Complete waste of money - this is NOT a luxury car
By wnmnm on
2013 Acura RDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I bought a 2013 RDX wanting it to be a great choice for a luxury CUV.
I walked away in April 2014, traded it for a BMW X3.
Performance: numb steering, terrible suspension (failed, under warranty), failed engine mounts producing excessive vibration, unstable at high speed. Tech package: mediocre with Atari graphics. Sunroof: constantly malfunctioning. Build quality: Terrible cheap plastic all over, exposed sound attenuating foam where the windshield meets the dash, no rear passenger vents, the poorest quality leather i've ever seen in a car, and NO dash cover under steering column (where you can feel wiring and more sound attenuating foam), Playskool key FOB, hollow doors. Avoid this car!!
The ELS is decent - everything else is maddening over the course of ownership until you feel like you wasted your money.
Almost everything. This is not a luxury car in the slightest. Don't think you are getting a budget BMW or Audi.
I am with you brother. I did exactly the same thing; the RDX has been my worse car purchase: numb steering, terrible and noisy suspension, crazy VCM vibration at city speeds and also very annoying vibration at highway speeds, low quality leather, choppy ride because of trans; wow really bad. the vehicle also felt very unstable and unsafe are high speeds.
Trade it by a bimmer X3 and lost considerable $ in the process but at least i am happy now.
I always thought that Acura was a top brand but I have changed my perception 180 degrees. they are crap, simply overpriced hondas, with jerky trans and some questionable technology.