I recently spent a few days with the all-new, third-generation RDX. IT has a 2-liter turbo, 10-speed transmission, and is packed with tech. The full review is written on Drive to Five at this address:

drivetofive.com/2018/08/09/drive-to-five-review-2019-acura-rdx-sh-awd-advance/

Audio Credit: BenSound.com

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    • Ray Rivera
      Ray Rivera

      Looks way better with the black wheels

      about 4 months ago
    • George Doughly
      George Doughly

      The owners of that Red Acura Legend should be Ashamed of themselves for trashing it like that. 🤦🏻‍♂️

      about 5 months ago
    • Bryan Kauffman
      Bryan Kauffman

      yeah so what happens when you are cruising with a girl, and she tries to turn up the radio by turning the dynamic drive knob? Say you are on the highway, cruising 75mph? Does the car freak out? Does it lose control?

      about 7 months ago
    • Bryan Kauffman
      Bryan Kauffman In reply to Bryan Kauffman

      so you can be cruising in sport+ mode, then come across icy/snowy roads (i live in michigan, this happens) and you can rotate the dial over to snow mode?
      What concerns me is that the steering feel stiffens up or softens and it affects your driving too much causing you to over-correct too much or too little potentially causing driving difficulty.
      This also sounds harmful to the mechanics of the car. But I trust Acura has it figured out.
      I also did not test out the modes too much when I took my test drive.

      about 7 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Bryan Kauffman

      You can change it while you are moving at any speed.

      about 7 months ago
    • Bloxy Road
      Bloxy Road

      0:43 that's a nice startup sound

      about 7 months ago
    • bigboss0329
      bigboss0329

      Were you able to use Apple CarPlay? I bought my rdx few weeks ago and for some reason I can’t connect to CarPlay. It says it is not available.

      about 7 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to bigboss0329

      Yes I was able to get it working but can't remember specifically how. Congrats on your new RDX!

      about 7 months ago
    • Greg Egan
      Greg Egan

      I'm a sucker for cool lighting and love the RDX headlights, wish they didn't cheap out with the rear turn signals using incandescent bulbs instead of LEDs.

      about 7 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Greg Egan

      Totally agree

      about 7 months ago
    • Rick Frank
      Rick Frank

      fyi when you are in reverse you can make the sideview mirrors tilt down to make it easier to see where your wheel is. Only one side at a time though, and this is done by using the mirror toggle switch.

      about 7 months ago
    • Hani AlZaid
      Hani AlZaid

      Any idea where the phone "answer" button is?? Its not on the steering wheel 🤔

      about 7 months ago
    • Danny Parkman
      Danny Parkman

      Bought my Acura RDX A-Spec in June, and overall I love my baby. A few things I noticed, the transmission is busy when going 20 to 30 miles per hour, and shifts pretty abruptly. When starting from a stop on a hill, and not pressing on the gas, the transmission is also pretty rough at going into 2nd. Also, at high speeds, when slowing, It feels as though the brakes are worn, but I think it may be the transmission downshifting 10 gears abruptly. Anyone else experiencing this? I have an oil change coming up, and will bring this up, but it would be nice to know that I am not going crazy.

      about 8 months ago
    • paul c
      paul c

      suv's suck!!! love a sedan!!

      about 8 months ago
    • James Fink
      James Fink In reply to paul c

      You are obviously not 6'3 and 275 lbs.

      about 3 months ago
    • Trevor Kinzer
      Trevor Kinzer

      I love that vehicle. The did an absolutely great job with the styling.

      about 8 months ago
    • Bill Mattos
      Bill Mattos

      The Glint Black wheels are a $2K option from the dealer, or you can find them on eBay for $1.65K with free shipping, then have them mounted at any tire shop. With the exception of the Parchment interior in the one in this video review, the RDX Advanced with SH-AWD that I bought two weeks ago is identical, down to the Glint Black wheels. I didn’t care at all for the standard alloys that come with the Advanced trim and thought I’d go with Acura’s Glint Black wheels to give the car a semi A-Spec look. The only difference between mine and the one in this video is that mine has the Espresso (dark brown) interior. Lovin’ my 3rd generation RDX.

