2021 Acura RDX A-Spec // There's a REASON this is Acura's #1 Seller!

The 2021 Acura RDX A-Spec is a luxury crossover boasting lots of value, style, technology, and performance! And at a touch over $47,000 as equipped, this A-Spec is also cheaper than a lot of the competition! But should the 2021 Acura RDX be what ends up in your driveway?? Or should you go with a lower trim level like the Technology or Base model?? Go ahead: CLICK to find out :) Also, be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed this review -- it helps us more than you can imagine!

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  1. Jason D

    Jason D

    Day ago

    does this have wireless apple carplay?

    • Car Confections

      Car Confections

      12 hours ago

      Not at this time but Acura may be able to add it

  2. Chris atk

    Chris atk

    24 days ago

    Acura has 1 fault. They give you bodywork on the aspec but NO BIGGER ENGINE or horsepower. So a base Rdx is the same car without the added toys.. why pay more if i have the same engine etc..??

  3. Doodle Beans

    Doodle Beans

    Month ago

    I have this car. I traded in my absolute lemon of a 2019 base model. After so many nightmares with that one I thought surely! Surely this brand new car will be great! Until tonight when, at 3177 miles, driving her like a baby to save on gas mileage (22.9), the passenger side window will not work. Both buttons, turned on and off, no the lock isn’t on. I have to drive to a different dealership because if they see me again after the 2019 issues, they’re going to think I’m hustling. I’m just a girl, with a brand new Acura, trying to not have a problem. My 2004 Acura TSX had a passenger window problem once. After 5 years the spring broke through the button. But it was 5 years old. Not 2.5 months. Absurd. I’m having an existential crisis.

  4. Doak Paul

    Doak Paul

    Month ago

    Wow, that's a nice car. I have never seen or heard of the RDX!

  5. Scott S

    Scott S

    Month ago

    if you could afford either car would you rather have an RDX or the turbo CX five?

    • Car Confections

      Car Confections

      Month ago

      CX-5 is the better driver but would probably still choose the RDX because of the extra luxury in the cabin

  6. David Rockefeller

    David Rockefeller

    Month ago

    Is the infotainment as bad as some have said ?

  7. Screen Printing Kings

    Screen Printing Kings

    Month ago

    I HAD IT WITH MY RDX... 7K MILES AND THE RADIO UNIT SUCKS!! IT TURNS OFF ON EVERY DRIVE.. IF I HIT THE DASH IT WORKS AGAIN.. WFT. .. AND NOTHING WORKS..NHO BLUETOOTH, RADIO OR APPLE PLAY.. SOULTION EITHER HIT THE DASH OR TURN OFF AND BACK ON.. TOOK IT TO ACUURA AND THEY SAID "IS A SOFTWARE ISSUE THERES NOTHING WE CAN DO" FCK U.. STAY AWAY FROM IT... LOOK IT UP AND I AM NOT SURPRISE IF THERE IS A MASSIVE RECALL!!

  8. Dayhan Jerez

    Dayhan Jerez

    2 months ago

    People watching in side the of the Acura 2021

  9. pooh2

    pooh2

    2 months ago

    Red and black hooker color seats!

  10. SoulOfTech

    SoulOfTech

    2 months ago

    I wish the A-Spec had the option to change the red light to white in speedometer. I really don't like the red and much prefer the white on the non a-spec models but I also want the features of the a-spec lol.

  11. james Gand

    james Gand

    3 months ago

    Imagine if they made an advanced package for the A-Spec model. I really hate the wheels in the Advanced package :(

  12. Fav Maiv YimPaim

    Fav Maiv YimPaim

    3 months ago

    Where is the tires jacks locate at?

  13. I_Dawg123

    I_Dawg123

    3 months ago

    The white exterior with black trims and with the red interior, is just a fire combo!!

  14. Jay Jrvibe2

    Jay Jrvibe2

    3 months ago

    I hate that gear selector with a passion. Had my eyes on the Honda Ridgeline, then they put that silly selector in it!! WHY!!!!!!

  15. Matthew M

    Matthew M

    4 months ago

    bruh no acura owners are driving around with coupons

  16. Don

    Don

    4 months ago

    I realized that Honda passport is faster than RDX in terms of 0 to 60

  17. teeduck

    teeduck

    4 months ago

    Track pad? Stupid. This isn’t a home computer. And stupid tablet sticking up. Ugly interior. Good engine.

  18. Alex Luna

    Alex Luna

    4 months ago

    The price is ridiculous

  19. Bart

    Bart

    4 months ago

    3:25 Say what? Not with a key? Free for six months, and then what? Is that a joke? Soon you will have annual subscription to drive a car.

  20. Steven Dye

    Steven Dye

    4 months ago

    Wonderful review!! I watched this after your Lexus NX review. What would you all recommend between the NX and RDX ....most bang for your bucks? This is my first SUV purchase, always sedans and coupes. I did hit the subcribe button for you all.

    • Car Confections

      Car Confections

      4 months ago

      Personally, we prefer the RDX! Thanks for subbing!

