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MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Acura RDX Review

Review Last Updated: 10/8/14

Test drivers praised the Acura RDX’s roomy interior, powerful V6 engine and good balance of composed handling and ride comfort.

The 2013 Acura RDX is powered by a V6 engine that critics said has plenty of power for highway passing and merging and generally is responsive and quiet. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and automotive journalists thought it has timely shifts. The 2013 RDX gets up to an EPA-estimated 20/28 mpg city/highway, which is fairly good for the class. Critics noted that the RDX’s steering doesn’t provide enough feedback and feels too light. Most reviewers thought the RDX strikes a good balance of composed handling and ride comfort, and they appreciated the RDX’s strong brakes.

Test drivers praised the 2013 Acura RDX’s first-rate cabin materials, including leather and other soft-touch materials. The 2013 RDX seats five on standard leather upholstery and front seats that are heated and power-adjustable. Reviewers thought both rows of seats have plenty of head- and legroom for most adults. According to test drivers, it is easy to find a good driving position and the RDX’s cabin is quiet at speed. The Acura RDX comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a USB port. Available features include voice-controlled navigation, a 10-speaker upgraded Acura ELS surround-sound audio system, a rearview camera and a power liftgate. Several automotive journalists commented that the voice command system doesn't work as well as it should and isn't comprehensive enough, though many agreed that the available ELS audio system has a rich sound quality. With 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, the 2013 RDX has one of the larger cargo capacities in the class. Test drivers appreciated the RDX’s easy-folding rear seats.

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Other SUVs to Consider

Automotive journalists praised the 2013 Infiniti EX's sport sedan-like handling, strong brakes and powerful V6 engine. Additionally, reviewers liked the EX’s upscale interior and straightforward navigation system.

The 2013 Audi Q5 impressed reviewers with its agile handling, which they said makes it fun to drive. They also liked its upscale cabin, and unlike the RDX, it comes with standard all-wheel drive.

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