 12-speaker audio system with navigation, blind spot warning with rear cross traffic warning, and front and rear parking sensors. The Advance package...
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4-door SUV Tech 4-cyl 10-speed Automatic
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