Acura RDX and Acura MDX Named Best Cars for the Money by U.S. News & World Report*

March 14th, 2018 by

Acura RDX and MDX SUVs

Drivers across the country look to the U. S. News & World Report Best Cars for the Money awards for buying guidance, and Acura SUVs once again stole the show. U. S. News & World Report named:

  • 2018 Acura MDX: Best Luxury 3-Row SUV*
  • 2018 Acura RDX: Best Luxury Compact SUV*

After even the briefest time with either vehicle, you’ll quickly appreciate why they were chosen.

The U. S. News & World Report Best Car for the Money Awards

Covering 14 different automotive classes, the U. S. News & World Report Best Car for the Money awards are some of the most respected in the industry. Each winner boasts an outstanding combination of quality and value, and they’re judged on:

  • Consensus opinion of the automotive press
  • Diverse data from quality-measuring rankings
  • Real-time transaction pricing data from TrueCar
  • Vincentric data to determine the total cost of ownership over five years

Few award processes are so rigorous. At the end of the day, the Acura RDX and MDX were named 2018 Best Cars for the Money.*

2018 Acura MDX: Best Luxury 3-Row SUV*

With its three rows of seating, standard V6 power, and wealth of comfort, convenience, and safety features, the MDX has been a favorite for over 20 years. In fact, drivers have made it one of the bestselling three-row luxury SUVs of all time.

Though noting that “technophiles will love the long list of standard and available features,” U. S. News & World Report drew particular attention to performance, writing that “Its V6 engine has ample power for driving around town or highway merging and passing, and it provides a smooth ride and agile handling.”

2018 Acura RDX: Best Luxury Compact SUV*

The Acura RDX is another top-seller — it’s topped 50,000 sales every year since 2015, which is a record in the luxury compact SUV segment. With first-class safety features as standard and noticeably sporty performance, the Acura RDX engages whether you’re cruising between Naperville and Plainfield or tackling tight turns in the center of Aurora.

U. S. News & World Report voiced abundant praise: “The 2018 Acura RDX offers ample seating space and a quiet, comfortable ride along with a long list of standard features and excellent crash test result.”

2018 Acura MDX Accolades

  • 2018 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS**
  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA***

2018 Acura RDX Accolades

  • 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA***

Your Next Luxury SUV Awaits at Continental Acura

If you want to find out more about the 2018 Acura MDX, 2018 Acura RDX, or the eagerly-awaited 2019 Acura RDX, simply contact us today.

Why Buy at Continental Acura of Naperville?

The Continental Difference is our commitment to putting the needs of our customers first. It’s about more than just getting great reviews — some other benefits of our dealership include:

  • For eight years in a row, our auto group has been recognized as “Best Auto Dealer” in Naperville Magazine’s “Best Of” awards.****
  • Understanding how a vehicle handles in a variety of conditions is important, which is why you can take a testy drive on a multi-terrain test track.
  • With 226 combined years of Acura brand experience, knowledge is on your side at Continental Acura. And our 72-Hour Exchange Policy exists to ensure that you’re completely happy with the vehicle that you select.




*** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit Model tested with standard side airbags.

**** Best of Naperville – Naperville Magazine,