The 240-hp turbo-4 Acura fits in the RDX is 'slightly weaker' than the one Mazda fits into its CX-7,' according to Car and Driver. Autoblog says it's fine with the '5-speed automatic transmission [with] manual shifting capability.'. Forbes approves of the RDX's torque, which can 'rival the power produced by some 6-cylinder engines.'
Cars.com says 'power doesn't come immediately.' Once it's put into Sport mode, the RDX has shifts that are 'above-average.'
The best feature of the RDX could be its AWD system, Autoblog says.' 'You'll never worry about taking a turn faster than you planned,' Cars.com agrees.
In terms of gas mileage, the RDX's '22 mpg on the highway' is called out by Forbes Autos, while Car and Driver says the RDX's gas mileage to be '3 mpg worse than the ballsier BMW [X3]'s.'