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2019 Acura RDX Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Swapnil Kulshrestha Content Writer Updated on: October 22, 2019


Acura took the simple approach and matched the dots, their customers demanded a strong tech-savvy luxury SUV and they were keen on delivering one. The next thing you see is the old RDX beaten and molded into a futuristic jacked up the oeuvre of Automobile engineering. Everything was swapped with a better version, they even stretched the dimensions a little bit. Now, the RDX has become this delicious SUV which is theoretically capable of everything a big SUV can do. The debut of SH-AWD adds more sugar and spice to the earlier monotonous rode quality.

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Pros

Completely redesigned for 2019

Sharp handling instincts

Improved cargo bay

Cons

Lacks any powertrain choices

Rear seats lack support

What's New?

The RDX is all new for 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$37400

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

135 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

272 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

280 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

10-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Honda Architecture (10th gen)

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.2/64.7

dimensions

wheelbase

108.3 in.

length

186.8 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

65.7 in.

curb weight

3783 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

79.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/24/28 mpg

highway range

478.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Acura RDX in Apex Blue Pearl color  2019 Acura RDX in Canyon Bronze Metallic color  2019 Acura RDX in Fathom Blue Pearl color  2019 Acura RDX in Gunmetal Metallic color  2019 Acura RDX in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2019 Acura RDX in Majestic Black Pearl color  2019 Acura RDX in Modern Steel Metallic color  2019 Acura RDX in Canyon Bronze Metallic color
Apex Blue Pearl

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

9.0

Interior

7.5

Safety

9.4

8.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Acura RDX Base

Base

power
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$37,400 - $39,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $37,400 MSRP (22/24/28) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $39,400 MSRP (21/23/27) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Acura RDX Technology Package

Technology Package

power
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$40,600 - $42,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $42,600 MSRP (21/23/27) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Technology Package 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $40,600 MSRP (22/24/28) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec

A-Spec

power
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$43,600 - $45,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
A-Spec 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $43,600 MSRP (22/24/27) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $45,600 MSRP (21/23/26) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Acura RDX Advance Package

Advance Package

power
272 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
24 combined

$45,500 - $47,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $47,500 MSRP (21/23/27) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Advance Package 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $45,500 MSRP (22/24/28) 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
10-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.3

Overall Rating


Acura was known for its pedigree in the compact SUV segment, in fact, it was one of the first brands that actually pioneered it. However, with the passage of time, people's expectations from this segment grew exponentially too. It has become more demanding and brands are trying hard to meet the audience's expectations. Acura’s response to this boil is through a complete revamp of the RDX inside out. The engine is downsized to a monochromic 2.0L Inline-4 Turbocharged motor mated to a new 10-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

2019 Acura RDX Three-quarter Front View
2019 Acura RDX Three-quarter Front View
2019 Acura RDX Rear View
2019 Acura RDX Rear View

8.5/10
Features

 

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.5/10
Interior

 
 

9.4/10
Safety

 
 
 

2019 Acura RDX Features

8.5/10

Unlike every other manufacturer, Acura has created just one trim and added three different packages along with it. There is no next kin to the RDX but you can add some additional packages like Technology, A-Spec, and  Advanced. Please note, these packages do not tinker with the powertrain at all. However, you can add Acura’s All-wheel-drive option with each package, which further adds $2,000 on top of the package. Other changes include a few touches on the interior and the exterior with a few additional features.

Trim

Base

Technology

A-Spec

Advance

MSRP

$37,400

$40,600

$43,600

$45,500

Key

Features

18-inch wheels

Blind-spot monitoring

Dark Chrome and Lighting Details

AcuraWatch Plus and Technology package and adds

 

Automatic LED headlights

Navigation system

A-Spec Exclusive Dual Exhaust Outlets

Front and Rear parking sensors

 

Auto-dimming mirror

Rear cross-traffic alert system

A-Spec Exclusive Front & Rear Bumpers

Automatic wipers, foglights

 

Pandora internet radio control (streams from smartphone) 

Aha internet radio capability and a 10-speaker sound system

Sport A-Spec Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede®-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching and Piping

Auto-dimming side mirrors

 

 Heated power front seats (eight-way driver, four-way passenger)

Smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Ventilated Front Seats

 Heated and Ventilated front seats

 

Bluetooth phone and audio

Eight-way power passenger seat

 

Remote ignition

 

Leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel

Leather upholstery

   
 

Seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio

Traffic information GPS-linked climate control

   
 

Premium vinyl upholstery

     
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

     
 

Cruise control

     
 

Keyless ignition

     

We Recommend-

The Technology Package is the best package you can add to your RDX. You get leather upholstery and a premium audio system along with a series of other upgrades. The package is the ideal cost for an Acura RDX, however, just in case you prefer shelling some more bucks on your Acura SUV, you can always go for the Advance or the A-spec package which adds features such as dark chrome and lighting details, heated and ventilated front seats, and remote ignition, along with other hi-tech features. 

