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While its styling will never be called bold, it will appeal to many with its understated and clean lines.
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While the previous model's lanky, long-nosed proportions almost mimicked a tall hatchback, the new RDX looks more balanced.

Its lines are unlikely to wow anyone, just as they’re also designed not to offend, with far too much CR-V in the window design.

The RDX still remains recognizable as an Acura, but its styling is more mature than before. It now looks like a shrunken version of the MDX.
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Inside, the center stack is much more intuitive, with climate controls, audio and navigation buttons grouped together.

While there's nothing breathtaking about the interior styling, every seen and unseen surface of the RDX cabin is beautifully finished.
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All-new for 2013, the Acura RDX has reinvented itself, with a similar but fresh exterior, a new interior, and a new purpose. No longer seeking the young professional male with a taste for a touch of sport with his crossover, the 2013 RDX is going after pre- and post-children couples.

The design reflects that, with a stylish but not flashy look that tones down the somewhat controversial bright grille. Smooth curves and sleek proportions give the RDX the look of a smaller vehicle in some ways, especially the arch of the glass along the roof line. More powerful fenders and a standard crossover ride height give a sense of off-road capability, though the RDX is no true SUV.

Inside, the RDX trades some of its flashier bits from the previous generation for more mature matte-finished items, though there's still chrome and shiny plastic to be found. The overall look is sculpted and modern, and rather car-like, without the claustrophobic wrap-around feeling some other sporty crossovers get.


While its styling will never be called bold, it will appeal to many with its understated and clean lines.

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