The 2015 Acura RDX undercuts BMW and Mercedes in pricing, and offers more value, in terms of features for the money than most vehicles in this class—even the Lexus, which is admittedly a half-size up. Dual-zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry with push-button start, ambient lighting, a seven-speaker sound system with USB/MP3 support, Bluetooth handsfree calling, and more are all standard features. Yet what's missing are the high-end goodies that most of those other models offer—like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and parking assistance.
An available Technology Package adds navigation with voice controls, real-time traffic and weather, a GPS-linked climate control, SMS texting support, and Pandora app functionality. Also part of it is a ten-speaker Acura/ELS audio system that produces clear, enveloping sound even at very low volumes.
What's also still missing, even with the Technology Package, are leading edge tech items--things like radar adaptive cruise control, night vision, and pedestrian detection.
There have been no significant changes for 2015, although we'd like to see a somewhat more straightforward and modern-looking infotainment and navigation setup.