2009 Acura RDX Consumer Reviews

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2009 Acura Rdx
4.6
Average based on 7 reviews
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Best bang for the buck!

by from Media, PA on May 5, 2009

I think you have to take every review with a grain of salt..... I think the ride is fine, even very comfortable and smooth. My car prior to this was a 2002 VW Jetta, so for me, it is a much smoother r...
I think you have to take every review with a grain of salt..... I think the ride is fine, even very comfortable and smooth. My car prior to this was a 2002 VW Jetta, so for me, it is a much smoother ride. Our other car is an '05 TL, so for us it feels like driving the TL, but it is a little higher off the ground. My friends that have driven with me have even commented on the smooth ride, so I guess it's all perspective (they have a Volvo S60R, an Audi tt, a BMW 325, and and a Hyundai Santa Fe). I feel like we got a great deal on the RDX and with all the standard features, I feel like it is a great value. I knew the gas mileage going in wasn't going to be great, so I am not going to complain about it. I basically do chores around town and average 18.5, which isn't too bad considering it says city 17. I love my RDX. We are also a couple that does not have any kids, so we just wanted a little more cargo room than the Jetta to pick up mulch for the garden and the AWD since we live on a hill. So for us, it is the perfect vehicle!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Minor quips

by from New Jersey on December 5, 2012

Some of the electronic functionality not intuitive. Without the owners manuel and a decent amount of study time I would not have been able to figure out some of the functions including the handsfree t...
Some of the electronic functionality not intuitive. Without the owners manuel and a decent amount of study time I would not have been able to figure out some of the functions including the handsfree to add to the phonebook. Still can't figure out the seat memory buttons or they aren't working right...having said that though the car is a lot of fun to drive and I expect it to last forever like my old Acura Integra.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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we love this crossover

by from Connecticut on October 10, 2011

bought this car after changing from a minivan. couldn't be happier unless we got a navigation unit but wasn't available in used vehicle. love this car.
bought this car after changing from a minivan. couldn't be happier unless we got a navigation unit but wasn't available in used vehicle. love this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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sporty and reliable....so far

by from northern mi on July 25, 2012

We bought this vehicle a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. The ride is a little stiff do to the sport suspension...we had a corvette so we are use to it. The 4 cylinder engine w/ turbo is qu...
We bought this vehicle a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. The ride is a little stiff do to the sport suspension...we had a corvette so we are use to it. The 4 cylinder engine w/ turbo is quite impressive. There is some lag on acceleration, but certainly not disappointed. We dont have the tech package, but it still has enough bells and whistles for our liking. My only complaints are 1.) having no rear hatch opener on remote. 2.) price seems a little steep, but this is our first Acura (hopefully, in the long run it will be worth it).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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worst riding car

by from michigan on December 15, 2013

I test drove the 2009 RDX around a circle the car dealership created and thought the car drove smoothly however on the real roads including the interstate it rides like an old truck. My husband rode i...
I test drove the 2009 RDX around a circle the car dealership created and thought the car drove smoothly however on the real roads including the interstate it rides like an old truck. My husband rode in the back seat and couldn't believe how he was bumping up and down. He refuses to ever ride in the back seat again! Everything else on the car is very nice and I find the navigation system easier than my Toyota's navigation system. Still debating on whether I should trade the RDX for a smoother riding car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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09 RDX with Tech

by from NY on September 22, 2012

This by far is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. Even buying it with 32k miles the car is still like brand new.
This by far is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned. Even buying it with 32k miles the car is still like brand new.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Worst Ride Ever

by from IL on December 28, 2008

OK, Let me start by saying that the Acura RDX is a fabulous vehicle in regards to performance, safety, & options. I seriously love everything about it ~ it's great in the snow, it handles really well,...
OK, Let me start by saying that the Acura RDX is a fabulous vehicle in regards to performance, safety, & options. I seriously love everything about it ~ it's great in the snow, it handles really well, the deep console is a dream for sales people, as well as the handsfree everything! The Technology package & AWD are great! BUT THE RIDE IS HORRIBLE! If you are someone used to a luxury ride, this is not the car for you. My sports car driving friends think it's great; I hate it. I am extremely disappointed in the ride. It is the bumpiest ride I've ever had in a car & my first car was a Ford Escort! It feels like I'm riding in a pick up truck. I expected a lot smoother, more comfortable ride from a "luxury" brand. I've had the car 6 weeks & can't wait to get rid of it, it's that bad & I'm a person who had her last car for 9 yrs! You just can't tell with the 1 or 2 mile ride you take around the block on the test drive. I read a similar review about the ride & even asked the dealer about it & he said, "I believe they vastly improved it for the 2009." UNREAL. If this is improved, I feel sorry for the 2008 drivers...
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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