The rdx is a great car as far as it goes.
It simply does not go far enough.
Besides a few design flaws, weak A/C, poor interface to the iPhone, the rdx lacks many key features/options of luxury SUV.
Parking sensors are offered, nor is adaptive cruise control, ...
To add insult to injury many features that should be standard are only available on the tech model - fog lamps, power lift gate, ....
Great potential but fails to deliver in the end
after have lived with the car for 2 years, it is a good car. In rides very well and is comfortable.
The weak air condition is annoying and I continue to miss some of the advanced features.
Then again, to be fair to Acura, they only put some of the advanced features on the $55,000 MDX.
In the end I wish Acura would come up with an advanced RDX, fix vibration problem (don't believe, just the comments from numerous owners), stop "dumbing down" this car.
The engine is the same as the MDX, the is 500+ pounds lighter and yet the gas mileage is the same.
Come on Acura, you can do better than that.
Bottom line: if you want a very nice car that is a step up from Honda and Toyota, this is a great car.
If you want a car that competes with BMW and Audi, look elsewhere.
Too bad that Acura does not go for broke with this car - a very well equipped $45,000 version could pose a really threat to BMW X3 and the Lexus RX350.