2017 Acura RDX


Ranked #9 in Compact Luxury Suv

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Starting MSRP $35,670 - $43,820
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Key Spec of 2017 Acura RDX
fuel economy


fuel type

Premium Unleaded


279 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Rear seats are spacious

Rear seats do not full recline

No major changes

Smooth power delivery

Confusing infotainment system

Powerful engine

Less sportier than rivals

Low ownership costs

Worst towing capacity

Good fuel economy

2017 Acura RDX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2022

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The 2017 Acura RDX has a base sale price of $35,670. Its trim levels consist of Technology, AcuraWatch, and Advance packages. The RDX is one of the fewer SUVs in its class that still employs a V6 engine under its hood. This engine makes 279 hp and 252 lb-ft. of torque that is punchier enough to rocket from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds. Despite using a V6 engine, its fuel efficiency is great but has the worst towing capacity in its class.

The cabin of the RDX is roomy and has many soft-touch surfaces but is less opulent than its rivals. It is also known for offering one of the best cargo capacities in its class. Talking about safety, the RDX was honored with top safety ratings from NHTSA and IIHS while the list of driver assistance features offered is great too. The RDX goes head-to-head against the Lexus NX200t, the Infiniti QX50, and the Volvo XC60

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Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)$33872$356702 Listings
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)$35293$3717026 Listings
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Over All Rating

7.6Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Compact Luxury Suv

#12 in Compact Suv

#15 in Luxury Suv

#17 in Suv

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Base$35,670 onwards
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Heated power front seats
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Pandora internet radio control
  • Rearview camera
  • Sunroof
AcuraWatch Plus Package$36,970 onwards
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  • Adaptive cruise contro
  • Automatic braking system
  • Color trip computer display
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
Technology Package$39,370 onwards
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  • 10-Speaker sound system
  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Eight-Way power passenger seat
  • Gps-Linked climate control
  • Navigation system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Traffic information
Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages$40,670 onwards
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  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Color Multi-information display
Advance Package$42,320 onwards
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  • Auto-Dimming side mirrors
  • Automatic wipers
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Remote ignition
  • Ventilated front seats

Used Acura RDX For Sale

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Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $17990
24 Dec 2022
Union City, GA

2016 Acura RDX Technology Package

Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $237/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,328 Below market
RMV: $20,818
Mileage 98,631 mi.
Listed On 15 Dec 2022 (41 Days)
Albuquerque, NM

2018 Acura RDX SUV

Est. $393/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,462 Below market
RMV: $34,460
Mileage 34,305 mi.
Listed On 03 Aug 2022 (175 Days)
Price Drop, $900
Earlier Price: $21890
2 Jun 2022
Sarasota, FL

2016 Acura RDX SUV

Est. $284/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,907 Below market
RMV: $24,897
Mileage 67,984 mi.
Listed On 13 Apr 2022 (287 Days)
Jacksonville, FL

2018 Acura RDX Advance Package

Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $339/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,651 Below market
RMV: $29,651
Mileage 30,836 mi.
Listed On 21 Dec 2022 (35 Days)
Price Drop, $1000
Earlier Price: $18999
15 Dec 2022
North Hills, CA

2017 Acura RDX Advance Package

Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $244/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,293 Below market
RMV: $21,292
Mileage 110,468 mi.
Listed On 24 Sep 2022 (123 Days)
Price Drop, $171
Earlier Price: $17965
27 Oct 2022
Jacksonville, FL

2017 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package

AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $241/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,242 Below market
RMV: $21,036
Mileage 90,913 mi.
Listed On 08 Aug 2022 (170 Days)
Price Drop, $3285
Earlier Price: $22158
25 May 2022
Mishawaka, IN

2016 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package

AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,448 Below market
RMV: $22,321
Mileage 99,096 mi.
Listed On 08 Feb 2022 (351 Days)
Price Drop, $1461
Earlier Price: $23260
28 Oct 2022
Elk Grove, CA

2017 Acura RDX Advance Package

Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $295/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,930 Below market
RMV: $25,729
Mileage 76,745 mi.
Listed On 25 Aug 2022 (153 Days)
Plainfield, NJ

2016 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package

AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $162/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,169 Below market
RMV: $14,164
Mileage 135,588 mi.
Listed On 24 Dec 2022 (32 Days)

Colors and Styles

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Fathom Blue Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Where sense takes over for sensationalism, you’ll find the RDX waiting- Motor1

The Acura RDX is the second best-selling vehicle of Honda as it packs more standard features for its price. It is one of the few vehicles in its class that still uses a V6 engine with refined power delivery. It gains more points with its spacious and practical interior but its infotainment system is a bit confusing as it involves many settings. The RDX has also earned top safety ratings and packs a good list of driver aids. 

One of the main benefits of buying an RDX is low ownership costs. Every year, it digs out nearly $8,800 for its maintenance, fuel, depreciation, repair, etc. In its class, the RDX has the lowest maintenance and repair costs, which is a great thing. However, with a J.D. Power reliability score of 78, it trails behind its rivals. Also, on average, it costs $0.59 per mile, thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency. 

2017 Acura RDX Front View
2017 Acura RDX Rear View



The 2017 RDX includes a long list of standard technology features- Carfax

The Acura RDX gets several optional packages for a more comprehensive list of standard features. These packages include Technology, AcuraWatch, and Advance packages. The RDX with these packages makes up the trim levels. The RDX starts at $35,670 and it ranges up to $43,820, excluding a destination fee of $975. Only a handful of compact luxury SUVs can come close to the RDX's lengthy roster of standard features. 

2017 Acura RDX rear angle view

The RDX comes generously equipped with some niceties such as LED headlights and taillights, a 10-way power driver's seat, passive entry with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and many more. But if an extra few thousand dollars won't break the bank, Acura will be delighted to sell you an RDX with a 10-speaker sound system, ventilated front seats, leather sport seats, voice recognition, GPS-linked climate controls, etc. 

Trim Base AcuraWatch Plus Package Technology Package Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Package Advance Package
MSRP (FWD) $35,670 $36,970 $39,370 $40,670 $43,320
MSRP (AWD) $ 37,170 $38,470 $40,870 $42,170 $43,820
Key Features 7-inch display Adds/ Upgrades to Base trim Adds/ Upgrades to Base trim Adds/ Upgrades to Base trim Adds/ Upgrades to Base trim
  10-way power driver's seat with two memory setting Collision Mitigation Braking System GPS-Linked Climate Control All the features of the Technology & AcuraWatch package Ventilated front seats
  Heated leatherette front seats Lane Departure Warning 8-inch display   Remote engine start
  Power liftgate Lane Keeping Assist 10-speaker ELS studio sound system   Auto-dimming side mirrors
  Dual-zone automatic climate control Automatic Emergency Braking Leather sport seats   18-inch alloy wheels
  7-speaker audio system Adaptive Cruise Control  Voice recognition    Fog lights
  Multi-angle rearview camera Forward Collision Warning Navigation system   Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  LED headlights & taillights   Blind Spot Monitoring   Front & rear parking sensors
      Rear Cross-Traffic Alert    

We Recommend 

We recommend buying the Acura RDX with the Technology and AcuraWatch Plus Packages. The latter mentioned package adds top driver-assist features that will give you confidence while driving. The Technology package adds a 10-speaker sound system, an additional in-dash display, leather sport seats, GPS-enhanced climate controls, navigation system, voice recognition blindspot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert.  

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Engine and Performance


"Automotive journalists agree that the V6 is plenty powerful for spirited highway cruising, providing smooth acceleration and throttle response- Cars.USNews

2017 Acura RDX Engine and Transmission 

Under the hood, the Acura RDX is available with only one engine which is a 3.5L V6 producing 279 hp and 252 lb-ft. of torque. All models are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission while paddle shifters are also included for more hands-on engagement. Power is driven to the front wheels as standard while AWD drivetrain is available on every trim level.

2017 Acura RDX engine

While many vehicles in the RDX's class have switched to the turbo-4 cylinders, Acura decided to stick with the smooth and refined V6. Power from the V6 comes in quickly and pulls hard all the way to the redline. The AWD system is full-time and can transfer up to half the engine torque to the rear when necessary. That'll help traverse hazardous conditions.


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50







3.5L V6

2.0L Turbo Inline-4 2.0L Turbo Inline-4 3.7L V6
Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD RWD


6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic


279 hp @ 6,200 RPM 235 hp @ 4,800 RPM 240 hp @ 5,600 RPM 325 hp @ 7,000 RPM


252 lb-ft. @ 4,900 RPM

258 lb-ft. @ 1,650 RPM

258 lb-ft. @ 1,500 RPM

267 lb-ft. @ 5,200 RPM

Starting at less than the RDX, the Infiniti QX50 is the most powerful car in this segment and comes with an RWD drivetrain. It is followed by the RDX with 279 horses. Although the Volvo XC60 makes less power, its peak torque can be achieved at 1,500 RPM. With just 235 horsepower, the Lexus NX200t is the least powerful car here. 

