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2023 Acura RDX Consumer Reviews

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Great Lux SUV

Acura RDX Advanced, 10/02/2022
2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
26 of 26 people found this review helpful

I have had my RDX for 4 months now and am very happy with my purchase. I drove the BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5. All the European models were at least a few thousand dollars more for the same level of equipment and yet I found myself enjoying the engaging drive more from the Acura. The track pad does require some time to master but once you do, its easy and provides a less distracting interface than a full touch screen due to muscle memory and its high placement. Overall, I have been really happy with my decision and have been getting about 25 MPG in mixed driving in Normal mode.

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5 out of 5 stars

Practical but Sporty

Richie Rich, 09/30/2022
2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
33 of 34 people found this review helpful

Just purchased a 2022 RDX Advance. Great little SUV. Very good value. Drove the Lexus RDX, NX, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Genisis GV70. The Genisis was tempting but had reliability concerns because it was a new model and Genisis has had some overall reliability issues with some of their other models. All in all, thought the RDX was the best value. It was also very fun to drive. Have about 3K miles. No issues. Car is quite and very comfortable. For highway driving, I use comfort mode and get 28 MPG. For around town, normal mode gets me 23 or better. The sport mode is lots of fun but uses a bit more gas. I can't think of anything I dislike other than maybe the touch pad. An improvement would be touch screen, but the pad is not very difficult to learn and is for the most part intuitive. I use Android Auto so most of what I do is activated by voice commands anyway. Liked the ride of the BMW but wanted to keep this car for a long time so went with the Acura over the BMW and the Audi. Have owned several BMWs and know that they can be real money pits after 4 or 5 years. My experience with Audi has been the same. The Germans are using too many plastic parts in their cars these days. Overall, highly recommended.

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Very pleasantly surprised

Joe in AZ, 05/23/2022
2022 Acura RDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
46 of 48 people found this review helpful

New Acura RDX Advanced purchased February, 2022 now with 4000 miles; 25% highway/75% urban driving. Mileage per trip computer 26.2 mpg (all Comfort or Normal modes and non hooligan driving style). Quiet interior, good handling, adequate power without rattles, squeaks, or problems and much more comfortable seats for long distance driving than Audi. Track pad sucks but we use Apple CarPlay and voice commands for everything without issues. We came out of two Audi's (2018 Q7 Prestige and 2018 A4 Premium Plus) with desire to downsize/simplify. Looked at BMW X3 and Q5 (too small); Genesis GV70 (too new, non premium dealerships), Jeep Grand Cherokee (reliability concerns, brand new design, non premium dealerships despite premium price, crummy engines/mileage with old V6 or V8). So far we are extremely happy with our choice.

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4 out of 5 stars

Much To Like

Jmar55, 04/03/2023
2023 Acura RDX 4dr SUV AWD w/A-Spec and Advance Packages (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

I purchased a 2023 new 3 weeks ago. My observations, starting with cons: Disappointing 360 degree camera. The camera on my 2017 Nissan Murano has better resolution. It's not horrible, just not what you'd expect from a premium brand. The font on the screen and labeling the various buttons and switchgear through this car is tiny. Now granted, I have senior citizen eyes. I noticed this as soon as I got behind the wheel, so it wasn't a deal breaker. Now the pros. Fun to drive. Very good acceleration. Loves the curves. Very comfortable seats. Both in front are 16 way adjustable. A great HUD. Wireless Apple CarPlay. Loaded with other features like heated steering wheel, heated/ventilated front seats, spare tire, wireless charging, remote start, the list goes on. What I thought would be a deal breaker for me, the touch pad interface, is easy to live with once you get the hang of it. Plus, the voice controls are very good and answering a phone call can be done from a switch on the steering wheel. The HVAC controls are hard buttons, not buried in a screen. If the camera at least matched my 6 year old Nissan's this would be a 5 star review.

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Great around town but not for the highway!

Stephen Newmark, 03/14/2023
2023 Acura RDX 4dr SUV w/Technology Package (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A)
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I purchased an RDX after comparing it to a Mazda CX50. The packaging sold me because the technology option gave me everything that I wanted in my car. To get an upgraded stereo and voice activated navigation system I had to compare the RDX to the top of the line trim in some of the lower priced cars. I was also trying to avoid the status symbol associated with a BMW or a Mercedes. The lack of a drive shift handle is a pain and after two months the switches for park and drive are still not automatic for me. I also dislike the system that turns the car off at red lights. Finally, I was unhappy with the cost of the spare tire kit which is not standard on the car. On the positive side, the stereo is great, and the engine provides a surprising amount of power. Handling is likewise exceptional. I could call this a great car and a good value if not for the noise level on the highway. I gave up a Lincoln for this car and I also drive a Lexus. Compared to those vehicles, I feel like I am driving down the road with the windows open. Thanks to A/C, it has been a very long time since I had to do that, but without a specific location for the noise, it is just all over. I think I am hearing the tires rolling on the pavement. I tried turning up the stereo but short of headphones, nothing can dampen the noise. If you do a lot of interstate driving, this is not the car for you. I have been averaging 23.2 MPG.

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