Earlier this year, we were able to drive the 2013 Acura RDX (http://www.automotive.com/acura/rdx/2013/road-test) and were happy that for the 2013 model year, Acura ditched the I4 engine in favor of a more powerful V-6. Not only did the Acura RDX increase in power, fuel economy improved as well. We drove it to Arizona and back, nearly 700 miles, and were able to top the combined fuel economy range. Although there was more road noise than anticipated, it was comfortable and handled everything we could throw its way. "The RDX is utterly conventional. It carves no new ground, yet it's just the vehicle it needs to be to succeed in its class: comfortable, sure-footed, and plenty luxurious."
The 2013 Acura RDX has joined many vehicles in the Acura lineup by earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating, which recognizes the vehicle's ability to protect all occupants in the event of an accident.
New for 2013
The 2013 Acura RDX is all-new this year, offering an improved engine, better performance and fuel economy, new interior and exterior styling, and an all-new, lighter weight all-wheel drive system.
- New V-6 engine
- Improved fuel economy
- Plenty of room for passengers and cargo
You Won't Like:
- Road noise
- Dated displays
- Navigation system