Though it has come back to the V-6 despite once being ahead of the curve, the 2013 RDX has lost none of its sporty appeal, while growing considerably in ride comfort, fuel economy, and features.
The BMW X3 remains a strong alternative, with an efficient new four-cylinder turbo and an excellent balance of ride quality and handling.
Infiniti's EX35 more fun to drive, with more power and zip, but its fuel economy is worse than that of the RDX.
The VW Tiguan's turbo four is easy to live with, but it doesn't have quite as luxurious a sheen as the RDX.
The Mercedes-Benz GLK is of a size with the rest of this group, but offers a more mature feel.
The Audi Q5 stands out for its excellent interior quality, choice of fuel-efficient engines, and ride quality.
Finally, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque, delivers similar performance to the RDX in a slightly more practical package and with a good deal more posh style.
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|2013 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2013 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2013 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2013 Volkswagen TiguanBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles|
|FWD 4-Door||quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium||AWD 4-Door xDrive28i||RWD 4-Door GLK 350||2WD 4-Door Manual S *Ltd Avail*|
|Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual|
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