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2013 Acura RDX

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585
    doesn't sound at all like my RDX. some tire noise on certain road surfaces, but overall, nice an quiet. and never had a bluetooth issue.

    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!)

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    I have a 2013 RDX non tech. Does this vehicle have active noise cancellation? If not can I get it installed? I understand it takes a new chip to have it added. I have 15k miles and love the car but the interior noise is higher than I prefer. Thanks.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585

    Same car I have. Pretty sure that it does have the ANC system. I only notice any noise on certain road surfaces (tire noise), which is a classic Honda attribute. But overall it to me is quiet and serene. And when not, turn up the radio!

    some people just should drive a Lexus though for the eerie silence and isolation.

    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!)

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    Stick guy..Thanks for response, but does anyone know for sure that my 2013 RDX has ANC?

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    edited January 30

    Honda says the 2013 RDX has Active Noise Control. Another Honda press release says:

    "New technologies such as Pandora® internet radio interface, an SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a rear view camera system with three unique viewing angles are also standard on all RDX models."

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    Steve-Thanks, that should answer my question.

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    edited January 30

    Well, you know press releases. May want to peel the headliner back and see if there really are mics up there. B)

    I joke, but it's entirely possible that something is disconnected. Supposedly you wouldn't be able to hear the speakers working to cancel the noise if the radio is off, so how would you know?

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    Would the ANC cancel wind noise and road noise, or just engine noise? My car is about as quiet as my 2013 CRV, with no ANC.

  • Next question, does my 2013 Rdx non tech have an acoustic windshield to reduce wind and road noise?

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    edited February 10

    Hm, sounds like acoustic glass is an option for the 2014 RDX (Technology Package). Don't see any info out there saying it was even available for the 2013. Kind of odd, since Honda has been using acoustic glass for a decade now, but obviously not in every Acura model. Follow the money....

  • Maybe for my next windshield. Thanks

  • tower2tower2 Posts: 1

    am i the only one who hates the ride of the 2013 RDX?

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    I believe the ride quality, or lack thereof, is mainly attributed to the short wheelbase and heavy front end. I noticed it during the test drive, but it still suited my requirements.

  • rgf99rgf99 Posts: 1

    I have 2013, purchased 7/13, with 25,000 miles on it. My sense of the car is that it could have been a great car except that the bean counters limited it potential. It has been cheapened on too many fronts by Acura. Base model should have HID headlights, power rear door lift, better AC, ... The car does not even off parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, ... All in the MDX. Is Acura afraid if they make a great RDX it will hurt MDX sales? Perhaps a bit, but it will also keep me from jumping to BMW when my lease is over.

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585

    that is why they have the tech package

    cheaper car for those that don't want to spend all the $$ on those options, and available for those that do. Not sure what you mean by better AC, but I agree it should have rear vents, other than that we find it to work fine.

    I don't care about HIDs really, and don't even want a power rear hatch. The backup camera is fine for me to park with (do many cars now even come with sensors too?)

    but, to each his own. And an X3 with that stuff is going to be at least 45K.

    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!)

  • texan8899texan8899 Posts: 17

    I have a 2013 RDX, base model. I have a small crack in my windshield that can not be repaired. Has anyone ever replaced their windshield with an acoustic windshield, and has it resulted in a noticeably quieter cabin?

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