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Starting at
$35,370
Engine
3.5L V6

Power
279 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
20/29
Seats
5

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2016 Acura RDX Overview

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The market is chock full of small, luxury-oriented SUVs, but the 2016 Acura RDX remains one of our favorites. With a fuel-efficient V6, a comfortable interior and a long list of standard features, the 2016 Acura RDX appeals on many levels. Read our full review of the 2016 Acura RDX to see why we're so fond of this compact luxury crossover.

The original RDX bounded onto the scene as Acura's high-tech wonder, boasting a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (Acura's first) and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. It failed to resonate with as many shoppers as Acura had hoped, however, so in 2012 the company redesigned it as a more conventional small luxury crossover SUV with a traditional V6 engine. The new RDX quickly became a favorite for consumers as well as us. Four years later, the 2016 Acura RDX is still a great choice for a small luxury crossover SUV. The Acura RDX has a new look for 2016. Notably, LED headlights are standard this year. Part of that is due to the changes Acura made this year. High-tech driving aids have become standard fare in luxury-branded vehicles and can even be found in some compact economy cars, but the RDX was previously lacking in this regard. As such, we're pleased to see that the 2016 RDX offers a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control (which slows the RDX to match the speed of the vehicle ahead of it), a forward collision mitigation system (which can detect slow-moving or stopped objects ahead and warn the driver or apply the brakes) and a lane-departure intervention system (which applies a little steering to help guide the RDX back into its lane should it start to drift). Besides the new tech on offer, the RDX still features the basics that we've liked these past few years. There's only one engine on offer, but that 3.5-liter V6 is strong and makes a bit more power this year plus better fuel economy (now up to 23 mpg combined) thanks to a cylinder deactivation system. Inside, a spacious and comfortable cabin makes the RDX easy to live with day to day, while the RDX's long list of standard features and competitive price boost its value proposition. There are still a few drawbacks to the RDX. Some other rival luxury crossovers are a little more prestigious and/or sportier to drive, such as BMW's X1 and X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the Porsche Macan. The RDX's one-engine approach also means it lacks a fuel-saving alternative, such as the diesel and hybrid powertrains offered in the Audi Q5 and Lexus NX 300h. It's also worth checking out the Volvo XC60 if you need something a little roomier. But for what we suspect most shoppers are going to want from a small luxury crossover, the well-rounded 2016 Acura RDX gets just about everything right.

If a small, luxury SUV is on your shopping list, you should consider the 2016 Acura RDX. One of our favorite models in this size category, the stylish Acura provides a fuel-efficient, yet powerful V6, a comfortable interior and a long list of standard features. Read on to find out why the RDX could be a good fit for you.

We recommend getting a loaded RDX with Advance package since it doesn't cost much more than the base version of rivals like the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The included AcuraWatch safety tech may be annoying at times, but it ultimately provides a safety net most shoppers will benefit from.



2016 Acura RDX Problems




2016 Acura RDX Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By Manoj Pandey

on Sep/06/16 06:53 AM (UTC)

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By Torr310

on Jul/02/16 10:47 AM (UTC)

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My first Acura (RDX FWD w/ Acura Watch)

Pro: Most of the parts worked very well.

Con: The transmission is not as smooth and sometimes jitters found at low speed start, especially when the engine is cold.

Other thought: Wish the screen for backup camera could be 6" or larger.

By Sal

on Jun/22/16 05:26 AM (UTC)

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Great Car

Can't beat the value

By Albert Luongo

on Apr/05/16 01:36 PM (UTC)

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By Jim Buehring

on Mar/24/16 10:23 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Bang for my Buck

really nice car. All the options for less than competing vehicles and a 4 year warranty. I love it

By Kim Bloch

on Feb/01/16 03:48 PM (UTC)

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By Ikl

on Jan/02/17 08:40 AM (UTC)

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Great car, but has one little problem

I was looking for an SUV which is smaller then 6 seater but bigger then an average sedan. This car ia great! its very powerfull and acceleration is quick. There are plenty of room in a trunk. The only problem I have is that, I cannot get comfortable in the driver seat. I'm 6 feet tall ans struggling to find a proper ratio. If I move the seat too far back then my hands become stretched out, and If I pull it closer them my knees "touch my ears"( seat at 105-120 degrees). This problem is not only mine because my friend is 6'1 and has exactly same problem. Before you lease or buy, make sure to test drive!! Also, I get about 11-12 mpg in NYC, and Im not even pushing it.

By Alan

on Jan/01/17 10:00 PM (UTC)

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Great passing power

If you live in rural areas, RDX is your good choice. You can easy passing any car when you up hills. But you still got good mpg. I drives mostly highway. I got 24mpg.

