2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura RDX

The 2018 Acura RDX is the brand’s compact luxury SUV, slotted below the full-size Acura MDX in the lineup. Pricing starts at $35,800, and the RDX comes very well-equipped. A major distinction from many of its competitors is the standard V-6 engine.

Pros: V-6 For Same Price As 4-cyl Competitors, Roomy & Comfortable Interior

Cons: Not As Luxurious Or Stylish As Some Competitors, No Hybrid Option 

What You Should Know: The smooth V-6 delivers a premium sound and driving experience that gives the RDX more character than 4-cylinder competitors.

Looks Best In: Basque Red Pearl II exterior/Parchment interior

2018 Acura RDX exterior

2018 Acura RDX interior

Coolest Feature: Powerful 279-hp 3.5 Liter V-6 Engine

Competition: BMW X1, Audi Q3, Ford Edge, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Summary: The understated Acura RDX has a jewel of an engine and costs thousands less than many fancier competitors. Although not the most opulent or stylish compact luxury SUV, it offers a more premium driving experience than the Honda CR-V upon which it’s based, making it worth the price jump for shoppers looking for something extra.

Did You Know? The Acura RDX was the #4 best-selling luxury SUV last year, according to NY Daily News.

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