Even compared to a lot of other entries in this class, the 2017 Acura RDX is easy to live with on a daily basis.
With its strong, confident performance and easy passenger and cargo loading, it's great for running errands and fits well with the busy lifestyle of new parents and empty-nesters alike.
Compared to the BMW X3, the RDX offers a strong value, as it costs several thousand dollars less and includes more features.
The price differential is about the same with the Audi Q5, which still stands out for its excellent cabin appointments.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class might have it beat now, though—it's one of the best cabins in the class, and the GLC manages a superb ride and interior comfort, although it's a little more compromised in space.
The Volvo XC60 is soon due for replacement, although it gets more fuel-efficient Drive-E powertrains this year.
The Volkswagen Tiguan might be a good alternative for those with a limited budget; it's definitely smaller, but it rides and handles as well as many luxury-brand models.
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|Sport Utility||quattro Sport Utility||Sports Activity Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
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