Purchased the RDX but may have been a bit hasty. I love it but wish it had the navigation system and a few more bells and whistles...probably should have checked out the MDX also. But, that's my own fault. The car handles extremely well and is quite quick off the line. Stereo system is great. Had remote start installed and wished it would have been factory installed because now I have another fob to deal with. Def would recommend it and will certainly check out Acura's on my next purchase.
I was looking for a luxury SUV that had: - decent gas mileage - enough room for 5 people - plenty of cargo storage area - high resale value - up-to-date electronics - good sound system - good performance in the city and on the highway I test drove Lexus, BMW, Infiniti, Audi and found that they did not meet or exceeded my requirements. That said, some will want a SUV because of the name, no matter what. I think the RDX provides great value in the luxury SUV market and is definitely a good option to consider. It is fun to drive, gets an average of 21mpg combined, and has plenty of room for a small family (I have a 3 yr old daughter). Carmax does not have that many to pick from, so that is saying something!
If you like a sporty ride, this small SUV is for you. The handling is very responsive and tight. There is a learning curve to handling the turbo engine, but once you get used to it, it is very fun to drive and has a lot of spunk. My car has the technology package which is great except for to use all the GPS traffic features, you have to subscribe to the Acura service. I love the hands-free calling and trip info and audio displays. The leather interior is great. This is not your grandmother's SUV. I have found it to be the perfect car for me as a mom of a toddler. My one regret is that the low gas mileage seems to hang around 17-18 mpg for the driving I do to work (mainly on city streets with a short freeway hop).