I have had the RDX for two months and think it is a blast to drive. I had an A4 1.8T and suffered through turbo lag. There is no lag whatsoever. This car (it's not really an SUV) really goes! The trade-off is fuel economy. Based on the computer, it seems like a 1/2 gallon is used each time I accelerate rapidly. I am getting 22-23 highway and 11-13 in city. Very comfortable seats. Audio, navigation, XM and traffic is fun but there is so much functionality it can be distracting while driving at first. Read the manual! I am disappointed in the wind noise from the driver side door at highway speeds. Hard to detect this on test drives in urban areas. It overshadows the stereo.
Acceleration, handling, seat comfort, bluetooth, rear camera is great for backing into or out of tight spaces in urban areas
Fix the side door that whistles at high speed; add a coin holder; remote key buttons are better arranged vertically, not horizontally; fuel economy should be better for a 4 cylinder. A loaded car like this should have a passenger power seat.