2016 Acura RDX Owner Reviews & Problems


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Leg room and pleased with entertainment features.

My one complaint about this car is the headlights are either not bright enough or not the ideal angel. I do not like night driving in this vehicle. On the positive, I am tall, this vehicle is perfect for me. I love how much room I have for my legs in the driver's seat. Also, the driving safety features are amazing. Lights on my side mirrors detect if a car is approaching from the side so I know not to turn. I know I am safe because I do not have to worry about my blind spots as I drive in busy traffic. Another feature I love is the Bluetooth, my first experience and I love playing my music and how it connects instantly when I start my car.

- Kristin P

Acura rdx- starts off great, takes a turn for the worse!

I loved my Acura rdx for the first two years. It drove nicely, was reliable, and the perfect size, as I had just had my first child. However the past 6 months or so I have had lots of problems with it. First the center console latch broke, leaving it open all the time. Then my brakes started squeaking so I took it in, as it is still under warranty, and turns out I needed an entirely new brakes system. Finally, my shocks needed to be replaced. As I said, this was all under warranty and was replaced no problem, but a car dealership with a baby is the last place I want to be! I will be getting rid of this car soon.

- Sarah E

The Acura of your dreams.

I love my car. It has a great air conditioning and heating system. It has heated seats which I love to you on chilly winter nights. It seats up to four people, not counting the driver. The trunk is spacious and the door can be opened manually or by button. It is also hands free so I can control the volume, music channel, phone and radio setting without having to take my hands off the wheel. It does get good gas mileage and has been great for road trips, as well as a simple trip to the grocery store. It is easy and fun to drive. I love my car and enjoy it everyday I use it.

- Brittany C

New buyer’s initial reaction of the Acura rdx.

I just purchased my 2016 Acura rdx with the advanced package and four wheel drive, and I couldn't love it any more. I was driving a 2006 Acura tl for 10 years and it got me hooked on the brand. I had 0 problems with it besides replacing the breaks and a couple of flat tires. I haven't had the rdx long enough to experience any problems but it drives very well. It has plenty of room with the back seats down and several advanced tech features with a beautiful display. Love this car.

- Jake S

My favorite part about the car is how much room there is in it.

I have not had this car for very long but I love how smooth the car drives and all of the radio stations that are available for the first 3 months for free! The car is very spacious with a good size trunk. There are 2 sets of keys that come with the car (1 and 2), and you can set your seat to a position that you feel most comfortable in so when you use that key the seat will be in position for you.

- Megan V

The rdx is the perfect vehicle for a family, a couple or a single person.

I have had no issues with my vehicle. I do regular maintenance and have never needed a repair of any kind. . I wish the vehicle came with running boards and a roof rake. . There's lots of room for a car seat and an adult in the back seat. The back area is roomy and can fit four large suitcases. The front seats fold all the way down flat, so you can carry a rolled up rug, or in my case lumber.

- Cynthia S

Performance and comfort at an affordable price.

this car combines understand luxury with a sporty feel. The interior is very quiet and the amenities are great. Heated seats, dual climate control zones, premium sound, and navigation make it very comfortable. gas mileage is also quite good. The only complaint I have about this vehicle is it that the turning radius isn't quite as tight as I would like. Other than that it's outstanding.

- Chris K

Advanced safety features!

Love the advanced safety features of the car including the adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. The car is comfortable and handles really well, drives smooth. The car also has collision mitigation which helps reduce the impact or instance of a crash. I love the tech package because of the two screens, one for radio/audio and the other to assist with navigation.

- Natalie W

2016 Acura rdx technology package highlights.

The car is loaded with features. Very quiet and comfortable ride. Love the hands free talking and bluetooth features. Great gas mileage for the size vehicle and does not lack on the power. Only issue I have had with my car is some water in my front floorboards after the last few hard rains. I have weathertech mats so it has been a big issue.

- Dawn G

Safety technology gives me a good piece of mind.

Fun to drive, sporty and comfortable. Picks up speed quickly. Love the heated and cooling seats. Technology is awesome but takes awhile to learn. Safety features include blind spot warning, back up camera, braking technology and more. Plenty of cup holders in back and front. Very nice and luxurious look inside, nice leather.

- Mary B

Power tailgate. Pickup. Rear View camera, mirrors adjust down when in reverse.

Vehicle is comfortable. Not the best on gas mileage but has plenty of pick up. Seats automatically adjust depending on which key you use to get in. Side mirrors adjust down when you put in reverse. Rear view camera has different views. Power tailgate is useful, can open from driver seat, with key, or from tailgate.

- Meredith M

Overall great value purchase.

I love my Acura rdx. It is a very reliable car that I was not had any major problems with. After three years it continues to run great through all seasons of weather. Extremely comfortable inferior and great handling on the road. I wouldn't take this car off-roading through as it wouldn't be ideal conditions for it.

- Lauren B

Shine and sleek car with wonderful interior and exterior design.

It is very reliable and has no issues. It has a nice sleek interior and fabulous appearance outside as well. It can drive for many miles and does not run out of gas very quickly. It has comfortable seating and is a smooth drive for first timers. Best air conditioning and has a personality different from the rest.

