2018 Acura RDX Model Overview at Motorcars Acura in Bedford, OH

2018 Acura RDX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Matching innovation with practicality, the 2018 Acura RDX harmonizes spaciousness and comfort with dynamic handling and agility. Signature Acura styling cues found on the RDX include unmistakable Jewel Eye® LED headlights, sculptural profile lines, and athletic stance. Putting you squarely in command of the driving experience, the RDX comes equipped with a 279-hp i-VTEC® V6 engine, sequential SportShift paddle shifters, and a dedicated Sport Mode transmission setting. Power through whatever comes your way with the available All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control System™, providing exceptional traction in even the most extreme weather conditions.

About the 2018 Acura RDX

Designed with the driver in mind, the meticulously crafted interior of the 2018 Acura RDX offers a blend of comfort, capability, and connectivity. With the press of a button the Remote Power-Operated Tailgate opens to reveal a massive 76.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the Easy Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatbacks lowered. Connected technology features along with the available AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistance technology make the RDX the perfect companion for your next adventure.


What the Critics Say

"While the 2018 Acura RDX compact-luxury-crossover SUV faces some stiff competition this year, it remains a favorite of those seeking a small luxury SUV that is fun to drive, offers plenty of high-tech features, ample power plus great reliability and resale values. … If you don't need the added passenger space of the larger RDX, but you still want an SUV that has ample cargo space, a big rear seat and a tall roof, we think you'll find the 2018 Acura RDX luxury-crossover SUV checks all the right boxes." -- Kelley Blue Book

“For many reasons, the Acura RDX is one of our top picks in the luxury compact SUV segment. It's a well-made and well-equipped SUV that is a clear, premium step up from mainstream compact SUVs such as the Honda CR-V. Its value is undeniable and a must-drive for buyers who value smart engineering and style equally.” -- Edmunds


2018 Acura RDX Styling

Style & Performance

Assertive styling combined with smart engineering helps the Acura RDX stand out from the ordinary. Its sculpted exterior hints at the potent V6 performance that lies beneath the hood. Signature Jewel Eye® LED headlights make a powerful statement while delivering superior visibility. Standard 18-inch machine-polished wheels are sure to attract attention.

Designed to help maximize the use of available traction in both dry and slippery conditions, the available RDX All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides confidence behind the wheel. Offering the convenience of precise and intuitive automatic shifting as well as shift-for-yourself control, SportShift paddle shifters give you the best of both worlds. Equipped with i-VTEC®, the standard athletic V6 engine in the RDX delivers 279-horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque across a broad power curve.

Innovative Technology

From the comfort of the driver’s seat, you can manage warning mechanisms, active safety and assistance systems, and instantly open the rear tailgate. Designed to help you feel more connected to the road, the RDX features a dual-cockpit dashboard design with centrally situated controls. Using the available Acuralink™ App, drivers can access vehicle diagnostics, send directions to the navigation, make dinner reservations, and stream their favorite music all with the touch of a button. The optional Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers provides a concert-like listening experience with outstanding clarity.

2018 Acura RDX Technology
2018 Acura RDX Advanced Safety

Advanced Safety

As a continuation of the Acura commitment to creating a zero-collision society, the 2018 Acura RDX is available with the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety and driver-assistance technologies. Innovative optional front and rear parking sensors give you a heightened sense of your surroundings when reversing out of a tight space. Agile Handling Assist combines with technology in the Vehicle Stability Assist system in an effort to improve handling in all conditions. Providing an indicator light and audible beep alert, the available Blind Spot Information System can detect and alert you to vehicles in your blind spot. The Acura RDX received the NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for 2018***.


Acura RDX Standard Equipment

2018 Acura RDX Interior

Exterior

  • Power moonroof with tilt feature, auto-open/close and auto-reverse
  • Jewel Eye® LED headlights and LED-illuminated tail lights
  • Remote-linked power-operated tailgate
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-headlights with wiper integration
  • Rear privacy glass with intermittent rear-window wiper

Interior

  • Keyless Access System with smart entry and push button ignition
  • Leatherette-trimmed sport seats, heated front seats, and 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio, phone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition)
  • Ambient cabin lighting

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura Premium Sound System with 7 speakers
  • USB Audio Interface with iPod® integration and Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
  • Maintenance Minder™ system and HomeLink®

Safety & Driver Assistive Technologies

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with motion-adaptive steering and traction control
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Acura RDX Packages

AcuraWatch™ Plus Package

2018 Acura RDX AcuraWatch Plus Package

A suite of features to help improve awareness and avoidance. MSRP +$1,300. Starting at $37,300* with FWD or $38,800* with AWD.

Safety & Security

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Driver Assistance

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Interior

  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID) (with turn-by-turn guidance when model is equipped with navigation system)

Technology Package

2018 Acura RDX Technology Package

Cutting-edge features deliver a connected experience to fit any digital life. MSRP +$3,700. Starting at $39,700* with FWD or $41,200* with AWD.

Interior

  • Sport Seats with Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • 8-Way Front Passenger’s Seat

Media & Connectivity

  • On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
  • GPS-linked, Solar-Sensing Climate Control
  • Voice Recognition System for Nav & Climate Control Systems
  • Acura Navigation System with 3D View
  • AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ and Traffic Rerouting™
  • AcuraLink® The Next Generation
  • ELS Audio® System with 10 Speakers
  • Song By Voice®, HD Radio®, Aha™ Compatibility, and Siri® Eyes Free

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System
  • Dynamic Guidelines on Rear Camera Display
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Advance Package

2018 Acura RDX Advance Package

Ultimate upgrades in comfort, technology and convenience. Requires AcuraWatch™ Plus and Technology Packages. MSRP +$1,700. Starting at $42,700* with FWD or $44,200* with AWD.

Interior

  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats

Exterior

  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
  • 18-inch Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lights

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors

Acura RDX Exterior Colors

White Diamond Pearl

White Diamond Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Crystal Black Pearl

Crystal Black Pearl

Kona Coffee Metallic

Kona Coffee Metallic

Basque Red Pearl II

Basque Red Pearl II

Fathom Blue Pearl (Requires Technology Package and Graystone Interior)

Fathom Blue Pearl (Requires Technology Package and Graystone Interior)


Pricing & Performance

2018 Acura RDX

Standard

AcuraWatch Plus Package

Technology Package

AcuraWatch Plus Package with Technology Package

Advance Package

Starting MSRP*

Front Wheel Drive

$36,000

$37,300

$39,700

$41,000

$42,700

All-Wheel Drive

$37,500

$38,800

$41,200

$42,500

$44,200

Engine Type

FWD & AWD

3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®)

3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®)

3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®)

3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®)

3.5-Liter i-VTEC® V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM II®)

Transmission Type

FWD & AWD

6-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

6-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

6-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

6-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

6-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

Horsepower / Torque

FWD & AWD

279 Horsepower / 252 LB-FT Torque

279 Horsepower / 252 LB-FT Torque

279 Horsepower / 252 LB-FT Torque

279 Horsepower / 252 LB-FT Torque

279 Horsepower / 252 LB-FT Torque

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

FWD

20 / 28 / 23

20 / 28 / 23

20 / 28 / 23

20 / 28 / 23

20 / 28 / 23

AWD

19 / 27 / 22

19 / 27 / 22

19 / 27 / 22

19 / 27 / 22

19 / 27 / 22

*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $965 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2018 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 only) and other factors.

***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 www.safercar.gov.