2014 Acura RDX Consumer Reviews

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2014 Acura Rdx
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A nice smaller SUV

by from California on July 14, 2016

I've owned a number of Acura vehicles over the last 20 years. Everything from Integras to a CL and, most recently, a 2015 TLX. The TLX was, by far, the worst of the bunch. I got rid of it and found my...
I've owned a number of Acura vehicles over the last 20 years. Everything from Integras to a CL and, most recently, a 2015 TLX. The TLX was, by far, the worst of the bunch. I got rid of it and found myself in this CPO 2014 RDX Tech Package with AWD. I've had it a few months now. The good, so far? The V6. Tons of power. The tranny. A good old 6 speed. No cruddy dual clutch 8 speed. The ELS is better in this vehicle than it was in my TLX. Maybe it's just the acoustics inside the car but it's really good. Obvious points would be the cargo space and so on. I do miss the dual screens but it was my choice to buy this used and not go with a 2017. Also, it's very quiet inside. A bit of road noise but no wind noise. The mileage in town is very good for an SUV. I'm averaging 22 and this is all stop and go stuff. No highways. It feels very substantial. Solid. The only thing that I find that I would improve on would be the ride. It's a bit rough on cruddy roads. Most everyone mentions that and I could see this leading to squeaks and rattles as time goes on. I shall see! The seats should fold completely flat, Acura! They're not bad but it's just being picky. Otherwise, I really enjoy this thing. It's only been a few months but I have had no issues with it. More than I can say for the first two months with the TLX.
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Purchased a used car

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Got her finally out of my car, week 3

by from Northern VA on December 18, 2013

We looked at a few cars before purchasing the RDX. CRV: Great car but no luxury upgrades like power hatchback or smart key. Vensa: Drove and sounded like a pickup truck. Outback: Had to do a lot of...
We looked at a few cars before purchasing the RDX. CRV: Great car but no luxury upgrades like power hatchback or smart key. Vensa: Drove and sounded like a pickup truck. Outback: Had to do a lot of upgrades to sport this car up a bit. No power hatchback, and sales person did not produce a top of the line model to test drive. Q5: Awesome vehicle, and has all the bells and whilstles plus the price to go with it. I have an Audi and I know what to expect in maintenance cost and service managers that try to empty your pockets. RDX: Had just about everything we wanted in a vehicle with the technical package. Comfort, luxury interior and exterior, good gas mileage. Basically it is a CRV on steroids. We have owned a CRV and it was a very good vehicle. We are more muture people now, and we like more options. RDX Cons: No parking sensors, led lights, and no lane assist option. Also the Navigation system could use a technical upgrade to 3D. The RDX would be a perfect car if it had these upgrades in the technology package. My wife loves the vehicle and I would have considered one for myself if it had more tech. Tech is what I love about Audi, and the active all wheel drive. I have owned a Acura Legend back in the day and it was a great car, but limited tech. Acura might win me back if they treat luxury vehicles like everyone else and provide more optional technology. Our dealer was Rosenthal Acura in Maryland. We live in VA. but it was worth the 35 mile drive. We received a great no haggle deal with a 84/100,000 warranty for under 41K with after taxes. Our sales person gave me a bottom line price that no other dealer could match.
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Disappointing versus previous versions

by from MOntreal, QC on March 29, 2015

Acura has removed what made the RDX such a great car like the turbo and the Super handling feature while hiking the price... and yet there is not even a 10% improvement on MPG... as a former owner of ...
Acura has removed what made the RDX such a great car like the turbo and the Super handling feature while hiking the price... and yet there is not even a 10% improvement on MPG... as a former owner of the previous model, I am less than impressed... I suppose that if you have never owned on RDX before, it is a good car...
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Awesome Car!

