This is a wonderful SUV. The exterior is beautiful and the interior is very well appointed. As someone who has always driven sedans and wagons, the RDX is a really firm ride... and this has taken some getting used to. You will want to take a long test drive and make sure the bumps on city streets is something you can deal with.
The upgraded audio is the best I've ever had. The V-6 is smooth and responsive. The seats are firm but comfortable and can be adjusted into any conceivable configuration. The advance package has almost every bell and whistle you could want.
We looked at the Lexus RX350, the Lexus NX, and the 2019 RDX. This is far and away the best value of the group, and we are very blessed to own this car.
2018 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Poorly designed vehicle a Frankencar. GPS sucks, Infocenter sucks, design sucks, A/C sucks. Every place possible will catch pine needles and debris to encourage rust. Engine & chassis great, everything around these two aspects suck.
This car drives decently, and maybe average for a "luxury" vehicle. Advertised at getting 19 mpg in the city and will give you 13 mpg on a good day. What's worse is the way Acura has handled it. They are rude on the phone and even take 5 business days to return your call. No other luxury car company would treat customers like this. Highly recommend to avoid Acura.
Based on a month of having this car, very satisfied with it so far. Pluses, in my opinion, include strong and smooth V6, 6 speed automatic transmission, smooth and comfortable ride, and it gets gas mileage in line with the sticker ratings. Also, I like the volume and tuning knobs for the radio. Have a 2016 Honda CR-V, as well, and it does not have the radio control knobs, just some buttons to try to find while driving. The Honda does have a right side camera in the mirror, but the Acura does not...kind of surprising. Good deals available now on the 2018 since a restyled 2019 is out on the lots.
I was driving a 2015 Acura TLX sedan. We moved to a new home that lies on a ridge at the top of a steep drive. After the first snow I realized we needed an AWD vehicle. I did not want to give up the precision, technology or the fun factor of my TLX but I knew that I needed something that had AWD and sat higher off the ground while still offering the precision, technology and the fun factor of my TLX. The RDX provides all of these qualities. The transmission is very smooth (more so than my TLX) and the 279 HP V6 is responsive and quick. The ride is quiet and comfortable, yet has responsive handling and steering. It has a sport mode with paddle shifters like my former TLX. The AWD system sends 50% of the torque to the rear wheels when needed. More than enough to navigate a snow covered steep drive. The voice controlled audio, navigation and climate control are top notch and the Siri hands free option works great. Cargo room is great for a five passenger SUV as is the fit and finish. Lane keep assistance and auto sensing speed cruise control make longer trips less tiring. Highly recommend this vehicle.