The RDX is a great small SUV. It is fun to drive, handles well, and looks great. It is a little pricey for a car that competes with the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV 4 but it is better than them in performance and build quality.
The turbo and it's awesome performance are the best features. Interior quality, great sound system and the SH-AWD system really helps to hold the road.
The glass fog lamps are fragile. Mine was broken by a stone with 1000 miles on the car. The whole front bumper has to be removed to replace the lens and it costs $320.00. That's a LOT for a fog lamp lens!!! Make a lamp protector or just make the lenses from plastic.
Just bought an RDX Tech package. This is primarily a commuter vehicle and a second car, so I was debating about getting a sedan for the gas mileage. I really like SUVs though, and this one is spot on the money -- fun to drive, higher ride height, good performance, decent space. I had a BMW x3 and 3 series sedan, and I like this better than either of those cars. Each time I drive it, I get a smile on my face (hearing the turbo whoosh is a blast). I just wish it got a bit better mileage. Previous cars also include an MDX (previous body style). This is way better than that car in tightness, comfort, luxury, and technology.
I have about 2,500 miles on it now and I get about 19 mpg all city driving, 26 all highway, much better than the other reviews. It helps fuel economy if you keep that turbo gauge needle pointing down at the bottom, but the power is there when you need it. It is really fun to drive and just the right size; awesome stereo & interior electronics; sporty to drive & sporty/plush ride.
Styling in and out, SH-AWD, turbocharger, tech package, especially the nav and rear camera; Honda/Acura quality throughout.
Rear camera display needs reference data like Nissan/Infiniti uses; keyless entry & ignition like to RL uses; cooled seats; too much glare on nav screen.
Wow! For the money the RDX really delivers. I think of it as a cross between the TL Type S and the MDX. Power is ample and the turbo makes it fun. Grip, hold, and road feel are spot on. The RDX makes you feel like you are attached to the pavement with no chance to ever come loose. Acura, as they tend to do, has really invested a LOT in the technology and engineering that you will never see. From the SH-AWD to the first of its kind dual stage turbo. So far, we are really impressed with the RDX.
Performance, grip, interior design and build. Tech package radio is amazing. Nav, while not touch screen, is very good.
Please go back to a touch screen nav! Other than that, fuel econ could be better of course; 20 MPG average for a 2.3l I4 seems low but I guess if you compare it to an engine with similar power it is doing very well. Finally, the RDX really needs intelligent key entry!
We've had this car for 2 weeks, and both my wife and I love it so far. Turbo works great, giving you the extra boost when needed and staying "asleep" while you are just cruising along the highway. The RDX handles much better than the 2002 Honda Accord V6 we used to drive. The car is truly loaded with features. To pick a few: the navigation system knows your speed and gives you correct instructions even while the satellites are obstructed; the HUGE center storage keeps the glove box free of regular clutter (radar detector, Garmin nav) and has enough space for my wife's purse; voice recognition correctly understands our accented English; homelink replaces the ugly garage door remote.
Everything! Turbo, handling, center storage bin, homelink, memory seats, hands-free bluetooth, voice-activated trip computer, navigation. Great value!
Fuel economy, of course. Everything else is truly minor, but would be Nice: power passenger seat, center console pocket for sunglasses, touch-screen for nav/radio, for bluetooth -- access to phone's phonebook.