by from Los Angeles, CA on November 8, 2013

The Acura RDX is amazing. Dwight Rogers at Acura of Glendale was phenomenal. the RDX is byond comfortable as well as luxurious and sporty. i love it!
The Acura RDX is amazing. Dwight Rogers at Acura of Glendale was phenomenal. the RDX is byond comfortable as well as luxurious and sporty. i love it!
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Great Car

by from Council Bluffs, IA on October 8, 2013

We have been driving Honda pilots since 1003. We wanted a little smaller SUV with roominess inside. When we want to look at the RDX, I wasn't sure if I could sit in it because of the moon roof. When I...
We have been driving Honda pilots since 1003. We wanted a little smaller SUV with roominess inside. When we want to look at the RDX, I wasn't sure if I could sit in it because of the moon roof. When I got into the front , the space in the front was almost as large as the pilot. That sold us on the car. So far my wife loves it, and I enjoy it whenever I get to drive it.....
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Smooth Ride

by from Ogdensburg,NY on July 22, 2013

Car felt wonderful as soon I sat inside. The drive was smooth and the interior comfortable. 1004 miles driven so far and can not find anything to complain about!
Car felt wonderful as soon I sat inside. The drive was smooth and the interior comfortable. 1004 miles driven so far and can not find anything to complain about!
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very satisfied

by from Downingtown, PA on September 25, 2014

I would buy the RDX again, FWD + navigation package. I wanted an SUV larger than say, CR-V or RAV4, b/c I feel better in a larger car when being tail gated. The 6-speed transmission coupled with the V...
I would buy the RDX again, FWD + navigation package. I wanted an SUV larger than say, CR-V or RAV4, b/c I feel better in a larger car when being tail gated. The 6-speed transmission coupled with the V6 engine provides truly satisfying power – I can surge up a hill if I feel like it – and I don’t have to floor the throttle to do so. I get up to 29+ mpg highway on 89 octane. Very comfortable car. I don’t understand remarks which say, “handling is not sporty.” The car is agile, and quiet. 3 cons: I wish the gas tank was larger (although the mpg offsets this). I wish electronic display used a keypad awa a touch screen (but I like the range of functionality in the displays). I wish the rear storage area was 2 or 3 inches longer (but parking is easier)… but, I still love the car. Also, I expect to save $4K compared to say, a Santa Fe, over the life of the car in reduced maintenance costs (I owned a 2005 Santa Fe and compared with an Accord). Of note, I drove a CX-9 and a Tahoe and appreciate their strengths and weaknesses.
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Best car so far I have owned

by from Oak Creek, WI on May 28, 2014

Its a perfect SUV. Nothing negative about it. Seats are very comfortable.We are very happy with its performance.
Its a perfect SUV. Nothing negative about it. Seats are very comfortable.We are very happy with its performance.
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Overall a great car

by from Plano, Texas on June 7, 2014

I was in the market for a 2012 MDX. From what I knew about the RDX, it was a 4 cyl. Personally, I would never own a 4 cyl. car. At the dealership, I noticed an RDX on the lot and the sticker got my at...
I was in the market for a 2012 MDX. From what I knew about the RDX, it was a 4 cyl. Personally, I would never own a 4 cyl. car. At the dealership, I noticed an RDX on the lot and the sticker got my attention. It was a 6! For the most part, the only difference between the RDX and the MDX is the 3rd row seats. My previous car had a 3rd row and in 8 years, I used it exactly once. Needless to say, I got the '14 RDX (loaner with less than 5K miles) for 4K less than the '12 MDX with 25K miles. It looks great, rides great, and has a lot of pep. I love the interior creature comforts. The blue tooth integration with my phone is amazing. Easy to set up and I can push one button and say the name of who I want to call. If I get a text message while driving, it is spoken to me. There are even a number of canned responses I can send with the push of a button. And, it will not allow me to read or send texts while the car is not in park ( I wish all cars had that feature). I also love the back-up camera. It takes a little getting used to, but once you do, you do not need to use the rear view or side mirrors when backing up! A minor downside is it requires premium gas. For me, that is a small price to pay for a car that performs this well. I see a lot of MDX's on the road. I recall it came out in 2001. There are still a lot of the 2001's driving around with 200K + miles on them. What does that say?
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2014 Acura RDX

by from Fontana, CA on October 20, 2014

We are very Happy with our purchase, we love the comfort the ride and size of our SUV. very sporty looking.
We are very Happy with our purchase, we love the comfort the ride and size of our SUV. very sporty looking.
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