of the 2017 Acura RDX. Base trim shown.
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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
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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A Reliable Car With Minor Issues
I pretty much like the Honda stuff and this vehicle is no exception. The problems that I have with the RDX are relatively minor. The fit between the front bumper and front fenders are terrible as well ... Read full review
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48 months / 50,000 miles
72 months / 70,000 miles
48 months / 50,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, emergency fuel delivery, emergency lockout service and Acura Concierge Service
7 years / 100,000 miles1-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)
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.