What We Drove
Consumers are flocking to crossover suvs, or CUVs, simultaneously draining the conventional sport-ute and sport coupe markets of potential buyers. People are no longer willing to accept the compromises inherent in those vehicles, and CUVs are able to blend performance, comfort, and utility better than any other type of vehicle. Acura jumps into the fray with the $33,665 RDX for 2007, so we borrowed a version equipped with the optional Technology Package and a sticker price of $37,160 for a week of driving around Southern California. Some of us liked the RDX, some of us didn't, and some of us would rather have the less expensive but very similar Mazda CX-7 instead.