2019 Acura RDX Engine and Performance

9.0/10

“The 2019 Acura RDX takes a clean-sheet approach to sporty utility, and that makes it the second-best thing in its showroom, apart from the NSX”- The Car Connection

Engine and Transmission

The foundation of every change starts by altering the essentials- the engineers at Acura took note and changed their obsolete powertrain. The 3.5L V6 engine was dropped for a 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo which might not seem like the best idea, though the downsized engine steps into the smooth acceleration arena with quite a bit of torque. The current engine can amass 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, which peaks at a rev-range of 1600-4500 rpm. These figures might be a tad less than the V6 but it caters more pulling power, 28 pound-feet more than that in the previous V6. 

2019 Acura RDX engine

The ride employs a 10-speed shiftable automatic transmission to fulfill the ride's shifting needs which works wonders in its upshifting and downshifting tasks. The transmission feels much more mellow and refined than the older versions. It's quick, smooth and can cast its spell by downshifting 4 speeds at a time, only if you have to. You have paddle shifters too on the RDX but you not feel the need to dig into that.

Models

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV 

MSRP

$37,400

$45,595

$40,195

$41,995

$34,920

Engine

2.0L i4 Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

10 Speed shiftable automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

272 hp@ 6500rpm

247 hp@ 5500rpm

250 hp@ 5700rpm

248 hp@ 5200rpm

245 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

280 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

269 ft-lbs@ 1200rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1450rpm

275 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

This engine was originally inspired by the one on Honda’s Civic Type-R whose presence can be easily sensed by its punchiness. The rpm boils the most between 1,600 to 4,500, while on low rpms you have 40 percent more torque than the previous generation. And the change goes on with the transmission, the 6-speed automatic was upgraded with 4 additional gears to make it a 10-speed automatic.

Acceleration

Acura’s massive low-end torque jolts the RDX on the free-way, the Super Handling All-wheel drive further smolders the tires. It might lack the batting power which the V6 had but the Turbocharger’s witchcraft fills in the gap. The closely linked speed levels keep the engine in its comfort zone. As for the sound, Acura’s re-engineered RDX has its own Viking cry. From a standstill the RDX dashes off to 60 mph in around 7 seconds, the SUV catches the Quarter mile flag at 15.2 seconds, which is highly competitive to some of the fastest players on town.

2019 Acura RDX

One of the key highlights for this new-third gen RDX is that the ride's weight has been reduced by 41 pounds, which in turn has a positive effect on the ride's sprinting capabilities. The 2019 Acura RDX, especially on the city streets demands urgent acceleration in order to cope up with its 1600-to-4500-rpm max-torque band. The engine generates a gratifying snarl every time you pin that gas pedal hard. 

Models

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

0-60 MPH

7.0 sec

4.1 sec

6.6 sec

6.7 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

15.2 sec

N/A

N/A

15.1 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

2.0L i4 Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

7.3

N/A

6.8

8.4

The 2.0L I4 engine does a pretty good job in catapulting the SUV from 0-60 in 7.0 seconds, but it lacks the power and potential an X3 can exhibit. Though it's just a matter of a few microseconds, yet the Acura RDX lags behind most of its competitor rides. The Jaguar F-Pace does a fantabulous job and absolutely astonishes us with its 0-60 sprint time of a mere 4.1 seconds. 

Ride and handling

Ride and Handling is one of RDX’s strong suits, the steering changes character with every mode. Comfort mode makes the steering light while the Sport and Sport Plus adds significant weight to the wheel. The A-spec package is more aggressive but creates significant understeer, on the other hand, the wide tires don’t offer a lot of grips. The Acura RDX is a very smooth set of wheels, though put on some sudden course changes, and the ride puts on a show of noticeable body roll. The SH-AWD system works its magic around the corners with a slingshot effect. The 10-speed automatic transmission keeps the engine in its sweet spot.

