Acura RDX 2014 Review

The luxury crossover 2014 Acura RDX SUV is designed in order to compete with the BMW X3, Infiniti EX37, Audi Q5 and similar vehicles. The approach is a little different when compared with them since the differences between the trims are practically non-existent. The only differences appear when looking at the drive system and the inclusion of an optional technology package.

Features And Models

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We only have access to a single model in the 2014 Acura RDX but it is quite well equipped. Out of the various highlights, we can highlight leather seats, a properly adjustable driver seat, dual zone AC control system and heated front seats. We also have Bluetooth connectivity, iPod connection, keyless passive entry, push button start and reversing camera. Wheels are 18 inch aluminum as standard and you will most likely love the heated exterior mirrors, universal garage opener and power sunroof.

Packages And Options

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You can opt for AWD and/or Technology Package. As AWD is obvious, you are most likely wondering what the tech package includes. If you opt for it, you will get a GPS link, automatic climate control with solar sensing sensors, discharge headlights of high intensity, power tailgate, voice recognition, AcuraLink, a removable music storage with hard drive, Pandora internet radio and even weather reports. Extra cost accessories can be installed by the Acura dealers if you want more.


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The 2014 Acura RDX includes a V6 3.5 liter engine that includes VCM (Variable Cylinder Management). What this means is that the engine will be able to operate on a lower number of cylinders when low load driving happens. This automatically helps in conserving fuel. The engine has 273 hp and is combined with a six speed automatic transmission gearbox. Front wheel drive is present, with AWD as an extra option.

Because of the engine, you can expect to have a combined fuel consumption of 23 miles per gallon with FWD and 22 miles per gallon with AWD.

Included Technology

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Those that want to buy the 2014 Acura RDX will definitely love the included technology. We are referring to the inclusion of a USB port, keyless entry, push button start, iPod connection and Bluetooth on every vehicle. If you opt for the Technology Package, you will love the additions even more. We particularly appreciated the addition of the 15 GB HDD storage.


On the whole, the 2014 Acura RDX is quite an interesting SUV and the fact that we only have one model with some additions is something that is attractive, especially for first time buyers.