Stylish Compact SUV Combining Value with Sportiness
[Price From $39,300 – To $51,300]
Long list of visual and safety items offered as standard.
Modern powertrain ensures adequate consumption figures.
Excellent value especially compared to generalist competitors.
Optional SH-AWD system greatly improves driving and ride quality.
Fails to match the premium flair of its intended direct competitors.
Dashboard has too many elements and physical controllers together.
Powertrain is efficient but does not offer truly sporty performance.
Dynamic behavior is harmed by noisy engines and inconsistent braking.
If there was ever an intermediate market segment between generalist and luxury, the 2021 Acura RDX would be one of its kings. It offers a stronger character than the CR-V’s, for example, but does not match the opulence of the German equivalents. However, it has a unique combination of high-quality trim, efficient performance, and attractive price that makes it difficult to resist.