We sit in with engineering leader Stephen Frey on this super important SUV

Acura RDX's chief engineer breaks down what's new and hot for us: www.cnet.com/news/acura-rdxs-chief-engineer-breaks-down-whats-new-and-hot-for-us/

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    • Marilyn Blackmon
      Marilyn Blackmon

      I Love my New Acura 2019 RDX THANK GOD for it

      about 1 month ago
    • NYC. BT.
      NYC. BT.

      Keep the good job acura are a very popular brand and good cars love acura than any other Japan cars and this one is a really sexy one

      about 7 months ago
    • Ed Devellis
      Ed Devellis

      I would like to ask the chief engineer a serious question. How does Honda/Acura plan to solve Direct injection turbo engine carbon build up, which has afflicted all manufacturers. Some manufacturers have only recently attempted to correct this problem

      about 8 months ago
    • Manuel Rendón
      Manuel Rendón

      If it looks like leather 🤔

      about 10 months ago
    • PM
      PM

      Certainly, it's a beautiful car, although, it's way too expensive!

      about 10 months ago
    • driveintherain
      driveintherain

      The RDX is really promising and convincing, one of my fav if not the fav compact luxury SUVs on the road today.

      about 10 months ago
    • Fadic4
      Fadic4

      How do you zoom in when using maps.

      about 11 months ago
    • Me Man
      Me Man

      Burmester already did speaker ceilings, since 2014 S Class guys! 👍

      about 11 months ago
    • dogboy757
      dogboy757

      Funny how people in the comments think that the US market is going to get the Chinese built model he meant that the Chinese market is going to get that Chinese built model. The Rdx is going to be built in the East Liberty plant in Ohio.

      about 11 months ago
    • Excellent Car Videos
      Excellent Car Videos

      So how did the underwhelming "technology" package in my 2016 RDX make it to production?? You could have had a category killer, but instead you either went with poorly written code sitting on top of underperforming hardware or both. Why? The chasis, brakes, handling, overall performance are great considering the price range, but the technology package feels first generation compared to other mfgs. and is a real disapointment. Also, stop listenting to think tank groups, soccer moms and follow you own passions as car designers.

      about 1 year ago
    • BOSS HOGG
      BOSS HOGG

      "Our base is here in the USA, ...but we will build it in China".... They sold us out to China.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jhon777 007
      Jhon777 007

      I think this is the best small SUV ON THE MARKET SO FAR!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Richard Needles
      Richard Needles

      My wife had a 2010 Lexus RX 350; she wanted a new one with all the new technology. We hate all the "Cow Catcher" grills on Lexus models, so we were going to look at the new RDX (time to downsize to smaller SUV). We were VERY disappointed that Acura did not have an RDX at the Columbus, OH auto show. However, we did see the new Volvo XC60 -- T6. What a great small SUV -- panoramic moon roof; tablet style screen and amazing interior. 318 HP; AWD, etc. Needless to say, we bought the Volvo. My frustration with Acura -- it took way too long to get out the RDX; have been teasing it too long. Volvo was a great choice that will hold a lot more resale value than the RDX.

      about 1 year ago
    • Eddie Lopez
      Eddie Lopez

      Hope there will be an A-spec package!

      about 1 year ago
    • Nicholas Matto
      Nicholas Matto

      This car looks fantastic! However, I'm not a fan of the touchpad method of controlling the Infotainment system. I wish Acura would just use a single large screen touch display for the Infotainment.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bruno TaTa
      Bruno TaTa

      Interesting how chief engineers have to have the skills of a PR person as well.

      about 1 year ago
    • D
      D

      Also will HUD cues work with Apple CarPlay?

      about 1 year ago
    • D
      D

      As an engineer in this industry I’m drooling. But a few things. First a compliment then a complaint. I believe this cockpit will set a new industry standard taking the best I’ve ever seen from all the top manufacturers, forcing them all to up thier game. It’s simply just simple with all the bells and whistles. Now the complaints quickly. No wireless Apple CarPlay. I hate taking my phone out everytime I step into my car. Only bmw has wireless. I wish we could lock that option into the screen or lock the standard ACURA screen or whatever we use most. Next, as a mdx owner I’m still frustrated the center computer display above steering doesn’t have a simple digital readout of MPH vs the old needle gage. Yea yea I know it’s going to be on the HUD. But in direct sunlight that’s annoying. Last I’m curious how well adaptive cruise and steer will work compared to Nissan pro pilot and Cadillac supercruise. I know it will be less intuitive than Cadillacs but one can dream it will be close.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tony Starks
      Tony Starks

