2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Acura RDX
The 2010 Acura RDX is a compact crossover sport utility vehicle designed to offer a sporty ride, utility, and all-weather capabilities. Smaller sibling to the Acura MDX, the 5-passenger RDX is the automaker's entry-level SUV. To improve fuel economy, it is offered only with a unique turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.
The Acura RDX started out as a concept car in the early 2000's (it was shown as the RD-X). By the time it hit showrooms in 2007, Acura's newest compact crossover featured the automaker's first turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and standard all-wheel drive. Sportier than the larger MDX, the RDX is built on a smaller platform (shared with the Honda Civic and CR-V) with an emphasis on ride and handling. The Acura RDX is in its first generation.
The news for the Acura RDX in 2010 is the new availability of a front-wheel-drive model. In addition, the RDX received a facelift-the corporate "grille" currently worn by the TL and MDX found its way to the RDX. Furthermore, Acura made other minor tweaks to the rear fascia, the interior, and the technology package. A new 6-speed automatic transmission is likely for 2011.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||101.4 cubic feet|
|Cargo Volume||60.6 cubic feet|
Features and Options
Acura offers the 2010 RDX in four different trim levels: RDX, RDX SH-AWD, RDX with Technology package, and RDX SH-AWD with Technology package. The standard RDX features front-wheel drive, air conditioning with automatic climate control, driver's 10-way power seat with memory, rearview mirror with rearview camera display, perforated leather seating surfaces, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, a 350-watt 7-speaker audio system, and more.
The RDX SH-AWD adds Acura's "Super Handling All-wheel Drive" system. The RDX with Technology package is front-wheel drive (like the standard RDX), but it adds navigation, real-time traffic and weather, rearview camera, surround sound audio, GPS-linked solar-sensing temperature control, and more. The RDX SH-AWD with Technology package upgrades the technology package with Acura's "Super Handling All-wheel Drive" system.
The 2010 Acura RDX is offered in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The standard engine on all models is a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder rated at 230 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard transmission is a 5-speed automatic with sport shifter. Fuel economy for the RDX models ranges between 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||5 stars|
|Front Passenger||5 stars|
|Side Driver||5 stars|
|Side Rear Passenger||5 stars|
|Rollover 2WD||Not tested|
|Rollover 4WD||4 stars|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Roof Strength||Not Tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
|2009 APEAL|| |
To learn more visit:
2010 Acura RDX Model Page
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