Looking for a luxury and sport AND compact SUV? Check out my thoughts on the 2019 Acura RDX. It's more than just an upscale Honda!

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    • Prakhar Kumar
      Prakhar Kumar

      Spot on with the non-intuitive Electronic Parking button!! I thought I was the only one that felt this.. Everything else is just so lovely about it.

      about 7 days ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Prakhar Kumar

      Okay, THANK YOU! I feel like just a few test groups could have told them that!

      about 2 days ago
    • Rav Gill
      Rav Gill

      Actually the top level trim of the RDX is significantly lower priced than its European competitors, being a luxury brand as opposed to a Ford or Honda

      about 19 days ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Rav Gill

      It is surprisingly affordable when you look at comparable models in the same class.

      about 18 days ago
    • HeartAttackMack
      HeartAttackMack

      I really enjoyed this review... I have seen many RDX reviews, and this is the best!! I love how casual the dialogue feels, and that Fadra really gave an in-depth review. It was not full encompassing, but she brought up many points/features that I have not seen other reviewers discuss! Great job!!

      about 22 days ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to HeartAttackMack

      Oh wow! Thank you so much! I try to touch on big things but the little things matter too. You definitely have to spend time in a car to get to know it and you usually don’t have the chance to do that before driving it off the lot!

      about 21 day ago
    • markanders250
      markanders250

      OIL DILUTION

      about 1 month ago
    • Dave Hayter
      Dave Hayter

      Nice review! I own a 2016 Acura RDX Advance and love it but always love seeing reviews on the latest and greatest. Subscribed.

      about 2 months ago
    • Eleanor Massaro
      Eleanor Massaro

      Great job!

      about 2 months ago
    • Denver Williams
      Denver Williams

      Are those factory rims?

      about 2 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Denver Williams

      Great question. These were actually an upgrade - 19-in Glint Black Alloy Wheels. Aren’t they awesome? I think it’s a $2000 upgrade.

      about 2 months ago
    • MrEggmando
      MrEggmando

      Is it quiet ?? I have a 2014 RDX that I like very much but I wish it were a bit quieter?

      about 2 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to MrEggmando

      This is the first Acura I’ve driven so I can’t really compare to older models. But I didn’t notice it being loud at all. In fact, I had it running for much of the video because it was so cold outside!

      about 2 months ago
    • linat70
      linat70

      Ok so would u say this one is nicer then the Mdx 2019? I’m stuck on which to buy !!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to linat70

      I haven’t driven the MDX but that’s a larger vehicle with a 3rd row. This is only a 5 passenger SUV but if you don’t need the extra space of the MDX, this feels super sporty.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jedd Jacke
      Jedd Jacke

      How did you like this compared to the '19 Cherokee Overland?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jedd Jacke
      Jedd Jacke In reply to Jedd Jacke

      Thank you, Fadra. I enjoyed both videos. Keep up the good work!

      about 2 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Jedd Jacke

      Jedd Jacke Ooh, I love opinion questions! If I needed a family car, I’d probably go with the Cherokee Overland. If I wanted a sporty SUV just for me but wanted room to haul a few people and things around, I’d go Acura all the way.

      about 2 months ago
    • Joanne Rush
      Joanne Rush

      I just purchased my 2019 RDX with Tech package a few days ago and love it! I just can't figure out how to delete a favorite destination.

      about 2 months ago
    • Joanne Rush
      Joanne Rush In reply to Joanne Rush

      +Fadra Nally It wasn't in the manual or any of the Acura videos so I asked the customer service rep at the dealership and my salesman figured it out and called me with the answer. You have to hold the address down and another tab comes up above it asking if you'd like to delete the favorite. Very easy, thanks for your concern.

      about 2 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Joanne Rush

      I tried doing a quick Google and it looks like there’s a lot of old information out there. I hate to sound old school but did the nav system come with a manual? Might have it in there.

      about 2 months ago
    • Midi Man
      Midi Man

      Driving and Acura will run you. I know I had a Legend and no car can compete. You will see.

      about 3 months ago
    • Victor Teran
      Victor Teran

      Amazing review! A-Spec trim all the way, but the HUD will be missed

      about 3 months ago
    • Handistamp
      Handistamp

      Hi Fadra - where do you find the 9 minute video? Your review was great! We have had our car for two weeks and love it but you are right, there is a huge learning curve.

      about 3 months ago
    • C is for Chris
      C is for Chris

      I own the 2008 RDX and a (F25)BMW X3. I can’t stand that they used both aluminum and wood in the same vehicle ( RDX advance). My RDX has silvers and grey, and my X3 has wood. I prefer the silvers/metal for the sporty feel. Although I don’t like the wood as much in the X3, I prefer it more than the metal due to the larger console and sun reflection. The RDX advance is weird with the black and taupe interior with aluminum and wood and black buttons. It’s a hodgepodge, in my opinion.

      about 3 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to C is for Chris

      Ah, I see your point. I actually like the wood. I find in sportier vehicles they always tend to do aluminum and shiny black or something similar to carbon fiber.

      about 3 months ago
    • Abhishek Behera
      Abhishek Behera

      Thanks for the review.
      I don't think it supports Android Auto yet. You might want to correct that here - https://youtu.be/KOjII6vWbXI?t=452

      about 3 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Abhishek Behera

      Hey - thank you SO MUCH for that comment. As you can tell from the video, I'm clearly an iPhone user so I made the assumption that it had Apple CarPlay AND Android Auto. As you mentioned, it's not quite available yet. Apparently, Android has never played nicely with a touchscreen so the the True Touch screen. Once it is available, it will be a software update for users.