  21. s ennis

    s ennis

    5 months ago

    Acura continues to forget to upgrade their REAR turn signals with LED. big disappointment!!!

  22. Natan Vicki De'Angelo

    Natan Vicki De'Angelo

    5 months ago

    🇯🇵

  23. Christopher Maize

    Christopher Maize

    5 months ago

    I think they are kinda trying to look like the murano,I think murano design is better looking though

  24. Tony Lee

    Tony Lee

    5 months ago

    Sorry I test drove a 2019 and bought a 2018 because it had V6 and 6 speed, no CVT. I hated all those black trim, like mine chrome and shinny.

  25. Robert Hart

    Robert Hart

    5 months ago

    Red highlighted gauges?????? WHY? I bet they're EXTREMELY annoying. Saabs have a lovely and soothing green. Why no one else followed that lead is beyond me

  26. Robert Hart

    Robert Hart

    5 months ago

    do people who can afford an RDX use coupons?

  27. Robert Hart

    Robert Hart

    5 months ago

    Ugh. The RED interior is LOUD, but the only option is BLACK? Who the H is their Interior Design team? The lovely and soothing door stick brown would be fantastic

  28. hari haran

    hari haran

    5 months ago

    Does the A-Spec come with a spare tire ? If not, does Acura provide a 20inch spare tire with extra cost ?

  29. Mike P

    Mike P

    6 months ago

    remote start is free for 6 months? you much do you have to pay for that monthly?

  30. Jacko Deep

    Jacko Deep

    6 months ago

    Cant wait to buy a used one in 10 years

  31. Jim Paras

    Jim Paras

    6 months ago

    Interior is the breaker for me. Why insist on an Alien space ship?

  32. H Edgar

    H Edgar

    6 months ago

    Are you couple or sibling?

    • H Edgar

      H Edgar

      6 months ago

      Car Confections 👍🏻I guess that too.

    • Car Confections

      Car Confections

      6 months ago

      Brothers

  33. Alexander A

    Alexander A

    6 months ago

    I’ll hold off until the Genesis GV70 comes out

  34. Emerson Balmain

    Emerson Balmain

    6 months ago

    C

  35. Tpolerex

    Tpolerex

    6 months ago

    The “specs” (yuk yuk) of this car are impressive, the consumer reviews however are disappointing, seems more like a German car as opposed to a Honda when it comes to quality build and reliability.

  36. lord netsplits

    lord netsplits

    6 months ago

    The nav screen is tiny

  37. Mas Bejo

    Mas Bejo

    6 months ago

    *CRV* based car?

  38. TommyV_OG

    TommyV_OG

    6 months ago

    The fact that you have to subscribe to a service in order to use your remote start is astounding to me. Not to mention he said it so casually as if it wasn't that big a deal lol

    • TommyV_OG

      TommyV_OG

      6 months ago

      @Littleathquakes Wild bro, maybe I'm dumb but this is the first time I've heard of that at least with manufacturers outside of the ultra luxury range. That's almost a deal breaker honestly, it's like buying a brand new TV and the high motion frame rate feature is locked behind a subscription based app except this cost 20 times what a brand new TV cost lol.

    • Littleathquakes

      Littleathquakes

      6 months ago

      my Volvo does the same, it’s not just Acura.

  39. do heo

    do heo

    6 months ago

    I have the same shirt. I bought it at an outlet. Lol

  40. vkhiev

    vkhiev

    6 months ago

    I prefer the RDX over MDX for sure. MDX of all versions felt cluster phobic and sluggish

  41. Remaldeep Singh

    Remaldeep Singh

    6 months ago

    Did anyone notice the spider at 11:25 ?

    • Riccardo Verdeccia Sr

      Riccardo Verdeccia Sr

      4 months ago

      Yes! on the left-hand side, on the rubber going upwards, and a bit sideways lol.

  42. Lopez Life

    Lopez Life

    6 months ago

    Acura cars are ok. It's not like M5 or M3

  43. Cristian Mercado

    Cristian Mercado

    6 months ago

    Weekday Car. I'm a simple man

  44. Tatiana N

    Tatiana N

    6 months ago

    I bought this car last weekend. I used to have a RDX 2018, glorious car, fast, safe, pay much less, and I stupidly, blindly exchanged for Acura RDX 2021 peace of crap! Breaks in this 2021 model do not want to break (I feel I’m going to get in accident at any moment, the interior is cheap as hell, do not accelerate much, I could get faster wherever I need to go just walking, and do not let you fool you by the tech inside, do yourself a favor and take good time looking inside the car and you will see how cheap the car is. COMPLETELY REGRET THE RDX 2021 and I’m going to return that piece of garbage.

  45. kingfarticusreturns

    kingfarticusreturns

    6 months ago

    I'm noticing a surprising number of new RDX's in my upscale community. I guess pandemic poverty affects everyone

  46. Sang Lae Lee

    Sang Lae Lee

    6 months ago

    WTF is up with you and your coupons

  47. phuong huynh

    phuong huynh

    6 months ago

    I saw and check out that car today new entertainment and everything all plastic cheap ass hell

  48. wolfpac550

    wolfpac550

    6 months ago

    The RDX is very fun to drive and fast. I would love to own one 👍🏾

  49. Bnha Ahm

    Bnha Ahm

    6 months ago

    No remote start..booooo. You can get dealer to install transmitter $680 parts and labor or subscribe to Acura overpriced annual subscription $120. I got both and the A-Spec.

