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2013 and earlier-Acura RDX Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I waited six months for the RDX to come out and was going to get one asap. However I was disappointed in the vehicle when I saw the gas milage. I am now buying a Honda CRV (27 mpg and same platform as RDX). I also seriously looked at the RAV V6 (great power and V6 @ 25 mpg). I think there is no good excuse for the RDX to be such a gas guzzler. It would sell a lot better if Acura had optimized the car's mpg rather than performance.
  • beliasbelias Posts: 316
    Yeah, I can certainly understand your decision. Right now it looks like we may go for the RDX and spring for a CRV in 3 years to replace the other car. However, I can't help but feel a little disappointed in the mileage myself. It is a little depressing to see that the MDX gets about the same mileage and weighs 600 lbs more. But the luxury features and amenities in the RDX are just unbeatable for the price. The manual passenger seat is a surprise and certainly giving up memory seats (which were standared in my 2001 CL-S) is a little frustrating. But the other features are certainly appreciated. The main thing is that it fits me and I'm 6'5" tall and the Acura seats are nothing short of the best in the industry. I have never sat in seats that are as good a mix of comfort, support, and fit. The CRV is very tempting as it is considerably less, has more trunk room, and has most of the necessary features. However, it and the RAV are way short of their luxury siblings in terms of the interior cabin. Not to say that they are bad, but you definitely know the difference!
    Still anybody that can average anything around 18mpg on this vehicle will be doing quite well. I average about 25mpg on the CL-S and my wife averages about 23mpg on her V6 Accord. So, for the difference in weight and performance, that isn't an unexpected trade-off. I'm still puzzled how some people are only getting 13mpg or less and saying that they don't drive agressively. I just have trouble believing the driving habits part of it. Anyhow, I would hope more people have better experiences with their gas mileage as this is simply a fantastic vehicle in almost every other respect.
  • My dad has a loaner RDX at the moment. I drove it around today for about 30 minutes. I LOVE THIS CAR! It has the tech package. The back up camera is pretty cool. Over all I was really impressed with the RDX and I'm surprised so few are on the road. The seating position - I was more comfortable in the drivers seat then I have been in any other car.
    One thing my dad mentioned and I noticed too, ya feel every imperfection in the road. To describe it, it was like walking over a bridge made of rope, constantly shaking. Maybe the tires were just over inflated? Seriously, I felt every bump in the road so much worse then when I drive my honda accord.

    He's getting 20 mpg in suburban driving (that's hudson valley NY suburban setting so a few lights but mostly cruising 30 - 65mph).
  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    The ride is rather stiff, to the point that the vehicle bobs a lot. I think that could be improved without hurting handling too much. Many, many people notice that characteristic, and I think it scares some shoppers off. I don't mind a stiff ride in my S2000 (which also bobs) but it may be too much for an SUV.
  • There's only a couple so take your pick. Just letting you know that deals can be made. I had no trade-in and came in with my own financing.
  • thunder3dan,

    I'm in NoVa as well and couldn't get prices anywhere near above 500 invoice. Can you tell me where you got that from.
    Appreciate it in advance.
  • beliasbelias Posts: 316
    Wow, well, it certainly doesn't ride like a Buick or something soft and cushy, but I would not characterize the ride as "stiff". Just test drive an X3, and you'll see what a stiff ride really means. I thought the RDX was a pretty good balance in terms of performance and soft ride. The X3 is much more stiff of a ride. Even the CR-V wasn't much cushier than the RDX...
  • I received two internet quotes for a RDX with Technology package. One dealer offers $35800+tax+DMV fees and the dealer offers $35500+tax+DMV fee. Please let me know what you think about the offers?
  • Pohanka Acura in Chantilly ask for Travis.
  • Based on my one and only attempt (in So Cal), that's way too much.

    I've got a price of $34740 on an RDX w/TP from my local Acura dealer and I'm pretty sure I can do even better after Xmas!
  • In New Jersey a dealer offered Black-Taupe RDX w/o Tech package for $31,600 plus tax and motor vehicle. I think i can make it down to invoice price :D after Christmas like other says
  • I went to my Acura dealer today and got a price of 39,500 which includes roof rack, running boards, body shield, pin stripes, mud guards. I felt like being ripped off. In addition, theres is a charge of $399 for appearance package which is the fees charged to strip the plastic wrapped around the leather of the new car, $499 DOC fees. What do you guys think?

  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    People are now getting the tech model for invoice -- about $33960.
  • Where are people getting the RDX with Tech Pkg for invoice? :confuse:

    The very best deal I've been able to find this past week in the Los Angeles area is $500 over invoice, although I suspect it will get better in the coming weeks!
  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    Check out some of the Acura/RDX web forums for discounts and buying experiences.
  • I've done that, but apparently I haven't visited the same forum you have, so how about pointing me to it?
  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    They don't let us post links to other forums here (if I did the post would be deleted and I would get a nasty-gram). Let's just say the website name sort of rhymes with "magazine".
  • In New Jersey a dealer offered Black-Taupe RDX w/o Tech package for $31,600 plus tax and motor vehicle. I think i can make it down to invoice price :D after Christmas like other says

    Where in NJ, which dealer????
  • Yeah, I finally located it this morning after my cup of java.

  • Would anyone know if Acura dealers would accept my American Express card in partial payment (up to my credit limit) on an RDX purchase?

    ...and before anyone asks why I would want to pay high credit card interest, I don't and won't... It's just a means to float a large chunk of change for 30-days at no interest. ;)
  • I did that at my Mazda dealership, but they weren't too happy about it. I believe merchants pay a fee for the privelege of charging to credit cards, that could be one of the issues.

    I know my local VW dealer will allow up to $5,000 on a credit card, but at Mazda I really had to tell them my purchase of the CX-7 was contingent on letting me put the down payment on my card. Like you, I paid it off within the month.

    So, neither of those case are Acura dealers, but hopefully it will work out for you.
  • it was rochelle park, park avenue acura. i'm sure i can cut it down to $ 31,000. i'm buying the RDX this weekend
    i will post the final price
  • it was rochelle park, park avenue acura. i'm sure i can cut it down to $ 31,000. i'm buying the RDX this weekend
    i will post the final price

    Awesome. They are five minutes from where I live. Thanks.
  • jayctjayct Posts: 16
    I got an RDX Base for $200 under invoice here in CT. If I wanted to go to RI I could have got it to $500 under. With the great financing (4.9%), it was a deal too good to pass up. we were considering a CRV, but for a little bit more we are driving a great vehicle. Jay
  • did1did1 Posts: 2
    Tomorrow I am purchasing an RDX with Tech for $100 under invoice. I got the deal from an Acura dealer in Libertyville, IL.

    I sent out a request for bids to all the chicagoland Acura dealers. Most played the "come on in and let's talk" game. Sorry, homey don't play that.

    I imagine you can get much more than $100 under. These things are piling up on the lots. Pauly Acura in Highland Park, IL told me they had 4 RDX's. I checked the lot and they must of had at least 30 in the wrappers lined up rotting on the storage lot.

    Be ruthless!
  • I've seen a couple of different invoice prices. Am I assuming correctly that people use the Edmunds 33,290 when referring to invoice?
  • c_hunterc_hunter Posts: 4,487
    30774 for base (includes destination)

    33960 for tech (includes destination)
  • $33,200 with Tech package.

    Did it all on the internet. Dealers are ready to make deals on these cars in this area - piling up on the lots.

    $33,200 before taxes, tags. Got the 4.9% financing as well.

    Dealer made $260 profit on the car
    Invoice: $33290
    LESS Holdback: $998
    Dealers Cost: $32291
    Destination: $670
    Sub-total $32,961 - this would be a "no profit deal"

    What I paid: $33,220
    Dealer profit: $260

    I'm happy. Car is great so far.Shop around folks - people are willing to do deals - at least in the Bay Area...this car isn't selling.
  • How did you know about the Holdback amount? - is there a place where such information is regularly posted? I was wondering why dealers were willing to sell under invoice. Are there any other reasons or incentives that would lead to such willingness, in general?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,574


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