By Raj

on Sep/28/16 05:59 AM (UTC)

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Awesome car

i love my RDX . Best car for that price . So quite and comfort ride

By Ace Weems

on May/09/16 08:53 AM (UTC)

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A great car for the price

This is my 4th RDX. I love the car. Everytime my lease comes to an end I look to see what's out there and I can't find a better car at a better price.

By L Wang

on Mar/24/16 06:42 PM (UTC)

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By Hai

on Mar/12/16 09:07 AM (UTC)

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Accura RDX is perfect car

Very nice comfortable ride

By AN

on Feb/14/16 11:40 AM (UTC)

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Nice car

Excellent all around. Steering a bit soft. Paddle shifter really smooth, and really helps in winter conditions

By Laurie

on Jan/25/16 08:09 AM (UTC)

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By Dr Pen

on Nov/15/15 08:13 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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By Bob Federwitz

on May/10/16 05:12 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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By Leah Zimmerman

on Apr/21/16 08:55 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Love my new RDX

Don't waste your time even looking at the other SUVs.

By Linda Jones

on Apr/17/16 05:49 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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By Nancy Perry

on Apr/08/16 11:02 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Love it.

We traded in a 2004 Acura TL for our new 2016 Acura RDX. My husband and I are Senior citizens and found that the RDX was easier to get in and out. It has the Acurawatch feature which helps us drive our curvy back roads where we live. All and all, its beautiful!

By 6 Month Lease Holder

on Nov/02/16 07:10 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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6 month review

Very comfortable, more than adequate power, a pleasure to drive, especially on the open road. This suv could easily go all day smoothly and quietly at 80 mph. No maintenance issues so far.

By Dave P

on May/26/16 02:52 PM (UTC)

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Really nice vehicle

Outstanding options and value with our new 2016 RDX. We traded in an 08 RDX and it was such a great vehicle when we were in the market for a new one it was an easy choice. The new safety features, smooth ride, better gas mileage (even though it much bigger) and price compared to a BMW or Lexus was a no brainier decision. You will not be disappointed with this vehicle. Love it , thanks Acura for a great vehicle.

Dave

By Randy

on Jun/22/16 02:59 PM (UTC)

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Again......Acura gives you value for the money!!

Traded in a 2006 Acura TL that was really a great car and tremendous value. Would have kept but needed an all wheel drive vehicle due to moving north into snow areas. The RDX is a high quality ride and as always with Acura....reliable and great performance. The ride is smooth with tight handling. Mileage around town is 23-24 and on the road 31-33 depending on terrain. Interior fits well with a normal size person and everything is within reach easily to see and operate. You won't be disappointed with this vehicle.

By Frank Bennett

on Mar/06/16 09:39 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Great Car

Totaled out our 2016 RDX, replaced it with a 2017 RDX, love it.

By James Jatczynski

on Apr/19/16 09:26 AM (UTC)

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Most car for the money

The RDX probably isn't the best vehicle in the small luxury SUV category in any particular attribute, but it does score near the top in most attributes, and it's that, combined with a price $10,000 or more lower than similarly equipped competition, that makes it a great buy as well as a very enjoyable vehicle. We've found it very comfortable on a long road trip and around town. We also feel that the understated styling will endure over time without looking odd or dated.

By Wayne Selan

on Jul/28/16 07:35 PM (UTC)

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2016 rdx w/advance pkg.

Great ride. Dont take that as its a sports car, its not. Just a great cruiser and if you want some fun slip it to sport and use the paddle shifters. Biggest complaint is the voice regonition. Only had it a month but it takes some work to master, and i havnt , and not sure i ever will. Best way is to put in an address before you leave, trying to find a certain restaurant etc on the go gets frustrating. I get better mileage than stated which is a nice surprise. Love the blind spot detector and the backup camera is awesome, really gets a wide view which is great. I am not disappointed with this suv at all, just the oppisite. Best bang for your dollar by far. Oh yeah the seats, especially the cooled option are the most comfortable of all the higher end SUVs, at least for me. Everyone has a different butt and back but for me its like sitting in my lazy boy.

By Geene Rosado

on May/11/16 08:20 AM (UTC)

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Definitely love it!!!

Very comfortable ride, VERY roomy, safety features are excellent, technology pretty good, will definitely stay in the Acura family, they have yet to disappoint me!! Also would like to inform buyers that I had the best experience ever @ Acura in Gainesville☺

By Gene

on Apr/22/16 05:59 PM (UTC)

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The RDX offers the best overall value for money.

