Learn more about the new Acura RDX: cargur.us/pYMnj

With the RDX, Acura already has the most popular small luxury crossover on the market. So what has it done for the 2019 model year? To start, it’s been completely redesigned with a new engine, a new transmission, and a groundbreaking infotainment system.

Replacing the 3.5-liter V6 is Acura’s new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. With 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, the new RDX sacrifices little power while improving fuel economy with the addition of a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. In its most efficient configuration, the RDX should return 22 mpg city, 28 highway, and 24 combined.

Not only does the new Acura RDX feature a spectacular ELS premium audio system and Apple CarPlay compatibility (but no Android Auto), it also showcases the brand’s new True Touch Pad. The new technology corresponds directly with the 10.2-inch HD display—touch the top left corner of the touch pad and it selects whatever icon is present in the top left corner of the display. For more information on Acura’s True Touch Pad and the 2019 RDX, read George’s full review on CarGurus: cargur.us/pYMnj

Presenter: George Kennedy
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Comments

    • Tony Lee
      Tony Lee

      I test drove a 2018 & 2019 and bought the 2018 Basic AWD. It was an upgrade from my 2014 CRV, exactly the same dash and control except with comfortable seats, V-6 engine, and upgraded suspension. Negative for 2019: Turbo, 10 speed, Shifter, super complicate info system. The only positive is SH-AWD. Acura really screwed up by putting the turbo in it.

      about 6 days ago
    • Will Snoddy
      Will Snoddy

      8

      about 3 months ago
    • gt6339a
      gt6339a

      Don't you guys know 2019 rdx has 2-3 gear transmission issue? even acura acknowledges the problem.. but they cant fix it!

      about 4 months ago
    • mellowjammer
      mellowjammer

      Can the Auto Noise Cancellation be turned off if desired? I understand that there is another circuit that pumps in an exhaust note sound when you are in Sport Mode? Can that be turned off too? Maybe through the infotainment system's diagnostic menu? I don't want my speakers playing anything other than music.

      about 5 months ago
    • Echoe
      Echoe

      That white is even more ugly with black wheels

      about 9 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 10 months ago
    • ANTHONY BOWES
      ANTHONY BOWES In reply to Norm T

      your the Buick guy HAAAAAAAAAA

      about 7 months ago
    • Jake Stoler
      Jake Stoler

      The drive mode selector in the middle of the center stack is really weird placement. Makes sense when they put it in the nsx, but the average crossover buyer is just going to get thrown off and think its either a volume or infotainment control. Especially current Acura owners since Acuras have been using a big center knob to control the infotainment system for years.
      That said, I sat in an '18 and a '19 at my dealership and the 19 is a vast vast improvement inside and out.
      Would I buy this over an X3 or Q5? Unlikely. Would I buy this over the rest of the vehicles in its class? Absolutely

      about 10 months ago
    • Pete S
      Pete S

      I just picked my new RDX on Saturday. Only been playing with the infotainment system for a few days but it’s very easy to figure out. But there is a learning curve for sure. What I experienced so far is positive for the most part. I have more issues with how the navigation is used.

      about 10 months ago
    • sterve H
      sterve H In reply to Pete S

      Hi Pete, have you tried using the voice control for navigation? I have found it to be incredibly easy and quick.

      about 9 months ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks good

      about 10 months ago
    • Malicious Affection
      Malicious Affection

      Type S is cominggggg

      about 10 months ago
    • Kurt Buck
      Kurt Buck

      Why are you guys such jerks? I will never buy anything from your site. What's the problem, don't want to be inadvertently associated with a Black man? My man Rich has 6 times more subscribers than you jerks! Shove that up your exhaust pipe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfV0_wbjG8KJADuZT2ct4SA/featured

      about 10 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      The RDX is slow and putting out the claimed power as Car & Driver found out. C&D thought it was a good value though. The CR-V is supposed to be a good value too...

      about 10 months ago
    • Pal Silvi
      Pal Silvi In reply to Norm T

      Norm T Are you getting paid to comment on RDX videos? I cannot understand what would possess someone to comment on virtually every major RDX review (and always down-playing or other being negative). I get not agreeing with opinions or wanting to clarify other’s comments...but the degree to which you’ve gone and done this is suspicious and undermines the significance of your comments. “Here goes NormT again”. You come off as an anti-Acura lobbyist. If this is your job, fine. If not.......

      about 9 months ago
    • chivyp
      chivyp

      Love how straight forward and informative this video is!

      about 10 months ago
    • chuck mak
      chuck mak

      The center stack design, shifting, drive mode buttons, infotainment ui and true touchpad all look and feel cheap comparing to the Germany counterparts.

      about 10 months ago
    • chuck mak
      chuck mak In reply to chuck mak

      Thats exactly right. I currently drive a 2018 bmw x3 and was very impressed by the solidity and the quality comparing to other competitors. As for the rdx I do like the engine but the chassis and the driving dynamic still need more improvement. It is still the value leader nevertheless.

      about 10 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to chuck mak

      chuck mak Car and Driver said during their initial first drive that the RDX did not feel as solid as the German competitors specifically the BMW X3.

      about 10 months ago
    • Павел Авдеевский
      Павел Авдеевский

      Тачка огонь..

      about 10 months ago
    • sunofegypt7
      sunofegypt7

      Horrible floating infotainment. The new body is ok but this new stacked oitdated iPad theme is out dated distracting. Sad acura is so late on these

      about 10 months ago
    • David T.
      David T.

