2013 Acura RDX

At a Glance

Pricing $34,320 - $39,420
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 27-28 (highway)

The Acura RDX is a smaller five passenger SUV/Crossover that competes with models like the Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX and BMW X3. The second generation RDX switched to V6 power. The 3.5l unit in the RDX is rated at 273-bhp which compares favorably with competitive models. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models are offered. A six-speed automatic with paddle selectors is standard. The five-passenger interior has more legroom than others in the segment, but gives up a little bit of cargo volume to bigger and more expensive models like the Lexus RX. The base model has standard power-adjustable leather seats, dual zone climate control, and a 360-watt audio system. The optional technology package adds HID lights, a satellite-linked navigation system and power operated tailgate. The RDX is priced aggressively undercutting competitive models from Cadillac, BMW, and Lexus by thousands of dollars.

What Changed:

The second generation RDX bows for 2013. The new model is slightly longer, but otherwise the same size as the outgoing model. A 3.5L V6 becomes the standard engine replacing the turbocharged four cylinder in the prior model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
RDX 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 FWD $34,320
RDX Technology 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 FWD $38,020
RDX 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 AWD $35,720
RDX Technology 3.5l V6 (273-bhp) A6 AWD $39,420