The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover has just one trim level available. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover comes standard with a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 18-inch wheels, cruise control, sunroof, heated mirror, automatic xenon headlamps, heated mirrors, rear privacy glass, fog lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, leather upholstery, power front seats (4 way passenger, 8 way driver), Bluetooth, auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB audio interface, six disc changer, and a seven speaker sound system.
The interior features of the 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover are a bit inferior and dated compared to the other vehicles in this class. The cabin design could use an update. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover still features hard plastic surfaces. Beyond the surfaces, the other interior features are made of high quality materials and are visually appealing. The RDX luxury crossover also features a center compartment large enough to place a laptop or briefcase and keep it completely out of site. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover has adequate rear leg room, but the rear seats are not adjustable. Cargo space is adequate for this class, coming in at 28 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 61 cubic feet with the back seats folded down. The rear seats offer a 60/40 split.
The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover has an available technology package upgrade that includes a rearview camera, GPS linked and solar sensing automatic climate control, voice controls, a larger infotainment display screen, and the Acura/ELS 10 speaker surround sound audio system.
Safety is always an important consideration when looking for a new compact sport utility crossover. Standard safety features of the 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover include stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, antilock brakes, and active front head restraints. An additional safety option is the rearview camera. The front airbags are appointed with multiple threshold inflators that deploy in contrast with the severity of the impact. The sensors in the front fathom if the seat is vacant in order to deploy and disengage safely.
With the onboard OPDS system (Occupant Position Detection System), determine the position and height of the front passenger and will deploy the side airbags if a child is seated. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover received a perfect score of "good" for frontal offset and side impact crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover only scored "marginal," which is the second to the lowest available score, on the roof strength tests. The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover SH-AWD model comes with all of the base features, plus the super handling all wheel drive system. The gas mileage varies slightly at 17 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
The 2012 Acura RDX luxury compact crossover does not offer many of the optional features that other luxury compact crossovers in this class offer, such as keyless entry, keyless start, Bluetooth audio streaming, and a power lift gate.