(4.6) 9 reviews
MSRP: $12,407$21,935
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-21
Engine: 240-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 5
2012 Acura RDX

Our Take on the 2012 Acura RDX

Our Take

The Acura RDX is a compact luxury crossover that competes with other small luxury models like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. The RDX seats five and has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.There are no significant changes for 2012.The RDX features a large Acura family grille and a beefy tail reminiscent... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Less cargo capacity than some competitors
  • Gas mileage
  • Nearly 40-foot turning circle
  • Cabin materials not as premium as some competitors

Notable Features

  • Smaller than MDX
  • 240-hp turbocharged engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.