The Acura RDX is a vehicle that is known for its good gas mileage, despite the fact that it runs on a stock 3.5L V-6 engine. Generally, a V-6 is a recipe for disaster when it comes to fuel economy, but strangely enough that’s not the case here. The RDX performs remarkably well, despite having a V-6 that is typical of a fuel inefficient vehicle. In the SUV class, the Acura RDX sees itself poised to take best in class for fuel efficiency. Let’s take a look at the competition.
The Numbers Game
If engine sizes are considered equal, then the RDX far surpasses the competition, coming in at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined efficiency for the front wheel drive and slightly worse figures (19/27/22 in city/highway/combined numbers) for the all-wheel drive version. Compared to the competition like the Mercedes Benz GKL350 (19/24/22) and the Lexus RX 350 (18/25/21) the RDX comes out on top. Even the BMW X3 (19/26/21), the Audi Q5 (24/31/27) and the BMW x1 (18/27/21) can’t hold a candle to the RDX in terms of efficiency.
Overall, the RDX clearly demonstrates by the numbers why it is the best in its class for fuel efficiency. With an engine bigger than most of the competition, the RDX has both power and fuel economy as two of its most important features. Wrapping both of these up into a well-balanced package makes for a vehicle that is worth its cost. Over time the RDX will only increase in value as the effect of its fuel efficiency helps you to see huge savings.