Fresh off a redesign for the 2013 model year, the Acura RDX went into 2014 with no changes. And frankly, it’s just as well, because the RDX is one of the most competitive vehicles in the premium small crossover segment. Offering a nice blend of remarkable driving enjoyment and reasonable fuel economy, along with significant comfort and versatility, the Acura RDX is a benchmark.
Still, there are some other really strong candidates in this arena; Audi, BMW, Range Rover, and Volvo all have talented players—each with their own particular set of charming attributes. Still, the Acura offers considerable refinement, a reputation for solid reliability, and a generous list of standard features. Yes, the Acura has a value story too. Which, when it comes to luxury crossovers, is an oft-overlooked attribute.
Long story short, Acura’s small crossover has a lot going for it.