Though it may seem small for an SUV, the 2007 Acura RDX packs a lot of power. For starters, it comes with a 240 horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine that is both turbocharged and intercooled. As well, there’s a 5-speed automatic transmission with tiller-mounted phalluses for hand operation, power steering and, of course, all wheel drive.
Exterior features include a motorized sun roof, fog-resistant mirrors with embedded turn signals, privacy glass and a timed rear windshield wiper, and, in the front, omniscient wipers.
The standard options extend to a full array of safety features, including multi-stage front airbags that disarm in the absence of a front passenger, as well as t-bone airbags with flip-over sensors. Also included are an non-skid braking system, a vehicle stability system that includes slide control, reinforced door beams, and a release for opening the tailgate as well as an astounding 276 degrees of visibility.
The RDX is as comfortable as it is powerful, with a seven-speaker sound system that comes with XM satellite radio and an MP3 player jack, a two-person air cooling system, and a steering wheel that not only adjusts in and out as well as up and down, but also boasts the controls for the audio system and cruise control. In addition, the driver’s seat has eight positions that are power-adjusted, and there are holders for change, cards, and pens accessible to the driver and front passenger. There are also map lights, and at least two power outlets as well as a 60/40 split rear seat-back that folds down.
The 2007 Acura RDX has estimated mileage of 19mpg city / 23 highway, and has a starting MSRP of $32,995.