2009 Acura RDX. Click image to enlarge
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Review and photos by Michael Clark
2009 Acura RDX
Inside Story is a review of interior comfort features, cabin controls, storage options, trunk space and under-hood accessibility based on a seven-day evaluation.
It’s cool. It’s hip. It’s 45. Well, actually $45,100 is the MSRP for the as-tested ‘09 Acura RDX with Technology Package. It’s also getting a little crowded, as in the market segment. Tantalizing newcomers abound, such as the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4MATIC, all of which are hovering very close to this very hip MSRP. Imagine; getting a respectable all-wheel drive utility footprint, with a pedigree, for the same wallet dent that some consumers were once used to paying for full-whack minivans. At issue with this week is whether the RDX truly has enough pedigree-savvy features to separate it from its lesser Honda cousins, and to truly run with the luxo camp. (Prices shown do not include freight, taxes, regional or promotional incentives.)