      about 8 months ago
    • MsKaretto
      MsKaretto

      I’ve owned three Acura’s, 1990 integra, 98 cL, 2009 tsx, bought all brand new, all three very reliable, however I’m concerned about Acura’s poor reliability ratings the last few years...years ago they were one of the most reliable brands out there! What happened? I’m very interested in this vehicle but decided against it...hopefully they recoup their reputation, but till then it’s Honda CR-V.

      about 9 months ago
    • Joshua Jacob
      Joshua Jacob In reply to MsKaretto

      MsKaretto actually the new rdx shares no Honda platform or Honda components,it’s truly a game changer for the Acura brand,so no this isn’t a fancy Honda CR-V

      about 1 month ago
    • yandc1980
      yandc1980 In reply to MsKaretto

      Make sure you get a 2019 Honda CR-V the 2017 and 2018 Models has had problems with their fuel injection system that wont be fixed until later this year for older models

      about 6 months ago
    • Greg Egan
      Greg Egan In reply to MsKaretto

      MsKaretto If reliability is the most important thing to you then go Toyota. Honda reliability is also down.

      about 7 months ago
    • Wesley D
      Wesley D In reply to MsKaretto

      Their reliability has gone down because majority of their parts are now outsourced. The crv is no better. Unfortunately they've lost their way and forgot the reason why Honda used to have a loyal customer base. They got greedy like every other manufacture

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to MsKaretto

      I'm not really sure. I have a 2013 ILX with > 200,000 miles on it that has been extremely reliable and cheap to maintain. So I think the brand has still "got it" with regard to long term reliability. You have owned some great ones!

      about 9 months ago
    • 美光伍
      美光伍

      Amazing car

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to 美光伍

      Yes it is! Thanks for watching!

      about 9 months ago
    • Mike Jones
      Mike Jones

      The picture @7:14 , really brings it home.

      about 9 months ago
    • curseknight5
      curseknight5

      Tyson was Missy Elliot being played through bluetooth? Spotify? 2:21

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to curseknight5

      Yes that was Missy! "Get Your Freak On." It was one of about 30 songs provided to me on a USB stick to demonstrate the capability of the ELS Audio System. Good job identifying that :)

      about 9 months ago
    • RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️
      RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      Those black wheels are only available as a dealer installed option.

      about 9 months ago
    • Ray Rivera
      Ray Rivera In reply to RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      Those black wheels are not the aspec wheels. They looks like the base wheels painted black.

      about 4 months ago
    • ANTHONY BOWES
      ANTHONY BOWES In reply to RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      they a an a spec standard feature

      about 6 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      Good to know. Either way, not really a fan.

      about 9 months ago
    • Sports Car eXperience
      Sports Car eXperience

      This All New RDX drives so nice, I like how stable and driver focused it is, also it has big difference between modes and Sport + is very aggressive, I really liked it. It looks very beautiful too...I am so glad type R went into this video, it would of been nice if i had my NSX there too! :)
      Thanks Tyson for the review...Look forward for more videos to come...

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Sports Car eXperience

      Definitely! Hope you don't mind the Type-R getting in there for a few seconds - I couldn't resist. Looking forward to collaborating with you on future videos. See you soon this morning!

      about 9 months ago
    • Andy Jacobs
      Andy Jacobs

      Awesome '19 RDX. I'm so loving the direction Acura is heading. I'm still a sedan guy and can't wait for the next generation TLX (Type S) due out in a year or so. Just bought a '16 TLX Advance back in June. Loving it. I'm also digging your listening choice at 5:53. I.G.Y. is a great throwback song.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Andy Jacobs

      I'm in the same boat. Totally more of a sedan guy (or better yet, a coupe guy). Congrats on your TLX Advance. As for the audio playlist, that I.G.Y. song was one of about 30 or so on a USB audio playlist that Acura provided me to demonstrate the ELS system. It definitely rocked. One of the other songs on there was "Get Your Freak On" by Missy Elliott which you also probably noticed in the video, haha. Thanks for watching Andy!

