2007 Acura RDX Consumer Reviews

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2007 Acura Rdx
4.3
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Quick, Agile great in town bullet

by from Fremont, CA on April 14, 2009

We've had the '07 Black ext. Tan int tech pkg for about 3 weeks. We've had an '02 Chev. Trailblazer and it's quite large for daily activity like kids school, groceries, outings, etc. I bought this ve...
We've had the '07 Black ext. Tan int tech pkg for about 3 weeks. We've had an '02 Chev. Trailblazer and it's quite large for daily activity like kids school, groceries, outings, etc. I bought this vehicle to get an in-town SUV that carries 3 carseats in the second row. And the RDX does it!! 2 boosters on the sides for a 5 and 6 yr old and the convertible carseat in the middle for the 3yr old. I got this for a deal of $25K! Great value! The tech pkg offers so much! Voice Nav, bluetooth, rear view camera and XM. Power everything! sunroof, locks, windows, seat warmers. Standard 10in. subwoofer. Large storage for the needs of a fam. of 5 with stroller. The styling lacks as it looks somewhat robotic and not as agressive as the SH-AWD suggests. The underbody kit and roofrack and crossbars are nice accessories that came with this purchase (about $800 if ordered). These help look a little bit more aggressive. But just not enough. The interior is appropriate. It is an Acura and I've always associated this brand as with modern technology more than luxury. There is a LOT of tech in this vehicle but once past it and into driving this vehicle, one really gets to appreciate what the purpose of this vehicle is. And that is to get you in a decent amount of distance in the least amount of time. The thrust in the lower range truly pulls you back into the perforated leather seat. The turbo does have noticeable lag and top out but it's quick to make you realize how well it is working! Frequently will I find my self doing 40 just coming off the line from a stoplight. In town the automatic will get you past most any car you need to get in front of to make that turn you just realized comes up in about one hundred feet. The paddles seem to be best when in expressway type traffic to downshift and take advantage of the turbo. Or, in the mountain twisties where grip and handling are more appreciated. I haven't had it in snow or rain but I'm sure it will handle it as good or perhaps better than my Audi A4 Quattro. As far as comfort is concerned, I drove 75min to and from the house today and it seemed that was about right for me. My neck didn't agree with the head rest as it didn't feel very soft or comfortable. I'm 5'7". I don't know if that has anything to do with it. It serves the purpose for which we purchased this vehicle for very well!!
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Sport handling with SUV practicality

by from Scottsdale, AZ on April 9, 2010

I have enjoyed owning the RDX for 3 years. It is still fun to drive, great interior, nice accessories, and well built SUV. Service has been routine with no problems. Mileage is 20+ average, with norma...
I have enjoyed owning the RDX for 3 years. It is still fun to drive, great interior, nice accessories, and well built SUV. Service has been routine with no problems. Mileage is 20+ average, with normal driving style. Only minor complaint is lack of enough lighting in cargo area. Handles like a sport sedan, but has ample space for groceries and trips to Home Depot.
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Love It!

by from Cincinnati on November 13, 2009

I test drove this car the first week it came out in August of 2006, and I took it home that day. 3+ years later I could not imagine parting with the car. That said, if you are looking for a luxury SUV...
I test drove this car the first week it came out in August of 2006, and I took it home that day. 3+ years later I could not imagine parting with the car. That said, if you are looking for a luxury SUV with an easy ride on the highway then this car is not for you. This is a machine tailored for performance. I've never driven any car that handles the way this one does. With the SH-AWD and the Turbo engine, you will never have more fun driving on a windy back road! Mine has the Tech package, and it is easily the best factory stereo I have ever heard. The turbo makes it jump off the line even when you barely touch the pedal. With all this performance comes the obvious trade off of a stiff suspension, which can make bumps on the highway a bit annoying considering it is supposed to be a luxury car. However, in my opinion it is well worth it. The only other cons I have are that for a luxury brand that came with a $37,000 price tag, it does not have automatic lights and the driver seat is the only powered seat in the car. I feel like they could have made those upgrades to appeal more to their target customers. One other thing I want to mention is that this car is amazing in the snow! If you drive on a completely covered road you can actually hear the computer system applying a different combo of power and brakes to each tire so you stay moving in a straight line. It really is amazing. Even if you stomp on the gas the RPM stay below a level that gives you good traction. I can't imagine the computers inside this car that make everything work so beautifully. I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for the performance of a sports car with the interior space of a small SUV.
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Solid Choice for a Lux SUV

by from Chicago, IL on March 29, 2009

I own a 2007 black on beige RDX. I purchased it because everyone I know owns a Lexus RX, which I am not fond of, and because it undercuts the competitions price by a noticeable amount. Overall, I gene...
I own a 2007 black on beige RDX. I purchased it because everyone I know owns a Lexus RX, which I am not fond of, and because it undercuts the competitions price by a noticeable amount. Overall, I generally like the vehicle, but I am convinced that it is not for everyone. For instance: Few appreciate that the rough ride of the RDX is from a wonderful suspension that makes this car feel very agile in its moves. Many see this as just a rough uncomfortable car. Also, the interior doesn't have the typical wood trimmed interior. Instead, it has a more contemporary intricate looking plastic trim. Many see this as a lack of luxury, when it is just more modern than the typical wood trim. As far as driving goes, it is great. The RDX is quick off the line and while passing traffic on the expressway. However, the fuel economy is lousy. 16 in the city is typical, and it doesn't get past 22 on the highway. I just drove with my family to Florida from Chicago in the RDX and it didn't pass 21.7 the entire time we drove. While driving back from Florida, some road debris popped both right side tires. Acura roadside assistance was great, they helped us with every step of the problem, and soon, the Acura dealer in Macon, Georgia had us back on the road with new tires. My only complaint about this car is the lack of a premium feel in the interior, fuel economy, and the rear end styling. Other than that, its a great car.
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The "drivers" small SUV

by from Fort Worth, TX on October 12, 2010

With it's SH-AWD and turbo this small SUV drives great. It has a somewhat firm ride as a trade off for sporty handling and wonderful control. My wife gets about 22mpg total average but with plenty of ...
With it's SH-AWD and turbo this small SUV drives great. It has a somewhat firm ride as a trade off for sporty handling and wonderful control. My wife gets about 22mpg total average but with plenty of power to use when needed. The vehicle has been reliable and easy to do maintanence on for the DTY people like me. I highly recommend the RDX.
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Best used car I've ever owned.

by from Illinois on April 17, 2012

I bought a "new" used 2007 RDX over two months ago, and have had a great experience with it so far! I love the way it performs, looks, and hugs the road. The first week I had it, there was a bad snow ...
I bought a "new" used 2007 RDX over two months ago, and have had a great experience with it so far! I love the way it performs, looks, and hugs the road. The first week I had it, there was a bad snow storm, and it performed excellently. I felt very safe, and even went through drifts with no problem. Its a alot of fun to drive and has all the equipment I need. If I had anything bad to say, it would be that the gas mileage isn't great. I only average 20mpg every week driving around. I would buy it again though. Love it. I plan it drive it to 300000 miles!
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Great little SUV

by from Boise on March 29, 2016

I don't like car payments, and I am a big fan of used cars. I was looking for a used car to replace my aging Honda CR-V. All the used CR-V's seemed to be overpriced, and that is what led me to the RD...
I don't like car payments, and I am a big fan of used cars. I was looking for a used car to replace my aging Honda CR-V. All the used CR-V's seemed to be overpriced, and that is what led me to the RDX. I bought one with the tech package. The car is almost 9 years old and has over 100k miles on it, but it is a very solid car. I am getting around 20MPG in mostly city driving. The suspension is a little stiff sue to the sporting nature, but I like it. The car has great power. The turbo lag is noticeable, but after driving it I am very use to the power band now. The car handles great (much better than my old CR-V). The SH-AWD really works well.
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Outstanding for the money

by from Colorado on April 16, 2007

My wife recently got the RDX to replace her 2004 Audi A4. Nothing wrong with the Audi, but the back seat leg room for even my infant daughter in her carseat was terrible. We needed something with jus...
My wife recently got the RDX to replace her 2004 Audi A4. Nothing wrong with the Audi, but the back seat leg room for even my infant daughter in her carseat was terrible. We needed something with just a few more inches. We looked at the Infiniti M35. I loved it, she didn't - and since she would be doing most of the driving, it was her vote that counted. We looked at the RDX and both of us fell in love right away. It's a handsome little SUV with very distinctive, modern styling. The interior is well-appointed (though i could do without the plastic chrome). For the price, you simply can't beat it. It has a rear-view camera to help you in backing up. It has Acura's excellent nav system which is a breeze to use. It has blutooth. Homelink. Steeing wheel audio/phone controls. Virtually every feature you can think of, all rolled into one $37K package. The handling and power of the engine is what did it for me, however. I took the RDX up into the Colorado mountains on a snowy spring afternoon. It performed like a champ and the engine - a relatively small turbo-charged 4-cyl - performed brilliantly. My only complaints are the small hint of turbo lag on take off and the interior plastic chrome. All things considered, this is a nearly perfect car.
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Most fun SUV to drive

by from Glenview Illinois on April 23, 2007

I own a Acura RDX and a TL type S. My wife an I love Acura's. We replaced her 1 year old problematic X3 with the RDX and that was such a good decision. We have ours equipped with the technology packa...
I own a Acura RDX and a TL type S. My wife an I love Acura's. We replaced her 1 year old problematic X3 with the RDX and that was such a good decision. We have ours equipped with the technology package, wood grain trim, sport running boards, and chrome wheels, and it cost acbout 39 thousand. I think this was a good buy, considering that our x3 had the same stuff for 47 thousand. The Rdx gets about 17-18 in the town with my wife's driving, and about 23 on the highway, and I think that number would be at least 25 if Ccura made this a six speed. This car seems to handle as well as my TL type S, and it is QUICK. My wife loves the lockable storage bin, that holds just about anything smaller than St. Bernard. Also, it came with a standard sunroof. The navigation is a day at the beach, and has so much in it. It is an Ultra low emissions vehicle, so it doesnt polute all that much. Cargo room is adequete. Only thing I miss from the X3 is that huge panoramic sunroof. Otherwise, no complaints.
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Great vehicle for the price

by from Pawling, NY on July 3, 2009

I have been driving the RDX for 2 1/2 years now and I love it. It handles great in all types of weather. I am surprised that people complain about the ride being too stiff - I think it is perfect. It ...
I have been driving the RDX for 2 1/2 years now and I love it. It handles great in all types of weather. I am surprised that people complain about the ride being too stiff - I think it is perfect. It has a sport feel and on twisting and turning roads it sticks to the pavement. I think the drivers seat could be a little more comfortable. I am tall and on a long trip I don't feel like my back gets enough support. Other than that it is a great car.
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