2015 Acura RDX

Pros: Surprisingly generous front seat space and decent 2nd-row room; smooth, linear acceleration

Cons: Complicated control layout; voice command system not always cooperative

CG Says: Acura’s compact SUV is unchanged for 2015. The RDX might not lead the premium-compact SUV class in any one area, but this is a vehicle that does just about everything well. A refined drivetrain, tossable handling, and a roomy, well-appointed cabin are its biggest strengths. Weaknesses include mediocre fuel economy, and a control interface that could do with less button clutter. RDX more than makes up for these shortcomings by offering lots of comfort, convenience, and safety features at reasonable-for-the-class prices. Value-conscious luxury buyers would do well to put this Acura at the top of their shopping lists.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Acura
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices RDX: $35,095
RDX w/ Technology Pkg: $38,795
AWD RDX: $36,495
AWD RDX w/ Technology Pkg: $40,195

 

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
273
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

2014 Acura RDX
2015 Acura RDX