The first Acura RDX I ever drove was a 2007 model car, and it was awful. That RDX was quick thanks to a turbocharged engine, but it was loud, wasn’t appreciably nicer inside than the Honda on which it was based, and the worst part was that the suspension rode like someone forgot to install springs.
Related: Video: 2019 Acura RDX First Look
It’s only taken Acura a little over a decade, but the car and SUV brand has finally come up with a new RDX for 2019 that actually looks good, feels good and at last can be counted among the top-tier vehicle offerings for the ultra-competitive luxury compact SUV class. It’s a luxury SUV that legitimately feels like a luxury vehicle, not a warmed-over Honda. And it’s about time.