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CNET Editors' RatingThe new generation of Acura's smallest SUV, the RDX, represents both a step forward and a step back. For 2013, Acura updated the exterior styling, and increased the size just a little, but dumbed down the underlying performance technology.
3.5 stars Very good
Review Date: 6/12/12
The good: The ELS audio system in the 2013 Acura RDX produces excellent sound, with crisp highs and strong bass, and voice command lets the driver request music by name. The rear seat offers plenty of legroom.
The bad: The navigation system does not dynamically route around bad traffic, and the voice command system doesn't include dial-by-name functionality with a paired phone's contact list.
The bottom line: The 2013 Acura RDX is a comfortable and easy-driving small SUV with a premium feel, but the cabin tech shows some flaws that will prove frustrating over time.
C/D TEST RESULTS:C/D observed: 21 mpg
0 to 60 mph: 6.2 sec
0 to 100 mph: 16.3 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.7 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.7 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.8 sec @ 96 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 135 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 181 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.79 g
EPA city/highway driving: 19/27 mpg
Service life 15 mo/28,406 mi
Base Price $36,815
Price as Tested $40,315
Options Technology Package ($3500: AcuraLink Telematics, Navigation, Acura/ELS Surround Sound System)
Average fuel economy 21.8 mpg
CO2 emissions 0.89 lb/m
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 19/27/22 mpg
Problem Areas None
Maintenance cost $357 (3-oil change, inspection; 2-tire rotation; 1-differential fluid change)
Normal-wear cost $0
3-Year Residual Value* $21,367
Recalls NHTSA Campaign ID number 13V143000. Component: powertrain: automatic transmission
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