- Isabella V

Acura rdx - best midsize SUV on the market!

My vehicle has a lot of features equivalent to a high end luxury SUV, but Acura is an affordable yet refined option. The navigation system and safety features are perfect for my commuting needs. The vehicle is the perfect mid-size to get errands done, but also drivable and not oversized for the city.

- Nina C

I love this car, perfect downgrade from the too large for me mdx.

I love this car. It has great acceleration and all the features I want in the base. The brakes do squeak, which I have read is a known issue with this car. Otherwise it looks hot and is fun to drive. I downgraded from an mdx, and this has the power I want with the same features, just smaller.

- Tammy M

Great safety features overall.

Sleek, smooth, safe car. I was drawn to the safety features, but I haven't had any complaints with how the car drives. Heating and cooling features for front seats. I wish it had better mileage. Takes premium gas. Can get oil change service from dealership. For discount if you buy package.

- Lydia P

It is good I remember it ro every everyone but its expensive.

My car is amazing it's all good and doesn't have problems. Iits runs smoothly. I would recommend it to others like friends and family and co workers. I could possibly even but the same brand twice though it is kind of expensive and can be very costly. But it's all good.

- Mina A

Amazing this is the best app for my daughter.

Cool I would like a gift card to a nice cool gift for you to be nice and cool my kids like me and my daughter is like hello I am like hello I am interesting in the morning and I am going to try and app and I get my kids to school and I get there to pick up my daughter.

- Rosa L

Best purchase I have ever made.

It is a good first time car. It has good wheels and it is easy to drive! I'd totally recommend it to anyone with a fear of driving. Gas mileage is pretty good and it is a very attractive car. The seats inside are very comfortable and do not wore out at all.

- Enka D

It's not too small nor too big. Just the perfect size.

I own and Acura 2016 rdx and am loving it. No problems at all. Really no problems at all. I only had to bring the car in for oil change / maintain it but that's it. The car drives super smooth and inside is quiet. I can connect my Bluetooth via iPhone.

- Lin A

It really is a great car other than my one problem. It's very safe-- gets great gas mileage!

I've been having issues with the transmission -- I've taken it to the service department and they say the transmission fluid is burnt but they won't fix it because they think it will start causing other problems. So, now my car sputters when in low gears.

- Jordan G

My RDX is a zippy SUV and it is something I feel proud to own.

I am very happy with my car. We have had minor repairs which I thought should have happened further down the life of the car, but it is what it is. I wish I had opted for an upgraded package because I miss things like a power back door.

- Debbye C

it's a nice handling ride

It's a comfortable drive and easy handling. It's a little too small and would like it to be a little larger and up higher. A dislike is that it looks like a lot of the other small crossover body styles such as the Rav4.

- Sheri G

It's very reliable, I think this is what I appreciate the most from it.

It's a good, comfortable car. The size is perfect, not to big like an SUV, but comfortably fits 5 people. It feels very safe. I wish the sound quality was a bit better and that the seats were a bit more comfortable.

- Camila A

It is well built and has a lot of room.

I like the size of the vehicle and how nicely it drives. I also like the features the vehicle has to offer such as back camera and side signal. I have had a few issues with plastic track covers becoming unsnapped.

- Kelly T

It is a great car that is extremely reliable.

I dislike that it does not have a 3rd row, the seats are not as comfortable as they used to be and the routine maintenance costs are high. I like the reliability, the easy drive, the tech and the look of the rdx.

- Melissa F

Great Performance! Great family car! Super comfortable!

I absolutely love my car! It's a great family car, and its performance is outstanding. I have had my car for 3 years now and I have not had any kind of problems! I would definitely recommend this car to anyone!

- Arelis m

It is a vehicle that not only provides safety, but also style.

My vehicle drives smoothly and has nice pick-up when you are getting on highways. It also has a sleek design to it. I addition, it has a variety of features, such as Sirius XM, backup camera, etc.

- F L

Smooth ride - passenger room - good in bad weather.

The RDX is awesome. It rides very smoothly and I get good gas mileage for it being an SUV. I have had not issues with this car. The only time it is in the shop is for routine maintenance.

- Kathleen L

Reasonably priced small SUV.

Great overall vehicle. Have not had any problem with performance or reliability. Vehicle fits 4-5 passengers comfortably. Trunk space is good for groceries, suitcases, and hauling items.

- Ursula T

The camera view and also very nice sound system.

After about one year one of the head gasket started giving me troubles, and gas is so expensive and my vehicle takes about 35 dollars refill and I have to refill almost every two days.

- Stephanie V

It drives like a cloud and I feel very safe.

It is hard for me to reach door handle to close the door. The auto protector beeping is sometimes annoying. I do not fully know understand all the computer aspects of gps and radio.

- Linda F

Very safe and reliable! It feels good when you are driving.

Love the rear video when in reverse. I love the Bluetooth connection. I love the keyless entry. I love the auto open for the trunk. Bluetooth- could be more responsive.

