2014 Acura RDX

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Acura RDX. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • V-6 power
  • Decent gas mileage
  • Dashboard ergonomics

The Bad

  • Looks like a wagon
  • Backseat doesn't slide

Notable Features of the 2014 Acura RDX

  • Midsize crossover that seats five
  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard leather
  • Standard backup camera

2014 Acura RDX Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Acura RDX is a midsize crossover that's sold in front- or all-wheel-drive form. It seats five and competes with everything from the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 to the Nissan Murano's higher trim levels.
New for 2014
There are no changes for the 2014 model year.

Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard keyless entry
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Optional power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery, heated front seats
  • Fold-flat backseat
  • Automatic climate control, optional GPS-linked climate control
  • Pandora internet radio compatibility and text-messaging support 
  • Optional ELS Surround premium audio
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 273-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Premium gas recommended
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Backup camera

 

Vehicle Overview

The Acura RDX is a midsize crossover that's sold in front- or all-wheel-drive form. It seats five and competes with everything from the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 to the Nissan Murano's higher trim levels.
New for 2014
There are no changes for the 2014 model year.

Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard keyless entry
  • Optional xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • Optional power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Leather upholstery, heated front seats
  • Fold-flat backseat
  • Automatic climate control, optional GPS-linked climate control
  • Pandora internet radio compatibility and text-messaging support 
  • Optional ELS Surround premium audio
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 273-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Premium gas recommended
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Backup camera

 


Latest 2014 RDX Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Luxury on the go

by Affordable Luxury from Coram, NY on July 18, 2018

Nice little SUV. Bought as a replacement to a bigger one. Exactly the same Get along with the flow. Actually standing out in crowd. Can take you anywhere you want to go!!!!!!!!!! Read full review

(5.0)

Great SUV

by John on June 29, 2018

Super Reliable, Super Fast. Just plain easy to drive. Highly Recommend. Great in the snow and bad weather "AWD". I would recommend this to anyone Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Acura RDX currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Acura RDX Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Acura

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, emergency fuel delivery, emergency lockout service and Acura Concierge Service

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (4 years/50,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The RDX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker