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STYLING | 8 out of 10
considerably more upscale than the average small SUV
a trendy mix of textures and shapes
there isn't much not to like about the 2008 Acura RDX
Kelley Blue Book
sleek lines and an aggressive snout
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com found little to complain about in the luxury crossover design of the 2008 Acura RDX.
The 2008 Acura RDX receives high praise for continuing Acura's knack for producing attractive cars. MyRide.com points out that the "designers did an excellent job of staying true to Acura's styling DNA." Kelley Blue Book enjoys the exterior hints of power under the hood, citing "18-inch wheels, a raked version of the familiar five-point grille, dual-outlet exhaust and a 'turbo' badge on the back" as welcome additions. Cars.com lists the "manageable dimensions" as a huge plus.
In terms of overall appearance, MyRide.com calls the 2008 Acura RDX "not exactly sexy" and definitely "more athletic than aggressive." Auto Spectator matches this description by using adjectives such as "compact" and "sporty" when talking about the Acura RDX. Kelley Blue Book notes that the "unconventional tailgate that is integrated into the rear bumper" provides a "smoother look to the rear end."
Shifting gears to the dashboard, Cars.com thinks the "gauges are well-lit in a calming blue and white, and are easy to read." ConsumerGuide throws in its two cents by complaining the "audio and climate settings are undersized readouts in a distant dashtop slit." All in all, however, Edmunds finds the interior to be "considerably more upscale than the average small SUV."
As a near-luxury crossover, the 2008 Acura RDX delivers a ride that is functional, as well as easy on the eyes.