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2013 Acura RDX



  • m6userm6user Posts: 2,896
    Interesting. I haven't found the RDX to be a problem in parking lots, etc. Maybe it has a fairly short overhang in front of the tires versus the TL. Actually I remember turning the RDX very sharply in a big, vacant parking lot during one my test drives before I bought it and it actually seemed to turn pretty sharply. That was one of the things I liked about it.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,561
    I think it is fairly large. At least I feel that I have had to take extra swings a few times, even compared to our Odyssey.

    though part of that is I am still getting used to the size (the bigger/higher hood) so I tend to think I am a lot closer than I really am. But, better safe than sorry!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,561
    just took a run from MJ to NC. Mostly highway running with a few small detours, and not babying it (70-75 mostly, occasionally hitting 80) and per the trip computer, got about 28.5 MPG. This is an AWD. Not bad for the driving.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • mbros2kmbros2k Posts: 71
    Sorry; gotta have adjustable rear air vents on a luxury SUV as well as an option for adaptive cruise control, or no deal no way...
  • dan_2dan_2 Posts: 1
    I got one with a tech package for 35,200. MSRP was 39,215.
  • newronewro Posts: 19
    I got a 2013 RDX base in February and did not think the tech pkg was worth the extra dollars. I had TL's before and can count on one hand the times I used the fog lights. I have a great GPS that I use sparingly. That said, so far, minus a very annoying dash board rattle that will be taken care on next service, the RDX has been great. Drives great and so far very satisfactory.
  • ping11ping11 Posts: 1
    I have a 2013 RDX and it does not seem to work well with the phone integration which was a top requirement. I have had it in the service department already twice. The first time the sales person told me to buy a new phone which I eventually did. The second time, they tested it on 2 other RDX 2013's and found they had the same issue. One was even worse. The person on the receiving side hears a lot of static and may not even hear you.......They tell me this must be an issue with this car since it is a new model and that until a lot of people reported it, it would probably not be fixed. Anyone having this same issue? If so, please report it.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,916
    edited May 2013
    This happens with TLs too:

    tinmantt, "Acura TL Bluetooth/HandsFree Link Problems" #269, 22 Nov 2012 12:32 pm

    The Sedans host over there, Kirstie, tells me that some Acura owners have had to replace the entire hands-free module.
  • newronewro Posts: 19
    I have a 2013 RDX w/o the tech package, have it since Feb. 2013. On the plus side the car is comfortable with a great ride and good in the snow. The negative: that dash board rattle that you have, so do I and its going to get fixed this service. The blue tooth simply is second rate, very un Acura like. I have had 5 TL's before this, the last we traded for the RDX was a 2010 and the blue tooth worked fine, much easier and fluid to operate. Truth be told, I wasnt going to get another Acura but my wife was having trouble with the TL in the snow (first time for an Acura to be bad in the snow) and they made it relatively easy to trade into the RDX. The car is OK, but you to me at least, it seems a bit more cheaply made.
  • alisontalisont Posts: 2
    I've only had my RDX for a week but have been using bluetooth for streaming audio and calls with no issues.

    Controls for operating the audio system and bluetooth are way better with tech package than without, thats one thing that swayed me to get the tech package even though I didn't really want the navigation system. Voice commands work well also.
  • twwilliamtwwilliam Posts: 17
    The phone Bluetooth system is awful. More steps and limited to 20 voice tag numbers. Pre 2013 allowed 50 voice tag numbers with fewer steps. The navigation system not much better. Even the passenger cannot change destinations while vehicle is in motion.
  • ctwvctwv Posts: 2
    wow! I thought that dashboard rattle must be a freak thing on my 2014 RDX; evidently it's a problem to others as well, based on a couple of these posts. Mine's on the passenger side and it's driving me crazy! I only have 200 miles on the thing. Other than that, I love it.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,561
    I had a rattle that was annoying me, until I discovered that the locking lug nut key was rolling around loose in the glovebox. Pad that up, and no issues.

    though I did get a warning message tonight about checking the gas cap. considering I had not gotten gas for over a week, kind of odd. So I took it off and clicked it back on good, Message stayed on when I fired it backed up and drove off to dinner.

    thankfully it was off when we started back up after eating the message was gone. hopefully it was just not put on right last time I got gas. One thing about Jersey, they pump gas for you, but you have to pay attention to how they do it.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • newronewro Posts: 19
    I am going in for service next week and will point out the rattle. To me it sounds like its coming from the vent on the dashboard, passenger side but it comes and goes. With all the Acura's that I have had, never had this before. Interestingly, my daughter just got a new ILX and she has the same rattle, same place. As you say other than that and the bluetooth, which stinks, I like the car a lot. Great ride and comfortable.
  • ihowlihowl Posts: 1
    I had the same problem with a 2013 RDX purchased in May. I was unable to tell where the rattle was coming from exactly. From the drivers seat it sounded as if it was coming from the passenger side, but when sitting on the passenger side it sounded like it was on the driver's side. The good news is that I think I found and fixed it. I was fiddling with the sunglasses holder thinking that might be the problem when I noticed the thin plastic cover that runs from the top of the windshield to the rearview mirror. I gave it a light push in towards the windshield and there was a barely audible click. I have not heard the rattle since. Knock on wood.
  • newronewro Posts: 19
    I will give that a try, the funny thing is that the noise comes and goes but it is annoying thats for sure
  • newronewro Posts: 19
    Have a 2013 RDX no tech package, app. 6k miles. Notice that when at highway speed, 65mph plus there is a high pitched whine coming from the front. If you let off the gas, it gets lower. Not sure if its the tires on different road surfaces, the plastic where fog lights would go or what. Anyone have a similar experience? Thank
  • My short 85 year old mother had a wreck yesterday and we are suddenly car shopping. I am interested in a crossover type vehicle that is low enough that she doesn't have to climb up to get into the vehicle but is higher than a regular sedan so that she doesn't have to pull herself to get out of the vehicle. What is the seat height from the roadway on the 2013/2014 RDX?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,561
    not sure the #, but having one, I do have to climb up a bit into it (and I am 6' tall). Certainly try it out, but I would think you would want something a bit lower, but above sedan height.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • I purchased a 2013 RDX last Aug. Sold back to Acura 1 year later. Great motor, handling, braking, and gas mileage. But these were not enough to offset the ridiculous amount of road noise if you are on a rough surface road - ie farm to market. Road noise is similar to being in a soft top jeep with knobby tires. I would sometimes thing the window was down when forced to drive next to a semi. Then there was the hardest working bluetooth I have ever seen. Drop connect drop connect drop connect ! After about 5 minutes - Oh, would you like to connect your phone ? If you are any iphone user - good news. It will try to connect from 2 counties away. Then there was the bad strut klunk. I would like to think Honda/Acura has a "hire the disabled" program. I would, however, having ppl with hearing disabilities work in the road noise dept needs rethinking. Apparently engineers at Honda/Acura have never heard of noise damping matting. Look under the back deck BARE METAL. The road noise was simply unbelievable. Bare metal door and qtr panels. If you drive on anything other than smooth roads - rethink about the RDX.
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