2019 Acura RDX consumer reviews

$37,400–$39,400 MSRP range
side view of 2019 RDX Acura
73% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2
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Pretty decent for the money

Had it for over one year and it's been mostly okay. So far the transmission has been the biggest disappointment. It often chooses the wrong gear and Rev hangs like crazy when it needs to down shift. The other issue I had was the sunroof cover motor failure that needed replacement. The infotainment pad thing is a bit hard to use. Kind of distracting. The ride is on the firmer side. It's cheaper than the European rivals but there maybe a reason for that.



This small suv is a blast to drive, has all the bells whistles that a person could want and is very efficient with gas mileage.


Don’t buy it. Do your research

This is a 40-50k car that almost as soon as you drive it off the lot the brakes start squeaking and they can’t fix it. That is an expensive car to have your brakes squeak. Call any dealer and talk with service department they will verify it.



Do not buy this car. I bought the Rdx 2020 brand new and have had it in for 2 repairs. They cannot fix the brakes and I am embarrassed to drive it in public. This sound is loud. Acura is aware of it and Has no fix, but won’t take the car back. Will have to sue through lemon law. This was my 5th Honda product and due to their failure to stand by their warenty, it will be my last.


Very reliable car

This is my first acura i’ve owned. Its so far the best car ever. It runs so smooth & the interior is absolutely stunning. It has so many features and has alot of space front and back.


Excellent design with a few flaws.

The car is fun to drive, something most SUVs do not provide. It's not as quiet on the highway as a Lexus RX, but getting both qualities in the same vehicle is probably impossible. I have the Advance trim model with SH-AWD, which offers almost every feature you could want as standard. The seats are great, with 16 way adjustments for both the driver and passenger. The storage area behind the second row is good for a vehicle of its size, plus there is a hidden under floor area as well. Flip the rear seats down, and you can carry all types of bulky things. Performance is very good, although the transmission can be a bit jerky in the 1-2 and 2-3 upshift under moderate acceleration. Gas mileage is about 23 mpg mixed town and urban driving; the best I have ever gotten was 27 mpg, the worst about 19 mpg. The quality of the audio system is very good, and the 360 degree camera system is awesome. My car was made during the first few months of production in the summer of 2018, and required a lot of software updates to the infotainment system during the first 6-9 months of ownership. Things have settled down now, and the dreaded "updating" message that never went away is in the past. What could Acura do to make it 5 stars? Here are a few starting points: First, add power folding outside mirrors to cars for the US market; Canadian cars get them, as do most of the cars in the segment they compete in. The heated steering wheel is a dealer option for lower trim models; make it an option for all models and give me the power mirrors! I live in Florida and have only turned it on once in 18 months of ownership, just to see how warm it gets - it gets warm quick. Second, add the remote engine start feature to the key fob. We also own a 2017 Honda CR-V Touring, and Honda includes this feature on the fob as standard. Acura makes you pay for a somewhat pricey and glitchey app to get this feature, or pay the dealer $400 or so for a fob that includes this feature. Third, get rid of the fake engine sounds that get piped into the cabin, especially in the Sport and Sport + settings; it's even there in the Comfort mode upon acceleration. The advance trim level offers adjustable dampers, which is good, but leave out the fake engine sounds (or make it sound like an Acura NSX). I hope this helps. So, a solid 4 Stars, and I would buy it again


Do yourself a favor buy another car

Buy another model save money and time. Good car years ago, not now. Junk, junk, junk, junk,junk,junk, junk, Junk, junk,junk junk,junkjunk,junk junk , junkjunkjunk, junk, junk.


I just purchased the car love it so far.

It’s the best auto I have ever owned, the technology is fantastic it almost drives itself. Styling is top line great apps has everything one would want in an auto


Test drove it, but ...

Yesterday I test drove the RDX. Loved it. Then came home and read lots and lots of reviews. Totally changed my mind. Too many problems. Won’t be buying it after all. Thanks to all reviewers.


Finally got my dream car

Loving how it handles itself on the winter roads. Im pleased with how it handles. Originally looked at MDX but the RDX was the perfect size