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Key specs of the base trim
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- Edgy styling
- V-6 gas mileage
- Advanced safety features available
- Cargo room
- Bland interior design
- Interior materials
- Confusing dual-screen multimedia system
- Center rear shoulder belt blocks view
Five-seat compact luxury SUV
279-hp V-6 engine standard
Front- or all-wheel drive
LED headlights standard
Automatic emergency braking available
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What Is the 2017 Acura RDX?
The 2017 Acura RDX is a five-seat compact luxury SUV that has standard V-6 power and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. The Acura RDX competes with the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Lincoln MKC and Lexus NX. The 2017 Acura RDX comes in in five trim levels: base, AcuraWatch Plus Package, Technology Package, Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages and Advance Package.
What's New on the 2017 Acura RDX?
The RDX was lightly updated in 2016 and those changes carried over to the 2017 model.
How Does the 2017 Acura RDX Compare to Other SUVs?
The RDX handles like a smaller vehicle and is fun to drive. It corners nimbly, with minimal body roll, and it has great zip off the line, especially in Sport mode. Its gas mileage is on par for its class. With 38.3 inches of backseat legroom, the RDX has more than the Q5, MKC and NX. Its rear headroom is mid-pack.
What Features in the 2017 Acura RDX Are Most Important?
The RDX is powered by a standard 279-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with fuel-saving cylinder deactivation and a six-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The 2017 RDX rides on 18-inch aluminum wheels, and the LED headlights, heated side mirrors and backup camera make it easy to see all around the vehicle. Dual-zone automatic air conditioning and heated front seats make the interior comfortable during every season, and the push-button start allows you to simply get in and go. This luxury SUV also features USB connectivity and Bluetooth streaming audio to keep you connected and entertained on the go. As required of all new vehicles for the 2017 model year, the RDX comes with standard front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.
Significant available features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and prevention, a blind spot warning system, ventilated front seats, leather seats, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system, remote start and an ELS Studio premium stereo.
Should I Buy the 2017 Acura RDX?
The RDX is a better choice for shoppers who want an updated-looking exterior, plenty of backseat legroom, agile handling, a powerful but fuel-efficient engine and advanced safety features. That said, some consumers might be put off by the need for premium gas or only moderate headroom.
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2017 Acura RDX
I love this car. It meets all my needs and a little smaller than the MDX I owed. It has nice power and loads of features. Read full review
limited experience so far
driven for 3 weeks and everything seems good. we will let you know if any issues later. Only issue is that it takes premium gas Read full review
The 2017 Acura RDX currently has 1 recall
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