2010 Acura RDX

At a Glance

Pricing $32,895 - $37,995
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.3l I4 T
Transmissions A5
Fuel Economy 17-19 (city), 22-24 (highway)

The compact RDX slots below the popular MDX serving as an entry-level SUV for Acura. The RDX is roughly the same as the Honda CR-V but includes upscale features like leather seating and HID lights as standard equipment. A turbocharged 240-bhp 2.3L I-4 turbo routes power to the SH-AWD system via a 5-speed automatic with sequential manual control. Although competitors offer six-cylinder engines, the turbocharged engine with a high torque rating of 260 lb.-ft. should catch the attention of performance-oriented buyers. An optional 410-watt 10-speaker audio system will play DVD-Audio discs through eight separate channels. Safety features include four airbags, plus two side-curtain airbags.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
RDX 2.3l I4 T (240-bhp) A5 FWD $32,895
RDX SH-AWD 2.3l I4 T (240-bhp) A5 AWD $34,895
RDX Technology Package 2.3l I4 T (240-bhp) A5 FWD $35,995
RDX SH-AWD Technology Package 2.3l I4 T (240-bhp) A5 AWD $37,995