2009 Acura RDX Consumer Review: Best Bang for the Buck

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Best Bang for the Buck
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2009 Acura RDX 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Originally we were set on a wagon to replace both a Pathfinder and a Saab sedan. However, when you look at what's out there in similar trim levels (new - Saab, Audi, BMW, Volvo) they get comparable gas mileage, with just a bit more room, but for 10K+ more. That made the RDX a no-brainer. Yes, it has a firm ride - it's on the sport side of SUV. It's much better than a truck-based SUV (such as my PF), and by giving up a Caddy-like ride, you're rewarded with actual road feedback and sharp handling. Yes, gas mpg isn't the best - but it also has a turbo that has zero lag with effortless acceleration, and is no worse than other crossovers. This car's not for someone wanting a boring town runabout.

Best Features

Actual comfy seats that provide grip and hold you in; that sweet, sweet turbo; AWD; gigantic center console you could hide a small child in; OEM accessories that are useful and fit nicely (cargo liner, mats, guards); bluetooth and hands free phone; aux input; super lighting; and on and on.

Worst Features

The cargo liner velcros in; I can see if you constantly take it in and out, the carpet will pill and fray. Needs to be a little tougher. Plastics around key areas- igniton, center console- need to be more scratch-resistant. Since they'll see a lot of use, they could mark up over time.
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