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  • (4.5) 36 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $21,337–$30,209
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-23
  • Engine: 273-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2015 Acura RDX

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Acura RDX

What We Don't Like

  • Looks like a wagon
  • Backseat doesn't slide

Notable Features

  • Crossover seats five
  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Leather standard
  • Backup camera standard

2015 Acura RDX Reviews

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 luxury SUVs like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless access
  • 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 solar-sensing climate control
  • Pandora internet radio compatibility and text-messaging support 
  • Optional ELS Surround premium stereo
  • Optional navigation system

Under the Hood

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

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for both rows of seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • Backup camera

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

Average based on 36 reviews

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I love this SUV!!

by Lulu from Rockwell, NC on October 31, 2017

This car exceeds my expectations!! It is so comfortable and drives well! So many features at a great price!

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2 Trims Available

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Our 2015 Acura RDX trim comparison will help you decide.
 

Acura RDX Articles

2015 Acura RDX Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Acura RDX Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Acura RDX Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

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

Moderate overlap front

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

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Acura RDX Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Acura RDX Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

72mo/70,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

Other Years