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The 2014 Acura RDX has competitive cargo space and a quality interior—and it's surprisingly quiet and composed.
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But overall, the interior is well appointed and premium in look and feel, with the little things such as padding added to the bottom of cubbies to prevent items from rattling against hard plastic.
AutoWeek

With two rows of seating for five passengers, the 2013 RDX allows me — I'm 6-feet-plus — to ride comfortably behind myself. And the headroom is so plentiful, I almost felt like I could ride comfortably sitting on my own shoulders, too.
Kelley Blue Book

The materials used within are a refreshing departure from the last RDX, which was riddled with dark, hard plastics across the instrument and door panels.
Automobile

A wide rear opening allows access to the plentiful 26.1 cu-ft of rear cargo space, which expands to 61.3 cu-ft with the rear seats down.
AutoGuide

Likewise, the cabin feels more expansive despite modest leg-, hip-, and shoulder-room increases in front.
Car and Driver

Against tough competition like the Lexus RX, BMW X3, and Audi Q5, the 2014 Acura RDX holds up admirably in almost every respect pertaining to comfort, space, and versatility.

Last year's redesign brought a roomier RDX, with improvements for front and rear passengers, as well as more cargo space. In front, the cabin is comfortable and relatively spacious, with enough adjustment to fit both taller and shorter passengers, though the length of the seat bottoms is a bit short for longer-legged drivers. In back, it's perhaps too narrow for three adults but still suitable for all but those in the six-foot-plus club.

Plastic plays a more dominant role on the dash, and the fit and finish aren't quite as tight and tidy as the Audi Q5's, but otherwise materials are impressive, fit and finish is good, and the RDX cabin feels every bit like that of a luxury vehicle. The cabin is well-laid-out, too, with cubbies and nooks for storage, and ergonomically-placed if not always logically laid-out controls.

And if you drove an RDX a couple of model years ago, this one bears no semblance to it with respect to ride quality and general cabin comfort. The 2014 RDX has a smooth, well-damped ride, with enough confidence for sportier moments, and it filters out road, wind, and tire noise admirably.

Conclusion

The 2014 Acura RDX has competitive cargo space and a quality interior—and it's surprisingly quiet and composed.

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