Ratings & Reviews

Awards model RDX


The RDX reflects a new kind of luxury that values the resourceful. An engine that's powerful yet efficient. Technology that optimizes your time. A design that puts excellence ahead of excess.


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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

The 2014 RDX earned 5-star ratings on all New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) front and side crash safety tests conducted by the NHTSA. The crash tests and ratings include: Frontal Barrier Crash with ratings for both driver and front passenger seating positions, culminating in an Overall Frontal Crash Safety Rating; and Side Barrier Crash with ratings for both front seat and rear seating positions, and a Side Pole Test with a Front Seating rating, the results of which are combined to create an Overall Side Crash Safety Rating. In addition, the 2014 RDX earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score, which is based on the results of the crash tests and a rollover resistance test.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The RDX achieved a Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) by earning their top rating ("Good") in frontal and side impact crash tests, and rollover and rear impact evaluations.

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ALG Residual Value

For the second year in a row, the RDX received the Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) Residual Value Award for its Class (Premium Compact Utility Vehicle), indicating that is expected to the best 3-year resale value in its class. In addition, Acura as a whole, currently holds the ALG Residual Value Award for Overall Luxury Brand. Acura has previously earned this honor in 2009 and 2010 and has never ranked below 2nd place for the past five years.


Consumer Impressions Video

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Want to know what people are saying about the RDX?

A select group of consumers took a test drive under the sunny skies of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona before the 2013 RDX was available to the public. What did they have to say about it? Watch the video to find out.


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2013 RDX

“All-new for 2013, the Acura RDX takes what was good about the previous model--its just-right size, nimble handling, and attractive design--and makes them better…”

“The cabin itself is quiet--very, quiet, in fact, and comfortable.”

“Technology abounds, as you expect with Acura, undercutting the competition on the equipment available for the price.”

“The overall (interior) look is sculpted and modern, and rather car-like, without the claustrophobic wrap-around feeling some other sporty crossovers get.”

“The new V-6 engine replaces laggy turbo torque with smooth and linear power that highlights a well-handling chassis.”

“For a given dollar amount, chances are the RDX will be the best-equipped luxury crossover available.”

“Ride quality has improved significantly over the previous RDX, and actually matches or exceeds even the BMW and Audi offerings, blending a smooth, comfortable ride over rougher roads with a capable and confident feeling in sportier moments. Noise, likewise, is very low--whether road, wind, or tire.”

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