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2018 Acura RDX Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Standard 279-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional Acura 8-inch Navigation System
  • FWD and AWD options
The 2018 Acura RDX is a compact luxury SUV that seats five passengers. It offers numerous packages for safety, convenience, and technology. It competes with the Lexus RX 350, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

Overall, the RDX has a sharp, aggressive appearance with its “bird’s beak” frontend. The lower fascia is fluted and hollowed-out for a lighter, aerodynamic appearance. The front grille, air vents, and side windows are outlined in chrome for a premium appearance. Standard features include LED headlights, turn signal indicators mirrors, heated side mirrors, a power moonroof, a power liftgate, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Available features include a roof rack, a trailer hitch receiver, and fog lights.

Under the Hood
Powering the RDX is a 279-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that produces 252 pounds-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive comes standard (FWD), while all-wheel drive (AWD) is available. Fuel efficiency for the RDX with FWD is an EPA-estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway. With AWD, the rating slightly dips to 19/27 mpg.

Inside, the RDX has a premium leatherette interior with power/heated front seats and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center console features a standard audio system that includes a 5-inch color display, CD/MP3 playback, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded Acura Navigation System with an 8-inch touchscreen, Siri Eyes Free mode, voice recognition, and a ELS Studio premium audio system. Other standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, rear HVAC, a memory seat, push-button start, and an automatic dimming mirror. Leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a leather/wood steering wheel are also available.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. The optional AcuraWatch suite includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and lane keep assist. A blindspot monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert is available as well.

EPA Fuel Economy

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

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

68 of 71 (95%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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