2012 Acura RDX Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The 2012 Acura RDX might be a sportier-driving alternative to a number of more staid luxury crossovers, but thankfully it doesn't give up much utility of comfort.

In the front seats, most adults will be happy; but in back adult knees will likely be mashed up against the hard plastic backs of those front perches. The downward sloping roofline cuts into the cargo area a bit, but fold the back seats forward for larger items and you're golden.

The back seat isn't all that large in the 2012 Acura RDX, and road noise can be an issue, but otherwise its cabin is quite comfortable and versatile.

On the bright side, the Acura RDX has a plethora of handy storage places for things—and not only the small stuff. The doors include compartments for smaller items, and the center console area and dash have several cubbies.

Fit and finish in the RDX is excellent, and the RDX's interior spaces are fitted with lots of finely grained and silver-painted plastic--a look that's sharp, but also a little tired.

Ride quality is on the firm side, relative to other vehicles in this class. It's just comfortable enough most of the time, but it can be busy on some pitchy surfaces; and the only consistent disappointment within the cabin (likely to be noticed on longer trips) is that there can be quite a bit of road noise--way more than there should be in a luxury model.

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