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Vehicle 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)
Review The RDX is sports sedan masquerading as a luxury SUV. Cornering and acceleration? Great. Cushioned, quiet ride? Nope. I chose the RDX because there are many SUV and truck drivers where I live and I wanted to sit a little bit higher than I would in a sedan - and I am completely sold on Honda/Acura reliability and quality. Quality and reliability have been excellent and the driving position is comfortable with excellent visibility; my advice to prospective buyers would be to simply understand the trade-offs: 1) The turbocharged 4 cylinder is very responsive and fun to drive - but, don't expect to get much more than 16 MPG when you're zipping around town, or about 23 MPG when cruising on the highway. 2) The taut suspension makes for great handling - but, don't expect a plush, Toyota-ish ride quality; you will feel and hear road imperfections. 3) The car is very nimble and comfortable for an SUV - but remember, this is a smaller SUV and it really isn't any roomier than a smaller sedan (think Acura TSX) Conclusion; if you like the Acura feel (tight suspension, cornering on rails) and you want something with some power, this is as good a combination of value and quality as you can get in a small SUV.
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Available Acura RDX 2008 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: Technology Package, Base, Advance Package, SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages, AcuraWatch Plus Package, SH-AWD
Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Graphite Luster Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Kona Coffee Metallic, Fathom Blue Pearl, Forged Silver Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Silver Moon Metallic, Palladium Metallic, Carbon Gray Pearl, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, Grigio Metallic, Royal Blue Pearl, Amber Brownstone Metallic, Bellanova White Pearl, Carbon Bronze Pearl, Moroccan Red Pearl, Basque Red Pearl