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2008 Acura RDX vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Acura RDX 4WD 4-door Angular Rear Exterior View
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The 2008 Acura RDX crossover is part of a growing movement to smaller SUVs.

The BMW X3 was one of the first entries in the niche, but its substandard interior and rough ride keep us from recommending it.

Land Rover's LR2 and the Volkswagen Tiguan are a little more plush, with the LR2 taking the off-road edge and the Tiguan on-road, with its turbo four and paddle shifters.

The Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK are both new for 2009; stay tuned for full reviews on both of them later in the year.

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8.8
/ 10
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The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
8.4
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The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
8.4
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The 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan aims for the likes of the Honda CR-V and hits a little higher--in price and sophistication.
8.0
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The 2008 Land Rover LR2 splices the ruggedly stylish look that draws people to the legendary British brand with honest practicality, without the gas-guzzling and clumsy handling.
MSRP From   
$33,195$37,200$23,200$33,985
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Inline 6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Style Name   
4WD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 3.2L PrestigeFWD 4-Door Manual SAWD 4-Door SE
Drivetrain   
4 Wheel DriveAll wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4dr SUV4 Door4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
 
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