The ride does a superb highway job; put those wheels on some expedition trail, and the RDX does not disappoint you at all. On twisty, uneven roads the ride feels a bit heavy, but the intelligent SH-AWD arrangement keeps things collected and does a great job of managing the ride's punchy 280 pound-feet of torque. 

The 2019 Acura RDX has 4 driving modes, namely: Sport, Comfort, Snow, and Sport+. The Sport mode is the default setting, which provides you with a well-balanced, and stable ride with minimal body lean. The comfort mode makes the suspension a little less stiff and lends your RDX a cool and calm highway cruising character. However, push the elliptical S button behind transmission switchgear, and you've activated the Sport+ mode, which accounts for a more thrilling ride. The Sport+ mode increases the height of almost every parameter including steering and throttle response. The selection of this mode also enhances the engine soundtrack, and in case of the top-line Advance trim, the adaptive dampers as well.

Braking

Brakes on the RDX feels fine and firm, the pedal inspires confidence irrespective of your speed. The SUV remains stable on the highway, courtesy of Acura’s stability control system. The front brakes are rated at 12.4 inches and the back remains at 12.2 inches. At, 3,783 pounds the RDX is quite a heavy SUV in the class. From the speed of 60 mph, the RDX halts to a standstill in 121 feet, which is pretty mediocre. It works fine but it’s not exactly thrilling as an evolution for RDX.

2019 Acura RDX Brake

Model

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

Brake Front (in.)

12.4

12.8

13.6

13

13.2

Brake Rear (in.)

12.2

12.8

12.6

13

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3783

3870

4109

4034

3823

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

116

130

127

123

The Acura RDX halts better than the majority of its competing rides. The SUV requires a distance of 121 ft. in order to depreciate from a speed of 60 mph to 0 mph. This figure, when placed shoulder-to-shoulder against its competitors seems pretty decent. However, under emergency braking situations this heavy SUV experiences some major nosedive. 

2019 Acura RDX Fuel Economy

Though it only drinks premium fuel the RDX is a sensible SUV when it comes to mileage. It won’t demand many trips to the gas station and is equally efficient like any other SUV in the compact luxury segment. In the city, the RDX boasts its 22 mpg mileage while on the highway it makes it a decent 28 mpg which is fine. Overall you can expect a total mileage of 24 mpg from the 2019 Acura RDX.

Model

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

MPG (city)

22

22

22

23

20

MPG (highway)

28

27

29

30

27

MPG (combined)

24

24

24

26

23

Tank Capacity (gal)

17.1

 21.7

18.8

17.2

15.7

Range (miles) (city/highway)

376/479

477/586

414/545 

396/516 

314/424

The majority of the rides in this segment offer similar combined MPG figures, thus prohibiting any true sense of competition. However, one downfall which the Acura RDX experiences here is it's bijou fuel tank. The SUV has a tank capacity of 17.1 gallons, which makes it one of the smallest fuel-bearer in the segment. This small size of the tank has a negative implication on the ride's city and highway range, thus giving it a major negative mark against its competitors. 

2019 Acura RDX Interior

7.5/10

“The cabin has a luxurious and futuristic appeal. At first glance, you might just think you’re in a space ship. The prominent silver dial mounted in the center of the dash that’s used to toggle drive modes looks straight out of a sci-fi film, while the 10.2-inch high-res screen mounted on the top dash that’s controlled by Acura’s True Touchpad Interface is further proof the future is now”- KBB

Seating and Comfort

The RDX’s old sophisticated interior was exposed to radiation, what emerged was a genetically superior machine. We have dissected the mechanical DNA and complimented the suave exterior improvement now what’s left is interior to judge. There is nothing you won’t like inside the RDX, though you might get daunted by the million switches, after giving a fine look everything is pretty simple to use. As far as quality goes there are a lot of soft touches and leather traces, it might lack the design quotient but it can be ironed out considering the good interior quality.

2019 Acura RDX interior

The interiors of the Acura RDX wraps around you in a positive way. The layout of the interior seems pretty interesting, with each and every button pulling your attention towards it. Most of the essential buttons and knobs are placed in a way that they stay in the driver's range, yet do not hinder the concentration while driving. Another major Unique Selling Proportion for the RDX is the seating position. Most of the drivers are going to find the SUV's driving position pretty confident and comfortable at the same time. The steering wheel is highly versatile with a wide range of tilt and telescopic variations, and the dashboard has ideal height for the driver to see the instrumentation clearly, without much eye-movement. 

