2018 Acura RDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Color:  Modern Steel Metallic
MSRP
$30,840 - $39,089
Crash Test
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
279
Seats
5

How 2018 Acura RDX Ranks In Its Class

See the full ranking lists by expanding the dropdowns below.

chevronDown icon Ranks  
#3
  By Owner Reviews
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#8
  By Price
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#15
  By Experts
chevronDown icon Ranks  
#10
  By MPG

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 4.4Styling 4.2Value 4.5

Acura RDX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $30,840 - $33,837
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon w/AcuraWatch Plus $31,999 - $35,038
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
close icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
close icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
close icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon w/Technology Pkg $33,917 - $37,052
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg $35,024 - $38,229
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon w/Advance Pkg $35,810 - $39,089
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
close icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.55
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starHalf icon

The parallels between entrepreneurship and.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

We know you are excited to receive rewards but to secure your account and make sure your rewards are sent to the correct email, click the link below and verify this is your email address. The parallels between entrepreneurship and music production (there is a lot artists can learn from running a business). Whether every artist can do music full time (and if they should even try). My recommended learning path for electronic music production. Exactly what people should look for in an online music production school. We go on a lot of fun tangents in this one (but we mostly stick to music, business and life.

Prod N
Helpful
thumbUp icon

2018 Acura rdx in traffic.

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

Smooth driving, especially on the highway at normal speeds. However, when stuck in traffic the car can sometimes “hitch” between certain gears and it feels almost like it could stall. There is no smooth transition between 15-30 mph and the car either speeds up too quickly or breaks too aggressively. Also, at times the car feels like a “marshmallow” when trying to manipulate it in city traffic situations. Otherwise, the car is wonderful. Very comfortable, reliable and safe.

Des V
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Reliable, spacious SUV for family

star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

Comfort wise I love it. Space is great. Holds baby and all baby stuff well. Has automatic engine shut off when you push on breaks and for me personally I hate that feature. I like the pickup speed better on BMW cars compared to my Acura as well. Had the car 3 months and had no issues so far. Love the heated seats and the Acura tech app on my phone is amazing to be able to start the car for hot or cold days!

Tiffany P
Helpful
thumbUp icon

Video Reviews

playCircle icon
2018 Acura RDX Review
103,753 views
playCircle icon
2018 Acura RDX: Full Review | Advance, Technology & AcuraWatch
65,732 views
playCircle icon
2019 Acura RDX – The Return Of Precision Crafted Performance
492,209 views
playCircle icon
2017 Acura RDX - Review and Road Test
243,246 views

Compare Models & Key Features

chevronDown icon Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$30,840 - $33,837
$31,999 - $35,038

Horsepower

Horsepower
279 (hp)
279 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L SOHC V6 24V i
3.5L SOHC V6 24V i
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 (in.)
42 (in.)

Front Head Room

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

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 (in.)
38.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard
chevronDown icon Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/60VR18
P235/60VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 (in.)
105.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 (ft.)
38.9 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
73.7 (in.)
73.7 (in.)
chevronDown icon Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3737 (.lbs)
3743 - 3907 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
279 (hp)
279 (hp)

Torque

Torque
252 (ft. lbs.)
252 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 (.lbs)
1500 (.lbs)

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

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16 (gal.)
16 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

chevronDown icon Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
close icon
Not Available
check icon
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
check icon
Standard
check icon
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Front
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Side
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
Rollover
star icon
star icon
star icon
star icon
starOutline icon

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist *
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) Lane Departure Warning *
  • Blind Spot Information System Blind Spot Sensor
  • and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Mechanical
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Powertrain Quality
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Body & Interior Design
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
‌Features
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
circle icon
Among the best

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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?

close icon