2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX

In its press kit for the RDX, Acura lists no less than 10 mid-size luxury utility vehicles that compete for buyer attention. Honda’s primo division says the RDX has led its segment for the past decade.

Acura says that not one piece of the new RDX is a carry-over, which some might consider risky business with a vehicle that’s already perched atop the popularity rankings.

The gamble should pay off handsomely, though. The goal was to add a strong dose of passion to dovetail with the car’s practical nature and stellar performance. The styling leans heavily on the Precision Concept show car that represents the latest styling direction for Acura.

The crisp lines, mildly...