Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Acura RDX

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“We also find the handling to be far better and the acceleration much smoother. I haven’t found any info on any change that would account for the improved handling, but there is a pronounced difference.

“The RDX has now joined the ranks of luxury vehicles, as opposed to a wannabe. In addition, it is absolutely the best bang for the buck in its category, as Acura does not nickel and dime you for every feature (including those that can be found on economy cars). This is unlike BMW and Audi—and to some extent Infiniti as well.

“Another point: the backup camera image is in the left side of the rearview mirror, which is more convenient than in the large center screen, as is the case with the tech package.

“Beware the Bluetooth functions, which can be limited depending on the compatibility of your phone. Without tech, the basics are there to make and take calls hands-free.

“That said, I’m still not clear why Acura doesn’t just use a six-cylinder because the turbo 4-cylinder does not conserve on gas. It would save the cost of the synthetic oil. However, there is no turbo lag, and it really does fly.

“Last but not least, I would love to see an exterior change that makes it less truck-like. Then it would be the perfect luxury CUV in its class.”

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