The 2019 RDX is more than just Acura's soon-to-be best selling model, it's the start of an entire new product lineup for the luxury brand. The new RDX promises sharper handling, better acceleration and improved fuel economy while still delivering the expected Acura value for money. Although the new CUV will be more expensive starting than the Infiniti QX50 and Lexus NX, you get more standard equipment and better performance. On the top end you'll find that the RDX is a significant discount over comparably equipped alternatives from Europe. Quite simply, this makes the RDX the best value in the luxury CUV segment bar none.


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Comments

    • Ebenezer Eb
      Ebenezer Eb

      I like that you do the car seat test. Really needed to know that bit

      about 5 days ago
    • DAM8658
      DAM8658

      Yippee it’s a beige interior! I like that console too.

      about 22 days ago
    • Ioan Jivan
      Ioan Jivan

      I like that you compare cars

      about 24 days ago
    • Vivek Menon
      Vivek Menon

      Hey alex, heard the hybrid is coming this year. Is that true?

      about 28 days ago
    • B
      B

      Loaded rdx vs loaded xc40? No kids. 6’2” —— I want the quietest smoothest drive with around 50k to spend. Which would be better for me? I like looks of both. Thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony Lee
      Tony Lee

      I had looked at the 2018 and 2019 RDX at the dealer, and bought a 2018 AWD. I liked the look of the 2019 outside but I hated the black carps all over on the A-Spec. I chose the 2018 because it still had functional easy to use knobs, dials, (no confusing screen) and a real drive shifter. The V-6 and the 6 speed was smooth and fast. The only thing missing was the SH-AWD on the 2018. Acura should have retained the V-6 and the 6 speed.

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Shelton
      Richard Shelton

      Excellent review, Alex. Thank you so much!

      about 1 month ago
    • Max Nix
      Max Nix

      Excellent description and analysis as usual. You almost convinced me I need to buy although I loathe SUV in general for their driving experience.

      Twin Turbo V6 seems like it would be a little too nose heavy though.

      But I am the type of guy that would probably succumb to an X3 M4.0i in this segment.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesus A Valentin
      Jesus A Valentin

      Leave it to Acura to screw up the RDX. No shifter, no 6 cylinder, and ugly GMC tail lights. Prefer the 1st and the second generation.

      about 1 month ago
    • saturnday
      saturnday

      Alex doesn't represent me at all. I have short legs and a long torso.

      about 1 month ago
    • William Geron
      William Geron

      Just another worthless big SUV for a middle-age wealthy family or elderly.

      about 1 month ago
    • Midi Man
      Midi Man

      Nice Video. I can say I have owned Honda Civic, Acura Legend and now Toyota, All were way older than My Toyota. From my experience Honda and Acura blow Toyota away. In 20 years difference you would think Toyota would come some what close to Honda and Acura. Not even close, Toyota is over rated junk. To me I find Acura moves there stuff down to Honda, Toyota moves there stuff up to Lexus. Big difference.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ray Rivera
      Ray Rivera

      This or the Ford Edge ST?

      about 2 months ago
    • Calvin Tran
      Calvin Tran

      The hidden compartment tells me that this model will have the hybrid version later. The space will be used for holding the batteries.

      about 2 months ago
    • Alejandro Hurtado Olivares
      Alejandro Hurtado Olivares

      5.7?

      about 2 months ago
    • Jay Mac
      Jay Mac

      Acura needs to start using that seat in all vehicles. Maybe not the ILX but definitely the MDX

      about 2 months ago
    • Jay Mac
      Jay Mac

      184 inches is damn close to what a midsize suv used to be. The 2008 Honda Pilot was only 4 inches longer. The 2019 pilot is nearly a foot longer though. Time is funny

      about 2 months ago
    • Jimmy Yang Liang
      Jimmy Yang Liang

      Hello Alex , I need your suggestion on which one is better the A spec or the advance ?

      about 2 months ago
    • Aaron ___
      Aaron ___

      The intro music gives me chills.

      about 3 months ago
    • CurbsideUnderwood
      CurbsideUnderwood

      Alex you are just awesome. Though not really my cup of tea, I have never liked Acura until this car(Aside from the crappy wood trim) overall this is an outstanding vehicle. I thought it was awesome you are listing to Rebecca st. James! The Mercedes AMG GLC is still best in class here, but costs more than twice as much maxed out lol, but if money is no issue, get the Mercedes, but then again if money is no issue, then absolutely get the Lamborghini Urus. Awesome review!

      about 3 months ago
    • Roger Janes
      Roger Janes

      Alex .... You are tops for the Car reviews .... I would like to see a comparison with the new Cadillac XT4 if you could .... please.

