2018 Acura RDX is a compact crossover which may be getting a little prolonged in the tooth but stays an above-average mix of security, sophistication, and value.
This 2018 Acura RDX, in its present form, goes back in the 2013 model year, although with several updates to keep it clean. The RDX of today is available in Foundation 3 basic flavours, Technologies, and Advance, with further options when it comes to front- or all-wheel drive as well as the AcuraWatch collision avoidance tech of the brand. All in, the spendiest RDX nevertheless runs under $45,000, which is about where a few of its rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the BMW X3 start. True, the RDX does not match them with regards to design, characteristics, or refinement, but its value is note-worthy.
2018 Acura RDX bucks the turbo-charged 4 cylinder pattern by fitting a 3.5-liter, normally aspirated V6 to all RDXs. At 276 hp and 252 pound-feet of torque, the V6 is no slouch also it returns fuel-economy figures which are not far off of less-powerful turbo-4s. Front-wheel-drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is $1.500 additional for all those that need more grip.
It is far from it though the RDX is not the sexiest thing in the industry, its sedans wear not the beak nose of the brand better than the cross over simple two-box shape.
Its inside is active and perhaps not as up-market experience as some more swanky rivals, but, again, there is that reduced price-point. Regarded as the bridge between conventional cross-overs from German rivals like the Honda CRV and accurate luxury models, the RDX starts to make lots of sense.
Those customers searching to get a semi-luxury car will find that inside of 2018 Acura RDX is very well-packaged and roomy, at least for front seat occupants. Rear seat riders will locate restricted space and a reduced bench, but the cargo location is formed properly for larger objects.
In crash tests, the RDX performs properly despite its age. The NHTSA and the IIHS give large marks to it, and Acura offers functions like automatic crisis braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warnings to get an affordable $1,300 on Technology and base models.