Consumer Reviews Summary
24 of 29 (82%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Acura RDX Overview
- Completely redesigned last year, no new changes for 2014
- 273-hp, V-6 engine
- Lots of standard features and equipment
The 2014 Acura RDX got a redesign last year and those changes all carryover into the new model year.
The five-seat RDX’s overhaul was very comprehensive, changing the exterior styling, upgrading the drivetrain, and even increasing fuel economy. From first glance it’s easy to tell the RDX is an Acura, with its shield-like front grille and angular bumper. Even though the profile has been smoothed out, it’s still a got plenty of polygon to its styling. 18-inch alloy wheels come standard, along with keyless entry. A power liftgate for added convenience is optional.
Under the hood, there is only one engine option but it’s a good one – a 273-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 251 pounds-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive optional for better traction in poor weather or off-road conditions. We mentioned fuel economy earlier, and the RDX outpaces competitors like the Lexus RX 350, offering 20/28 mpg city/highway for front-wheel drive models. All-wheel drive models return 19/27 mpg. The RDX does take premium fuel, so be sure to factor that into your fuel cost estimates as well.
Inside, Acura has really packed the standard features into the RDX from both a comfort and a technology perspective. Leather upholstery, heated seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control are standard on all models. Joining those features as standard are Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch color information display, Pandora internet radio, USB/iPod port, and satellite radio. A navigation system and GPS-linked climate control are optional. Cargo room behind the rear seats measures 26.1 cubic feet.
The 2014 RDX got a full five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA, the highest possible. Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, six airbags, and a backup camera for safer reversing.