The 2019 Acura RDX is more than just the third generation model to the brand, it’s a new beginning. The architecture, design language, and attitude are all clean sheet here. Tom Voelk travels to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada to drive the top trim Advance model. It’s a two-row sport ute that should be high on test drive lists.

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Comments

    • mjak akros
      mjak akros

      The least they can do is throw you the keys to an NSX!

      about 12 days ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to mjak akros

      They did. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyHLWVVzgJ0&t=2s

      about 12 days ago
    • shootstraight1911
      shootstraight1911

      Great review!

      about 24 days ago
    • Turf Surf
      Turf Surf

      The seats are super comfy, one the best besides Nissan's.

      about 2 months ago
    • Purav Parekh
      Purav Parekh

      I get RDX

      about 2 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      mpg? mpg? telescope? retractable mirrors?

      about 2 months ago
    • Luke, I'm your father!
      Luke, I'm your father!

      By the end of this year I hope

      about 3 months ago
    • Luke, I'm your father!
      Luke, I'm your father!

      I'll wait for the MDX

      about 3 months ago
    • Luke, I'm your father!
      Luke, I'm your father!

      It was noisy when I test drove it but because it is meant to be sportier.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mark X
      Mark X

      The 49K 2019 RDX Elite Trim does not come with Fog lights or the 16 Speaker 3D ELS system LOL...Really Acura? You have to get the Platinum Elite or the A-Spec to to get all that. Why Does the Elite Trim even exist

      about 3 months ago
    • virkelie2
      virkelie2

      At 2min 58sec - are those ultasuede seat inserts mated to leather, or another material?
      For the A-Spec trim, Acura describes the seating material as "Alcantara" - I was hoping it meant no leather.

      about 3 months ago
    • Danielle Sound
      Danielle Sound

      telescope ?

      about 3 months ago
    • 10tenman10
      10tenman10

      I looked at it yesterday. Nice interior. I don't like the panoramic moonroof though (totally unnecessary).

      about 4 months ago
    • Jrocity Roc
      Jrocity Roc In reply to 10tenman10

      Trippin out ur minded...dope ass sun roof

      about 1 month ago
    • lovell911
      lovell911

      Got myself a RDX 2019 Advanced, FWD for 43000$. Awesome car so far.

      about 5 months ago
    • Barry Boo
      Barry Boo In reply to lovell911

      lovell911 advanced model comes with AWD standard. Right?

      about 1 month ago
    • Henry Tauch
      Henry Tauch

      Is it a CVT transmission ?

      about 6 months ago
    • Driven Car Reviews
      Driven Car Reviews In reply to Henry Tauch

      Nope.

      about 6 months ago
    • Brilliant Operations
      Brilliant Operations

      Just test drove two with SHAWD. Buzzy and boomy in the interior at speed, bury your foot in it and the noise (not quality sound) coming from the turbo four screams low quality. Fit and finish were OK, can not believe how people would spend the dollars on this. A fully loaded Advance is touching MDX territory and after driving two of those, I would get an MDX (as we did) or look at an Audi. Way, way more refined.

      about 6 months ago
    • AJ Triumph
      AJ Triumph

      those border jokes tho πŸ˜‚

      about 7 months ago
    • Reap Ouch
      Reap Ouch

      πŸΊβ€πŸΊπŸ’©πŸš½πŸ πŸš˜

      about 8 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      RDX Lows: Touchpad tribulations, stiff ride, lethargic transmission The performance is more b-spec then see spec. Acura needs to free up the RDX Hardware to do its best work... Compared with last generation RDX, this new one requires an extra point for second to reach 60 miles per hour... Tires help increase skidpad grip by .04 G / last-gen, but this Utes .81 G still Trails almost everything else in the class, and the new tires howl when pushed. They only managed a 177. From 60 miles per hour also on the underwhelming end of the segment with soft brake pedal makes smooth stops tricky... About a spec branding is over promise to RDX is highly impressive stuff. It needs to be liberated. Car and Driver

      about 8 months ago
    • Mario Torrez Quant
      Mario Torrez Quant

      So there`s still missing a GLA, XC40 competitor from Acura

      about 8 months ago
    • Arslan Khalid
      Arslan Khalid

      Acura is back! That interior is absolutely stunning

      about 9 months ago
    • Turf Surf
      Turf Surf In reply to Arslan Khalid

      It's copied from their NSX.

      about 2 months ago
    • ammomeister
      ammomeister

      Any turbo lag? the 1st gen has a serious case of turbo lag...

      about 9 months ago
    • Acousticmarine
      Acousticmarine

      SH-AWD = iVTM4 The Honda Ridgeline and Pilot have the same AWD system.

      about 9 months ago
    • Don Jacobs
      Don Jacobs In reply to Acousticmarine

      Isn't iVTM4 much more front biased?

      about 4 months ago
    • Chris Melnick
      Chris Melnick

      We're trading in our 2010 RDX Tech for an A-spec in the special Blue with Red interior. The last gen sucked. Almost went Audi, but the Q5 is uninspiring to look at, not nearly as playful to drive, and well, it's european so it's reliability and maint will suck. We went 100k with the last RDX with only one relay go on the car, costing $230 to fix. Expecting similar reliability from this.

      about 9 months ago
    • Steve Wise
      Steve Wise

      You have to reach for the drive mode and that’s a bit dangerous. Infotainment is growing on me. Been waiting on this car for my wife.

      It has a lot to like and will add it to the test drive list. Hope they offer nicer rims on the top of the line and not inky on ASPEC.

      about 10 months ago
    • Mister G
      Mister G

      DIRTY TOXIC NOISY GAS GUZZLING POLLUTION MACHINES LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS thanks co2.earth

      about 10 months ago
    • Triple A
      Triple A

      tnx for nice review again tom... but sometimes your video quality is very poor.....

      about 10 months ago
    • Kahn4
      Kahn4

      My dad's Ford Edge has rear seats that recline and it's nearly 10k cheaper. These "Luxury" cars really seem to leave much to be desired for the price they demand and they don't even have many of Standard features that cheaper mainstream brands have.

      about 10 months ago
    • Steve KIM
      Steve KIM

      It's funny that car reviews never shows measuring of sound db on interior noise level but just saying "it's much quieter~!" Just measure the db and show it, 40 db is the best I know from Buick.

      about 10 months ago
    • Raff Time
      Raff Time

      it's an Β ugly duckling

      about 11 months ago
    • Jhon777 007
      Jhon777 007

      I was waiting and so happy until I saw it in the show room at the back such a limited room . Honda CRV IS bigger then that . πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

      about 11 months ago