While it's similar to the Honda CR-V in duty, the 2010 Acura RDX develops quite a different personality from its relative. The styling is sportier, with a more sloping rear end that sacrifices some cargo room for a sleek look.Reviewers from across the Web find the 2010 Acura RDX's styling inside and out to be among the best in the compact luxury crossover segment. With high praise coming from almost all reviewers, the mildly updated 2010 RDX carries Acura's reputation for modern, tech-influenced designs. MyRide.com calls the 2010 Acura RDX "more athletic than aggressive," while Kelley Blue Book notes the "unconventional tailgate that is integrated into the rear bumper" provides a "smoother look to the rear end." MyRide.com asserts that the "designers did an excellent job of staying true to Acura's styling DNA."
Inside the RDX, 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." ConsumerGuide pans the console design by complaining the "audio and climate settings are undersized readouts in a distant dashtop slit," while Car and Driver sums up the styling by noting that, inside and out, the RDX "doesn't match the sense of occasion presented by the Mercedes-Benz GLK or Audi Q5." The driver-focused cockpit of the RDX gets new climate controls, ambient lighting, and more metallic trim to accent its high-tech look and complement its leather seats.