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2008 Acura RDX Review and Pictures

Summary
2008 Acura RDX is a luxury sports utility that can seat five passengers. It has four doors.

What is New in 2008 Acura RDX?
Few changes include standard Bluetooth connectivity, memory positioning for driver seat, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Introduction
2008 Acura RDX proves to be a typical SUV with independent suspension, numerous upgrades, exclusive interior features, and excellent handling, albeit expensive.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
2008 Acura RDX is available in two trims of 5-Spd AT and 5-Spd AT w/ Technology Package. Options include rearview camera, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, Bluetooth connectivity, and auxiliary input jack.

Powertrains and Performance
2008 Acura RDX offers standard 240hp 2.3-liter I4 turbo engine with five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. It delivers 17-mpg in city and 22-mpg on highway.

Interior Design and Special Features
Interiors include leather seating with metallic accents, center storage compartment, colored gauges, and symmetrical dash design. Rear seats neither recline nor slide. Cargo space is insufficient and rear seats are uncomfortable.

Safety Features
Standard safety features include antilock brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, stability control, traction control, head-protecting side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, and active front head restraints.

Driving Impressions
Firm suspension and powerful engines with high torque offer firm ride, though not comfortable.

Pros
Powerful engines, responsive handling

Cons
Poor fuel economy, rear seats do not recline, uncomfortable ride

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    I really like this car. I was in dilemma between this car and CRV. I chose CRV and it was a big mistake. CRV doesnt have enough power and also very dangerous. It doesnt accelerate out in bad situation and when changing lanes really pissed people off. I finally bought this RDX and very happy with it!