2018 Acura RDX Review

2018 Acura RDX Review

If you're seeking out a stylish luxury crossover, you've no doubt glimpsed at the 2018 Acura RDX. This luxury SUV continues to impress even the most stringent drivers, but today, our team at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo are going to give drivers in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo areas a closer look at this impressive vehicle. We'll cover the important aspects to give you the details you need.

Our 2018 Acura RDX review is going to focus on a few important categories. We'll be looking closely at the power and performance, space and comfort, and the audio and technology features. By reading this review of the new RDX, you'll be able to determine if it's the right crossover for you.

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2018 Acura RDX Specs

Sitting in the driver's seat of the Acura RDX will really let you feel the impressive power of the 3.5L V6 that's fitted under the hood. This engine gets paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and is capable of delivering 279 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. The Acura RDX engine also features Variable Cylinder Management™. This feature allows the engine to transition between using three or six cylinders to boost efficiency when the RDX isn't in peak performance.

RDX Space & Comfort


Row                       Head Room                        Leg Room                            Cargo Space Behind Row

First                       38.7 inches                         42 inches                             61.3 ft3

Second                 38.1 inches                         38.3 inches                         26.1 ft3

The Acura RDX features a roomy cabin that offers 103.5 ftof space for its five passengers to ride comfortably. The vehicle is outfitted with leatherette-trimmed sport seats, but an upgrade to the Technology, AcuraWatch™, or Advance Package includes the sport seats with perforated leather-trim. As the driver, you can easily find your comfort with the 10-way power adjustable seat that includes lumbar support. The interior even features Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control which allows the driver and front passenger to set their preferred temperature, even if their preferences are wildly different.

Audio & Technology Features

Drivers of the 2018 RDX get their audio entertainment delivered through the Acura Premium Sound System with seven speakers, although, they can choose to upgrade to the Technology, AcuraWatch™, or Advance Packages to include the ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 speakers. In terms of the entertainment selection, the Acura SUV comes equipped with a radio, a USB interface, auxiliary port, Pandora® compatibility, and a 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. All of these features can be accessed through the 5-inch display screen, and it even features access to the Bluetooth® hands-free system that allows for both phone calls and audio streaming.

Review the 2018 Acura RDX in Person

You certainly learned a lot in this 2018 Acura RDX, but you can probably benefit from learning a bit more about this luxury midsize SUV before you make your decision. You can always stop in and see us at Norm Reeves Acura or Mission Viejo for a closer look to see what the Acura RDX truly offers. However, the best way to learn about this vehicle, and inform your decision, is to get behind the wheel and take it out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We're happy to provide the necessary resources to drivers in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo areas.

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