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2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

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$21,778 — $33,906 USED
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SUV
5 Seats
22-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2018 Acura RDX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Acura RDX
  • 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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2018 Acura RDX Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team


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.

New for 2018


There are no significant changes. 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
78 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(4.0)

Reliable SUV

by NaEdison from Edison NJ on July 2, 2020

Was looking for a right size SUV for everyday use, and this car met my expectation. I just bought this car, so far so good no issues. Read full review

(5.0)

Strong power and comfortable

by lpwang02 from MASON on June 25, 2020

I like this car because it is much quiet than the cars I owned before. This car is also powerful and agile. The exterior and interior design is traditional and suitable for seniors. It is a great car!... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Acura RDX currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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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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.

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