Exterior

Wheelbase 104.30 in.
Overall Length 180.70 in.
Overall Height 65.20 in.
Track Front 61.90 in.
Track Rear 62.60 in.
Ground Clearance 6.30 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 3933 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom 38.70 in.
Front Legroom 41.80 in.
Front Shoulder Room 58.20 in.
Front Hip Room 54.40 in.
Rear Legroom 37.70 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 56.30 in.
Rear Hip Room 53.00 in.
Cargo Volume 27.80 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 101.40 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 5A
Transmission-long 5-Speed Automatic

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Ind

Wheels

Alloy Wheels Std.
Wheelbase 104.30 in.

Tires

Tires 235/55R18
Turning Diameter 39.20 in.
Number Reviews 44
Average raiting 4.3
Jim
2016-05-09 14:09

Gas mileage for 4 cylinder is poor and vehicle uses premium fuel. Ride is quite uncomfortable.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 3    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 4    safety: 5    technology: 4    value: 4   
Tim
2016-02-08 16:41

The sportiest of a batch of SUVs available that year: BMW X3, Volvo XC60, and Audi Q5. Excellent mechanical reliability, although a couple electronics issues with the side-view mirror.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
jbriscoe
2012-07-01 06:47

I owned a 03 MDX and 07 Accord V6 previously...I wanted to go back to a SUV...just not a large one. The RDX fit the bill for me. I get 22 mpg non highway driving at an avg speed of 28 mph, I drive 66 mi daily round trip to work. The turbo kicks in when needed and the ride inside the cabin is quiet. The road feel can be bumpy on poorly maintained streets and the handling is great on quick turns. If you need more cargo room and a fold down third seat, opt for the MDX and a few less mpg. I'm 5'3 and my husband is 6'1 and we both have plenty of head and leg room.

Average raiting - 4.3
comfort: 4    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 4    safety:     technology:     value:    
jmh12
2011-12-28 17:16

I traded my X3 for a used RDX. While the X3 was a good car, it's reliability was waning after 100K. The RDX was a great choice. Reminds me of the X3. Ride is about the same (choppy over rough spots) but handles even better than the X3. Seems roomier and gets a bit better gas mileage. Sure you can get low miles if you keep your foot in the turbo. I'm getting 23 to 27 on the highway and 19 in town. This is the AWD version too. I have an MDX that's been a reliable car. I expect the RDX to follow suit. It's a great car for one who enjoys driving and isn't put off by the tight suspension. Plus it's an Acura.

Average raiting - 4.8
comfort: 5    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
itzsyk
2011-12-17 08:16

It's been 2 great years since I first picked this baby up. The biggest reason for choosing this car, is because the 2.3 liter engine from Honda is only used in the RDX. The small turbo is also very peppy. There's virtually no lag - VTec kicks just under 4k rpm. Unfortunately, the drop in peak power is very noticeable. The ride is stiff, but supple. Just enough to feel confident without suffering back pains. I put regular gas for 1k miles recently, and to my surprise, there was no loss in power. But, there was loss in the stiffness of the steering wheel. Regardless, I advise premium gas. The brakes were the biggest disappointment. They feel like they stop 60-0 in 130-140 ft.

Average raiting - 4.5
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety:     technology:     value:    
NHTSA Recall Number:  16V061000
Recall Date:  03 February 2016

SUMMARY
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX, and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, 2007-2014 Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

CONSEQUENCE
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

REMEDY
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Cost

Below market Market average Above market
$10,996 $11,992 $12,988

IIHS

Side impact test Good
Rear crash protection/head restraint Good
IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results Good