2010 RDX AWD W/O Tech Pkg
February 22, 2010
This is our second RDX AWD and it is a vast improvement over the 2007. Along with the refreshed exterior, the driver seat now has two memory positions, the front passenger seat is power and not manual, there is a USB hookup for an IPOD, Bluetooth is standard, heated side mirrors, auto dimming rear view mirror, back-up camera, more comfortable seats, and a quieter turbocharger and more responsive brakes.
We also find the handling to be FAR better...and the acceleration much smoother. I haven't found any info on a change in anything that would account for the improved handling...but there is a pronounced difference.
The RDX has now joined the ranks of luxury vehicles...as opposed to a wannabe. In addition, it is absolutely the best bang for the buck in its category, as Acura does not nickel and dime you for every feature (including those that can be found on economy cars)...as does BMW and AUDI...and to some extent Infiniti as well.
Another point...the backup camera image is in the left side of the rear view mirror, which IMO is more convenient than in the large center screen as is the case with the tech package.
Beware the Bluetooth functions can be limited depending on the compatibility of your phone. In addition, they are more extensive with the tech package. However, without tech, the basics are there to make and take calls handsfree.
That said, I'm still not clear why Acura doesn't just use a six cylinder as the turbo 4 does not conserve on gas. It would save the cost of the synthetic oil.
However, there is no turbo lag, and it really does fly.
Last but not least, I would love to see an exterior change that makes it less truck-like..then it would be the perfect luxury CUV in its class.