Model

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/59.7/41.6

37.8/

38.0/58.2/41.5

41.1/57.6/40.3

39.6/56.0/42.8

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/56.6/38.4

37.5/

38.0/56.3/38.0

39.1/56.0/36.4

38.7/55.3/36.8

The cabin is spacious and cozy for all 5 passengers, the seats are not exactly hugging but it's comfortable for long rides. You will also have a good view of the road but assistance from the rearview camera feels pixelated and isn’t that useful. The front cabin has a decent headroom of 39 inches and 41.6 inches worth of legroom. The second-row seats are not bad either, you have similar headroom while the legroom is rated at 38.4 inches which won’t create a problem either. 

Infotainment

Previously the RDX has a 5-inch infotainment screen which was fussy and confusing, this year the screen size was stretched to 10.2 inches. Despite the bigger screen the RDX still inherits the gene of complication. Below the screen, you will find a cluster of buttons which may distract the driver, also, it will take you months to have a natural understanding of using every feature. Then you have Apple CarPlay and plug-and-play connectivity as standard on the RDX.

2019 Acura RDX Infotainment

Interior Features –

  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
  • Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Front, Side, And Rear View Camera
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Climate Control
  • Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Cargo volume

Acura figured out a way to fully use its cargo bay in a more efficient way. Every inch of those 31 cubic feets inside the cargo bay is utilitarian and competitive, even better than some of the competitors. The boot starts from a low height, in order to make loading and unloading a less tiring task for you and is wide enough to swallow all your baggage for a long road trip. The second-row seats can split, and fold flat in order to accommodate the bigger objects. The engineers manage to hide the spare tire under the carriage, and the left out space now harbors a special compartment divided into different sections to hide your stuff.

2019 Acura RDX Cargo space

Inside the cabin, you have a lot of cubby holes for your cell phone, bottles, and all kinds of stuff. There is a center armrest and door pockets and other sections to put your other belongings.

Model

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

31.1

33.5

28.7

28.7

25.2

The Jaguar offers you the biggest trunk space in this competition with a hefty 33.5 cubic feets at your disposal. The Acura does not lag much behind the British competitor and provides you with a cargo space of 31.1 cubic feet. The Beemer and the Volvo pull off a close chase with each of them coming with a cargo volume of 28.7 cubic feet. The Lincoln MKC turns up last, with the poorest cargo volume in the segment of 25.2 cubic feet.

2019 Acura RDX front seating
2019 Acura rdx rear seating
2019 Acura RDX Sunroof
2019 Acura RDX instrumental cluster
2019 Acura RDX cargo space
2019 Acura RDX infotainment display

2019 Acura RDX Exterior

“The RDX got an extreme makeover for its debut in all-new form, going from handsome yet conservative to stylish and athletic. It’s a tight bundle of creases, angles and crisscrossing design elements. Just look at the intersection of the D-pillar that makes the roof appear to float. Up front, swoopy headlight housings flank Acura’s diamond-pentagon grille, new to the RDX”- KBB

Design and Styling

Acura was never a big style icon, in fact, its old grill was a bit of a compromise to the overall design. However, that ends this year with their new diamond-pentagon grill. The new grill debuted on some concepts by the brand. It is the first time, the design was actually built around the grill as it looks better than ever. Arguably the RDX is the second most good looking Acura in Honda’s garage. It's long and wider than the previous iteration and dons a new character.

2019 Acura RDX design

Strong lines on the hood, a standard panoramic sunroof, and a power lift tailgate is standard on all trims. Adding the A-spec package will give you more bold touches with the A-spec badge, darkened elements, LED Foglights, and  20-inch alloy wheels instead of the standard 19 inches. From the rear end, it looks like any other rugged SUV but the dragon-tail taillamps make a huge difference. The SUV boasts such a sensible design pattern that even with its 8.2 inches of ground clearance, the ride mirages an effect of hugging the road. 

Model

Acura RDX SUV

Jaguar F-Pace 25t SUV

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum SUV

BMW X3 sDrive 30i SUV

Lincoln MKC SUV

Curb weight (lbs.)

