2014 Acura RDX

Buyer's Guide

CHANGES FOR 2014:

- Paint changes: Kona Coffee replaces Urban Titanium.

A year after receiving a full refresh, Acura's CR-V-based entry-level utility gets only a single paint change for 2014. The RDX, with its athletic silhouette and less-obtuse styling, is equipped with a 3.5L V6 and six-speed slushbox. If you are looking for the signature SH-AWD Acura has been pushing the last few years, you'll have to look elsewhere; the RDX lost the setup last year in favour of Honda's more plebeian slip-and-grip system. For the trade-off, the RDX gets much better fuel economy versus its predecessor, becoming a more efficient offering for consumers. Smart move, Acura, even if we still pine for your Super Handling All Wheel Drive.

The base RDX features include all-wheel drive, hill start assist, 18-inch alloy wheels, four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, airbags (front, front side, side curtain), tire pressure monitoring system, body colour door handles and mirrors, heated folding mirrors with integrated turn indicators and expanded view driver's mirror, reverse gear tilt-down, fog lights, rear privacy glass, HID headlights, one-touch power moonroof with tilt, security system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, compass, map lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, tilt/telescopic steering wheel with mounted audio/phone/cruise controls, maintenance minder, HomeLink, 5-inch colour information display, rearview camera, power windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down, keyless entry, push button start, SMS test message function, seven-speaker 360-watt premium audio system, USB port, Bluetooth audio, auxiliary input jack, easy fold-down 60/40 split rear seatback, 8-way power driver seat, 4-way power passenger seat, floor mats, fold-down rear seat centre armrest, heated front seats, leather seating, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Technology Package adds power liftgate, Acura Navigation System, GPS-linked solar-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control system, 8-inch LED backlit VGA display, and 10-speaker 410-watt premium audio system.

2014 Acura RDX Specifications

There are 2 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $41,190 MSRP
9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
273 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
AWD 4dr $41,190 5 SUV
AWD 4dr 273 hp @6200 rpm 251 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr 183.5" 73.7" 66.1" 105.7"
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr Leather Seats
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg $44,190 5 SUV
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg 273 hp @6200 rpm 251 ft-lb @5000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg 183.5" 73.7" 66.1" 105.7"
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg Leather Seats
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg
AWD 4dr Tech Pkg

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
August 16, 2018
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Owner Reviews: 2014 Acura / RDX

Average Rating

2008 Acura RDX

by Patrick1982 on 10-12-2012
Great Sporty Utility Crossover
I'm a hockey playing 30 year old and I made a list that included space, mp3 plays and Bluetooth and went to find a vechile for myself. The RDX does all this and more! It's super tight handling is awesome, and works awesome with the super handling all wheel drive.

The interior is quite nice and super comfy for highway driving. The power is more than adequate and the turbo does add a nice element of fun. The little things like sunglasses holder and ample storage are great. In the first few months of ownership I legitimately felt like I had overstepped my boundaries, but I found it private sale on trader and did well.

The one thing that hurts is premium gas, but I knew that was going to be a problem when I left an old 98 civic hatchback. I'm getting a legit 12 l/ 100km and its fine. (10 on highway) ( all summer driving so far)
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Acura RDX

by ryu on 10-12-2012
Great car for going to work
Well-made and comfortable, the 2010 Acura RDX is a great way to drive to work and back.
There's even a fair amount of trunk space, with the standard models ranging between 12.3 and 12.4 cubic feet, depending on options, and the Hybrid getting 10.0 cubic feet after placing the battery pack behind the rear seats. Fold-down rear seats on non-hybrid models add to the cargo area for larger items.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2008 Acura RDX

Trim: RDX 2.3L Turbo SH-AWD
by JTrombley on 10-11-2012
Reliable power.
Infatuation. This SUV is rugged, dependable and fun. It focuses on sport handling, so the ride is not intended to be strictly comfortable. Interior is stylish, even in 2012 and well equipped with telephony and AUX input/6 disc CD changer. It covers all bases a smaller size SUV should attain. Don't be scared by the gas mileage deficit that reviewers often love to stress, as you can definitely drive it economically. I get about $65 for a tank (in the USA and $85 CAN) and get around 550-700 kms on a tank. Around about 10.0 L/100 kms driving like an 18 year old university student I am. You wont be disappointed if you purchase a RDX, either new or used. Personally have about 117,000 kilometers on mine, and no mechanical problems ever. Its a typical Honda/Acura product.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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