2016 Acura RDX

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2016 Acura RDX Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Compact Premium SUV of 2016

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#5 Acura RDX

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Acura RDX after 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Rear visibility
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Acura RDX during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • How the interior materials feel
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 20


28 - 29




6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Premium Unleaded V-6


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Acura RDX Review

The RDX has been designed from the outset with a refined look aerodynamically efficient body and style that is more aggressive. A powerful engine and steering wheel mounted paddle shifters remind you that the RDX is a vehicle for those who like to drive. Choose from 2 models starting at $35 370 for the RDX; the top of the line RDX All-wheel Drive Advance Package starts at $43 520. A sophisticated interior remains incredibly spacious. Inside you’ll get 26 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats and almost 80 cubic feet of total cargo space. And you’ll always be connected with the available AcuraLink technology. Stream your internet media check emails and texts and even lock and unlock your doors remotely. Make a bold statement in your RDX by choosing from a variety of exterior colors with jewel-eye LED headlights 18-inch polished wheels or choose the luxurious advance package with all-wheel drive. Acura RDX. Aggressively styled powerfully efficient.
With available AcuraLink the RDX keeps you connected to the world. Access the internet check emails and texts lock and unlock doors remotely and get directions or make reservations. You can even send a location from your smartphone or PC to the navigation system as a ready-to-drive route. Steer clear of traffic jams and save time with the AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic feature. Together the Acura Navigation System and the AcuraLink will become your new best friends making drive time stress free.
The new RDX features a whole host of available and standard safety features. It starts with the body. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering body structure design distributes frontal crash energy evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. Reducing the forces transferred to the occupants. When combined with other innovative safety technologies like Lane Keeping Assist Collision Mitigating Brakes and the Blind Spot Information System the RDX has your safety constantly in mind.
You’ll get immediate response every time you hit the accelerator courtesy of a 3.5-liter i-VTEC engine pumping out a powerful 279 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Its all-aluminum construction further improves handling by lightening the powerplant. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters have 2 modes. Drive mode makes quick gear changes and then returns to automatic operation once a steady speed is reached. Sport mode puts you in full manual control. Once up to highway cruising speeds Variable Cylinder Management takes over enabling the RDX to run on three cylinders for dramatically improved fuel-efficiency.

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