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2013 Acura RDX vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Acura RDX
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Though it has come back to the V-6 despite once being ahead of the curve, the 2013 RDX has lost none of its sporty appeal, while growing considerably in ride comfort, fuel economy, and features.

The BMW X3 remains a strong alternative, with an efficient new four-cylinder turbo and an excellent balance of ride quality and handling.

Infiniti's EX35 more fun to drive, with more power and zip, but its fuel economy is worse than that of the RDX.

The VW Tiguan's turbo four is easy to live with, but it doesn't have quite as luxurious a sheen as the RDX.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK is of a size with the rest of this group, but offers a more mature feel.

The Audi Q5 stands out for its excellent interior quality, choice of fuel-efficient engines, and ride quality.

Finally, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque, delivers similar performance to the RDX in a slightly more practical package and with a good deal more posh style.

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7.4
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The 2013 Acura RDX improves on the sporty crossover theme with refined ride quality, more features, and better fuel economy.
8.4
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The 2013 Audi Q5 is one of the more carlike crossovers, with elegant execution, smart high-tech features, and very good passenger space.
8.4
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The BMW X3 is a great-looking crossover, with a spacious, versatile, and classy interior; and with the introduction of a new base turbo four for 2013 in the xDrive28i, it gets better mileage with no compromise in performance.
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It looks more like an authentically rugged SUV, but the improved 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK has carlike road manners and now, better fuel economy with both its gas V-6 and its new turbodiesel four.
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The 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan is a little conservative in look and feel, but otherwise it has everything that urban crossover shoppers want.
8.0
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With tight rear seats and a small cargo area, the 2012 Infiniti EX35 is less like a sporty crossover, more like a high-riding sports sedan.
MSRP From     
$34,320$35,900$38,850$37,090$22,995$35,800
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class     
Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehiclesSmall Station Wagon
Style Name     
FWD 4-Doorquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive28iRWD 4-Door GLK3502WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*RWD 4-Door
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport Utility Vehicle4 Door SUV
Transmission     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomatic w/OD

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