The 2012 model of the Acura RDX luxury compact crossover has not changed from the 2011 model. Of course, those who have one will tell you that it didn't need to! The 2012 model of the Acura RDX luxury compact crossover was a little left behind regarding features and design this year. The RDX is designed nicely and efficiently, but it does take a back seat to the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes GLK. The 2012 model of the Acura RDX luxury compact crossover is priced several thousand dollars less than the competition, which is always a strong selling point. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover's MSRP is at a low $32,895 for the base model and $34,895 for the SH-AWD model; this is certainly not bad for all you get.
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The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover comes with a turbo charged 2.3L four-cylinder engine. Most of the competitor's models feature a V-6 engine, so this compact luxury cross-over falls behind in horsepower and torque. However, the turbo charge adds a nice boost to the RDX, and even without this option, there is still plenty of get up and go. The Acura RDX moves nicely and handles quite well. The Acura RDX luxury compact crossover gives buyers the option of front wheel drive or Acura's "super handling" all wheel drive (SH-AWD) system. The super handling all wheel drive system corners beautifully, regardless of the terrain or weather conditions. Acura's super handling all wheel drive system shifts torque front to back and left to right to maintain control at all times. This is perfect for driving in winter weather when the roads are icy in some spots, but clear in others.
Both the base model of the 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover and the SH-AWD model are quiet and have a small turning circle, so there isn't a struggle to get into parking space. Both of the RDX models perform very well. The base model accelerates from zero to 60 in an impressive 6.9 seconds, with the SH-AWD model coming in just a bit slower. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover accelerates more quickly than other vehicles in this class. The all wheel drive RDX model gets 17 mpg city/22 mpg city, with a 19 mpg combined. The front wheel drive version comes in just a little bit better at 21 mpg combined, broken down to 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway.