The RDX is edgy; it has some really impressive design traits inside out that surely match the vibes of someone who is vibrant, full of energy, and of course, has an eye for technology and design. While the segment is dominated by European SUVs, the 2022 Acura RDX differs from the rest of the herd.
The ride quality on 2022 RDX is splendid with some sportiness to it. Also, the cabin has adequate space, comfort, and features on offer which makes it worth the money. The 2022 Acura RDX competes with the 2022 BMW X3, 2022 Genesis GV70, and 2022 Volvo XC60.
2022 Acura RDX Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort
The design elements inside the Acura RDX are quite impressive because of the sharp and eccentric look it has on the inside. While most of the SUVs in the segment have calm and subtle design elements, the RDX is a bold statement from the inside. The dashboard is busy, dramatic, and quite extravagant for an SUV of its kind. The center console has all sorts of lines and buttons on it which give it a futuristic look. Features like ambient lighting and amazing piano black and metal trim accents further improve the aesthetics and ambiance. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped and also has a flat-bottom design which makes it feel sportier.
The RDX comes with a dual-zone automatic climate control unit and a panoramic moonroof totally lightens your mood. The seats on the front row are heated, 12-way power-adjustable seats as standard and are wrapped in synthetic leather upholstery. The seats are just comfortable and supportive. As you go higher up the trim ladder, you can also get full-grain Milano leather upholstery and open-pore wood upholstery. The second-row seats too are comfortable and quite accommodating for three passengers. The 60-40 split seats can fold flat making room for more cargo in case you feel the need. Moreover, opting for the Advance package gets you 16-way power-adjustable front seats, heated rear outboard seats and a heated steering wheel.
2022 Acura RDX
2022 BMW X3
2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Volvo XC60
Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)
It is amazing to note that the 2022 Acura RDX provides more space in the front row as well as the second-row compared to its rivals. More importantly, it costs less than its rivals. The Genesis GV70 is also a great alternative for people looking for style and eccentric design. On the other hand, BMW X3 and the Volvo XC60 have a European approach of design and are more subtle and humble in their appearance. Interior space wise, XC60 offers close competition.
2022 Acura RDX Infotainment
The 2022 Acura RDX is equipped with a 10.25-inch display that is neatly integrated with the dashboard. This is not a touchscreen and so a touchpad controller is provided. Connectivity features on board include Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Amazon Alexa built-in as well as a 4G WiFi hotspot. Other infotainment features include navigation system and wireless device charging.
As standard, you get a 9 speaker Premium stereo system but you can upgrade to an optional 12-speaker ELS Stereo or 16-speaker ELS Studio 3D premium surround sound system. The latter creates a theatrical experience thanks to its surround sound tech as well as 4 speakers placed on the headliner.
Key Infotainment Features
10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment display
AcuraLink connected services
9-speaker audio system
ELS Studio 3D premium audio system with 16 speakers (optional)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Amazon Alexa built-in
10.5-inch head-up display
4G LTE WiFi hotspot
2022 Acura RDX Cargo Capacity
The 2022 Acura RDX’s standard cargo capacity is undoubtedly the best in class with almost 29.5 cu-ft. of space on offer. Fold down the rear seats and the cargo space can be extended further to create a total of 79.8 cu-ft. of space.
But the most impressive thing about the RDX’s trunk is the fact that it has at least three storage bins beneath the carpet.
2022 Acura RDX
2022 BMW X3
2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Volvo XC60
Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)
Maximum Cargo Capacity (ft³)
BMW X3 and Volvo XC60 have less standard cargo capacity but fold down the rear seats and it turns to a whole different ball game. Genesis GV70 offers better standard cargo space but the maximum cargo space seems less than what the RDX has on offer. But what differentiates the RDX from the rest of the herd in terms of practicality are the concealed storage bins.
Additional Interior Storage Spaces
The 2022 Acura RDX gets an illuminated glove box on the dashboard along with a storage bin on the center console as well as a small storage area under the front row armrest. There are decent-sized door bins on both the front and rear doors. Both the front row and the second row get a pair of cup holders each and there are a couple of seatback pockets on the second row.
2022 Acura RDX Creature Comforts
For starters, the base RDX comes equipped with synthetic leather upholstery, heated, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. Acura provides three separate packages to upgrade the comfort game. The Technology package adds genuine Milano leather seats, and GPS-linked climate control. The A-Spec package adds ventilated front seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
And the Advance Package adds 16-way power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and open-pore wood trim. The center console also has a neatly designed wireless charging pad. You can also add a hands-free power liftgate for an extra $410.
One look inside the 2022 Acura RDX will convince you that it is one of the best SUVs on sale as far as quality, design, comfort, and practicality goes. Acura has taken care of even the smallest of details. So the cabin that not only looks quite comfortable and practical but also has a great deal of extravaganza to it; All these makes it worth the money being spent on it.