2018 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: The Acura RDX is unchanged for 2018. Acura RDX is a premium compact crossover SUV powered by a 279-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and mitigation, LED headlights, and surround-view cameras. 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: $36,775
RDX w/AcuraWatch Plus: $38,075
RDX w/Technology Pkg: $40,475
RDX w/Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $41,775
RDX w/Advance Pkg: $43,475
AWD RDX: $38,275
AWD RDX w/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $39,575
AWD RDX w/Technology Pkg: $41,975
AWD RDX w/Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Pkg: $43,275
AWD RDX w/Technology Pkg: $44,975

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
2018 Acura RDX
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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