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Redesigned for the first time since its inception in 2007, the 2013 Acura RDX midsize crossover offers improved mileage numbers, a new drivetrain, and refined exterior styling that make it a strong contender in this segment.

The 2013 RDX gets a little larger for this year and didn’t get an exterior makeover as much as a nip-tuck that cleans up a few of the rough edges from last year’s design. The new RDX is sleeker, with a smoother profile and swept-back windows which give the impression of speed. Up front, the grille remains mostly unchanged and 18-inch allow wheels come standard.

Under the hood, the outgoing turbocharged four-cylinder is replaced by a more powerful 273-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 that gets better fuel economy and adds 33 extra horsepower. There is also a brand-new six-speed transmission that replaces last year's five-speed and Acura claims that the refined all-wheel-drive system is now lighter. The 2013 RDX is rated at 20/28 mpg city/highway with front-wheel-drive, while opting for all-wheel-drive knocks those numbers to 19/27 respectively.

Inside, improvements have been made as well. It features larger door openings for easier entrance/egress and also has more passenger and cargo room which will make families happy. Work has also been done to improve the RDX’s multimedia interface to make it more intuitive. Standard features include leather upholstery, push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth®, power moonroof, and a 5-inch color information display. Adding the available Technology Package brings a larger 8-inch screen, navigation, premium audio system, and a GPS-linked automatic climate control system which can read temperatures and sun levels to optimize the comfort of for passengers automatically.

Safety features include a multi-view backup camera, front, side, and side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system with traction control.

With extra interior space and brand new, more efficient drivetrain, the 2013 Acura RDX puts luxury into a family friendly form.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 - 20 MPG
  • Highway: 27 - 28 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

38 of 53 (71%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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