It may not be the best vehicle in each and every category in its class, but when you weigh the pros and cons of the competition, it comes out on top. The factors that I look at in an SUV, are ride, performance, styling, interior room, resale and reliability. Sure, if money wasn't a factor, I would have chosen an Audi 6 cylinder Q5, or a BMW twin turbo X3. I just don't see $10,000 to $12,000 worth of difference. Keep in mind most of the competition comes standard with 4 cylinder engines. The RDX has surpassed my expectations in my early ownership, and I suffer no buyers remorse. My only issue is that I had to pay $468 to the service department for a "spare tire kit", as it comes with only an inflator and sealant pump. Other then that, all is well with my RDX.

By Joel

on Apr/04/16 07:14 PM (UTC)

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Bad car ruined by punishing suspension

Purchased the 2016 RDX advance which comes with nice tech features. Ride is comfortable on highway, punishing on bad pavement or potholes. Also what Acura claims are rain sensing wipers is false.they must be turned on and off manually each time it rains.as if left in Auto position, they continue to wipe even if dry.otherwise no complaints. Good car if you don't mind feeling every pebble on the road, but my last car was a Lexus so I may have been spoiled.

By Zelig Palace

on Feb/19/16 08:57 AM (UTC)

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Upscale SUV

Great look. Drives very well. Very disappointed that at this premium price for an upscale SUV the sound quality is mediocre. The Bluetooth keeps on dropping the calls and the phone sound quality is poor.

By WSD

on Jul/06/16 12:22 PM (UTC)

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First Acura - mixed feelings

the good stuff - overall a very nice ride. Good safety tech, stereo, looks and power. Stable at speed and good mid range power. Lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are a great feature. Looks are very good. Stereo sounds very good. Seats are excellent, heated and cooled. dual zone climate control. Several of the electronic features are very helpful. The not so great stuff - Transmission hunts a bit at low speeds on occasion, the nav system is a pain trying to use voice recognition to get a location. Still cant figure out how to just enter an address manually. Mileage is not as good as I had hoped but, mostly city driving so far so may improve. It came down to this and a Lincoln MKC with 2.3 turbo. the Lincoln was faster and more luxurious but, went with the Acura for better resale value.

By Ted

on May/04/16 04:49 PM (UTC)

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Navpackage is not soa. Not recommended

Maps are at least a year out of date on my brand new car. Can't be set to go to a city center like my 10 yo GPS, rather needs a complete address. Ask for a fast food resto with multiple locations, and the order of presentation is screwy. Many times misunderstands verbal instructions. Today it could not map a location for an address it found.

By Margaret Neal

on Apr/18/16 07:02 PM (UTC)

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Not a cushy Buick

Great car to drive. Adaptive Cruise, lane change warning and other safety features are just awesome. Brakes are terrific. Compared to our Lucerne, road noise is much worse, but tolerable; interior is not par w/price. Ride is pretty good for suv. Acura cheaps out on some features that will annoy you every time you drive it. For the RDX, only one of the two key remotes w/the applicable pkg will start the car. With the MDX, both remotes will do it. Guess Acura saved a couple bucks to hack off customers. Bad design is driver seat position. Our Buick had it right..seat went all the way back when ignition turned off, making getting out really easy, after getting in, push driver 1 or 2 and seat, outside mirror, and interior mirror repositioned. With the RDX, using the driver 1 or 2 setting, the seat positioned PRIOR to getting in. For us short people, that made getting in difficult. The inside mirror also was not among the setting. We had to disable the seat positioning setting. A really bad design. Door panels are sorta cheap also. Overall, a nice car, fun to drive but some cheap outs. Not worth the price..but close.

By Jason

on Apr/04/16 07:52 PM (UTC)

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As Good as Advertised and Better in Some Ways

This is a really great car. I got out of a BMW X5 for this one and the RDX is way better than my old bimmer. The main thing I was looking for was a silky ride with a very quiet cabin. I get both with this RDX. The power train is exceptional with the standard v6. The cabin is very quiet although sone what less so than Edmunds reviews said. Where Edmunds gave it an "A" - I would say it's probably a "B" or "B+". It is quiet at low speeds but gets louder on highways. As a plus, the ELS stereo on the Technology Package is an incredible system that makes the feint noise go away, replaced with beautiful music. Navigation system is lame, use Google maps instead. Edmunds says the screen controls for the tech is "confusing" but I disagree. If this control panel confuses you, you probably shouldn't be buying so.etching callEd a technology package. Love this car. It's the best I've ever personally owned.

By Frank Runco

on Oct/08/15 04:00 PM (UTC)

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Nice

This is our 3rd RDX and I must say the 2011 was best the best handling and most fun to drive although kinda choppy. I liked that, wife didn't. We got the advanced package and the tech is way much and rather complicated for her. It's her car and she likes it. Got the advanced because of parking sensors front and back and nicer rims. Biggest complaint was the lack of color selection (did away with silver-now slate silver BLUE) ugh. Bought the white. Almost went to BMW because of that. Interior selection also limited, parchment only with white, no black.
They still insist on a 16 gallon tank, way too small considering mileage has been about 21. Always stopping to feel up. Took a small 200 mile trip and still about 22.5. We've never had an issue with an Acura product and love our dealer. Have a 12 TSX and 14 TL SHAWD as well. Love them all.
In retrospect tech would have been fine at 3000 less. And yes she would buy again.

