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2022 Acura RDX review

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Acura RDX highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Useful suite of standard driver aids
  • Spacious passenger and cargo dimensions
  • Turbocharged engine and responsive 10-speed transmission

Cons

  • Sole powertrain option
  • Touchpad control can be frustrating
  • No stand-alone feature option

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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What is new for the 2022 Acura RDX?

  • The RDX is available in a new trim called the SH-AWD.
  • RDX trims have been upgraded with Remote Start as standard equipment this year.
  • The PMC Edition trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor, Leather Seats, and Parking Sensors as standard equipment.
  • The A-Spec trim now comes with 20 Inch Plus Wheels as standard equipment.

2022 Acura RDX trims

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Base:

  • 272-hp, 280-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Power Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Smart Key
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Start
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SH-AWD:

SH-AWD A-Spec:

SH-AWD Technology:

SH-AWD Advance:

PMC Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the SH-AWD Advance
  • No significant upgrades found on the PMC Edition

A-Spec:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Acura RDX

1. Turbocharged engine

The 2022 Acura RDX's turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is an excellent choice for drivers who value power. With 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, this engine delivers quick acceleration, making it an excellent choice if you enjoy spirited driving. The engine also achieves an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive, making it a practical choice for commuters and road trippers.

The engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard and there's an all-wheel-drive system available.

2. Customized handling

The 2022 Acura RDX comes standard with an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) that offers a personalized driving experience with four distinctive drive modes. The Comfort setting reduces the need for steering input for easier driving, while Snow controls the amount of torque that goes to each wheel to help you stay in control. For a more engaging driving experience, Sport mode stiffens the suspension (if you have the Advance package equipped) and sharpens throttle responses, while Sport+ allows for more aggressive shifting. So whether you want a gentle cruise or a more aggressive drive, the 2022 Acura RDX's IDS delivers.

3. Diverse trim levels

The 2022 Acura RDX offers a range of trims, each with unique features. The base RDX has many impressive standard features, including a panoramic sunroof and a 10.2-inch infotainment display. The Technology Package adds features like navigation and front and rear parking sensors, while the A-Spec Package focuses on sporty exterior styling elements. With the Advance Package, you can enjoy ventilated front seats and a surround-view camera system, or there is the limited PMC Edition with an exclusive paint color, interior stitching, gloss black accents, and 20-inch wheels. With so many trims, you can select the RDX that perfectly matches your preferences.

4. Generous cabin

The 2022 Acura RDX boasts a spacious and luxurious interior if you prioritize comfort and style equally. The five-passenger SUV has copious legroom and headroom for both front and rear occupants, ensuring a relaxing ride for everyone. Additionally, the cabin is constructed with high-end materials, including leather seats in trims with the Technology Package and higher, which add to the overall luxurious feel. You'll also have room for luggage and shopping bags with 29.5 cu-ft of volume behind the second row and 58.9 cu-ft with it folded.

5. Driver assistance features

If you're searching for a luxury SUV with many driver assistance features, the 2022 Acura RDX is a wise choice. Standard adaptive cruise control allows you to maintain a proper distance from the car in front while enjoying a relaxed drive, and standard lane-keeping assist helps you remain on course. The 2022 Acura RDX also includes forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and automatic high-beam headlights to keep you aware of your surroundings. You can also add other features, such as the optional surround-view camera system for a 360-degree view of the SUV.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal gave the Acura RDX an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Acura RDX 7th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Acura RDX features and specs

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • 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 View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

272

Torque (ft-lbs)

280

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

17.1

Wheelbase

108.3"

Overall length

187.4"

Width

74.8"

Height

65.7"

Leg room

F 42"/R 38"

Head room

F 40"/R 38"

Front tires

P235/55HR19

Rear tires

P235/55VR19

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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