2007 Acura RDX User Reviews
5-Spd AT shown
- $13,884 - $13,944
- No trim specified for this review
- Handling, Acceleration, Interior, Stereo, Seats
- Stiff ride,
I've had my RDX for 3 months and about 4500 miles. So far, no problems.
The PROS: The RDX has exceptional handling on twisty roads. There is essentially no body lean. Acceleration is very strong. I do not detect any significant turbo lag (I'm comparing to a volvo), but the acceleration isn't perfectly linear. As soon as it gets to 40mph the acceleration goes up steeply.
The interior is well appointed and has a high tech/luxury feel to it. While a wood grain interior trim is an option, it would detract from the rest of the styling. The steering wheel feels good and handling is responsive. The whole car feels solid and has that "carved out of one solid block of metal" feel. There are lots of buttons, but once you get acquanted to all the features, it isn't overwhelming. The buttons are large and well spaced from each other. Also, voice command obviates the need for buttons in many cases. The seats are PERFECT, and have just the right amount of lumbar support. The stereo sounds fantastic-plenty of deep bass. Overall, good ergonomics. Enough can't be said about the side arm rest and cup holders. The rear seats are comfy and have very decent leg room compared to a sedan. BMW could learn a few things.
The CONS: The ride can be stiff/bumpy over uneven pavement (basically what you'd expect from a sports tuned suspsension) Don't expect to just float over potholes. Road noise is pronounced at highway speeds. Gas mileage isn't stellar (I'm averaging 20 mpg in mixed driving) but then again very reasonable for its class, and especially for its performance. People who have driven my car haven't noticed any of these CONS despite me pointing them out. The passenger seat should have had power.
Compared to the Murano, the RDX has much better acceleration/handling and a much better interior fit and finish.
Looks wise, the back is a little funny. I think as more crossovers come to market, the RDX will look less odd. However, from the front the RDX looks aggressive and fast. Overall, the RDX packs a lot of features/performance at a very decent price. Anyone looking at an X3 should try the RDX out first.
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