2017 Acura RDX Acceleration

Speaking of acceleration, the Acura RDX can dash from 0-60 MPH in 6.2 seconds and further, strives to complete the quarter-mile test in 14 seconds. The powerful engine and its low curb weight play an important role in this field. The RDX can reach up to a top speed of 149 MPH. 

2017 Acura RDX takes 6.2 sec to reach 60 MPH

Due to the absence of turbochargers, there is no turbo lag and hence, the RDX provides a snappy acceleration. The 6-speed automatic manages the power well and easily gets you up to speed when you want to pass people on the highway. It also holds gears longer for more immediate acceleration. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

0-60 MPH

6.2 sec

7.2 sec

7.0 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.0 sec

15.7 sec

16.0 sec

14.3 sec






Top Speed

149 MPH

124 MPH

137 MPH

140 MPH

Owing to its powerful engine, the Infiniti QX50 beats the RDX in the acceleration test but the latter overtakes in the quarter-mile run. The Volvo XC60 manages to reach 60 MPH quicker than the Lexus NX200t despite weighing more but the latter increases its pace in the long run. 

2017 Acura RDX Handling and Steering

The handling of the Acura RDX is better than some mainstream compact crossovers where you can take big sweeping turns at a considerable speed. Steer it into a corner, the RDX is happy to play with minimal body roll. Therefore, it is confidence-inspiring and really fun to drive. On straight stretches of pavement, the ride is soft but not overly so.

2017 Acura RDX side driving view

The RDX's suspensions tend to absorb most of the road undulations which is further complemented by a quiet cabin. The variable-ratio power steering is very good, providing feel and feedback. The turning radius of the steering wheels is also less which is an added benefit while maneuvering tight spots. Overall, the RDX does not offer sporty handling but is perfect for around the town. 

2017 Acura RDX Braking

The light curb weight of the Acura RDX also helps when it comes to braking. A braking distance of 122 feet is recorded by the RDX while trying to stop from 60-0 MPH. The front wheels house 12.3 inches of ventilated disc brakes while the rear wheels get disc brakes of size 12 inches. These brakes are not the biggest in the segment but they do their job well. 

2017 Acura RDX brakes

The brakes are a tad sensitive in nature. The moment you push that pedal down, the vehicle starts decelerating immediately with no log. Fade resistance is not quite good as some of the entries in the segment. The RDX's braking performance is further aided by some technologies such as automatic emergency braking and ABS that will help to reduce the braking distance. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

Brake Front

12.3 in 

11.7 in

12.9 in

12.6 in

Brake Rear

12.0 in

11.2 in

11.9 in

12.1 in

Curb Weight

3,737 lbs

3,940 lbs

4,092 lbs

3,855 lbs

60-0 MPH (ft.)

122 ft.

116 ft.

118 ft.

118 ft.

With just 116 feet of braking distance, the Lexus NX200t climbs at the top of the table. Both the Volvo XC60 and the Infiniti QX50 take 118 feet but the XC60 should be given much appreciation as it is the bulkiest vehicle in this competition. The RDX takes the longest braking distance and fails to keep up with its rivals.

2017 Acura RDX Towing Capacity

When it comes to towing capacity, the Acura RDX ranks at the last as it offers only 1,500 pounds. of towing capacity. The most logical reason for low tow ratings is that shoppers don't tow with compact crossovers. For those who want to buy a compact crossover with better tow ratings, this is not the SUV for you. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs 3,500 lbs 3,000 lbs

Once again, the  Volvo XC60 shines as it is the only SUV that can tow up to 3,500 pounds and it is closely followed by the Infiniti QX50 with 3,000 pounds. The Lexus NX200t is saved at it offers slightly better towing capacity than the RDX while the RDX disappoints in this field as well. 

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Fuel Economy


In real-world driving the V-6 isn't as thirsty as you might think- The Car Connection

For an SUV that houses a V6 engine, the fuel ratings of the Acura RDX are really good. The EPA-estimated MPG figures are 20 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on a highway, and 23 MPG combined, while in FWD guise. These figures drop down by 1 MPG if you opt for the AWD system. For the power it makes, the RDX returns good mileage. 

2017 Acura RDX rear driving view

The RDX gets a decently sized fuel tank of 16 gallons. When filled with premium fuel, the RDX drives up to 384 miles in combined form. Comparatively, it is less to many rivals in its segment. The RDX with an AWD system delivers 368 miles of driving range. Therefore, those long drives will require frequent visits to the fuel station.


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

MPG (City)


22 23


MPG (Highway)


28 30


MPG (Combined)


24 26


Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 16.0 15.9 18.5 20.0
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 320/448/384 350/445/397 426/555/490 340/480/410

Considering that the RDX makes more power than the Volvo XC60 and the Lexus NX200t, it is the most fuel-efficient SUV in this competition. The NX200t bags the second place while the large fuel tank and good efficiency of the XC60 help it to deliver a good driving range. The Infiniti QX50 is less efficient than the other three rivals. 

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The backseat offers more legroom than most competitors- Edmunds

2017 Acura RDX Seating and Comfort

The Acura RDX's interior is so nicely done with an abundance of soft, high-quality materials and a cohesive design. The seats are dressed in leatherette upholstery on the lower trims and perforated leather on the higher trims. The front-seat comfort is excellent thanks to the well-cushioned seats. Even the base trim comes standard with power-adjustable, heated front seats whereas ventilated front seats are only standard on the top-end trim. 

2017 Acura RDX dashboard

The steering wheel comes wrapped in leather and is manually adjustable. Just like the front seats, the rear seats are spacious and comfortable too. The rear row provides plenty of head and legroom for most adults while a completely flat floor affords true five-passenger flexibility. You also get a leather armrest that hides two cupholders. However, the RDX fails to offer heated rear seats while its competitors offer. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

Passenger Capacity





Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Among its rivals, the Infiniti QX50 offers the least legroom in the rear row but it excels in front legroom. The Lexus NX200t and the Volvo XC60's front-row space are good but its the opposite at the back. Overall, the RDX is the best SUV here in terms of passenger space. 

2017 Acura RDX Infotainment System 

Where the Acura RDX trails the competition is in the area of infotainment. The AcuraLink is a pretty unique system. The bottom is a 7-inch touchscreen while the top is an 8-inch non-touchscreen. This setup comes with the Technology and Advance packages. The lower trims receive only the smaller 7-inch display. The top screen is controlled through the dash-mounted knob and is where the phone, navigation, and settings primarily reside. 

2017 Acura RDX infotainment system

Unlike the MDX and TLX, the climate controls are separate from the touchscreen. Though it still makes use of Acura's dual-screen infotainment platform, the RDX incorporates a more simplified and therefore, less distracting interface. The standard Acura premium sound system has 7 speakers. However, the models with the Technology and Advance package employ a 10-speaker ELS studio sound system. 

2017 Acura RDX Interior Features

The 2017 Acura RDX comes equipped with the following interior features -

  • Till & telescopic multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Power front seats with heated & ventilated functions
  • Leatherette & leather upholstery
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 7 & 8 infotainment display
  • 7 & 10 speaker sound system
  • Voice recognition for audio & climate controls

2017 Acura RDX Cargo Volume

The Acura RDX offers a dedicated cargo capacity of 26.1 cu-ft., which is better than most of its class rivals. When the rear seats aren't occupied, they can be folded to expose over 60 cu-ft. of cargo space. One of the main benefits of having an FWD entry in this segment is more cargo room than you'll find in the RWD entries. 

2017 Acura RDX cargo capacity

A power tailgate is a standard feature across all RDX models. Behind the rear seats, there are handles present to release the rear seats  Due to its high ground clearance, the loading lip is quite high. Therefore, it can be challenging while filling the cargo area with bulky and heavy items. Overall, the RDX is a highly practical vehicle. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

26.1 17.7 30.8 18.6

The RDX is a practical SUV but the Volvo XC60 exceeds the former by offering a maximum cargo space of 67.4 cu-ft. The Lexus NX200t stands in third place with 54.6 cu-ft. with seat area while the Infiniti QX50 is pushed to the last as it offers only 50.1 cu-ft. 



The 2017 Acura RDX SUV carries over its subtle tweaks that bring it in line with the more modern design language of the brand - Kelley Blue Book

2017 Acura RDX Dimensions and Weight

The Acura RDX underwent a refresh last year, so there are no major changes this year. Upfront, the RDX wears the Acura shield grille which features a trapezoidal shape with a large silver piece and a prominent Acura badge on the upper portion. One of the most noticeable design updates is the jewel-eye LED headlights and the LED light pipes that surround them. Fog lamps come with the Advance package only. 

2017 Acura RDX front angle view

The RDX sits 8.1 inches above the ground, which is high enough for venturing rough terrains. It has a short wheelbase compared to its rivals but that doesn't affect its rear interior room as engineers at Honda have designed the vehicle with proper proportions. All RDX's come with 18-inch aluminum wheels as standard. Around the back, the rear is nicely accented by a chrome strip while the LED taillights add a level of cohesion with the front. 


