Aug 11, 2014
Reviewed By Erin Olson
Price as Tested $40,890: 2.73-hp 3.5-Liter SOHC 24-Valve V6, 6-speed automatic transmission, paddle shifters, AWD


It has all the things a new car should have, in order of Erin-importance:
10-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, ample cargo space, leather
trim, rear-view camera, push-button start, remote entry, dual climate zones,
the tech-y trifecta of Bluetooth/USB/MP3 and power moonroof.




Actually, it doesn’t quite have all the things a new car should have. It is
missing the blind spot monitoring and right turn camera which I find
particularly useful for city driving.




I was hesitant to describe the RDX as “adequate.” It sounds like a
put-down wrapped in a cop-out. Until my co-worker looked me in the eye and
said, “But some of my favorite cars have been perfectly adequate.” And he
was right.

Do I fantasize about the perfect car that wraps me in leather (heated AND
cooled) and propels me around town at the speed of light with an estimated
mpg of roughly one million? Yes. But when I actually head out to purchase a
car, I just want something that ticks all the boxes for the right price. If
I were in the market for a new crossover, the 2015 RDX would be a contender.


Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
4.0 rating
Horsepower 273
EPA Mileage 19/27