2019 Acura RDX Review
The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is located in the top third of our luxury compact SUV rating. The new RDX offers on all fronts: it is spacious, nice to handle and is full of technology.
The 2019 Acura RDX is an excellent SUV. Its turbo-four engine has more horsepower than many rival engines, and delivers attractive performance. This Acura handles well and moves smoothly. Inside, the RDX offers plenty of space and looks great. The seats are comfortable, there are many standard and available technical features, and the load space is above average for the class. If all that wasn’t enough, we named the RDX our best 2019 luxury compact SUV for money because it has the best combination of quality and value in its class. We also named it our best luxury compact SUV for families 2019 due to its excellent combination of cargo and passenger space, safety ratings and reliability, positive reviews from automotive journalists and features available For families.
As detailed above, there are many reasons for me to like the RDX, including the value. This Acura has a lower starting price than several competitors, which means it offers a lot of money for your money. Still, the class of compact SUV luxury features some exceptional vehicles; You may also want to check the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Price : MSRP $37,400 — $47,500
The redesigned Acura RDX 2019 hits a homer with its interior. The great looking cabin deserves a place next to the Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5, which have some of the best interiors in the class. The seats are spacious and supportive, there is above-average cargo space and a renewed information and entertainment system tops a long list of features.
The standard features of the 2019 Acura RDX include a panoramic moonroof, dual zone automatic climate control, start with button, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a screen 10.2 inch infotainment, a touch panel controller (known as True Touch Panel interface), mobile hot spot capability, Apple display, Siri Eyes Free and AcuraLink, which allows you to lock or unlock the car from your phone, Request assistance on the road, see technical data of the vehicle and trace the RDX if it is stolen.
Available features include GPS-linked climate control, a 12-or 16-speaker ELS Audio system, two additional USB ports, and navigation.
Standard driver support features include AcuraWatch and a rear view camera. AcuraWatch is a set of active security features that includes adaptive cruise control, front collision warning, automatic emergency braking, support for lane keeping, road exit mitigation and warning Lane exit. The available driver assistance features include a front display, surround-view camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
Perhaps the biggest change as part of the redesign of the RDX involves the new information and entertainment system. It now uses Acura’s true Touch Panel (TTI) interface, which features a touch panel controller on the central console that mirrors the screen. In other words, to select an icon on the screen, press the corresponding location on the touch panel.
2019 Acura RDX Review – The system definitely requires some time to get used to, but it is quite intuitive after a bit of practice and has a smart menu design. Although not everyone likes it, the general consensus is that the TTI system is easier to use than rival Cadillac and Lexus systems once you learn it. The main drawback is that when you start the car, the infotainment system takes a while to start.
The RDX is rated for five and comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery and heated front seats that are electrically adjustable. Milano leather upholstery, front seats with additional adjustment capacity, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel available. There are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats.
Whether you sit at the front or back, you can relax in this Acura. Both rows of seats have plenty of space and support, making them excellent for brisk driving and long-distance travel. Drivers get a lot of visibility forward, but the visibility backwards is limited.
Only a couple of rivals offer more space with all the seats in use, and even the maximum capacity of the RDX is above average for the class. In addition to the amount of space already useful, there are storage bays under the floor that provide a safe place to store valuables.
Driving and performance
The 2019 Acura RDX gets great power, decent acceleration and good gasoline performance with its turbocharged engine. This luxurious compact SUV moves smoothly and handles winding roads with ease. Add it up everything and you’ll have a more fun vehicle to handle than many of your opponents.
The redesigned RDX features a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that generates 272 horsepower. It’s coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The RDX gets an EPA estimate of 22 miles per gallon in town and 28 mpg on the road. Most luxury compact SUV’s get a similar fuel consumption, but the RDX is close to the upper part of the narrow field.
The engine has more power than some competitors ‘ engines, which makes the RDX surprisingly fast. While the acceleration will not return it to your seat, this small SUV has a lot of power for all driving situations. However, a warning: Acura increases the engine noise electronically, which could cause you to lose speed the first time you hear it.
The RDX tackles sinuous roads smoothly, and achieves a good balance between handling comfort and driving ability. Some luxury compact SUV’s are more athletic, while others drive more smoothly. Still, the RDX performs well in both respects, so it is an SUV that anyone can enjoy driving.
The front wheel drive comes standard on the RDX, and is available traction on all wheels (which Acura calls Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, or SH-AWD). The AWD system works perfectly, providing an excellent grip on the road even when the roads are slippery.
Safety and Reliability
The 2019 Acura RDX obtained the best ratings in crash tests from the Institute of Road Safety Insurance. It has not yet been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Standard features in the base model now include the AcuraWatch technology package and driver assistance with automatic emergency braking, lane maintenance assistance and adaptive cruise control; These features are optional in many opponents, such as the BMW X3. A 360-degree camera system, a rear cross-traffic alert and a blind spot monitor are optional.
2019 Acura RDX review – Remember, there have been no security withdrawals issued by NHTSA.
2019 Acura RDX Waranty. Acura backs the RDX with a limited four-year/50.000-mile warranty and a six-year/70.000-mile powertrain warranty.
The 2019 Acura RDX is charming, with a comfortable interior, refined power train and attractive road manners, but has a sufficient problem for Titanic to sink its overall appeal: a confusing and too complex multimedia system.