2008 Acura RDX Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Buy One You Won`t Be Dissapointed by Joyce
 — This little suv is a great vehicle. I have had it for 3 years and have had only one problem with my air conditioning. Other than regular maintenance it has cost me no money. The 4 litre turbo is ama... Read More
Beautiful In And Out And Easy To Drive. by Laina
 — I love it !!!!! I upgrades from a Toyota Corolla and I absolutely love this car..................................... It handles like a car but its a cross over. Its safe and reliable. Its definitely t... Read More
A Car In Cuv Clothing by Nathan
 — Amazing to look at, drive, sit in traffic with. When i had my car in service the guys at David McDavid Acura were nice enough to loan me one to go drive around Austin.Everyone stared at it! It love to... Read More

2008 Acura RDX Overview

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2008 Acura RDX

Acura's new crossover SUV features Honda's first turbocharged engine. The RDX was introduced late in 2007, and is carried over for the 2008 model year. The RDX is priced in the luxury sport utility segment, and it combines a sedan-like ride with the added security and versatility of all-wheel drive.  A clean diesel variation is reported be in the works for 2009.

Acura's performance-focused RDX is powered by a turbocharged 2.3 liter inline four, which generates 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.  Power is routed to all four wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission, working in tandem with Acura's SH all-wheel drive system.  The SH technology offers multi directional power distribution, from front to back and left to right.  Fuel economy is estimated at just 17/22 mpg, and towing capacity is a modest 1500 pounds.

Both models come equipped with a host of luxury features, including dual-zone automatic climate controls, an interior air filter, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front bucket seats, an eight-way power driver seat, full power accessories, keyless entry, an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and satellite radio. The Technology Package trim adds a navigation system  with voice recognition capability, traffic information, the AcuraLink assistance system, a rear view camera, a DVD-capable sound system, and a wireless cell phone link. There are no major factory options.

Reviewers and consumers agree that the RDX has a very accommodating interior for a modestly sized SUV, highlighted by a comfortable and spacious backseat.  Test drivers the front seats to be cozy enough, while offering good lateral support for aggressive driving.  Interior issues include slightly pinched front visibility, some hard-to-manage controls and displays, and noticeable wind noise at higher speeds.


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