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Acura RDX:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Acura RDX side view
Acura RDX angular front perspective
Acura RDX angular rear perspective

Overview of the Acura RDX

Learn about the Acura RDX

Acura RDX Summary

The Acura RDX is a feature-packed luxury SUV. Leaning more towards luxury than SUV, it has a very comfortable interior, sporty handling and solid performance, at the expense of towing capacity and off-road capabilities. With three revisions under its belt, the Acura RDX has grown into its own, and models from 2013 and on are consistently praised by reviewers.

That being said, models from 2009 to 2012 are known to have some issues, notably sub-par interior finishes and lower-than-average fuel economy. However, the driving experience has always been received well with the sporty handling cited as exceptionally enjoyable.

Pros and cons of the Acura RDX

  • Long list of standard high-tech features
  • Spacious cabin
  • Powerful 2.0L turbo engine
  • Tech interface can be distracting to use
  • Only one engine choice
  • Accessories available only in packages
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Acura RDX

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags8

Specifications of the Acura RDX

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11 - 11.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 - 9.1 L/100km
  • Width-
  • Length4744 mm
  • Trunk space881 L
  • Cargo space2260 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Acura RDX

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Acura RDX 2021 - 2021 is available in 6 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Acura RDX

Dimensions of the Acura RDX

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211668 mm4744 mm

Towing capacity of the Acura RDX

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021454 kg680 kg