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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
boasts a full arsenal of appeal
Kelley Blue Book
tires are noisy even on smooth asphalt
easy to use, and pretty to look at
With its tidy dimensions, the 2010 Acura RDX unsurprisingly offers little in the way of backseat room. Seating is comfortable up front for adults, but the second-row bench doesn't sport the head- or legroom that those same adults will tolerate. It's a kid-sized space that's marginally quieter this year thanks to some tweaks. The seats do flip and fold to expand the 27.8 cubic feet of cargo room to 60.6 cubic feet.Reviews researched by TheCarConnection.com agree that the 2010 Acura RDX's quality exceeds the price tag that comes with it-but the RDX sacrifices some comfort at the expense of snappy performance. Cars.com lists the "manageable dimensions" as a huge plus; MyRide.com says "sturdy seats hold occupants nicely," and the driver's seat, with "an eight-way power unit with lumbar and heating, is superb." But reviewers aren't as impressed with the 2010 Acura RDX from the backseat. Kelley Blue Book stays optimistic by declaring the backseat "cozy without being cramped."
Cargo gets a fairer treatment inside the RDX. Cars.com notes that "compared to other SUVs ... the RDX's cargo area is right up there with the best." ConsumerGuide also mentions "large door pockets and clever door armrest bins offer plenty of small-item storage." Completing the effective storage design is "a huge center console that's big enough to swallow a laptop computer," according to Kelley Blue Book.
With its turbo engine whizzing away, the RDX can seem a little unrefined. ForbesAutos considers the drive "a bit noisy on the front-passenger side." ConsumerGuide also brings up the sound factor, claiming the "tires are noisy even on smooth asphalt."
TheCarConnection.com's editors also note the RDX's interior spaces are fitted with lots of finely grained and silver-painted plastic. It's a look shared with lots of portable electronics, and it fits the brand's image well enough, though at the price point some shoppers will want lusher trim.
The 2010 Acura RDX carries two passengers and their stuff with ease, but backseat passengers will have reason to complain.