2018 Acura RDX SUV

City mpg:
20
Highway mpg:
28

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Acura RDX SUV Overview

The standard features of the Acura RDX Base include 3.5L V-6 279hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability.

2018 Acura
RDX SUV

Starting at: $35,800

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Power moonroof
  • Memory seat
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Approach angle - 17 deg
  • Departure angle - 22 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 137mm (5.4")
  • Ground clearance (max) - 206mm (8.1")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 18 deg
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 7
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 5.0"
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 72 months/70,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 5
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear seats - bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 3.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 279hp @ 6,200RPM
  • Engine torque - 252 lb.-ft. @ 4,900RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 89.0mm x 93.0mm (3.50" x 3.66")
  • Compression ratio - 10.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,695kg (3,737lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 680kg (1,500lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,684mm (184.4")
  • Exterior body width - 1,872mm (73.7")
  • Exterior height - 1,651mm (65.0")
  • Wheelbase - 2,685mm (105.7")
  • Turning radius - 5.9m (19.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,067mm (42.0")
  • Rear legroom - 973mm (38.3")
  • Front headroom - 983mm (38.7")
  • Rear headroom - 968mm (38.1")
  • Front hiproom - 1,415mm (55.7")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,367mm (53.8")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,491mm (58.7")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,453mm (57.2")
  • Passenger volume - 2,931L (103.5 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 739 L (26 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,736 L (61 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - power liftgate
  • Power liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.5
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 279hp @ 6,200RPM
  • Torque - 252 lb.-ft. @ 4,900RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 6 speed automatic
  • Manual-shift auto - Sequential SportShift
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 23mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 16.0gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 20mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 28mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 235/60VR18.0
  • Rear tires - 235/60VR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2018 Acura RDX SUV Search New $35,800   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
RDX
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$35,800   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
AcuraWatch Plus Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV AcuraWatch Plus Package Search New $37,100   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
RDX with AcuraWatch Plus
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$37,100   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
2018 Acura RDX SUV Search New $37,300   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
RDX AWD
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$37,300   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
AcuraWatch Plus Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV AcuraWatch Plus Package Search New $38,600   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
RDX AWD with AcuraWatch Plus
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$38,600   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
Technology Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV Technology Package Search New $39,500   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
RDX with Technology Package
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$39,500   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 2018 Acura RDX SUV Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages Search New $40,800   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
RDX with Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages
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$40,800   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
Technology Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV Technology Package Search New $41,000   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
RDX AWD with Technology Package
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$41,000   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 2018 Acura RDX SUV Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages Search New $42,300   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
RDX AWD with Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages
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$42,300   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
Advance Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV Advance Package Search New $42,500   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
RDX with Advance Package
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$42,500   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 28  
Advance Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV Advance Package Search New $44,000   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  
RDX AWD with Advance Package 2018 Acura RDX SUV RDX AWD with Advance Package Search New $44,000   279-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 27  

Reviews

Driving Impression

Editor:
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The 3.6-liter V6 engine is powerful and refined, and brings a lot of grunt with its torque. It makes 279 hp with 252 lb-ft.

The electric power steering is direct, better than that the Lexus RX. And the handling is accurate, if not entirely sports-car-like. Out on the wide-open road, at high speed, it’s rock steady. The suspension takes the bumps in stride.

Walk Around

Editor:
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The busy RDX features a beak nose on a two-box shape. It’s reasonably harmonious. The five-square LED headlamps blend smoothly. The nose is neither aggressive nor flashy. You don’t do a double-take.

The base 17-inch alloy wheels could stand to be a bit more flashy, like the machine-finished 18-inch alloys that come with the Technology package.

Interior Overview

Editor:
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The busy cabin shows its age, especially in gray, and struggles to meet that near-luxury tag. For example some matte silver painted plastic trim looks like it came off the modest CR-V. But close your eyes and the RDX feels like a crossover costing much more. It’s solid and quiet. Open them and you’ll see that the large center console has lots of storage space. The thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel suggests cornering tenacity that’s not quite there.

Front occupants will find it spacious and comfortable, with power adjustment on both seats, even the base model, with especially good lumbar support.

The rear passengers face a low bench seat, in an attempt to improve headroom which remains limited. It supposedly can fit three adults but we don’t recommend it. It folds almost flat, to create a good-sized 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space. And then there’s the bonus of another 15.6 cubic feet under the cargo floor.

The infotainment on the Technology and Advance RDX isn’t user-friendly. The menus are complicated, and a second screen in the process doesn’t help. Another drawback to the system is Apple CarPlay or Android Auto aren’t available.

Summary

Editor:
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We’ll stick to the base model, in avoidance of the frustrating infotainment on the upscale models. We’re fine with the good leatherette, and we still get the great V6 and slick six-speed paddle-shifting automatic. Comfortable supportive seats. The rear passengers will be a bit tight, but when they’re gone there’s tons of room for cargo. Sharp direct handling at all times. Cheaper than a BMW. So what if the trim isn’t fancy.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

Editor:
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Acura RDX comes standard with 3.6-liter V6 and front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available ($1500).

The 2018 Acura RDX ($36,775) comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, moonroof, power liftgate, keyless ignition, LED headlamps, rearview camera, and heated front leatherette seats, power adjustable. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

RDX with the Technology package ($40,475) has real leather upholstery, higher infotainment on 8.0-inch screen, upgraded audio and 18-inch alloy wheels. AcuraWatch includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and lane keep assist ($1300).

RDX with Advance package the ($43,475) brings ventilated front seats, foglamps, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, remote start, and parking sensors, and AcuraWatch.

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