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nice comparison. When it came out, the RDX was a great little SUV with a high spirited turbo 4 and high fuel consumption. It sort of evolved into something as bland as the Honda CrossTour or Nissan Rouge. Not bad, but not the same crowd as the MKC.
 

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On the topic of the Acura RDX....
U.S. auto sales figures for January 2015 have been posted at GoodCarBadCar.net, and the top selling small luxury SUV continues to be the Acura RDX.
Link to webpage: January 2015 U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings - Top 271 Best-Selling Vehicles In America - Every Vehicle Ranked - GOOD CAR BAD CAR

By the numbers, below are the top 10 selling small luxury SUVs for the month of January 2015:

#1 - Acura RDX - 3,517
#2 - Audi Q5 - 2,927
#3 - Lexus NX - 2,812
#4 - Lincoln MKC - 1,602
#5 - Volvo XC60 - 1,517
#6 - Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - 1,403
#7 - Mercedes-Benz GLK - 1,398
#8 - BMW X3 - 1,341
#9 - Porsche Macan - 796
#1 0- BMW X4 - 396

On Thursday Feb. 12th Acura will be revealing the new refreshed/facelifted 2016 RDX at the Chicago Auto Show.
Link to auto show website: The Nation's Largest Auto Show | Chicago Auto Show 2015

Below is a copy/paste of a recent press release posted at the Honda/Acura media website:

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Hot Winter Wind: 2016 Acura RDX to Bow at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
Quick, luxurious, fun and practical new RDX to bring even stronger package to red-hot segment

Jan 21, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif.
Coming off a record sales year as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment, Acura's RDX is set to move its already lofty bar even higher when the new 2016 model bows at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. The new RDX sports a long list of styling and performance improvements plus desirable new luxury and safety features designed to further solidify its leadership in the compact luxury SUV segment.

The 2016 RDX artfully blends numerous fresh exterior and interior design elements to further enrich its sport and luxury qualities, all with a cohesiveness that speaks to its new capabilities. Already one of the quickest and most fuel-efficient V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs, the 2016 RDX takes the position a step further, adding important improvements to performance, dynamics, comfort and NVH.

Don't miss the debut of the newest Acura RDX at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. CST in the Acura booth.

Link to Honda/Acura press release: Hot Winter Wind: 2016 Acura RDX to Bow at 2015 Chicago Auto Show - Acura News
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With the 2016 model-year refresh it is expected that Acura will be addressing all of most of the RDX's (heretofore) shortcomings with regard to latest available tech and safety features. According to the local Acura dealer the 2016 RDX will be available from early May 2015.

Other: Link to online article that talks about Acura sales "going through the roof": Honda Acura Sales Going Through the Roof: Is This the Start of a Winning Streak? (HMC)
 

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Definitely can't go wrong with the RDX, but what i'm finding is that people are getting bored with Acura products which for some makes for a good reason to look elsewhere.
 

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Definitely can't go wrong with the RDX, but what i'm finding is that people are getting bored with Acura products which for some makes for a good reason to look elsewhere.

I just did not like having to use Premium gas in my Acura. Helped in my decision to buy MKC which uses regular gas.
 

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I just did not like having to use Premium gas in my Acura. Helped in my decision to buy MKC which uses regular gas.
^ According to the owner's manual for the (2015) Acura RDX - premium gasoline is recommended but is not required. The manual notes that use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage.
 

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^ According to the owner's manual for the (2015) Acura RDX - premium gasoline is recommended but is not required. The manual notes that use of gasoline with a pump octane less than 87 can lead to engine damage.

My bad. I guess my Acura salesman did not know his facts. It was the first question I asked when out looking. I had been burned by a 2010 Acura that required premium fuel - which they did not tell me ahead of time and I did not even think to ask at that time. :(
 
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