2007 Acura RDX Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Acura RDX - Road Test Specs

2007 Acura RDX SUV

(2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Technology Package)


Model year2007
Style4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Base MSRP$37,165
As-tested MSRP$37,165 (est)


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2300cc (140 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)8.8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 6000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 4500
Transmission type5-speed automatic plus paddle shift


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot HXMXM4 (M+S)
Tire typeall season
Tire size, frontP235/55R18 99V
Tire size, rearP235/55R18 99V
Wheel size18 X 7.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear disc
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.8
0-75 mph (sec.)10.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 90.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.4
@ Full throttle (dB)75.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsEven with VSA off, wheelspin is not possible due to AWD. With the brake pedal pushed, the engine will only rev to about 2500 rpm and generate one-third of available boost. The RDX feels pretty soft in the lower revs, but at 4000 rpm with full boost, it wakes up. Turbo lag is evident.
Braking ratingAverage
Braking commentsFirm pedal and no hunting for traction. ABS is smooth and consistent throughout the stop. Straight and assured from first run to the last run, which happened to prove the best stop from 60 mph.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsWith the VSA off on the skid pad, I could detect the AWD sending power fore/aft and left/right around the circle. In the slalom, the RDX responds well to aggressive input with confidence. Steering is precise and quick. The throttle can be used to exploit the AWD, which provides for controlled rotation. The exit is especially good, using the AWD to put the power down.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (°F)68.0
Wind (mph, direction)2.9

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 City 23 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)11 City 17 Highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3982 mfr (3924 as tested, 58/42%)
Length (in.)180.7
Width (in.)73.6
Height (in.)65.2
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Track, front (in.)61.9
Track, rear (in.)62.6
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.8
Legroom, rear (in.)37.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)38.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.3
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)27.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)60.6


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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