2017 Acura RDX SUV

2017 Acura RDX
MSRP range
$35,670 - $43,820

Pros

  • Strong acceleration and fuel economy from standard V6 engine
  • Elevated rear seat provides generous legroom and a commanding view
  • More features than competitors at a similar or much lower price
  • Generous cargo capacity for the segment

Cons

  • Cabin lacks overtly luxurious look and feel
  • High-tech safety features and adaptive cruise control don't work as well as some rival systems
  • Technology interface can be distracting to use, especially the optional dual-screen system
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Top consumer reviews

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RDX > Competition
Happy, 7/17/2016
Updated: Over a year in to it and still love the vehicle. Utilizing the tech is still harder than it should be. First Acura. We (truthfully my wife) were looking for a medium size SUV to replace our 2001 Honda Odyssey. We test drove the RDX, Lexus RX 350, Nissan Murano, and a loaded out Honda CRV. RDX was our first choice by a mile. Super smooth power train and very quiet/smooth ride. Easily best value in its class. Back seat room is exceptional for two adults but three would definitely be a crowd. Only downsides include cludgy technology/interfaces, smallish gas tank, and somewhat narrow driver and front passenger seating.
The right decision on a 2017 Acura RDX Advance
drjcool1, 11/24/2016
I have been researching and shopping for a new vehicle for several months. I had narrowed it down to the Acura RDX awd and Lexus NX and briefly thought about waiting until the new Honda CRV makes it's debut next month. Well, I just pulled the trigger on the RDX with all the bells and whistles, and I couldn't be happier. It drives beautifully. It is quiet, responsive, and displays impressive handling. Although the tech is probably of 2015 vintage (no apple car play or android auto), with ACC, LKAS, blind spot monitoring, collision mitigation, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, and stability control, I reallyb don't feel that I am sacrificing anything. I have no problem with the double screen setup, and although there is a bit of a learning curve, I enjoy having the big map always being displayed on the upper screen. The "cherry" on top was a killer deal I secured after visiting/communicating with multiple Acura dealers in the NY area. I strongly suggest that you do your due diligence.
2017 Acura RDX lemon
Zohan, 2/6/2017
I have a 2017 Acura RDX and ever since 500-800 miles alignment issues, dash board noise , steering wheel noise , front brakes make noise. This is leased car and I don't have confidence that this is a great car with ongoing issues that dealer can't fix. Disappointed
Very Nice vehicle
Michael Marynowski, 7/7/2016
This is a vehicle that compares to competing brands that are much more expensive. I bought this RDX while trading in my larger MDX. The biggest difference is this is the little brother to the MDX and does not have the 3rd row of seats and thus less cargo space as well. I didn't need the space and welcomed the smaller SUV with better gas mileage! If I have any complaint at all it is that the front driver seats appears to be much smaller than the one that was in my 2012 MDX. It has been taking me awhile to get used to it. The bigger MDX seemed to have more support particularly with a bigger seat body that went up to the back of my knees. Other than that the car is fantastic. First time having cooling ventilating front seats which is a joy during the hot days. Definitely go with the Advance Package. All the goodies that go with it are worth the price!
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2017 Acura RDX video

JOSH SADLIER: This is Edmunds editor Josh Sadlier, and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Acura RDX. The RDX is Acura's compact luxury crossover, loosely based on the Honda CRV, but obviously pretty far removed. You've got luxury styling cues on the outside, luxury trimmings on the inside. Under the hood, there's a 3.5 liter v-6 engine, 279 horsepower, 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds in Edmond's testing. So this is a pretty quick rig.Front wheel drive is standard, all wheel drive is optional. If you stick with front wheel drive you get up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway. It's pretty impressive for something with this much power. Cargo capacity, we're giving it a pro. It's not super impressive by the numbers, but for the segment, not too bad. Easy flip down handles on either side of the cargo bay let you flip down the rear seat backs, open up about 61 cubic feet of cargo space. It's enough to do something with. Inside the RDX, you see one of the better backseats in this segment. The cushions nice and high on the bottom, plenty of headroom, plenty of leg room. It's really more of a midsize experience back there. Makes this vehicle an interesting alternative to, technically, mid-ize competitors like the Lexus RX. Upfront the RDX gives you a lot of features for your money. You'll note that in this particular model, there's only one infotainment screen in the top of the dash. Many RDX's will be equipped with a dual-screen layout that we find distracting, and frankly a bit sub par for the class. Overall the RDX offer strong value for the segment, doesn't have the overt luxury of some of its rivals. But if you're looking for a nice combination of performance and versatility, still a great pick. For more Edmund's expert rundowns click the link to subscribe.

2017 Acura RDX Expert Rundown

If a small luxury SUV is on your shopping list, you should consider the 2017 Acura RDX.Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$43,820
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
279 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$40,870
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
279 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$42,320
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
279 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$39,370
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
279 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Acura RDX

If you were looking to build a winning crossover SUV, it'd be hard to go wrong by offering a little more space for a little less money. Which, it turns out, is exactly what the 2017 Acura RDX delivers.

The compact RDX is an upscale crossover with seating for five passengers. Topping its lists of strengths is a quiet, spacious interior with plenty of room for a growing family. In fact, despite its compact footprint, its passenger cabin is on par with those of some larger midsize luxury SUVs.

Front seats offer good support and the elevated rear seat affords occupants a good view out the front and sides. There's enough head- and legroom for 6-foot adults to get comfortable in back, and it's even wide enough to accommodate three across, at least for short trips.

On the value front, the 2017 RDX is offered in a single well-equipped trim level with desirable standard features, including LED headlights and a power liftgate. There are three option packages, including the AcuraWatch Plus, Technology and Advance. Even loaded up with all those options, however, the Acura RDX isn't much more expensive than the base models of its luxury crossover competitors

When it comes to deciding how you want your RDX kitted out, it helps to know this: Acura does technology well. A good example is the AcuraWatch Plus option package, which bundles advanced safety features like a forward collision warning with automatic braking and lane-keeping alert with lane-keeping assist. The Technology package adds nice-to-have extras, including a navigation system and a blind-spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert.

The Advance package builds on all of the above with front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming side mirrors and more. In a curious twist, the standard display and controller knob on the base model, while not quite as easy to use as those on other luxury crossovers, is actually preferable to the optional dual-touchscreen upgrade.

Under the hood, the combination of a 279-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 and smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission gives the 2017 RDX especially lively performance. In fact, its zero-to-60-mph time of 6.5 seconds makes it among the quickest entries in the compact luxury crossover segment. Better still is the fact that EPA fuel economy estimates of 23 combined (20 city/28 highway) for front-wheel-drive models are comparable to those of several four-cylinder competitors. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive offered as an option.

The RDX's suspension complements that powertrain with sharp handling that's nearly as good as that of its more performance-oriented European rivals. Steering has a light but precise feel to it that enhances the overall driving experience. Best of all, the impressive ride quality doesn't appear to suffer from this sporty bent.

Put all this together and the 2017 Acura RDX is a top choice among luxury crossovers. Let Edmunds help find the right RDX model for you.

2017 Acura RDX SUV Overview

The 2017 Acura RDX SUV is offered in the following styles: Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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