2009 Acura RDX Consumer Review: Not overly impressed

2009 Acura RDX - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Not overly impressed
By Jack Gantos on


2009 Acura RDX 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


I've had my RDX for nearly three years on a lease and I will be turning it in and not getting another. The gas mileage is well below what is listed at 17mpg in town. I live in Boston and drive around town and get about 11/12 miles per gallon, and I'm not a lead foot. The Turbo is not as responsive as it should be--there is some lag, but it is not bad when it kicks in. Just not as perfect as the sales people tell you it is. The interior is basic. Visibility is routine. Body design is nice. But the interior trim is just an upgraded version of a Nisson X-Terra. I question if my "leather" seats are really leather. They remind me of the Mercedes leather- like material I had in my Turbo D.

Best Features

Good 4 wheel drive. Quick handling. Agile. Feels safe.

Worst Features

More luxury. Better leather. And definitely better gas mileage--gas mileage at present is really pathetic. And I dare the dealership to challenge my stats.
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