2023 Acura RDX

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Acura RDX highlights

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  • Cavernous cabin with lots of cargo space
  • Engaging handling and steering
  • Extensive list of standard features


  • Only one engine to choose from
  • Optional features exclusively separated into packages
  • Infotainment system has a steep learning curve

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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All Acura RDX years

New for 2023

  • The PMC Edition and SH-AWD trims have been discontinued for 2023.
  • RDX trims have been upgraded with Nakamichi Sound System as standard equipment this year.
  • The Base trim now comes with 4WD/AWD as standard equipment.
  • The SH-AWD Technology trim now comes with Leather Seats, Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Defroster, and Air Conditioning as standard equipment.
  • The SH-AWD Advance trim now comes with Rear Defroster and Auxiliary Audio Input as standard equipment.

Explore Acura RDX details

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 42"/R 38"

Head room

F 40"/R 38"

Front tires


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5 reasons to buy the 2023 Acura RDX

1. High-end interior trim

Sitting inside the comfortable interior of a 2023 Acura RDX, you'll be struck by the attention to detail in the brushed metal and stitched leather. If you want to take that luxe feeling further, the 2023 Acura RDX Advance adds open-pore natural wood accents. In Acura A-Spec trims, brushed aluminum accents and perforated leather sport seats blend good looks with luxurious comfort.

2. Room for everyday life

While there's plenty of space for up to five passengers, there's even more for luggage you're taking with you. When you fold the second-row seats flat, there's a whopping 79.8 cu-ft of storage to stash items in. Even with the second-row seats up, which are also 60/40 split-folding, there's 58.9 cu-ft of cargo space. That's plenty of room for weekend breaks and road trips. If that isn't enough, you can lift the floor to reveal three large storage areas, giving you other places to store things you might not want lose.

3. A quiet but powerful engine

Powering all 2023 Acura RDX models is a spirited 272-hp, 2L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Power is sent to the wheels through a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission, making the 2023 Acura RDX quiet yet responsive in everyday city driving. On Advance and Advance A-Spec models, AWD keeps the power going to the wheels with the most traction, giving you a confident grip in rain or snow.

4. A long list of standard features

Get into an SUV loaded with your desired features without upgrading to a higher trim. The 2023 Acura RDX has many tech and infotainment features right out of the box. A full suite of driver assistance features called AcuraWatch is included in the RDX as standard. Wireless smartphone connectivity, an available Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-zone automatic climate control, and automatic headlights are features in every 2023 Acura RDX.

5. Sporty handling

An SUV with a hidden talent, the 2023 Acura RDX doesn't sacrifice fun behind the wheel. Despite its size, the RDX is planted and composed, even when you're pushing on your favorite roads. An Acura RDX A-Spec's sport-tuned AWD system manages power to the outside wheels while turning, giving the RDX impressive handling. Paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel let you pick which of the ten gears to use (or you could let the RDX do the hard work for you). The 2023 Acura RDX puts the fun back into function.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Acura RDX an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Acura RDX 5th out of 16 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Acura RDX is $423, compared to an average of $653 for Luxury Compact SUVs and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Acura RDX owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.3 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times for Luxury Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 5% for the Acura RDX, compared to an average of 8% for Luxury Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2023 Acura RDX trims

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