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The Acura RDX is a luxury small SUV that is closely related to the Honda CR-V. Acura has paid special attention to the RDX’s ride and cabin quality. Is the Acura RDX quiet?

Is the Acura RDX small SUV quiet?

A blue 2022 Acura RDX small SUV is parked.
The 2022 Acura RDX | Acura

The Acura RDX has a quiet cabin. According to MotorTrend, the 2022 Acura RDX’s cabin is especially quiet thanks to more acoustic glass and improved sound insulation. The 2022 model year offers an Advance package that adds even more comfort to the RDX.

The luxury small SUV combines power and comfort. It isn’t the best in its class, but it is much more refined than the average small SUV. U.S. News & World Report ranks the RDX as the second-best luxury small SUV model behind the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Is the 2022 Acura RDX a good SUV?

The 2022 Acura RDX is a great SUV model. The RDX got a 4.5-star expert review from Kelley Blue Book. It received praise for its powerful engine, roomy cabin, and many standard features.

The Acura RDX starts at $40,100. It uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine to make a whopping 272 horsepower. That’s a lot of power for such a small SUV. The RDX achieves 22 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The luxury small SUV comes standard with sport seats with leatherette. It also features heated front seats, a keyless access system, and push-button start. The small SUV includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting, and active sound control.

The RDX comes with a front 12-volt power outlet, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, and a power moonroof. It features a 10.2-inch HD dual-content center display, a 7.0-inch multi-information display, AcuraLink, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability.

Should you get a Honda CR-V or an Acura RDX?

A blue 2022 Honda CR-V small SUV is driving on the road.
The 2022 Honda CR-V | Honda

I’m Glad I Didn’t Buy a 2021 Acura RDX A-Spec

The Honda CR-V is more popular than the Acura RDX. Maybe that has everything to do with affordability. Maybe consumers find the CR-V to be more practical for everyday use. Not every driver wants to shell out the extra cash for leatherette seats and a turbocharged engine. That being said, what CR-V trim is closest to the base model RDX?

The Honda CR-V Touring equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine makes 212 horsepower. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, a wireless phone charger and leather-trimmed seats. The CR-V Touring also features a one-touch power moonroof, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow.

If you can forego some of the creature comforts that the RDX offers, the CR-V is the better buy for the money. If you have to enjoy the finer things in life, the 2022 Acura RDX has received Consumer Reports‘ stamp of approval, and frankly it deserves it. The RDX isn’t perfect, but Acura is certainly working to improve on its luxury small SUV.