2013 Acura RDX Consumer Review: Honest 2013 Acura RDX FWD Base

2013 Acura RDX - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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Honest 2013 Acura RDX FWD Base Review
By madrye28 on


2013 Acura RDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Great overall vehicle.
Was a little nervous that they moved to electric power steering and took away the SH-AWD, but this car is SUBSTANTIALLY better than the outgoing 2012 model.
The handling is precise and the ride is fantastic....a great balance.
Fuel Economy on premium has been 23-25 MPG's on mixed city/highway use,FWD model.
Pretty stellar for such a powerful 3.5 V-6.
Overall, a fantastic vehicle.
Even though some key features are missing (will explain later), you CANNOT get any car in this price class with this amount of standard equipment.
Test drove BMW X3, Mercedes GLK and Audi Q5, and neither has the ride quality/handling balance that this car has, AND for thousands less

Best Features

Rear-View Camera, heated/memory leather seats standard. Pandora I-Phone function works quite well too.

Worst Features

Wish this year's model had Xenon headlights and Fog lights standard like last year's model, but considering how much this car is improved, its still an incredible value. No rear seat vents? I know they are going for the whole "empty nesters" with no kids, but still, out of sheer principle....come on! Luckily I don't have any kids and don't really care, lol.
Recommend (70) (104)

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