Before most luxury brands were selling only big SUVs, or none at all, Acura recognized the appeal of going smaller. Not only are compact luxury vehicles a more affordable way to buy into a premium brand, but even a compact SUV offers a lot of passenger space and versatility. The Acura RDX was among the first models to dive into this niche way back in the 2007 model year, and it has been one of the most successful.
Now in its third generation, the 2022 Acura RDX is freshly updated with revised styling, more features, and updated driving manners. But far from remaining alone in this segment, the RDX now competes in the most popular part of the luxury market. We just spent a week in the updated RDX to see how it fits into the crowded compact luxury crossover class. Keep reading to see what we found out.