Kelley Blue Book Value®
$30,350 - $38,645
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
279
Seats
5
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  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Sunroof/moonroof.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Gas cap release.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Rear A/C controls.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Second row side cup holder with coffee
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Heated Seats Control
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Fathom Blue Pearl
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Kona Coffee Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • White Diamond Pearl
  • White Diamond Pearl
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$30,350 - $38,645
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
279
Seats
5

Acura RDX Ranked #16 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.2 Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

Although the 2018 Acura RDX compact-luxury-crossover SUV faces some stiff competition this year, it remains a favorite of those seeking a small, fun-to-drive luxury SUV that offers plent...

Acura RDX Models & Trims

Base $30,350 - $33,309*
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
w/AcuraWatch Plus $31,886 - $34,899*
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
w/Technology Pkg $32,958 - $36,045*
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
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
w/Technology/AcuraWatch Plus Pkg $34,899 - $38,084*
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
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
w/Advance Pkg $35,420 - $38,645*
Horsepower: 279 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.53

55 Reviews

62% 35% 3 star 0% 2% 2%

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

Reliable, spacious SUV for family

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

Road trip vehicle. This car is very comfortable for family of 4 on a road trip.

I have had no problems with this car. It still seems new to me. I love it for road trips. Very comfortable and roomy. I like the fact that it tells you when it time to have the car serviced. I like the seat warmers. One thing I do not like is the way the navigation systems works. Its kit user friendly. Takes too much work to enter a location/address. I use my phone for that.

- Donna H

Ok SUV for a person who never owned a BMW.

It feels too light in weight, has a few blind spots. I would prefer a heavier. Feel to my driving, since I had s BMW before this SUV. I will probably get another BMW in the future since they handle much better. But I did have an Acura integral for 10 years and it had transmission issues that I thought would have been addressed by now.

- Betty B

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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
$30,350 - $33,309
$31,886 - $34,899

Horsepower

Horsepower
279 hp
279 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

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

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

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

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
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.

Width

Width
73.7 in.
73.7 in.
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

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
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

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings