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2014 Acura RDX SUV - Overview

Research another RDX:

$34,520 – $39,620 MSRP

19 / 27 MPG City/Hwy


Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 2.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

Detailed ratings for 2014 models are not yet available. Ratings for the 2013 model year are provided, but are not necessarily indicative of 2014 model performance. Ratings data for all body styles and trim levels within a particular model family are aggregated when calculating the model's overall Power Circle Rating.
2014 Acura RDX SUV

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What's New for 2014:

  • Kona Coffee paint replaces Amber Brownstone

The 2014 Acura RDX is a compact luxury crossover SUV designed to compete with models such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Infiniti EX37, and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Models and Features
Acura sells the 2014 RDX in a single, well-equipped level of specification. Highlights include leather seats with perforated inserts, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory settings, heated front seats, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. The 2014 RDX is also equipped with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, SMS text-messaging capability, USB port, iPod connection, multi-view reversing camera, and a keyless passive entry system with push-button start. A set of 18-inch aluminum wheels is also standard on every RDX, along with a power sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, and a universal garage door opener.

Options and Packages
All-wheel drive (AWD) is an option for this model, as well as a Technology package. The Technology package includes xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, power tailgate, and a GPS-linked, solar-sensing automatic climate control system. Additionally, this option package contains a voice-recognition system, navigation system, AcuraLink real-time traffic and weather reports, premium Acura/ELS audio system, Pandora Internet radio, and a hard-drive music storage system with Song by Voice track retrieval.

In addition to these items, Acura dealers can install a variety of extra-cost accessories.

Under the Hood
Every 2014 Acura RDX is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine equipped with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), which allows the engine to operate on fewer cylinders under low-load driving conditions to help conserve fuel. The V-6 makes 273 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring Grade Logic Control and a Sequential SportShift manual mode with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The V-6 powers the RDX's front wheels. An AWD system is optional.

Fuel Economy
As rated by the EPA, the 2014 Acura RDX is expected to achieve the following fuel-economy estimates:
  • RDX FWD: 20/28/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • RDX AWD: 19/27/22 mpg

Safety Ratings and Technology
Aside from a multi-view reversing camera, the 2014 RDX offers a basic package of safety equipment. As this article is written, crash-test ratings for the 2014 Acura RDX are not available.

Bluetooth connectivity, SMS text-messaging capability, a USB port, iPod connection, and keyless passive entry with push-button ignition are standard on every 2014 RDX. The optional Technology package includes a navigation system and a unique solar-sensing climate control system that can regulate cabin temperature based on vehicle and sun position. The Technology package also includes a premium audio system with a Pandora Internet radio interface, 15 GB of hard-disc storage for music, and Song by Voice music retrieval.

Available Trims for the 2014 Acura RDX SUV

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Base 6 speed automatic $34,520 273-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 20/28
AWD 6 speed automatic $35,920 273-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/27
With Technology Package 6 speed automatic $38,220 273-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 20/28
AWD with Technology Package 6 speed automatic $39,620 273-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 19/27

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