2010 Acura RDX Tech - the Right SUV for These Times Page 2

April 27, 2010

2010 Acura RDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Trunk

The power from RDX’s turbocharged four-cylinder is more than ample to keep a smile on any driver’s face.  It does cut-and-thrust in traffic quite nicely and the gearing is right for the power band. 

All-independent MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension are firm but not jarring, aside from when the road surface is nasty.  It’s important to have feedback into the cabin that isn’t pervasive, and Acura’s RDX fits the bill.  Variable assist rack and pinion power steering is a bit on the light side but is precise.  Acura fits big Michelin P235/55R rubber on twinned, five-spoke 18-inch alloy rims.  They might add to the firmness of the ride on this crossover.

Brakes are excellent with all-wheel ABS, electronic brake distribution and brake assist.  Acura fits dual-stage front airbags, side bags for front-seat occupants and head curtain protection with rollover sensors.  There is vehicle stability assist, tire pressure monitoring and daytime running lights for passive safety.  Acura achieves five-star ratings for frontal and side crashes from the Feds.

The entry fee of the 2010 Acura RDX Tech is $36,430 including freight.  There are no additional fees on the docket, but Acura notes the Tech package includes the navigation system with voice recognition and rearview camera, Real Time traffic and weather as well as the surround sound audio system with 10 speakers, 6-CD changer and dual-zone automatic climate control.  Acura warrants the RDX for four years or 50,000 miles and powertrain coverage merits six years or 70,000 miles. 

It’s easy to like the size and the capabilities of the 2010 Acura RDX Tech.  It’s very entertaining to drive, has a peppy engine and is agile over the road.  Acura makes the choice of its smallest SUV/crossover an easy one.

© 2010 Anne Proffit

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