2017 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: After a major refresh last year, the 2017 Acura RDX is unchanged. 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: $35,370
RDX w/ AcuraWatch Plus Pkg. $36,670
RDX w/ Technology Pkg: $39,070
RDX w/Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg. $40,370
RDX w/Advance Pkg: $42,020
AWD RDX: $36,870
AWD RDX w/ AcuraWatch Plus Pkg. $38,170
AWD RDX w/ Technology Pkg: $40,570
AWD RDX w/ Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg. $41,870
AWD RDX w/ Advance Pkg. $43,520

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
279
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

2016 Acura RDX
2017 Acura RDX