3783

3870

4109

4034

3823

Length(in)

186.8

186.3

184.6

185.9

179.2

Width(in)

74.8

81.5

78.7

74.4

73.4

Height(in)

65.7

65.0

65.3

66

65.2

Ground clearance (in)

8.2

8.4

8.5

8.0

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

108.3

113.1

112.8

112.8

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

64.2/64.7

64.6/65.1

65.1/65.2

63.8/64.4

62.4/62.

 Acura didn’t just swap the engine with mild touches, they built the entire SUV like it’s a new car. The RDX is a tad bigger than the old model as far as dimensions go, it might not have any visual effect but who doesn’t love more space. The RDX is 186.8 inches long and 74.8 inches wide. The height is rated at 65.7 inches which is competitive, which makes the RDX the tallest SUV in the segment. The wheelbase is inches longer than previous RDX but still smaller than its German competitors.

2019 Acura RDX

Exterior Features

Some of the prominent exterior features of the Acura RDX are as follows: 

  • Rear lip spoiler
  • Power remote heated manual folding side-view door mirrors with tilt down, turn signal indicator
  • Chrome tip exhaust
  • Front and rear mud flaps
  • Rear bumper with black rub strip
  • Front bumper with chrome rub strip
  • Power liftgate
2019 Acura RDX
2019 Acura RDX
2019 Acura RDX
2019 Acura RDX
2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX Safety

9.4/10

The 2019 Acura RDX is yet to undergo any crash testing, so its too soon to quote anything or anyone. Still, the 2018 iteration performed well and acquired an all-star crash and roll-over rating by the NHTSA. IIHS picked the RDX its top safety pick for 2018 too. So you can expect decent score from this newly improved RDX. Also, you have AcuraWatch Plus safety suite which is a compilation of advanced safety features. You can go for other add ons like collision mitigation, Lane keep assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and more.

2019 Acura RDX safety

safety feature :-

  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • 2 Front Headrestsyes
  • 3 Rear Headrests
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring
  • Traction Control
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
  • Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights

2019 Acura RDX Competition

Volvo XC60-

Let’s just admire what Volvo has done with the XC60. It’s not the most powerful SUV in the class, on top of that its heavy curb weight might have been a problem for any other brand but not for Volvo. The Chinese voodoo on the XC60 neglects the high weight and lack of horsepower and grating this heavy duty with a 5-second acceleration. As for 2018, there is no specific change, just some additions of features. The interior quality is good and aesthetically better than that of the Acura, however, it fails to match the cargo space on RDX.

The people prioritizing handling over comfort will surely go for Volvo XC60, but practicality remains in the Japanese showroom.

2019 Volvo XC60

Lincoln MKC-

Lincoln had no plans for any major change for the MKC, hence, the reason only the front grill was altered this year, the rest remained unchanged. Compared with the newly crafted Acura, the MKC seems a little dull. The major difference comes with the engine’s power, Lincoln packs lesser horses than the RDX, results of which are clearly visible on its sloppy acceleration. Then comes the cabin which features some cheap plastics, on top of that there is low cargo volume and packed rear seats.

Though the RDX is a few dollars higher than the Lincoln MKC that explains the additional horsepower, cargo volume, and better interior quality.

2019 Lincoln MKC

2019 Acura RDX Final Verdict

The 2019 Acura RDX was already a sensible SUV, but the hunger of being the best compelled the RDX to bloom into something better. Acura changed everything right from the driving dynamics to the exterior and interior cosmetics. Now, it resembles a Japanese space ship the inside and the outside body feels like a bull shark, as it’s bigger from the previous generation. The new Turbocharged 2.0L Inline-4 engine may lack the V6 buzz but it fills in the gap of power and adds a delicious low rpm torque. The new engine’s valor is displayed in its acceleration which almost matches the V6’s.

Another example of Acura’s forward-thinking is RDX’s better distribution of space and debut of cargo compartments. The fuel economy is no prodigy but its enough to take a stand against other SUVs.

At last, the price is all the buyer cares about and thankfully it doesn’t come hard on the wallet, there is no concrete reason to not buy the RDX!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the annual maintenance cost for an Acura RDX? 

The average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on an Acura RDX lies somewhere around $471. 

Is the Acura RDX a reliable car? 

 Acura being a Honda product prioritizes safety and reliability above all, however, RDX has been recalled a few times due to some component issues. It's not that big a deal, but still hampers the brand value.