Reviews Pile Praise on the 2017 Acura RDX

March 30th, 2017 by

2017 Acura RDX exteriorThe 2017 Acura RDX brings space, power, and technology uncommon within the compact SUV class, so we always expected praise-filled reviews to be forthcoming. We weren’t disappointed—after test driving the new RDX for themselves, the nation’s top critics have written of the vehicle in glowing terms.


“Although a ‘compact’ SUV, the RDX has plenty of family-friendly space—so much so that you could almost consider it an alternative to midsize SUVs.” –

As noted by, the 2017 Acura RDX is a compact SUV that’s big on space. Whether you need to slip in a rear-facing baby seat or accommodate long-limbed teenagers in the back, you’ll find more than enough room thanks to an elevated rear bench and generous dimensions. Cargo space is also impressive, with up to 26.1 cubic feet as standard or 61.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, making it great for Aurora families in need of a versatile vehicle.

Power and Efficiency

“The 3.5-liter V6 delivers its power smoothly with plenty of low-end torque for acceleration and passing.” – Kelley Blue Book

2017 Acura RDX reviews appreciated its ability to move swiftly at the lightest touch. While the vast majority of compact SUVs make do with four-cylinder engines, the Acura RDX fits a 3.5L V6 engine good for 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. rated its zero-to-60 mph time at a well-above-average 6.5 seconds.

Thanks to sophisticated powertrain technology of the new RDX, you’ll also still make up to 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway* with 2WD. If you need to commute from Westmont into Aurora or from Plainfield into Chicago, you’ll find yourself passing easily without having to worry about finding the next gas station.


“This SUV has a long list of standard features and options, which are tied to packages and not trim levels. This means you don’t have to buy the high-end model to get the option you’re coveting most.” – US News

Eschewing the traditional practice of parceling out features across different trim levels, Acura allows drivers to find the features they want by choosing between three packages: the Advance Package, Technology Package, and AcuraWatch Plus Package. Whether you need heated and ventilated seats or first-rate driver-assistance technology, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.

The 2017 Acura RDX Earns Acclaim Throughout the Industry

It’s tough to imagine a compact SUV that excels as surely as the Acura RDX. If you’d like to arrange a test drive, just contact us online or drop by the Continental Acura of Naperville showroom—you’ll find us just a short drive from surrounding areas like Wheaton.


* Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.