2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD Test Drive

“2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD” A Sporty Luxurious Crossover OVERVIEW Acura’s RDX was introduced in 2006 and has become one of the most popular entries in the compact premium CUV market segment. Continuing its evolutionary progression, the 2019 model year served up an all-new RDX that represented the most extensive Acura product redesign in a…

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2019 Acura RDX A-Spec Test Drive

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec? Third Gen RDX Designed and engineered in U.S. Since its introduction in 2006, Acura?s RDX has become one of the biggest players in the compact premium CUV market segment. A Two-Wheel Drive model for those consumers who had no need for Four-Wheel Drive bowed for the 2010 model year. the RDX…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? One of our favorite events each year is the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association?s (NWAPA) Mudfest. We were involved in the creation of the annual SUV evaluation and have participated in a majority of the programs during the event?s 22-year history. Mudfest has evolved through the years…

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2016 Acura RDX Advance Test Drive

?2016 Acura RDX AWD Advance? A Mid-model Cycle Refresh The Acura RDX made its debut in 2007 to answer the consumer demand for luxury oriented crossover vehicles that offered increased cargo and passenger capability along with versatility and flexibility. The original example RDX was followed in 2012 by the 2013 RDX, marking the second generation…

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2014 Acura RDX Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The process of shopping for a new car can be confusing and even stressful at times. It would even be a challenging process for us and we get to drive up to 150 different new cars during the year and spend hundreds of hours studying new cars. Most shoppers have…

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2013 Acura RDX

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Barbara?s brother and sister-in-law came to visit earlier this year, we decided that the best way to introduce them to the Northwest we love so much was with a road trip. Bill planned a route that would take us from our home near Portland to Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia,…

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2013 Acura RDX

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When it debuted in 2007, the Acura RDX opened up a new dimension for Honda?s premium brand by offering a more compact or ?personal size? crossover SUV.? The timing was perfect as consumers started looking for smaller, more luxurious vehicles.? The utilitarian attributes of these petite crossovers turned out to…

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Mudfest – Part 2

By Bill and Barbara Schaffer After two full days of driving briskly between hundreds of traffic cones, cruising along wooded back roads and wallowing through mud in 25 different SUVs, we marked our ballots for the Northwest Automotive Press Associations SUV of the Year Competition. Here?s a list of the Family SUVs with basic information…

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Test Drive: 2013 Acura RDX Tech AWD

?Acura’s RDX: Takes a new positive direction? ?The entry level premium CUV segment is currently in a strong growth trend, so it?s only logical that Acura?s popular RDX CUV has taken on the position of going in a different direction in a an effort to capture an even bigger piece of the pie. Acura, Honda?s…

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