      about 3 months ago
    • Petros Bezirganyan
      Petros Bezirganyan

      Test drove 2018 BMW X3 XDrive 30i (4 cylinder turbo), 2019 Volvo XC 60 T5 Inscription and 2019 Acura RDX. Acura beats both BMW and Volvo in luxury, technology and overall performance. It is absolutely no-brainer which one to buy in the category of compact luxury SUVs under $50K. Acura delivers on torque, on smoothness of delivery of torque and power, in cornering and overall maneuverability, it has the best steering wheel out of all three vehicles, with the right amount of heaviness, heft and road feedback. It has the best road noise isolation, and the best seats and leather upholstery, beating even the newly redesigned Volvo... The only place where Acura falls short is fuel economy--it has pretty thirsty engine, but it can run on regular gasoline unlike the other two (I know, I am leasing 2019 RDX Tech package)...

      Sure, one can buy more powerful engine, like turbocharged 3.0 V6 in BMW and both turbo-charged and supercharged T6 in Volvo, or even the 400 hp T8 hybrid system in Volvo, but the actual fun factor of driving the vehicle is not going to change much in my opinion, with Volvo's power delivery being very lumpy (turbo-lag), its steering being very light, and with BMW's long hood and aggressively bolstered, hard bucket seats... Also, price and cost of ownership, including the maintenance and long-term reliability, is always a factor, where Acura, again, delivers big...

      about 3 months ago
    • Max Nix
      Max Nix In reply to Petros Bezirganyan

      "Sure, one can buy more powerful engine, like turbocharged 3.0 V6 in BMW ..." which doesn't exist. But not being anywhere near a "car guy," you would not know that. Honestly, you should check out an Odyssey if you want to carry a lot of stuff. Much betterin terms of stuff per unit of volume over footprint.

      about 1 month ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      The Motor Trend 2019 RDX 2.0T faired even worse of all formal tests with a 7.1 0-60 mph time or one full second behind the RDX v6.That follows Consumer Reports 7.0s and Car & Driver 6.6s ranging from a half second slower or more behind the prior generation with 3 5l. Even the lower power Buick Envision 2.0T with less power and four less speeds accelerated quicker, stopped shorter, and handled MT handling test better than the RDX. "RDX's vague braking feel and response. Given that Acura equipped the RDX with "limousine" brakes, slowing down precisely was frustrating for many. Said Scott Evans: "Trying to make a stop sign is much harder than it needs to be."  "Acura's wide net leads to confusion about what aiming to be. "It's torn between being luxurious and soft like a Lincoln, sporty like an Alfa, or techy like an Audi, and those things sorta cancel each other out...on winding roads in Sport+ mode, but we didn't feel the emotion we expected."

      about 3 months ago
    • Taylor Albaugh
      Taylor Albaugh

      The A-Spec looks SO good in silver. Not that I love silver, but this car looks amazing in silver with the A-Spec.

      about 4 months ago
    • Kopernicus67
      Kopernicus67

      Nice review and nice car. Just MHO, for all the quality and performance, the dash and controls are really for a 20-something. Not tasteful, too much trim, too noisy, too plastic-y looking. That gaping slot all for a knob to control the driving dynamics is a little much taking up 1/3 of what could be useful space. Volvo does it in a far better way for a wide range of age-drivers with the XC40. BMW, MB and Audi also do that annoying design that looks like someone melted an iPad into the dash. Doesn't look integrated, looks like an afterthought. Nice vehicle, but not a place I want to sit.

      about 4 months ago
    • Sigor Ezz
      Sigor Ezz

      Dam I kind of regret buying the 2019 Lexus NX300 lol. Panaromic moonroof, 10 speed transmission, bigger main screen, better seat adjustability, spinning steering knobs on the Acura compared to the Lexus.

      about 4 months ago
    • John Q
      John Q In reply to Sigor Ezz

      +Rob York Must be true cause you said so. Or we can utilize something called the scientific method. In the last 10 years Lexus has proven statistically to be the most reliable Luxury car maker in the market while Acura isn't even in the top 10.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rob York
      Rob York In reply to Sigor Ezz

      No it's not.

      about 1 month ago
    • John Q
      John Q In reply to Sigor Ezz

      The Lexus is better and more reliable.

      about 4 months ago
    • Andrey Chergik
      Andrey Chergik

      What an outstanding car review. Bravo!

      about 4 months ago
    • Chin Ho
      Chin Ho

      Alex when you going to get a chance to compare this to the turbo charged Mazda cx 5. Thanks

      about 4 months ago
    • Vivek Menon
      Vivek Menon

      Hi Ale, thank you for an excellent and detailed review. I am wondering you did not mention porsche macan at all.

      about 4 months ago
    • Luke, I'm your father!
      Luke, I'm your father!

      It's too damn noisy. I test drove one and it's not the MDX. Very noisy. I'm old. I need peace and quiet not sone kids raving up an engine

      about 4 months ago