      "Regarding Android Auto, there's actually no specification for Android that works with a touchpad," said Acura RDX Engineering Development Leader Stephen Frey at a media event last week. "[Google is] currently developing that right now and, when it's ready, it will be available to be applied onto vehicles on the market."

      about 3 months ago
    • Lizard King
      Lizard King

      First video I watched from you..and I was like wth acura just sent her a free rdx?!
      then I checked out your channel lol

      Ty for the review Fadra!

      about 4 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Lizard King

      Ha! You’re not the first to think I own every single car I review. I should be so lucky!! But this was one I definitely wouldn’t have minded keeping!

      about 4 months ago
    • john duynh
      john duynh

      Hi fadra, i throughly enjoyed your review. Keep up the good work.

      about 4 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to john duynh

      Thanks, John! Looking forward to reviewing more in 2019. I already have my wishlist started!

      about 4 months ago
    • biggmaki
      biggmaki

      dope

      about 4 months ago
    • Hunter Mills
      Hunter Mills

      The cringe

      about 4 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Hunter Mills

      The comment

      about 4 months ago
    • 10tenman10
      10tenman10

      Hate panoramic moonroofs

      about 4 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to 10tenman10

      So does my husband. Too much light or too much heat?

      about 4 months ago
    • Blue Jay jay
      Blue Jay jay

      I have an 2014 rdx, very nice car, comfortable to drive. I am a fan of technology, however, all the tech in a car is nice but when it fails, very costly to repair. I wish acura had more horsepower in their cars like infinity does. I find acura suv's are much smaller then other suv's on the road.

      about 4 months ago
    • A. Oreal
      A. Oreal

      Great review, and SOLD!!!!!!! 2011 Sahara will be traded!

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Johnson
      Mark Johnson

      Great review. I watched your Kia Sorento SXL review as well. Other than the price, how would you compare the two and why? Thanks.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jose Aguilar
      Jose Aguilar

      What model is this one?. I also want a heated steering wheel.

      about 5 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Jose Aguilar

      This is the RDX AWD with the Technology and Advance package. Check out more info here: https://allthingsfadra.com/2019-acura-rdx-review/

      about 5 months ago
    • Gio M
      Gio M

      Good review. Bought mine in a spec last week!

      about 5 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Gio M

      Awesome! I might be a little envious 😉

      about 5 months ago
    • Mohammad Nahla
      Mohammad Nahla

      Thank you Fadra, I enjoyed your comments.

      about 5 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Mohammad Nahla

      Thanks for watching!

      about 5 months ago
    • ksyyong
      ksyyong

      Those don't look like the stock Advance Trim rims. They look like the A-Spec rims. Did the dealer switch them out for you? I was told they aren't able to do that.

      about 5 months ago
    • Bill Mattos
      Bill Mattos In reply to ksyyong

      With the exception of the interior color (I chose Espresso which is a dark brown), I purchased the same identical Advanced trim in mid-August and added the optional glint black wheels, so from the outside my RDX looks exactly like the one in this video. With a retail price of $2K, the wheels aren’t cheap, but they can be purchased from an Acura dealer on eBay for $1600. I found the review to be spot on, but when speaking about the price the lovely reviewer should have noted that the starting price of the RDX is $37K and change. Even the base model comes loaded with features that are optional on some of the competition, and the RDX’s acceleration is the same regardless of the model or trim. Coming from a 2001 MDX and a 2006 MDX, this 2019 RDX is by far the best Acura yet.

      about 4 months ago
    • ksyyong
      ksyyong In reply to ksyyong

      Ah, yes. After looking more carefully, I can see now that those are the glint black wheels, and not the A-Spec wheels. Thanks for the replies!

      about 5 months ago
    • Nick Stark
      Nick Stark In reply to ksyyong

      The black rims are an option. Use the “Build” feature on Acura’s website to see the different wheels.

      about 5 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to ksyyong

      This car was supplied to me from the manufacturer. They provide me a spec sheet but, UGH, I lost it! I did do a written review of the car where I spec it out a bit more if you want to read it here (https://allthingsfadra.com/2019-acura-rdx-review/ ) but I believe these are the 19-in Glint Black Alloy Wheels

      about 5 months ago
    • LaShawn Blanks
      LaShawn Blanks

      I just purchased this car in the A Spec trim with the tech package. I love this car. Sporty and luxury and I also test drive the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and I felt the Acura was a better overall car for me.

      about 5 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to LaShawn Blanks

      Don't get me wrong the RDX is a very nice SUV

      about 19 days ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to LaShawn Blanks

      Rav Gill I think personally the CRV drives smoother theCVT it's much smoother than the 10 speed transmission the car itself has a very Smooth suspension the RDX is just faster no big deal

      about 19 days ago
    • Rav Gill
      Rav Gill In reply to LaShawn Blanks

      Ben Lisi it most definitely is not. I’ve test driven the CR-V and while it is comfortable, it doesn’t even compare to the RDX

      about 19 days ago
    • BokJoo Kim
      BokJoo Kim In reply to LaShawn Blanks

      +Metlupass2 SAMEEEE. I want the HUD

      about 1 month ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to LaShawn Blanks

      LaShawn Blanks Can you say Honda CRV the same thing for a lot cheaper

      about 2 months ago
    • Andie the Lab
      Andie the Lab

      Nice review!

      about 5 months ago
    • Fadra Nally
      Fadra Nally In reply to Andie the Lab

      Thanks!

      about 5 months ago