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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    • GoogleLeaveMyNameAlone

      JESUS this guy is Booooorrinnnggg Dry AF

      about 7 days ago
    • 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 1 month ago
    • Bekim Krasniqi
      Bekim Krasniqi

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

      about 1 month ago
    • suppaidan a
      suppaidan a

      dang is this sponsored lmao

      about 1 month ago
    • 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 1 day ago
    • Justin NegrΓ³n
      Justin NegrΓ³n

      This is the best looking car in its class!

      about 3 months ago
    • Cowloon

      Great review

      about 3 months ago
    • Michael Kensington
      Michael Kensington

      What a beauty!

      about 3 months ago
    • mccraejoey82

      I really like this car πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

      about 4 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 4 months ago
    • Lonestar

      Shopping around for one. Look forward to this.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Langley
      Michael Langley

      acura stepping up. i like it.

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Saldivar
      Michael Saldivar

      This Blue RDX gives me a funny feeling in my pants

      about 5 months ago
    • David Gladstone
      David Gladstone In reply to Michael Saldivar

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

      about 22 days ago
    • Ian Alexander
      Ian Alexander

      Looks good

      about 5 months ago
    • blamminsuskaz pimp
      blamminsuskaz pimp

      Hell yeah im getting this because of the panoramic moon roof

      about 5 months ago
    • ballards02

      Can you make a review about Toyota Rav 4 2019

      about 7 months ago
    • 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 7 months ago
    • Mister G
      Mister G


      about 7 months ago
    • Josh Brobud
      Josh Brobud

      Sounds like a lot of road noise.

      about 7 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 7 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 22 days 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 7 months ago
    • 8 8
      8 8

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Slowsti05

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Tenzin

      Notice very quite ride πŸ‘Œ

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • Chummy Chime
      Chummy Chime

      no armrest....... wtf

      about 7 months ago

      Finally...……...very attractive, different, sporty, beautiful...Acura......but even though all new groundup, still reminds me of the look of the new CRX.........so I like this look......please tell me this is not a $45k car....otherwise.........bye Acura, hello Infiniti and Lexua who ha always done it right...Acura sucks past 20 yrs.....this is beautiful though....convince me this is NOT another version of CRX though...and Grade D - on this vid....Hardly any exterior shots, at all.....too much on the red leather interior watching Dude drive the car....yeah but i still don't reallky know what it looks like.....except it still seems like a look of a CRX....dammit Acura.........good design...…...but does the world need Acura? NOPE NOPE

      about 7 months ago
    • Shane h
      Shane h

      How much is the AWD A-Spec?

      about 7 months ago