      You guys need to fix your volume levels for your videos. Way too low in volume.

      about 10 months ago
    • ldawson103
      ldawson103

      Love the A-Spec. I wish I could add the A-Spec package to the Advanced model.

      about 11 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to ldawson103

      ldawson103 the RDX has more crime than a Buick!

      about 10 months ago
    • Gladiator1972
      Gladiator1972

      the A-spec doesn't come with the adaptive suspension package.

      about 11 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to Gladiator1972

      Gladiator1972 the Adaptive suspension according to redline reviews only softens up the ride.

      about 10 months ago
    • Elwin
      Elwin

      I hate Toyotas entune system, but use it daily on my Prius without much thought. If the rest of the car is what you want, the infotainment system is easy enough to adjust to. That being said, I wish they were much more standardized and easy to use!

      about 11 months ago
    • minnie saab
      minnie saab

      👍👍👍👍👍

      about 11 months ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T In reply to minnie saab

      minnie saab 🤩👎👏💅

      about 10 months ago
    • RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️
      RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      Lyn from KBB https://youtu.be/BgPfk01y8FM

      about 11 months ago
    • RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️
      RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️

      He talks about the menu structure for setting a radio preset. But, never mentions if the touchpad presses were accurately reflected on the screen for him. If so, than the touchpad itself wouldn't be the problem. Would it?

      How would being able to touch the screen solve the menu structure complaint that he has? Wouldn't it require the same number of steps? He had the same complaint about setting presets in the Volvo XC40. Having a touchscreen didn't make it any easier. It sounds like he decided a touchpad was bad first, then found a reason why after.

      about 11 months ago
    • Scorpio 11
      Scorpio 11

      I wish they had chosen East coast designers for the redesign. I don't like how the back looks either. They should have consulted with Nas.

      about 11 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      Finally a honest review! Thank you! The touch pad infotainment system is dangerously bad. Not intuitive at all. CRV is much better as an all around vehicle to those who have actually driven and used the two. Truetouch makes you wish for a touchscreen

      about 11 months ago
    • RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️
      RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️ In reply to Blake Swan

      How exactly is it MORE dangerous than a touchscreen? It's not possible to use a touchscreen without looking away from the road.

      If someone moves from a Lexus to a Volvo, for example, they'd find it unintuitive until they learn the menu structure of the new UI. Does that make it dangerous?

      about 11 months ago
    • TruthHasSpoken
      TruthHasSpoken

      George, nice review. Question though.... at 1:35 you are seated and it doesn't look like you can move your right leg at all due to the high center console... do you believe this would be a problem on a longer drive?

      It would bother me just going across town and I couldn't buy this car because of it.

      I think it reflects poor design, from designers and marketers who don't actually drive the cars that they are designing.

      about 11 months ago
    • Ted Theodore Logan
      Ted Theodore Logan In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      @TruthHasSpoken Um... This is a near luxury/luxury brand. Wide center consoles have been the norm for more than an decade on these types of cars. This is not a Subaru, Honda accord, Toyota Camry, corolla, civic. Look at a 2000 745li, 2001 E500, old ass cars with nice big consoles. Now look at brand new luxury cars, all wide consoles not a cheap arm rest you have in your Subaru. You're the type of person that splays their legs out when sitting on a train, plane, bus, or backseat bothering there people. Also it seems like you will never move up from owing a Subaru with a cheap mousefur armrest.

      about 10 months ago
    • TruthHasSpoken
      TruthHasSpoken In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      RB Zee  "I don't notice any more restriction than in other cars I've driven."

      This is, IMHO, a really bad design trend by the auto folks. I really don't think any of their designers drive these cars on any longer road trip. Subaru Outback is an exception. Their console is not quite as wide and is lower which allows the right knee to pivot & extend. GMC Acadia also not so bad.

      about 10 months ago
    • RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️
      RB Zee 🛡️🛡️🛡️ In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      @TruthHasSpoken Many cars with the 'twin cockpit' design have pretty big (and wide) consoles these days. I don't notice any more restriction than in other cars I've driven.

      about 10 months ago
    • TruthHasSpoken
      TruthHasSpoken In reply to TruthHasSpoken

      RB Zee  Hello RB, on a road trip though, I want to put the car on cruise and have some room to relax, spreadout my leg a bit. One can't do this on this car, at least from the picture. The console blocks the knee from moving to the right.

      about 11 months ago
    • Honda Davis
      Honda Davis

      Awesome 😃 👍

      about 11 months ago
    • Dan Soderholm
      Dan Soderholm

      Is it worth the extra money or just go with the Honda version/badge and save some money?

      about 11 months ago
    • LaShawn Blanks
      LaShawn Blanks In reply to Dan Soderholm

      Ben Lisi no it’s not. Whole new platform and way more luxurious. Just purchased mine 2 months ago. Not even close to the same vehicle.

      about 6 months ago
    • Ben Lisi
      Ben Lisi In reply to Dan Soderholm

      Dan Soderholm I rather go with the Honda CRV cheaper just as nice the RDX is a glorified CRV

      about 6 months ago
    • ANTHONY BOWES
      ANTHONY BOWES In reply to Dan Soderholm

      @Norm T nope new platform - you are wrong plan and simple

      about 7 months ago
    • ANTHONY BOWES
      ANTHONY BOWES In reply to Dan Soderholm

      @Norm T this is not slow nor is it the same platform. Completely an Acura design

      about 7 months ago
    • Lloyd Y Benoit
      Lloyd Y Benoit In reply to Dan Soderholm

      Honda doesn't have a vehicle on its line up that is comparable to the RDX even though that Honda/ Acura is the same manufacturer.

      about 10 months ago
    • Vegas Yo
      Vegas Yo

      Looks like the model you tested also has ventilated seats. Yes?

      about 11 months ago
    • Shane Nelson
      Shane Nelson In reply to Vegas Yo

      0:44 Yes it's standard on A-Spec and Advance models

      about 11 months ago