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2018 Acura RDX


City 19 - 20 MPG Hwy 27 - 28 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.9
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.8
Reliability 4.9
Not Impressed.

by Jay from NEDERLAND | May 19, 2020

Nothing more than a Honda Pilot with different emblems and a much higher price. Cheap controls and nothing impressive. So glad to be back in a Cadillac. Just purchased a Cadillac XT6 and this is what luxury should be.

The car is in excellent condition and drives well

by John from Columbia | February 17, 2020

The ride is as good as the day we purchased it 2 years ago. We feel very good in buying our 5th accura and will look to purchase another when the time comes

Step up from Honda CRV with V6 performance.

by Porsche4GTS from Seattle | November 20, 2019

2018 Rdx bought new. 15,000 miles, zero issue. Reliable V6 and proven 6 speed automatic transmission are the reason I upgraded from CRV. The infotainments interface is passing grade. However, the sound quality is superb. Safety technology is about as early as Tesla autonomous system. It's an assistant, can't trust it. Leather isn't same league as my Porsche but good enough. Plus one for roomy interior and minus one for the "beak". Real life gas milage average City 19 mpg. 22 mpg combine. Not great but not bad.

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2018 Acura RDX Overview


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.