UPDATE Have now had this vehicle 7 months and still not sure of the tech stuff and not liking most of it. Hard to see buttons and writing on them. Find myself searching all the time. Dual screen is foolish, makes no sense and is distracting while driving and hard to see in sun. Stupid that you cant operate phone book while driving. I guess designers think it's safer to pick up a phone and start searching. My 12 TSX and 14 TL both tech so much more user friendly. Find myself looking for those keys when heading out. Wife can have this thing, doesn't bother her because she ignores tech anyway.

By 2nd RDX

on Oct/07/15 01:44 PM (UTC)

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Great car for the price.

Got my 2016 white rdx fwd advance package. With 2 miles on it.. I got a killer deal..
42k. Out the door.. 2.9% interests. 5 years. 0 down. N free all season floor mates..no one was willing to lower the price but one dealer did.. No up sale no add on. In n out took 2h because the car just arrive on lot.

By Debbie

on Feb/29/16 08:45 AM (UTC)

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Acura RDX 2016/Advance Package Red

We purchased car January, 2016 - love it - first new car in a long time and very happy with purchase even though it was on the high end of our budget. Car is very comfortable to drive and is made well. Technology is very easy to figure out and has lots of cool features. Took ride up to Minnesota and ride was very stress free with cruise control system features. Smooth quiet ride. Some reviews state navigation system is cumbersome and at times it is, but no different then using a Garmin. Sound system is great and love the HDD CD Drive. Even though dealers do not deal much in price we found a much better deal at an Illinois dealer vs Milwaukee area and they were great! Hope we get lots of years out of it and it holds it value.

By Prissy

on Sep/03/15 05:03 PM (UTC)

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I miss my CRV

I like the base RDX, but I am gassing every week, when the CRV was every other week. It's an expensive car that requires expensive up keep. I drive the same miles everyday, actually I am driving 4 miles less since I bought the RDX. I told my husband I was keeping this car, but I think I am definitely going back to Honda CRV.

By Wayne21

on Aug/14/15 02:05 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Excellent car with lots of wind noise

Have had our 2016 RDX with Value package for about 500 miles. We don't use the Bluetooth (don't talk on the phone while driving), but all the electronics seem great. Phenomenal stereo system - easily the best we've ever had in a car. The only real shortcoming is wind noise. We test drove the vehicle twice and both times it was raining. Now that we've driven the car for 500 miles I can truly say the wind noise is nothing short of ridiculous. Yes, I know there is a three layer seal in the doors, but that doesn't stop the wind noise. I don't know that we've never owned a car with wind noise this bad. It's totally unacceptable for most cars, but for a car with a sticker price of roughly $43k it is shameful. Cranking up the stereo is the only way to avoid hearing it all.

By Richard Fisher

on Aug/20/15 11:45 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Another disappointment

This is my second RDX. I had a 2013 Base AWD drive model which was a very nice car but lacked the technology options.

Now I have an Advanced AWD and the technology looks promising but disappoints again. The Nav system has only level of directions; no verbose or minimal. The instructions do not override the radio . I would like to have the radio go silent so I can hear the instructions. Yes I can turn the instructions off which is nice.

The speed limit is not shown (nicer would be if the speed would go red if I above it - either 1 mph or some amount I specify).

The nice folks at Acura could not help me move my addresses from my Garmin to the Acura Nav system.

Wonder if Acura will ever truly think through the tech on their cars?

By Tanya

on Jul/13/15 01:42 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Nice looking 2016 SUV!

I just bought mine in June. Love the look! Roomy and smooth ride! I just wish Acura still make V4 with turbo. Still loving it after 1 year.

By Spark2003

on May/29/16 08:32 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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RDX offers the best overall value for money.

This is my 2nd RDX. The first was approaching 10 years old original owner no problems aside from normal maintenance items. The 2016 RDX has come a long way - is extremely comfortable fun to drive and loaded with Technology and safety features. The adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist work very well. If you're in the market for a reliable new car with state of the art technology this is one you should take a good look at. While i'm not big on extended warranties, especially not having any issues with my first RDX, they did sell me on a transferable 4 year extended "bumper-to-bumper" warranty (9 years total). If nothing else it adds re-sell value. My only con is interior/exterior color selection. You're pretty much stuck with what they offer but not a deal breaker. Overall very happy.

