2015 Acura RDX

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Key Specs

of the 2015 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 2015 Acura RDX

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

2015 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 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

 

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

 


Latest 2015 RDX Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Acuras are sporty and luxurious

by Serendipity from Fairfax, VA on August 22, 2018

I have always loved Acuras since owning a 2006 TSX for almost 10 yrs. The reason I purchased a 2015 was because I love their engines, room and comfort features when driving it. I opted to not get the ... Read full review

(5.0)

NIce suv

by Snow White from Miami FL on July 24, 2018

I purchase the car to do business but I like so much that I still have it. The car is reliable,comfort and a family car,I am selling it because I want share my experience with another person or family... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Acura RDX currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 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