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.


The Auto Channel

“Pulling myself into the luscious leather seats and gazing around offered the first hint that this is a vehicle quite special. Before even starting the engine I could sense the quietness and serenity within. Flowing shapes surround the controls, gauges and ventilation outlets. The materials all suggest quality and class and the fit of the multitude of pieces is impeccable.”

“Performance is excellent with strong acceleration, quick shifting and tight ergonomics in controlling it all. In spite of drive-by-wire throttle, and electric power steering we always felt like we had a physical connection with the car and road.”

“The Acura RDX distinguishes itself in the small, luxury CUV market with great style, excellent performance and a quiet, comfortable interior. Its price is competitive with the others in that densely populated segment of the market and is well worth considering.”

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