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Reviewers say that the 2014 Acura RDX is one of the most versatile SUVs in the class, thanks to its powerful, yet fuel-efficient V6, spacious interior and user-friendly tech features.
The 2014 Acura RDX is by no means the sharp, performance-focused niche crossover that its predecessor was; instead it’s a well-rounded pick for style-conscious families who a manageably sized crossover without too many compromises in features, safety, or performance.
Already into its second year since a complete redesign, the RDX last year found compared to the first-generation RDX that preceded it a ‘milder’ personality that more shoppers should like. With the first-generation RDX, Acura had been pretty much the first one out the gate among sporty luxury-brand crossovers. It got a few things right like the just-right size, nimble handling, and attractive design but it offered plenty of rough spots, too, including a rough ride, laggy power delivery, and surprisingly lackluster gas mileage.
2014 Acura RDX Price
2014 Acura RDX Price. | Pricing for the new 2014 Acura RDX has been set at $34,520 – $39,620 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2014 Acura RDX we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
Acura’s big advantage over the rest of the cute-ute realm is in pricing. The RDX starts at $35,415. All-wheel drive adds $1400, and the Tech package, which bundles all the major extras remote power hatch, rearview camera, upgraded audio and nav with real time traffic and voice control is $3700. Additional options are limited to nickel and dime accessories. Our Tech equipped all wheel driver topped out at $40,515. The Evoque’s base price is higher than that.
2014 Acura RDX Interior
Test drivers agree that the RDX’s cabin is both attractive and functional. They note that the RDX offers user-friendly controls for audio, climate and navigation functions, and that the interior is built with quality materials. The 2014 RDX also wins points for its comfortable and supportive seats, as well as its generous legroom in the second row. The Acura RDX offers a competitive amount of cargo space for the class, and reviewers note that its low cargo floor makes it easy to haul larger items. Few competing luxury compact SUVs offer as many standard features as the RDX. A rearview camera, keyless access with push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Bluetooth and a seven-speaker stereo with a USB port, satellite radio and an auxiliary input jack come standard on the 2014 Acura RDX. An optional Technology Package adds features like a power liftgate, navigation and a 10-speaker ELS surround-sound audio system.
In terms of features and value, the 2014 RDX undercuts BMW and Mercedes, and offers even more than Lexus, if you extend a half-size up to the RX 350. Yet you won’t find the high-end goodies that most of those models offer like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and parking assistance. But dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry with push-button start, ambient lighting, a seven-speaker sound system with USB/MP3/Auxiliary support, Bluetooth handsfree calling, and more are all standard features.
An available Technology Package adds navigation with voice controls, real-time traffic and weather, a GPS-linked climate control, SMS texting support, and Pandora app functionality. Also part of it is a ten-speaker Acura/ELS audio system that produces clear, enveloping sound even at very low volumes. The navigation system is relatively easy to use, but we think it and the interface itself looks a bit dated in comparison to the large, wide-aspect screens in rival models.
2014 Acura RDX Exterior
The 2014 Acura RDX is powered by a V6 engine, which reviewers say provides plenty of power. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard and earns praise for its quick, smooth shifts. The EPA reports that the 2014 Acura RDX gets up to 20/28 mpg city/highway, which is quite good for a V6-powered compact SUV. Competitors like the BMW X3 xDrive35i, Cadillac SRX and Volvo XC60 all use more fuel. While a few reviewers complain that the 2014 RDX suffers from uninspired driving dynamics or vague steering, most test drivers write that the RDX offers composed handling and a comfortable ride.
The RDX is closely related to the Honda CR-V, and so it inherits much of the CR-V’s excellent interior packaging sensibilities including a low cargo floor, well-designed front and rear seats, and good versatility. Front-seat space is ample for even those over six feet tall, yet an eight-way power adjustable seat and tilt/telescoping steering column offer adjustability for most heights and body types. The cabin itself is very quiet, and comfortable from the back seat, too. The RDX is right in the zone for its compact crossover class, with 26.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, 61.3 cubic feet with the seats folded flat, and 76.9 cubic feet including under-floor storage.
2014 Acura RDX Engine
The current RDX bucks the former model’s turbo four in favor of a large, 3.5-liter V-6. And although that might seem an odd decision at a time when a number of rivals are dropping their sixes, Acura says that it’s actually more fuel efficient, slightly more powerful (at peak), and noticeably smoother in its power delivery compared to the former powerplant. Fuel economy ratings benefit, too, with up to 5 mpg compared to the previous engine a respectable 28 highway with front-wheel drive.
We’ll miss the turbocharged four, but the RDX’s 3.5-liter V-6 tops the four by 33 horsepower. It is 9 lb-ft shy of the four but gets a six-speed automatic instead of the outgoing car’s fiver. A cylinder-deactivation system that allows the six to run on four or three cylinders depending on load helps it clobber the four in official efficiency ratings 19 mpg city/27 highway versus 17/22 but our observed economy of 21 mpg was right in line with previous RDX tests. The new powertrain did a better job in straight-line testing, where we clocked the new car to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 14.8 at 96 mph. Those are both improvements of 0.3 second, and quicker than many competitors.