2017 Acura RDX

2017 Lexus NX200t 2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Infiniti QX50

Curb Weight (lbs)





Length (in)


182.3 182.8


Width (in)


73.6 74.4


Height (in)


64.8 67.4


Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 6.9 9.1


Wheelbase (in)


104.7 109.2


Track Width (in) F/R





The Volvo XC60 boasts 1 extra inch of ground clearance than the RDX, which is good for off-roading purposes. At 113.4 inches, the Infiniti QX50's wheelbase is the widest in this competition and yet, its interior feels cramped. The Lexus NX200t is the shortest car here with an overall length of 182.3 inches. 

2017 Acura RDX Exterior Features

The RDX comes with a striking and unique exterior design that boasts the following features -

  • LED headlights, taillights & DRLs
  • Front fog lights
  • Manual-folding auto-dimming exterior mirrors
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chrome grille
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Chrome window trim



The 2017 Acura RDX has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA and is considered a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS- MotorTrend

In the crash tests conducted by NHTSA, the 2017 Acura RDX secured a perfect 5-star overall safety rating. For the frontal crash prevention and side-impact crash test, it received 5 stars while 4 stars were given for the rollover crash test. The RDX is one of the SUVs in its segment to receive such great safety ratings.

NHTSA Rating

Overall rating

5 star

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

5 star

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

4 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

5 star

Combined side rating front seat

5 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

The RDX received an even greater response from IIHS. It was awarded the agency's top designation 'Top Safety Pick+' due to its outstanding performance in all crash tests conducted by IIHS. Individually, the RDX received 'Good' ratings in most of the tests but it also received an 'Acceptable\ rating for its headlights and a 'Superior' rating for front crash prevention. 

IIHS Rating


Small overlap front Driver-side Good
Small overlap front Passenger side N/A
Moderate overlap front Driver-side Good
Side Good
Roof Strength Good
Head Restraints & Seats Good
Front Crash Prevention Superior
Headlights Acceptable
Child Seat Anchor (LATCH) Ease Of Use Acceptable

From the above-mentioned ratings from both safety agencies, we can say that the Acura RDX is a safe vehicle. Moreover, all the models are equipped with a total of eight airbags for further protection of the passengers. The RDX is also available with a large suite of safety systems by selecting either the Acura Watch package or the Advance package. 

2017 Acura RDX crash test

 These safety features help to prevent an accident and ensure the safety of the passengers. The driver aids available in the RDX are:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensots
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking



2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Lexus NX200t

Unlike the RDX, the Lexus NX200t houses a four-cylinder engine that makes 44 hp less, and hence, it has the slowest acceleration in this competition. Also, its fuel efficiency is less however, its towing capacity is slightly better than the RDX. The NX200t's cabin lacks enough rear-seat space and cargo capacity as the RDX. In terms of safety, both the SUVs are the best with class-leading ratings and features but the NX200t leads with its strong reliability.

2017 Lexus NX200t

2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Volvo XC60

With an initial price of $40,950, the Volvo XC60 is the most expensive car in this competition. Its heavy curb weight and less powerful engine affect its agility but is highly regarded for its good tow ratings. Since its engine makes less power, its MPG figures and driving range are better than the RDX.  It is also highly practical but its rear row is less roomy than the RDX. The XC60 is a better option for safety-conscious people as it packs more standard safety features. 

2017 Volvo XC60

2017 Acura RDX vs 2017 Infiniti QX50

The Infiniti QX50 is nearly $1,000 cheaper than the RDX but houses the most powerful engine in this competition. Therefore, its acceleration and towing capacity are a lot better. However, its fuel efficiency is worse. Moreover, its cabin offers less passenger space for the rear occupants while its cargo volume is the least in this competition. The QX50 didn't receive as good safety ratings as the RDX but both of them offer decent safety features. 

2017 Infiniti QX50

Final Verdict

Well-rounded is a term tossed too much in the automotive world which isn't fair to vehicles like the Acura RDX that truly embodies the designation. That's because you won't find any deal-breakers, ergonomic quirks or wildly overpriced add-ons. Just a comfortable-to-drive small luxury SUV that is loaded with value-for-dollar. 

2017 Acura RDX front angle view
vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

212 cu in

horse power

279 hp @ 6200 rpm


252 lb.-ft. @ 4900 rpm


6-speed shiftable automatic


184.4 in


105.7 in


73.7 in

curb weight

3768 lbs


65 in

Ground Clearance

5.4 in

passenger volume

103.5 cu ft

cargo volume

76.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

20/23/28 mpg

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Acura RDX 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $56,939
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,547$2,004$1,559$995$390$7,495
Taxes and Fees$3,421$295$299$273$201$4,489
Total Cost-To-Own$14,844$10,880$9,155$11,653$10,407$56,939
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