Acura's smallest SUV grows an inch in length and height for the 2013 model year, gets an engine swap, and has its all-wheel drive dumbed down. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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New styling on the body is apparent from the grille, which assumes a more subtle posture. The front bumper is molded completely into the front of the car, and at the rear the exhaust pipes are invisible, hidden underneath the car. Read full review
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Acura went from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine to this naturally aspirated V-6, giving the RDX more power and better fuel economy. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The RDX is designed as a five-passenger SUV with a reasonable amount of cargo space. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The RDX can be had with front- or all-wheel drive, although Acura got rid of the more advanced SH-AWD (Super Handling-All Wheel Drive) found on the previous generation of the RDX. Read full review
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Even with the rear seats up, there is plenty of cargo space. The RDX could easily take a family of four on a road trip. Read full review
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Acura maintains its premium level with the RDX, with good noise insulation for the cabin and leather-covered, power-adjustable seats. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The rear seat is a typical bench, but it does offers a surprising amount of legroom. Read full review
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Acura offers all of its tech in one big package. Without the tech, the LCD comes off the dashboard, along with the main interface controller. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Acura uses an electric power-steering system in the RDX. The steering wheel offers a little resistance. Read full review
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Buttons abound on the steering wheel and dashboard. Acura could take lessons from other automakers in better consolidating such buttons. Read full review
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The six-speed automatic is the only transmission available. It has a Sport mode, and the gears can be selected manually, but its shifts are too slow for fast driving. Read full review
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The big control in the middle is a hybrid dial/joystick/button that controls most cabin tech functions. Read full review
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The navigation system's maps offer only a 2D, top-down view. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The navigation system includes Zagat restaurant listings, and even shows comments for each restaurant. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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A nice feature of the navigation system is a set of scenic drives, at least one for every state. Read full review
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The infotainment system brings in weather forecasts, along with this severe-weather map. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The Bluetooth phone system is capable of receiving text messages, although this only works with some phones. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The iPod play screen shows album cover art along with track information. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The iPod music library screen shows categories for album, artist, and genre. You can also use voice command to request songs by name. Read full review
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Bluetooth audio streaming shows track information, and includes Pause/Play controls. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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Acura reserves 15GB on the car's hard drive for a music library. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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The audio setting gives level control over the subwoofer and center channel, as well as bass and treble. Read full review
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3.5 stars

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This 10-inch subwoofer is part of the ELS audio system, which delivers crisp, excellent sound. Read full review
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The rearview camera offers three different views to aid in parking. Read full review
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