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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 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 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 77/100 Background With so many new small luxury crossovers on the road these days, it’s easy to lose sight of the Acura RDX, now entering its fourth year of production. It would be a mistake for crossover shoppers to do so, however, because the 2010 RDX is one of the most entertaining compact luxury …

Rating 63/100 Background If the 2008 Acura RDX participated in a round of speed dating, it’d probably say this: “Hi, I’m RDX. I’m young and active. I’m into high-tech gear and fashion. In my spare time, I like working out and going for long drives in the rain. My family is well-known and famous. I’m …

Rating 62/100 Background For about two decades now, Acura has been slowly growing and expanding its stable of upscale vehicles. Of course, some of these vehicles have been better than others. But on the whole, we’ve been pretty impressed with the combination of sophistication, performance and value that these cars and SUVs have offered. Now …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

82 vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s praise for 2017. The IIHS is a non-profit organization that’s supported by auto insurers. It works to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes each year as well as the rate of injuries and amount of property damage. Of the 82 vehicles that earned the non-profit’s …

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2016 Audi Q5

Rating 77/100 Background When is an aging car truly past its prime? It’s a tough question to answer, but we’re confident that the 2016 Audi Q5 isn’t there yet. With engine offerings ranging from a sprightly turbocharged 4-cylinder to a diesel-powered V6, with a gas-electric hybrid and a supercharged V6 in between, the Q5 remains …

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2016 BMW X3

Rating 80/100 Background The 2016 BMW X3 is a leading light among compact luxury crossover SUVs. That’s pretty remarkable for a car in its sixth year of production, but the X3 pulls it off seemingly without breaking a sweat. Indeed, it’s such a challenge to find fault with this crossover that our only "Con" is …