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. The 2015 Acura 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