2018 RDX Earns Spot on 10 Best Family Cars List

By Justin Cupler | June 11th, 2018


The experts at Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have named the 2018 Acura RDX one of the 10 Best Family Cars 2018 for its family-friendly features and all-around performance. You can install car seats in the second row with ease, sit in a sophisticated available leather interior, and enjoy a safer drive with smart active safety features like available AcuraWatch®. While the 2018 RDX is an excellent option for discerning families, the redesigned 2019 RDX is also in showrooms with the same features and more to set your mind at ease on the road.

The parenting specialists and car professionals from each organization analyzed over 300 2018 model year vehicles with an NHTSA five-star vehicle-safety rating. Then they narrowed down their candidates by looking at vehicle mechanics, family-friendly features, and car seat installation difficulty before naming the top 10.

Drive with more confidence, thanks to the new standard AcuraWatch in the 2019 RDX. This suite of advanced safety and driver-assist features help you react to potential hazards on your drive faster and with more assurance. With advanced technology like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and road-departure mitigation, the Acura RDX helps you stay on track and avoid obstacles. You’ll also enjoy Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure and eight airbags, including new driver and front-passenger knee airbags.

Just because this is a family vehicle, doesn’t mean you can’t also have a little luxury. The spacious cabin, class-leading second-row legroom, and a larger cargo area with compartmented underfloor storage increase the convenience and comfort. The front seats are available with heat and ventilation for year-round comfort. For added comfort, you can opt for the available Milano leather-trimmed seats that please the touch as much as they please the eye.

With the 2019 RDX, you can upgrade your driving enjoyment with the new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The available paddle shifters give you added control of the new 10-speed automatic transmission. Whether you’re in automatic mode or using the shifters, you can take advantage of the turbo’s low-end torque for quick starts off the line. Thanks to this exciting engine you can get to soccer practice in a hurry.

Stay connected wherever the road takes you with the new Apple CarPlay integration. Just plug your iPhone in and see your favorite apps appear on the center display. You’ll have music, maps, messaging, and more available at your fingertips. The color touchscreen high on the center stack, making it easier to see and touch.

Test drive the 2018 or 2019 Acura RDX at Garber Acura of Rochester today. This vehicle can make daily commuting with the kids an enjoyable and confidence-inspiring experience. Try taking that family road trip you’ve always dreamed of with the new Acura RDX. See our inventory online now.


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