Edmunds Senior Road Test Engineer Jason Kavanagh drives the all-new 2019 Acura RDX, one of the most popular premium compact crossover SUVs. In this video, we go over the changes ushered in by the new RDX, including the different packages available, its engine and transmission, cargo area and cabin space. Plus, we introduce you to the clean-sheet infotainment interface that Acura is debuting in the RDX.

Q: What's new about the 2019 Acura RDX?

A: Everything. The RDX is built on a new platform, and it has a different engine and transmission, Acura's next-generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and a completely re-thought infotainment interface.

Q: Are the 2019 Acura RDX's engine and transmission any good?

A: Based on our drive, yes. The new engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers much more grunt off the line than the old V6, and the 10-speed automatic transmission is pretty decisive.

Q: What's with the new infotainment interface in the 2019 Acura RDX?

A: Called True Touchpad Interface (TTI), it uses a touchpad at the base of the center stack to control selections on the screen. It offers the benefits of a touchscreen without all of the drawbacks of one.

Q: Can I get a 2019 Acura RDX with all-wheel drive?

A: Acura's next-generation, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive is optional on all RDXs. Changes to this fourth-generation system include the ability to handle more torque and quicker response times.

Read our review here: www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2019-acura-rdx-first-drive.html

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Comments

    • Haykall Isse
      Haykall Isse

      There is no spare tire included in the A-Spec! According to Acura, its for “performance” purposes. People need to know as I had to request one from my dealer to include in my deal when purchasing. Why aren’t reviewers talking about this?

      about 29 days ago
    • Haykall Isse
      Haykall Isse In reply to Haykall Isse

      Ocean Pacific yes

      about 4 days ago
    • Ocean Pacific
      Ocean Pacific In reply to Haykall Isse

      Is there a compartment in the aspec to store the spare tire ?

      about 7 days ago
    • Haykall Isse
      Haykall Isse In reply to Haykall Isse

      Yes! At least for the A-spec

      about 26 days ago
    • Arthur Dean
      Arthur Dean In reply to Haykall Isse

      They charge you more for the spare ?

      about 28 days ago
    • Daniel Berthiaume
      Daniel Berthiaume

      Just bought my 2019 Acura Aspec in white with red interior yesterday. Crossed shopped the Infinity and Lexus. I felt Acura gave me more bang for my buck. Overpriced German cars were not on my wish list. Now the wait begins due to high demand right now. It will be here late March or early April...

      about 1 month ago
    • RamenShaman
      RamenShaman

      i want

      about 1 month ago
    • GoogleLeaveMyNameAlone
      GoogleLeaveMyNameAlone

      JESUS this guy is Booooorrinnnggg Dry AF

      about 2 months ago
    • RockGod333
      RockGod333

      This has the same engine that my Accord Sport has, just has 20 more hp. I love to 2L turbo. It is a very responsive engine.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bekim Krasniqi
      Bekim Krasniqi

      I like the car. That view is beautiful
      Where is it? Those mountains

      about 3 months ago
    • suppaidan a
      suppaidan a

      dang is this sponsored lmao

      about 3 months ago
    • mrchewylemonhead
      mrchewylemonhead

      My wife purchased the 2019 RDX A-spec a couple of days ago after test driving the Infinity Qx50 and BMW X3, and to say it's a powerful sport SUV is an understatement. It's a badass vehicle. Was a little skeptical at first about turbo charged 4 cylinder, but after putting it on the interstate, all the skepticism went away. It's a rocket especially in the sport+ mode! The handling is amazing! Sound system is crisp and loud. Comfort surrounds you in this beautiful beast with no feel of being cramped. As the test driver did note, it does take getting used to the touchpad but other than that, it's money well spent. Hell, I'm going to purchase the TLX A-spec.

      about 3 months ago
    • tommy d u b b s
      tommy d u b b s

      I haven't seen a good looking Acura since 2006, did some really bad executive get hired for 10 years and was just fired? Seems like they're going back to their rsx and tsx roots.. dont fuck up again Acura stay sporty

      about 4 months ago
    • Mike Choe
      Mike Choe

      Just a minor correction: A-Spec does not come with a spare. Just a fix kit. All other trims do come with a spare underneath the car.

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Watt
      Michael Watt In reply to Mike Choe

      Mike Choe the spare is only available in Canada as well as power folding mirrors. Which sucks cause I would have loved to have the folding mirrors...

      about 2 months ago
    • Justin Negrón
      Justin Negrón

      This is the best looking car in its class!

      about 5 months ago
    • Cowloon
      Cowloon

      Great review

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Kensington
      Michael Kensington

      What a beauty!

      about 5 months ago
    • mccraejoey82
      mccraejoey82

      I really like this car 🔥🔥

      about 6 months ago
    • Aaron Song
      Aaron Song

      They really did an excellent job on new RDX, and now I am still looking forward for the new MDX with a twin turbos engine and new interior design.

      about 6 months ago
    • Lonestar
      Lonestar

      Shopping around for one. Look forward to this.

      about 7 months ago
    • Michael Langley
      Michael Langley

      acura stepping up. i like it.

      about 7 months ago
    • Michael Saldivar
      Michael Saldivar

      This Blue RDX gives me a funny feeling in my pants

      about 7 months ago
    • David Gladstone
      David Gladstone In reply to Michael Saldivar

      Michael Saldivar, My wife does the same thing to me. 😜

      about 2 months ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks good

      about 7 months ago
    • blamminsuskaz pimp
      blamminsuskaz pimp

      Hell yeah im getting this because of the panoramic moon roof

      about 7 months ago
    • ballards02
      ballards02

      Can you make a review about Toyota Rav 4 2019

      about 9 months ago
    • SnowBoarder&Skier
      SnowBoarder&Skier

      Looks great in this blue color. I don’t care much for the interior though. The car itself looks good now, but I don’t think these busy designs will age well.

      about 9 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 9 months ago
    • Josh Brobud
      Josh Brobud

      Sounds like a lot of road noise.

      about 9 months ago
    • Lloyd Y Benoit
      Lloyd Y Benoit

      great car, good review, I must add that the new RDX doesn't have a spare tire

      about 9 months ago
    • David Gladstone
      David Gladstone In reply to Lloyd Y Benoit

      Lloyd Y Benoit , incorrect: the RDX has a spare tire, at least in the advance trim

      about 2 months ago
    • Daniel Collin
      Daniel Collin

      I really like how Acura and Lexus have all the safety tech standard. The Germans make it so difficult and expensive. I can’t imagine spending $50,000+ on a car and not having comprehensive safety tech.

      about 9 months ago
    • 8 8
      8 8

      uhhh 2019 is already out and it looks nothing like this..

      about 9 months ago
    • Slowsti05
      Slowsti05

      Interested to see what type s line is going to be like.

      about 9 months ago
    • Tenzin
      Tenzin

      Notice very quite ride 👌

      about 9 months ago
    • Remi Guertin
      Remi Guertin

      Got mine on June 22. Great SUV, fun to drive, white ASpec on red leather. Will be great to drive to Florida! 20 in tires a bit on the stiff side but acceptable.

      about 9 months ago