2018 Acura RDX

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$36,000

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2018 Acura RDX
2018 Acura RDX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Edgy styling
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Advanced safety features available
  • Cargo room

The bad:

  • Bland interior design
  • Interior materials
  • Confusing dual-screen multimedia system
  • Center rear shoulder belt blocks view

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Acura RDX trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact luxury SUV
  • 279-hp V-6 engine standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • LED headlights standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2018 Acura RDX review: Our expert's take


What it is: The RDX is a five-seat compact luxury SUV that has standard V-6 power and is available with front- or all-wheel drive. All models use a 279-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 with cylinder-deactivation technology and a six-speed automatic transmission.


Competitors include the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Lexus NX. The current generation debuted for 2013, so it is due for a full redesign soon.


There are no significant changes. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I just love the car. Previously own a Acura mdx

This car meets all my needs I’m a very happy customer. The minute I saw this car I feel in love with the vehicle. Beautiful SUV

4.9

I just bought it. So far, I love it!

I just bought the car one day ago. So I can't really tell you about reliability over time. I will say this: this car is the beautifully styled, very classy. It provides comfort like no car that I owned before. It's almost like floating. I have get used to all the bells and whistles. There's a lot of them. I'm happy with my purchase.

4.7

One of the most reliable cars we have owned.

We had a 2013 RDX and we super pleased with it, so we definitely planned to buy another RDX. The 2018 RDX meets all our expectations.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles
Basic warranty terms
Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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