By Leslie Lagdamen

on Aug/08/15 09:23 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Cross Country Breakin Fantastic

RDX 2016 Fantastic....New technology features work great....Long time coming but worth the wait....was deciding between Q5...Murano....Sante Fe....Lexus ....The overall cost in comparison to what you get is what convinced me....Although Sante Fe was close....Honda Quality and my Personal History with Honda cars sold me in the end.....Purchased the RDX 2016 with the intent to Drive Cross Country from California to east coast and back.....and wanted and needed the additional technology features ( Acura Watch Plus ) to assist and make my trip comfortable and Safe....I was not disappointed...My only regret is that I should have bought the Advance Package ....oh and it needs more USB Ports especially in the rear Seating areas.

By N. M. P.

on Jan/26/16 06:23 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Disappointing

The technology package is all the sales people talk about, but so much has been removed from the luxury of previous models. The chrome-look has been removed from most of interior, the navigation box is too small and the touch screen is difficult to operate. The luxury is gone, interior looks and feels smaller, doors even feel lighter. The front of the vehicle has been redesigned and looks great, but everything else was too significantly flawed to hold my interest. By comparison, very disappointing compared to the 2014 model I previously owned and way overpriced. I chose not to purchase.

By Marcus

on Jul/02/16 04:21 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


Build Quality
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Traded in after 7 months for REAL luxury SUV

What a waste of time and money for a "Honda". I purposely purchased a RDX w/ tech package for the navi and the so called premium audio system. I ended up using google maps on my phone for directions. The RDX navi couldn't find half the places I wanted directions to and worse neither the navi nor a live Acuralink representative could give me correct directions to the nearest ER. I ended up at dead end streets. I brought the car in to be checked and Acura couldn't find any problems. What made me trade it in after only putting 2,000 miles on the SUV was the day I almost collided head on with oncoming traffic due to the fact that I was using Google maps to find a local business. After that, all I wanted to do was get rid of the near cause of a death or two. Will NEVER buy a Acura again!!

By Jrasero

on Aug/19/15 02:04 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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35 more months to go!

Just leased a 2016 Acura RDX AWD Base. Picked it up on July 31st and have put over 500 miles on it so far. My purchase rational is comparing my parents Honda CRV EX-L Navigation versus a base RDX. First and foremost the biggest difference between the CRV and RDX besides the Acura beak is the great 3.5 liter motor which has plenty of kick and power unlike the whiny CVT. My father loves the great MPG on his CRV but hates the lack of power and secondly he hates the motor and wind noise. The RDX has great pickup, the exhaust notes are smooth and crisp, and cabin noise is much better than a CRV and equal to my 2011 Lincoln MKZ. The seats are comfy but the base comes with leatherette which is a little of a bummer, but the leatherette is still much better than the material used in an EX-L Honda. The base is pretty bare bones and really to get the most bang for your buck the Acura Watch is the best option to choice. Some standard features like blue ambient lighting, turn signals, power lift gate, backup camera, keyless entry, push to start ignition, and sunroof are all notable. The center stack and steering wheel still has way too many buttons. Visibility isn't great out of the back and getting Acura Watch w/ backup sensors would really help. For a luxury car I would like to have seen backup sensors and blind spot warning standard. Acura recommends premium fuel and on my first 2 tanks I have gotten 19 MPG average and 22 MPG average, hopefully after breaking in the motor and going for longer highway trips I will average 22-26 MPG. Steering is good but numb and ride comfort is okay. The RDX is firmer than I imagined and tends to bounce you around when going over bumps. Value wise the RDX is hard to recommend over the CRV unless your like myself or my dad who finds the CRV to be noisy and slow and you don't prioritize MPG. If the lack of power doesn't bother you a cheaper CRV is your bet.

By Mike Wilson

on Apr/20/16 06:15 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Acura RDX


Build Quality
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Worst vehicle over $30K I've ever owned

While there were some high points with my 2016 RDX, all in all, it was the worst $30K+ vehicle I've ever owned. First and foremost, the electronics in my vehicle were so buggy and unreliable, it became positively maddening. About 1/3 of the time, my hands-free calls would fail to connect and leave the phone in "private mode" and utterly useless for 2-3 minutes. Worse yet, the voice recognition was horrific. The car dialed 9-1-1 three different times when I asked it to "call Taco Deli." For all intents and purposes, the bluetooth phone operation was worthless.

The entertainment system worked okay, however, the preset labels rarely displayed the ACTUAL saved station. When I pushed preset 1, the tuner would tune to 94.7, exactly as expected, but the label on the display was sometimes 138.9, sometimes all Cyrillic characters, sometimes all 1's and many other random values. As long as I remembered what preset went with which stations, I was good to go.

