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2009 Acura RDX Styling

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Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com find much to compliment in the luxury crossover design of the 2009 Acura RDX.

The 2009 Acura RDX garners high praise from nearly all reviewers for continuing Acura's reputation 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.

The 2009 Acura RDX is athletic-looking, attractive, and unmistakably Acura.

In terms of overall appearance, MyRide.com calls the 2009 Acura RDX "not exactly sexy" and definitely "more athletic than aggressive." Kelley Blue Book notes that the "unconventional tailgate that is integrated into the rear bumper" provides a "smoother look to the rear end."

In all, Edmunds finds the interior to be "considerably more upscale than the average small SUV." Shifting gears to the dashboard, Cars.com thinks the "gauges are well-lit in a calming blue and white, and are easy to read." Consumer Guide throws in its two cents by complaining the "audio and climate settings are undersized readouts in a distant dashtop slit."

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