      I don't want any car built in China.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bighamza22
      Bighamza22 In reply to Tony Starks

      That's not what the guy in the video said. He said THIS model will be manufactured in China.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mario Master 02
      Mario Master 02 In reply to Tony Starks

      Tony Starks Its only gonna be built in China for those sold in China. All other RDX will be built in the United States at Ohio.

      about 1 year ago
    • HW2800
      HW2800

      Looks a little to feminine for me! It looks like a Terrain and Murano had a child and called it the 2019 RDX!

      about 1 year ago
    • Waseem Sells
      Waseem Sells

      I think Coolie is going to like this one!!

      about 1 year ago
    • George Taylor
      George Taylor

      If it’s designed for America why is it manufactured in China. No more Acura’s for me.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mario Master 02
      Mario Master 02 In reply to George Taylor

      George Taylor It’s only built in China for those that are sold in China. The rest will be built in the United States in Ohio.

      about 1 year ago
    • Shahed Hasnat
      Shahed Hasnat

      Does the transmission in this model jerks like the MDX and TLX?

      about 1 year ago
    • Ed Devellis
      Ed Devellis In reply to Shahed Hasnat

      The transmission in the tlx v-6 is the very slow to downshift zf 9 speed. They should have used the zf 8 speed. However this is hondas own 10 speed in the accord and rdx.

      about 8 months ago
    • Fred Shipp
      Fred Shipp

      Between my wife and I we have owned 12 Acura's over 25 years. We went over to Lexus five years ago. Can not beat their reliability and cost of maintenance. We were considering trading in her 2015 Lexus RX450h for a 2018 newly design Lexus NXh. So glad we did not pull the trigger since seeing this RDX. No comparison. Lexus has no Android Auto or Apple Play. Has no HUD or panoramic roof. Never liked the front grill on the Lexus SUVs with that large mouth grill. Do not like Lexus's two tone seats or only black dash that shows every piece of lint. RDX has a much better looking modern shifter, medium gray dash, much better mouse pad. The SH AWD is all wheel drive on steroids. If this comes in with the hybrid option around $48,000 it will be a huge success. The MDX hybrid with every option list at $58,000.

      about 1 year ago
    • jean lenor
      jean lenor

      Sorry, I need my touch screen

      about 1 year ago
    • America 1st MAGA
      America 1st MAGA

      Acura got a winner here. No more blane and boring designs. This RDX will give Lexus and infinite a run for its money.

      about 1 year ago
    • oopsisuckeditagain
      oopsisuckeditagain

      you guys have some nerve complaining about this grille after seeing the hideous abomination toyota/lexus is putting on every single vehicle they make now

      about 1 year ago
    • 2001COUPE
      2001COUPE In reply to oopsisuckeditagain

      I agree the new Avalon is freakin hideous !!!

      about 1 year ago
    • JBML007
      JBML007

      Gorgeous

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      Acura is a performance brand? So was Pontiac!

      about 1 year ago
    • Christopher Scinta
      Christopher Scinta In reply to Norm T

      Norm T You are right. The GTO was pretty badass.

      about 9 days ago
    • Rob L.
      Rob L.

      Will the AWD be the same as in the MDX?
      Will there be a Sport Hybrid version like there is with the MDX?
      Is Acura focused on improving reliability?

      about 1 year ago
    • oopsisuckeditagain
      oopsisuckeditagain In reply to Rob L.

      Norm T Enjoy your wonderful GM product and good luck, you'll need it

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Rob L.

      oopsisuckeditagain That's what I thought, you made it up.

      about 1 year ago
    • oopsisuckeditagain
      oopsisuckeditagain In reply to Rob L.

      Norm T oh, you're a moron. I didn't realize or I wouldn't have bothered

      about 1 year ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Rob L.

      oopsisuckeditagain I think you are making v.3 up as there is only combining of VTM-4.

      CXD won't be here until it gets a redesign from the Chinese market. By that time GM will already have a better alternative the XT4.

      about 1 year ago
    • oopsisuckeditagain
      oopsisuckeditagain In reply to Rob L.

      well to be fair it's already been announced that this RDX will have v.3 SH-AWD.

      as for the CDX, some form is probably in the works, my guess is it will replace the ILX

      about 1 year ago