The navigation system works, but the traffic indicators are illegible. It actually took me a couple of weeks to realize I actually had traffic indicators on the Nav because the colors are so muted and the lines so fine.

Traction was abysmal in the rain and poor when it was dry. While the RDX handles well (within traction limits), and ride quality was good, the traction was just such a liability.

Interior build quality was revealed itself to be sub-par over the second half of my year of ownership. I had squeaking, creaking rear suspension, rattling door panels and a squealing A/C fan.

Under the hood, only one complaint. I had a pulley that squealed as it spun down after engine shutdown.

On the plus side, Fuel economy was quite good and when I sold it last week, I got $35,000 for trade-in after only paying $39,500. Headlights and general visibility from the vehicle were first rate. That's about it for positives.

By Nicole

on Jul/26/15 10:57 AM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Regret this purchase

I downsized from a GMC Yukon Denali for better gas mileage, and wanted a dependable newer car as my 04 was aging. I am getting better than the 14/miles/gallon but not happy with car at all. In the first month, already had AC go out during 90+ degree heat. Was told it was low on freon. A brand new car low on freon? The navigation system is beyond frustrating and I end up using my smartphone or my TomTom. The integrated voice command is not user friendly, despite spending many hours programing and watching videos on youtube as to how to "learn" the system. As far as handeling, I know this is not a Denali or a BMW, but the handeling was very disappointing. The first time I drove on wet roads I went through a very shallow puddle and I was nearly pulled off the road! The interior is asthetically pleasing and comfortable, but I am very disappointed with the confusing set up of the bluetooth and voice commands as well as navigation. I really would rather have my non-tech Denali back! Car overall feels like a cheap SUV that has luxury interior. The jewel headlights are GREAT and really light up the road at night. LOVE those!

By Bob

on Nov/17/15 09:01 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Great overall value. Nice luxury features.

Owned the 2016 RDX for 2 months. Bought the FWD with technology package. The RDX has the best overall engine for small SUV. Same engine as the MDX, but much smaller car means better performance. Great HP for its class. Very good gas fuel economy and uses regular unleaded gas. Other SUV's that had similar HP were turbo charged engines that required premium gas (i.e. more expensive to operate). Transmission is 6 speed automatic that is very smooth and shift points are perfect. Ride quality is a little stiff, but that helps with handling. The car is very quite when windows are rolled up. Seats are very comfortable. Very nice dual displays (one of which is touch screen). Premium stereo with XM and HD FM. I like the HD FM sound quality. It has a 15GB hard disc so you can save CD's or transfer songs from USB stick. There are 2 key fobs that you can customize most of the car features for each. Seating position, radio settings, navigation settings, are just a few of the items. Car recognize which key is closer and those settings are active for that driver. Very nice. Only a few negatives: Lots of wind noise when back windows are down more than about 1 inch. The electronics take about 1 minute to boot up when you start the car. Does not sound like much, but much slower than my Lexus that is 8 years older. Navigation system works good, but a little funky to set. Sound quality is good compared to standard quality systems, but less than other premium systems.

By Richard Lee

on Oct/22/15 04:02 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Acura RDX


Build Quality
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I really wanted to give it 5 stars, but...

I love this car very much, and I really want to give it a 5 stars review. However, the breaking system seems not responsive enough, I have to press harder in order to make it stop. Within a month, I heard noise while I hit break this morning, within a month! The noise was gone when I drive it during my lunch break, maybe it's the temperature, but still, it shouldn't do that because it's a new car.

Also, the engine is so called "smart V6", it switches from 3 cylinders to 6 cylinders depends on the situation, I can actually feel it. The car vibrate a lot while it's on 3 cylinders mode, solid and smooth while it's on 6 cylinders. Not very good.

While the exterior is superb, it's way better than the previous RDX models, but the interior looked outdated compare with its competitors.

The Bluetooth is convenient, but it kept disconnected and connected, can't stay connected. Also, only the contact that's input to the speed dial (in car system, not phone speed dial) can display the caller ID when there is an incoming call. There are only 15 space speed dial for RDX. I missed many phone calls because I do not pick up number that I can't recognize, then I found those were actually people that I know but the car didn't display the caller ID because they are not in the car speed dial system. It's pretty dumb and outdated design.

Finally, there is a backup camera, but no backup sensor... Doesn't make any sense. The sensor should be standard if the camera is standard.

Therefore, I like this car, but I can't give it a 5 stars because of the flaws mentioned above.

By Terry

on Sep/01/15 05:42 PM (UTC)

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2016 Acura RDX


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Way better than expected!

We expected the RDX to be a great car but it has exceeded all our expectations. The tech packages work fantastic. The only issue is it offers so much tech that we keep learning new ways to operate the vehicle. The car is very quiet, the ride is smooth and the mileage is very good for a new vehicle. I would recommend the RDX to anyone looking for a smaller vehicle but needs lots of room for riders (I'm 6"2" and my son is 6'5" and sits comfortably in the front seats.)


