Acura RDX 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Acura RDX 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, RDX zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing RDX 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Acura RDX engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 Acura RDX 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4019 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Technology Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4026 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
A-Spec Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4015 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Advance Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4068 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
PMC Edition 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4050 Weight, N/A mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3783 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Technology Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3790 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
A-Spec Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3821 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Advance Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3829 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0

2020 Acura RDX 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
A-Spec Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3821 Weight, 22 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
A-Spec Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4015 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3783 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Base 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4019 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Technology Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3790 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Technology Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4026 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Advance Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 3829 Weight, 22 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0
Advance Package 4dr SH-AWD
272 Hp, 280 Lb-Ft., 4069 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.4 sec, 14.8 @ 0

2019 Acura RDX 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph 18.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.0 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.2 sec @ 93 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 177 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.81 g
Source: С&D

2018 Acura RDX 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3902 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3907 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Technology Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3931 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3935 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Advance Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3946 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3737 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3743 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Technology Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3768 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3772 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Advance Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3781 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93

Car And Driver Results

2017 Acura RDX 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Base 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3902 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3907 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Technology Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3931 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3996 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Advance Package 4dr All-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3946 Weight, 19 City / 27 Hwy mpg
6.2 sec, 14.8 @ 96
Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3737 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
AcuraWatch Plus Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3743 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Technology Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3768 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Technology & AcuraWatch Plus Packages 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3774 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93
Advance Package 4dr Front-wheel Drive
279 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3781 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 15 @ 93


Acura RDX 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

6.2 - 6.4 sec

14.8 @ 0 mph
2020

6.2 - 6.4 sec

14.8 @ 0 mph
2018

6.2 - 6.5 sec

14.8 @ 96 - 15 @ 93 mph
2017

6.2 - 6.5 sec

14.8 @ 96 - 15 @ 93 mph
2016

5.7 - 6.3 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.7 @ 96 mph
2015

6.1 - 6.2 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.4 @ 95 mph
2014

6.1 - 6.2 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.4 @ 95 mph
2013

6.1 - 6.2 sec

14.2 @ 98 - 14.4 @ 95 mph
2012

6.5 - 6.6 sec

14.7 @ 93 - 14.9 @ 91 mph
2011

6.5 - 6.6 sec

14.7 @ 92 - 14.9 @ 91 mph
2010

6.5 - 6.6 sec

14.7 @ 92 - 14.9 @ 91 mph
2009

6.5 sec

14.7 @ 92 mph
2008

6.5 sec

14.7 @ 92 mph
2007

6.5 sec

14.7 @ 92 mph

The 2021 Acura RDX reveals that a rounded compact luxury SUV doesn't have to pay a lot. That's one of the cheapest models in its class, but it offers more features than competitors' simple versions. There is also a fully loaded RDX. You still don't give up a lot.

The comfortable cab has an Acura-like NSX Supercar style and is filled with high-quality items. The comfort of riding and sitting is superb. It's fun to drive too, especially if you're equipped with an all-wheel drive. Rival SUVs have more options and individual options for powertrains. But if you can do without a comprehensive customization system, the Acura RDX should exceed your luxury SUV standards.


RDX is a good performer. The turbo-loaded motor delivers a fast power performance at low timetables to move you away rapidly from stoplights. The transmission is adept at picking the right gear for the situation. We reported a time of 0-60 mph for 7 seconds in Edmunds's testing. It is a little bit slower but respectable than most top competitors. Thanks to the predictable effort and good feeling, the brakes encourage trust. There is not much body roll as you move around turns. You would probably want SH-AWD to optimize the RDX's sports capacity since it improves the RDX out of turn. The controls are well-tuned. It is lightweight, making it easier to manage parking spots, but it still provides you with a strong sense of balance at higher speeds.

The stylishly heated and cooled front seats offer convenience for an extensive range of drivers. Also, they are useful to keep you safe as you turn. The suspension functions to ensure that driving over a range of surfaces is safe. The RDX is well regulated over highway undulations and shrugs out potholes. Noise in the cabin is pretty well muted, and at highway level, the wind is minimal. There's some motor noise, so it's never terrible.


There are no difficulties with cabin temperature regulation. Just like all Acuras, RDX is offered in three alternative packages: Hardware, A-Spec, and Advance, not in trimming requirements, but a single base stage. Acura will create only 360 of its latest PMC version. All of them are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged (272 hours, 280 lbps) engine coupled with an automatic 10-speed transmission.

The front-wheel drive is standard, but you can select all-wheel drives for improved stability and sports driving characteristics (Acura calls them SH-AWD). The standard RDX consists of: wheels of 19 inch; a panoramic sunroof; keyless input and ignition; rearview mirror with auto-dimming; automatic dual-zone regulation of air conditioning; front seats with heating; leather simulated upholstery; 10.2-inch central touch-pad panel; audio setup with nine speakers; Android and Apple CarPlay synchronization; aboard Wi-Fi access point.

Also, each RDX includes Cruise control adaptive (keeps driver's distance from the Acura to the front car); mitigation of forwarding accidents (warns against inevitable crash and in some situations apply the brakes); mitigation of exit lane (alerts you to a lane exit when the turning signals are not used, and can monitor the lane direction automatically).



Acura RDX specs