Today's consumers are asking not “which car should I buy,” but rather “which crossover/SUV should I buy?” Your neighbor’s next automotive purchase is pretty much guaranteed to ride higher than his last.
Consumer trends being what they are, the crossover segment has never been so packed with quality products. Specifically, the luxury compact end of the market is teeming with good options. Virtually every premium brand has put forth a new or redesigned model in the last few years, but few of them have participated in the segment for a decade.
Here, Acura stands apart. Since 2007, the RDX has paired Honda reliability with enhanced styling, comfort, and technology. Fresh from a 2016 redesign, Acura’s entry-level crossover attempts to stay relevant with ample features for the money. The next RDX isn't due until 2018, so let's find out if the current 2017 model is still able to stand on its own.