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If you can afford it, luxury SUVs are well worth the investment. Most come equipped with distinctive touches of luxury styling, top-of-the-line entertainment choices, and performance that captivate drivers. In some regards, the 2017 Acura MDX is a good representation of what you will find with luxury models, starting with its styling. Its aerodynamic stance …

Most will agree that an SUV’s safety equipment and performance are huge factors in determining if it’s the right fit for them; this is why identifying the safest model is paramount. In this regard, suvs.com examined each SUV by its safety equipment and crash test ratings conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After …

Rating 62/100 Background Shoppers have flocked to the reasonably priced Acura MDX for years due to its strong resale value and reputation for reliability. The 2016 MDX boasts numerous updates, including a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a widely available AcuraWatch Plus bundle that provides cutting-edge safety technologies. Add the MDX’s rewarding driving dynamics to …

Rating 63/100 Background The original RDX bounded onto the scene as Acura’s high-tech wonder, boasting a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (Acura’s first) and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. It failed to resonate with as many shoppers as Acura had hoped, however, so in 2012 the company redesigned it as a more conventional small luxury crossover SUV with …

Rating 60/100 Background If you’re shopping for a sensible, well-rounded small luxury crossover SUV with few bad habits, the 2015 Acura RDX is a great place to start. Redesigned just a couple years ago, the RDX starts with a simple, handsome shape free of gimmicks and excess. That same idea translates to its cabin, which …

Rating 70/100 Background The Acura brand offers a sensible take on luxury. While costly European nameplates may do a better job of awing the neighbors, this Japanese marque excels at delivering premium quality and features at a relatively reasonable price. Plush yet pragmatic, the 2015 Acura MDX embodies the manufacturer’s value-oriented philosophy. With the MDX, …

Rating 57/100 Background The 2014 Acura MDX illustrates the benefits of smart and selective evolution. The previous generation was a success, popular with buyers who enjoyed this midsize luxury crossover SUV’s sporty performance and luxurious nature. Still, there’s always room for improvement, and canny upgrades have produced an even more refined adaptation, poised to achieve …

Rating 50/100 Background Although the premium small crossover segment continues to see an influx of strong new candidates, the 2014 Acura RDX stands tall as one of the more compelling picks in this class. It offers a smart mix of power, feature content and fuel efficiency that should make it appealing to a broad range …

Rating 55/100 Background The 2013 Acura RDX gets a complete overhaul in an effort to provide wider appeal and better efficiency. A naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine replaces the former turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, and it provides more power along with improved fuel economy. Although the old turbo-4 was a spirited performer — it made 240 …

Rating 68/100 Background Fun-to-drive luxury crossover SUVs are understandably uncommon. If you wanted such refinement, entertainment and utility all in one package, you’d typically have to look at a handful of German models. And while those crossovers have broken the SUV mold, they also have a tendency to break budgets in the process. Thankfully, there’s …

Rating 62/100 Background When it debuted a few years back, the Acura RDX was a pioneer in its segment, coming out well before other luxury-brand automakers developed small crossovers of their own. Now, five years later, the 2012 Acura RDX still has a lot going for it, though in certain cases it’s starting to show …

Rating 63/100 Background The 2012 Acura MDX could be the best luxury crossover you haven’t yet considered. Lost among the European-style icons, the American bulk carriers and its own Japanese rivals, the Acura MDX is a quiet challenger. It offers some of the nicest luxury appointments, top comfort and safety technology, and satisfying driving dynamics …