The 2014 RDX is a 4-door, 5-passenger UL, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 6-Spd AT to the 6-Spd AT... More Info AWD w/Technology Package.
Upon introduction, the 6-Spd AT is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 273-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The 6-Spd AT AWD w/Technology Package is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 273-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed a transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. hide
Popular Trim: 6-Spd AT
About Acura RDX
The 2014 RDX is a 4-door, 5-passenger UL, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 6-Spd AT to the 6-Spd AT AWD w/Technology Package.
Upon introduction, the 6-Spd AT is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 273-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The 6-Spd AT AWD w/Technology Package is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 273-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed a transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
Pros enjoyable ride and good fuel economy
Cons none so far in 3 weeks of driving
Purchased as New
We bought the RDX new ad have been very pleased with the dealer, the car and the entire experience
Pros Good fuel econ. for a V6, powerful, very decent handling
Cons Instrument screen's small, no front wiper heaters
Purchased as New
F.Y.I., I upgraded from a Subaru Outback 2007, so this was a big transition for me. The RDX gave me an even more spacious, airy feel inside the cabin, and that's also when sitting in the back seat. Performance-wise, the V6 was simply heavenly compared to the H4 that I had. Power thrums through the car when accelerating, and going up a 7% incline was just jaw-dropping for me coming from a 4-cyl. stick. Passing was simply a breeze, even with other bigger vehicles. I can't compare with the older RDX in handling, but I thought that it handled turns competently. I drive sedately so I don't push my vehicles like others do, but it corners well for something of this size when I almost missed my turn.
Let's talk about value. I test-drove a Subaru Outback H6 and a Forester XT Limited as well and, when you compare the gas mileage, insurance cost, service cost, and quality, I found that the RDX was the best choice for me with my budget. It's pretty expensive for a working student like me, but I had to look at the over-all costing that will occur in the long run and my experience with maintaining a Subaru pretty much has soured my opinion in the brand.
Anti-Subaru rant: Insurance was cheaper than a new Forester XT Premium or Subaru Outback H6 Ltd. since Subarus are expensive to maintain and repair (per my experience). I babied my 2007 Outback and I couldn't believe that the F-axle had to be replaced at 78,000 miles (2 subsequent boot leaks with the new), head gasket was leaking at 85,000, and clutch (it was a manual) had to be replaced at 87,000 miles! Oh, and the avg. gas mileage was actually worse with the 4-cyl., manual Outback. Imagine what it'd be like with an H6 or turbo?
Since I didn't have these many problems when I had my used 1993 Civic, I decided to return to a Honda-made car that came closest to the configuration that I wanted. The tech stuff that came with the base AWD trim was really icing on the cake, and added to the value of the car. It was also the cheapest luxury car that I could afford that gave the best bang for the money.
No opinion yet on the traction of the "Intelligent AWD." I'm waiting for the snow to hit the Sierras to test what I can and can't do with this vehicle.
Oh, beware of the front seats. They're quite comfortable that I'm afraid I'd doze off while driving....MoreHide
Pros Vehicle Looks
Cons Vibration from rear end drives you nuts.
Purchased as New
Have had this vehicle for several Months now. Have taken it to the dealer three times because at speeds of 35 to 45 miles an hour there is a vibration coming from the right rear of the vehicle. I even took my salesperson and dealer sales manager for a ride and they said that the vibration was not normal and felt it as we cruised the surrounding streets. Three times the service department told me that it was normal vehicle performance when it was vibrating. This is the same sales department that told me a draining battery on my CRV was normal.
Save your money, I contacted Honda USA and they didn't even respond to back to my issue. Honda has been going down hill and this is the second car from Honda that they did not support....MoreHide
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