      about 9 months ago
    • CruiserHobbs
      CruiserHobbs

      I always wonder how these new Hondas/Acuras feel compared to the models of yesteryear...after recently driving a current gen Civic for the first time they just don't seem to have the same emotion as they used to. Maybe I'm just holding on too hard to the 90s Hondas I grew up with :/.

      about 9 months ago
    • CruiserHobbs
      CruiserHobbs In reply to CruiserHobbs

      Tyson Hugie you bet! All your videos just make me jealous and want to move out west faster, I'm tired of seeing all the cars I love disintegrate from all the salt. We just parted ways recently with my grandma's original J-vin '94 Accord with only 60k miles on it that was kept off the roads most winters and I'm regretting it.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to CruiserHobbs

      I can totally relate to that. There is a sense of "soul" and thought into the 1990s era Hondas that can probably never be duplicated. But this is a strong attempt. Time will tell if it ages and holds up as well as the cars that we all love from yesterday's era. Thanks for watching!

      about 9 months ago
    • Jerome H
      Jerome H

      Ok Tyson, the seats... are they deep enough/long enough? I wear a 32 inseam. I find most compact and mid size vehicles don't have enough length on the bottom cushion to support the thighs. I always feel like half of each of my thighs are hanging over. How was the seat bottom?

      about 9 months ago
    • Jerome H
      Jerome H In reply to Jerome H

      Thanks for responding!

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Jerome H

      Honestly don't know my inseam measurement, but I'm 5'11 and never observed any unusual ergonomics. The seats were perhaps my second favorite feature (first was the sound system). Unlike in most vehicles, I found it most comfortable to elevate the forward portion of the seat bottom a bit to kind of push me against the seatback while elevating the legs a little. The ventilation feature kicks on right away too and made for a really comfortable driving experience.

      about 9 months ago
    • Jerome H
      Jerome H

      My next car? I think so.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Jerome H

      Def worth a test drive, I'd recommend it.

      about 9 months ago
    • Radio Rescue
      Radio Rescue

      Wow that RDX is really nice. it's amazing how much more technology they're putting into cars compared to just 5-8 years ago.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Radio Rescue

      Totally - tech has come a long way. Makes you wonder how things will continue to evolve at this rate. Thanks as always for watching!

      about 9 months ago
    • Al the Pal
      Al the Pal

      So Acura went back to a 4-cylinder Turbo engine for the 3rd Gen RDX? Probably did it to improve fuel economy probably, any turbo lag? The HUD that shows the speed is cool, I wonder if it's distracting at night? Thank you for the very informative review!

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Al the Pal

      Sure, you're welcome. The video and blog post definitely don't capture a comprehensive look at "everything" I wanted to share about the RDX, but a worthwhile preview for someone who might be in the market. You are absolutely right, they went to a 2 liter 4-cylinder turbo. I honestly found it did not have bad lag. Pretty good torque right off the line and the 10-speed was surprisingly decisive about gears and didn't "hunt" excessively.

      about 9 months ago
    • Patrick Boyd
      Patrick Boyd

      I love the new 2019 RDX i can't wait till 2023 that's when you'll find it sitting in my driveway i am going to let some poor sucker take the depreciation hit in a couple of years hay Tyson you just might sitting behind the wheel of my future RDX. I love my Acura's but i love my 💰 even more.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to Patrick Boyd

      I agree, I've never bought a new car. Tough to justify the expense on a brand new one when you could do pre-owned for a fraction of the money. Just depends on how badly you want that "new car smell" :)

      about 9 months ago
    • ☢ ᴅᴠᴅ ᴘʟᴀʏᴀ ☣
      ☢ ᴅᴠᴅ ᴘʟᴀʏᴀ ☣

      Lovely.
      I really like that see-through center console.
      Not sure about the front emblem, it looks *massive* ...if Acura made a semi-trailer truck, it would belong on there.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tyson Hugie
      Tyson Hugie In reply to ☢ ᴅᴠᴅ ᴘʟᴀʏᴀ ☣

      Haha, true true. It's a huge emblem. At least it's not illuminated like the ones Mercedes is doing on its SUVs now. I just gave someone in Acura product development an idea - oops ;)

      about 9 months ago