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2016 Acura RDX Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Acura RDX Top 10 Problems
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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    105.7 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    184.4 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    65.0 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.1 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3737 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    42.0 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    58.7 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    38.3 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    57.2 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    26.1 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    4.25 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    60



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    7
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM
  • Watts
    360
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.5 V6
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    16.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Advance Package / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.8 sec @ 93.8 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Advance Package / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.8 sec @ 96 mph
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    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $26,008
  • Private Seller Price
    $28,656
  • Dealer Price
    $30,654
  • Original MSRP
    $35,370


2016 Acura RDX Problems Report:


  • 2016 Acura RDX Top 10 Complaints
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2016 Acura RDX JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Acura RDX Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    20 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    29 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Acura RDX Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    6 years / 70,000 miles
    5 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years

2016 Acura RDX Key Factors

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Pros

  • More standard features than most competitors
  • Strong acceleration and fuel economy from standard V6 engine
  • High-mounted rear seat provides generous legroom and a commanding view
  • Generous cargo capacity for the segment.
  • Price

Cons

  • Technology interface can be distracting to use, especially the optional dual-screen system
  • High-tech safety features and adaptive cruise control don't work as well as some rival systems
  • Cabin lacks overtly luxurious look and feel.


2016 Acura RDX True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,099$1,137 $1,177$1,218 $1,261$5,892
Maintenance$186$917 $421$2,116 $2,124$5,764
Repairs$0$0 $0$414 $634$1,048
Taxes & Fees$3,001$215 $193$173 $156$3,738
Financing$1,032$819 $597$368 $131$2,947
Depreciation$5,552$3,408 $3,000$2,658 $2,385$17,003
Fuel$2,112$2,176 $2,241$2,308 $2,378$11,215
True Cost To Own ®$12,982$8,672 $7,629$9,255 $9,069$47,607

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Acura RDX NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

June 18, 2016, i had a service appointment for a road trip special. i was going on a road trip a few days later. i advised jay my steering wheel is shaking a little when breaking from higher speeds. when i got my car back, jay stated they replaced the front rotors and pads. about 2 weeks later, i began hearing a noise sounded like a little grind. kept driving didn’t hear it again. as i went about my day, time and time again i would hear this small grind. some days would go by and i would hear nothing, then suddenly as i am driving i would hear it again. i have taken the car back and advised i am hearing what appears to be a grinding noise. in july i told them i was going on a road trip and wanted my brakes checked because i am still hearing this noise. when i picked up my car they did not hear anything. i told them if i hear any noises on my trip i was going to be pissed. my brakes were grinding while i was on my trip. i called the dealership left jay a voicemail he did not return my call. i didn’t think then to record it. i made a service appointment for aug 2, nothing came of it. i took the car in, took the tech on a ride and of course could not get the car to make the grinding noise. as a result, jay told me, mrs. hatter, we already changed the pads and rotors, if we cannot hear the noise we cannot fix it, when it makes the noise to bring it back. i was pissed. not satisfied, i contacted the service department again spoke to the service manager adam, he offered that he would take my car and drive it to see if he could hear the noise. aug 10 he stated he did not hear the noise. i told him there is clearly a problem, and someone needs to address it, take the car apart and look at the breaking mechanism. he told me that they cannot just throw parts on the car hoping it would fix the problem, they need to hear the noise in order to fix it.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/16/2015

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Acura rdx has removed the mini spare and provided a small air compressor. this is fine if you are low on air. but if you have a blow out, shred the tire, or break a rim you are stranded indefinitely. i believe that this causes unnecessary risk to drivers and a mini spare should be provided as a minimum. also the spare storage should accommodate the full size tire and rim for those of us that believe a mini spare alone is a danger to to the driver safety because degraded braking and handling during use.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/03/2015

Component(s): SEATS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Power driver's seat randomly and without warning moves forward pushing me into the steering wheel making it impossible to drive until i can stop and reach the seat memory buttons to reset the seat or push the seat adjustment buttons. it has occurred infrequently when i enter the vehicle to drive. ed martin acura has failed to address this issue as i requested. the dealer is not responding to my assistance request to resolve this issue.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/14/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased a 2016 acura rdx with 995 miles on 1/21/2016. on the drive home, and several times since (the latest being earlier this week) while making a left turn at slow speed (after stopping or slowing) the vehicle "dies" and i keep pushing on the accelerator and after 20 seconds or so, it "grabs" and i can continue on. current mileage on the vehicle is 1739. i called gettel acura in sarasota fl and was told that the vehicle has to learn my driving habits and my driving style. per gettel service manager, this should be self-correcting at about 2000 miles. (?)


