I initially drove a 2004 Acura MDX until I sold it with 215,000 miles on it. I was looking for another Acura, and came across the RDX. The 2012 has a 4-cylinder turbo engine, while 2013 and newer has a 6-cylinder. It drives amazingly!
You hardly notice a turbo lag (in fact, my family didn't when they drove it). Its luxurious and looks great on the road. The sport mode is fun to drive in.
My three complaints with the car are lack of space (compact SUV, very different from the larger MDX), the gas mileage (maybe 18 mpg), and the interior color (as I got it from Carmax, changing the black interior to a lighter color wasn't an option). However, I think it is a great, more affordable version of the MDX that is super fun to drive!
Great compact SUV!
2012 Acura RDXLisa Cazarez - Fresno, CA05/26/2015
The RDX is a great vehicle, I luv it! This is my third Acura with the same consistent quality and performance. It's fun to drive and has lots of cargo space.
I love it.
2012 Acura RDXKeilani - Jackson, MS03/16/2015
I love it. I like sitting up higher so I can see better. It's a SUV with a car feel. It's very roomy. Not loving the MPG, but it's not horrible .
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