2011 Acura RDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,069 - $12,972
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
240
Seats
5
Color:  Crystal Black Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,069 - $12,972
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
240
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.2 Styling 3.6 Value 2.9

You'll Like The 2011 Acura RDX If...

If you enjoy the smaller - albeit practical - footprint of a compact SUV, Acura's take offers Honda's reputation for service, reliability and resale value, wrapped in a package significantly more upscale than its CR-V stablemate. Add the benefits of Acura's SH-AWD, and the RDX is truly an SUV for all seasons.

Acura RDX Models & Trims

Base $11,069 - $12,972
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Pkg $11,069 - $12,972
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.61

18 Reviews

5 star 67% 4 star 28% 3 star 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The gas mileage is not great but having a higher car allows better visibility around other cars. The back seats also lower and the back has a removable cover to keep people from seeing the inside of the trunk.

The turbo feature is great. However, the neck rests are very stiff and if the car stops suddenly you might hit the back of your head. Also, the seatbelts lock all the time. Mostly, it is the seatbelts in the back seat. I find I have to hold onto to it to keep the seat belt from locking so tightly around me or across my throat.

- Erin W

The most important thing others should know about my car is it is a great family car.

I'm very happy with my Acura. What I like about it in particular is the size, the color, the sound system, the ride, etc. What I dislike about my car is that it does not have as many modern safety features as I would like. For example, I wish it had blind spot monitoring.

- Amy H

Acura RDX is an SUV for someone who doesn't want an "SUV"

It has been extremely reliable with only minor repairs required. It's big enough for 4 people to ride in comfortably but not so big that it's hard to maneuver. I haven't had anything break or need any major repairs even with regular to heavy daily use.

- Tiffany F

Video Reviews

  • 2011 Acura RDX Review, Walk Around, Quick Drive, Start Up and Rev
    30,955 views
  • 2011 Acura RDX SH-AWD Turbo Review and Test Drive
    17,782 views
  • 2011 Acura RDX Turbo Startup Engine & In Depth Tour
    9,697 views
  • 2011 Acura RDX vs Toyota 4Runner vs Range Land Rover LR4 review Mashup Review
    191,404 views
  • 2009 Acura RDX Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
    88,453 views
  • 2012 Acura RDX
    62,009 views

Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$11,069 - $12,972
$11,069 - $12,972

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
240 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L DOHC PGM
2.3L DOHC PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.8 (in.)
41.8 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.3 (in.)
37.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55R18
P235/55R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
104.3 (in.)
104.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.2 (ft.)
39.2 (ft.)

Length

Length
180.7 (in.)
180.7 (in.)

Width

Width
73.6 (in.)
73.6 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3931 (.lbs)
3752 - 3942 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
240 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 (gal.)
18 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
22 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Air Bags Mar 6, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 6, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V182000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
Consequence:
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning on April 17, 2019, however, dealers are ready to begin repairs immediately. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
Air Bags Feb 3, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V061000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in Summer 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners during March 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are JY0, JY1, and JY2.

Payment Calculator

Estimated Monthly
Payment

$0

Browse by Category

  • Sedans Sedans
  • SUVs SUVs
  • Crossovers Crossovers
  • Hybrid/Electric Hybrid/Electric
  • Sports Sports
  • Luxury Luxury
  • Trucks Trucks
  • Vans/Minivans Vans/Minivans
  • Hatchbacks Hatchbacks
  • Coupes Coupes
  • Wagons Wagons
  • Convertibles Convertibles
  • Compacts Compacts
  • CPO CPO

User Feedback

Did you find the information you were looking for?