Date Complaint Filed: 06/15/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The 2016 acura rdx newly purchased on 4/25/2016 from fresno acura had a spontaneous fire and subsequent immediate electrical system failure during a trip from fresno (california) to monterey (california). the vehicle had an estimated 250 miles on the odometer at the time of the engine and electrical failure. the vehicle was nonoperational and was towed to los gatos acura and with unclear cause as to the electrical and engine failure and initial inspection suggested a "residue" around the engine compartment and a subsequent factory service representative inspected the vehicle and reported, "no factory defect." however, this is without the benefit of removing and inspecting any components other than the opening of the hood of the vehicle and removal of the engine compartment under panel that protects objects from being drawn into the engine compartment. vehicle has been towed to the original dealership of purchase, fresno acura, for repair. acura has failed to provide an inspection report for the basis of the denial for warranty repair on a new vehicle with low miles, an inadequate inspection, and a high safety hazard if a manufacturer defect allows for spontaneous fire within a protected engine compartment.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/11/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 acura rdx. while driving 55 mph, the odometer gauges failed. within a five mile drive, the odometer reading jumped from 9,995 miles to 10,231 miles. the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. the contact was informed by the mechanic that the reading on the odometer and reading on the internal memory were the same. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 9,995.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I had 5000 miles on car and my brakes started making noise like the pads needed replacement. i was coming to a light and putting my brakes on and also driving on highway i was slowing down and heard the noise. took my car to dealer and they stated this can happen if you are on the hills in portland. i explain that i do not live in the hills. they resurface rotors but i am concern there is something else is going on.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My navigation system starts alarming 3-4 blocks from home stating i home when i am not on my street. also systems says i am at an exit in seattle but it is incorrect. i spoke with acura and they stated the maps are 5 years old when i bought the car i would think maps were up to date. also my radio would erase stations that were preset and show zzzzz on stations. they needed to update software and replace computer boards and radio. also when on a call it would drop the sound when on phone. i also have static while on phone. acura stated that the software would correct this but it continues the error. also the car would brake when on its own when i am a 100 ft away from the other car. they upated software on 9/27/2016


Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Gas miles is terrible sometimes i get 0-7 average gas miles when i was driving slow and fast on freeway after reseting miles per gallon. i use premium gas and i let acura aware of problems. i filled my gas tank up again and it continues to get poor gas miles.






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The market is chock full of small, luxury-oriented SUVs, but the 2016 Acura RDX remains one of our favorites. With a fuel-efficient V6, a comfortable interior and a long list of standard features, the 2016 Acura RDX appeals on many levels. Read our full review of the 2016 Acura RDX to see why we're so fond of this compact luxury crossover.

The original RDX bounded onto the scene as Acura's high-tech wonder, boasting a turbocharged four-cylinder engine (Acura's first) and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. It failed to resonate with as many shoppers as Acura had hoped, however, so in 2012 the company redesigned it as a more conventional small luxury crossover SUV with a traditional V6 engine. The new RDX quickly became a favorite for consumers as well as us. Four years later, the 2016 Acura RDX is still a great choice for a small luxury crossover SUV.

The Acura RDX has a new look for 2016. Notably, LED headlights are standard this year.

Part of that is due to the changes Acura made this year. High-tech driving aids have become standard fare in luxury-branded vehicles and can even be found in some compact economy cars, but the RDX was previously lacking in this regard. As such, we're pleased to see that the 2016 RDX offers a blind-spot monitoring system, adaptive cruise control (which slows the RDX to match the speed of the vehicle ahead of it), a forward collision mitigation system (which can detect slow-moving or stopped objects ahead and warn the driver or apply the brakes) and a lane-departure intervention system (which applies a little steering to help guide the RDX back into its lane should it start to drift).

Besides the new tech on offer, the RDX still features the basics that we've liked these past few years. There's only one engine on offer, but that 3.5-liter V6 is strong and makes a bit more power this year plus better fuel economy (now up to 23 mpg combined) thanks to a cylinder deactivation system. Inside, a spacious and comfortable cabin makes the RDX easy to live with day to day, while the RDX's long list of standard features and competitive price boost its value proposition.

There are still a few drawbacks to the RDX. Some other rival luxury crossovers are a little more prestigious and/or sportier to drive, such as BMW's X1 and X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the Porsche Macan. The RDX's one-engine approach also means it lacks a fuel-saving alternative, such as the diesel and hybrid powertrains offered in the Audi Q5 and Lexus NX 300h. It's also worth checking out the Volvo XC60 if you need something a little roomier. But for what we suspect most shoppers are going to want from a small luxury crossover, the well-rounded 2016 Acura RDX gets just about everything right.

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