I think this is, by far, the best value in luxury SUVs. I love my Acura RDX! I have owned it for approximately six months. Great acceleration, handles great, comfortable ride, decent sound system, great leather, sporty exterior, beautiful interior with easy to understand controls. Perfect size and great safety ratings. My car insurance premium decreased $90/year. Good gas mileage. Very happy with my purchase.
I was purposely looking for something more compact for our small (one kid) family, as I prefer that to driving a larger SUV. I traded in a two-year-old TSX, which I loved, to buy the RDX so we would have more rear leg room and cargo space. I like the simplicity of buying an Acura -- get it with or without bells and whistles, no nonsense. Good value for the money. All the goodies I wanted at the time, heated seats, XM radio, etc. While previous years had a turbocharged engine, this one does not which means pretty decent gas mileage. My daily commute is a combination of city/country road driving and I hit the mid 20's most tanks. There is a bit more road noise than I remember with my TSX. And make no mistake this is definitely a smaller car. Another kid or a large dog, and you might want to consider something larger. We fill up the cargo area pretty quickly! But I do still feel that the rear legroom is better than that of other cars in this size class, and installing the car seat with LATCH is a snap. The car has been extremely reliable with no visits to service other than regularly scheduled ones.
I have had my 2014 RDX for just over a month. Worst car I've ever owned. Has a constant vibration, hesitant transmission, rear shocks had to be replaced due to clunking noise, and the list of problems go on. If you are considering purchasing the Acura RDX, my advice is to look elsewhere.