- Ruth K

Top of the line luxury SUV. Beautiful interior. Handles well on the road.

The rd. is precision driving at its finest. Hugs the road. Really fast and quick. Plenty of room. Comfortable drivers seat with lumbar support. Great gas mileage.

- Lynn M

It is a luxurious and kind of expensive car. It takes a lot to maintain it as well.

I like my vehicle because it drives nicely. The engine is of great capacity. The color is black and nice. I wish there was more spots to charge phones though.

- Rahema K

It is like driving a luxury car.

I love my Acura. It rides very smoothly for being an SUV. It feel luxurious. My only complaint is that the cargo area is a bit smaller than other SUVs.

- Bobbi F

Stylish SUV With Turbo engine.

Really pretty and stylish. Drives great. I love the blind spot indicators. My only complaint is the poorer gas mileage because of the Turbo engine.

- Terris S

That it is dependable. It is super fast and great on gas.

I love that it is beautiful and has the power that I need. There isn't anything to dislike since it is an Acura. It's so dependable and fun to driver.

- Jena R

Acura quality / aura dealership that understands and caters to the customer.

Right size SUV for parking in metro areas. Very comfortable and has all the capacity for carrying stuff. Powerful engine - great handling.

- John K

My car does very well on the highway and gas does pretty well.

I love that it fits 5 people comfortably. I like that it does not give me any issues. I love that it gets me from point a to point b.

- Clara M

Its safe and very well built as well as fun to drive.

Its comfortable and smooth riding. Nice looking exterior and plush, functional interior. Easy to operate and a lot of functionality.

- Kerry D

The safety features of the acura brand are phenomenal.

Absolutely no dislikes. Love everything. Very reliable dependable. Great to drive experience. Second one and will always own one.

- Lucille A

Reliable and sturdy as well as useful.

Car drives smoothly and includes features such as satellite radio. 4 wheel drive. Handles smoothly and extremely reliable.

- Gage K

A family vehicle with speed and power.

It is a great car. It rides very smooth. I like its ability to pick up speed when I need and I enjoy the safety features.

- Quin A

High safety rating and it is very comfortable.

It is very reliable and has a very high safety rating. It is extremely.. Comfortable. It has a lot of wonderful features.

- Jen K

Amazing definitely never going out of style.

It is great, fast and sleek. Interior is great, shiny horsepower is incredible. Feels and looks like a spaceship inside.

- Brandy R

Has a great MPG on it and runs like a charm

Really great car that runs very well. It can go very fast and has a good MPG. I would recommend this car to anyone!

- Oof O

Dependable vehicle with no breakdowns.

Safe construction. All wheel drive for good traction in the snow. Good handling acceleration. Comfortable interior.

- Mitch F

Not very much to say at all!

Not bad on gas. Drives well even with all the mileage I have accumulated. Price is well too. Not much else to say.

- Michael J

Exiting luxurious drive in a compact SUV size.

It drives great, the interior is luxurious and a smooth ride. The fit and finish is nice and it has held up well.

- Elizabeth P

it has a comfortable ride

like size. dislike the fact that you cannot open back window which means you cannot put long items into vehicle.

- john j

Very reliable, mechanically dependent, stylish vehicle

Vehicle suits all my needs. Dependable, stylish, mechanically reliable, comfortable, convenient service hours.

- Marla B

Should buy one with technology package if you can afford. The standard is very basic.

I have been driving this car for almost 3 years without any major problems. It seems to be very dependable.

- John N

Reliable and comfortable.

Roomy, comfortable. Do not like the gas mileage. Wish it could take regular gas. Like it is reliability.

- Susan V

It has a lot of safety features

I wish it had a heads up display like some cars. Other than that it's a pretty good SUV for the family.

- Carol S

How luxurious the car feels when you are driving it

The car is very easy to drive. The ride is smooth and luxurious. It has many technological advances.

- lucia F

Honda motors makes a very reliable cars. Should be aware of the price it is very affordable.

I like everything about my ex I Would buy another. style great ha does great, good power.

- James B

I like it and I get free oil changes for life

Rides smooth, good handling, compact the screen is too small and wish the AC was colder

- Alan S

I handles very well and the technology is a premium package

the screen is too small and the legroom for someone my height is not very adequate

- Alan M

navigation screen is iffy

can't unlock all doors for the back door kinda of a "tinny" feel front wheel drive

- Steve b

It's classy and refined. It's fast for an SUV. You feel comfortable driving it.

I love the look of the RDX. I like the pick up. I love the type of leather.

- Nicole N

Offers high-quality support and great insights , it is excellent!

This vehicle is excellent , i love it and offers high quality support

- Lio L

Feels very luxurious and drives amazing!

I love it! Heated leather seats and keyless entry. Great gas mileage.

- Amanda A

Safety features and nice handling on the road and very comfortable

It is comfortable for me to drive. It's roomy for other passengers.

- Linda B

Fits my every need. I travel in my vehicle frequently and it meets all my needs.

the functionality of the vehicle meets all your needs.

- Mag G