  50. Delovely Day

    Delovely Day

    7 months ago

    I love love this car👍🏾

  51. Carl Randall

    Carl Randall

    7 months ago

    I absolutely love this car and the whole accura line .....I just think they could do a better job with the rim design....

  52. Fernando Vargas

    Fernando Vargas

    7 months ago

    A great SUV for Boston... cool video dude.

  53. Dante Everheart

    Dante Everheart

    7 months ago

    Why the hell do they keep putting incandescent turn signals!?!!!! They are so outdated.

  54. H T

    H T

    7 months ago

    RDX or Tesla Model Y?

  55. adelaida jimenez

    adelaida jimenez

    7 months ago

    This car has alot of issues beware !

    • adelaida jimenez

      adelaida jimenez

      7 months ago

      @H T yes , I had to return car back to get it checked for the 2nd time and I only had the car 3 weeks the brakes continued to have issues even after the mechanic there changed the brakes I mean for a brand new car this should not be happening !

    • H T

      H T

      7 months ago

      adelaida jimenez I guess the acceleration delay may be due to the turbo engine. It's not linear.

    • adelaida jimenez

      adelaida jimenez

      7 months ago

      The brakes always squeaky and sliding sounds and delay accelerations problems

    • H T

      H T

      7 months ago

      What are the issues?

  56. thehegt Tr

    thehegt Tr

    7 months ago

    The 2 rear muffler tips make the car look cheap , what kind of engineering made that muffler tips?

  57. ED

    ED

    7 months ago

    2021 is the EXACT same as the 2020 and the 2019... There's really no point in your review....lol

  58. canonlybeme4life

    canonlybeme4life

    7 months ago

    Great Review. I’m impressed by the RDX. My choice would be an advanced trim but with the 20 inch wheels/tires from this trim. I agree that the infotainment needs to be touch and the touch pad. Also, Acura should have offered a spare tire.

  59. Bennett Vu

    Bennett Vu

    7 months ago

    am I the only one who resents the rear end of the RDX?

  60. Maynard Manansala

    Maynard Manansala

    7 months ago

    Wish all their parts are Japan like the Lexus, that’s why i bought the 2020 Lexus NX F sport over this RDX.

  61. Dan T

    Dan T

    7 months ago

    My dream car. Rdx is the best crossover of its class in the world there's no other suv that even compares. That includes Porsche, Mercedes, Lexucs, BMW, Audi etc.

  62. The Boss

    The Boss

    7 months ago

    Let's see what Acura will do for the 2022 refresh

  63. CustomFig

    CustomFig

    7 months ago

    Anyone have this car can give me your owner experience? I read some consumer report, seem like there are a lot of problems, from infotainment system and system errors, to transmission acting up and breaks squeak!

    • adelaida jimenez

      adelaida jimenez

      6 months ago

      @Tatiana N We need to complain big time about this vehicle it is very unsafe I tried to return it but it seems like they are giving me a hard time about it it's been almost 3 weeks since I had vehicle and it has been fixed twice already and still the dammm brakes are still badddd iam going to take it hire and complain to the NHTS and the corporate or possibly even take them to court !

    • Tatiana N

      Tatiana N

      6 months ago

      I’m also very angry with this car. I just turned my RDX 2018 (excellent car, no complains, good on the road, acceleration the best and saved me from many many accidents because of his strong breaks), and I changed for this peace of garbage Acura 2021 ( does not want to go fast, does not want to break at all the freaking car, the inside is cheap as hell, do not let you full you or flash you with all the tech the shitty car has). I used to pay much less for the RDX 2018 and gave so much joy. The RDX 2021 costed me big time more and I’m going back to the dealer to return that peace of crap!! I agree with you 100%

    • adelaida jimenez

      adelaida jimenez

      7 months ago

      Bought this car 2 weeks ago already having problems with the brakes took to dealer and they told me it was the material in the brake pads so I had them change it and the same day had the same brake issues that sliding sound when breaking almost the brakes don't wanna brake at all and also the car has a delay a lag when accelerating ! The worst car I have ever purchased so pissed 😠

  64. Varun Shrivastava

    Varun Shrivastava

    7 months ago

    I’ve this car, tswitch to sports mode when in highway at 100 km/ hr..

  65. geetu aggarwal

    geetu aggarwal

    7 months ago

    My dad has Acura RDX 2019 aspec but in black pick up few weeks ago also

  66. Robert S

    Robert S

    8 months ago

    looks likw]e a honda

  67. jpatt

    jpatt

    8 months ago

    why didn't mine come with a spare tire?

  68. Rav Gill

    Rav Gill

    8 months ago

    Got one of the first (and at the time rarest) ‘19 RDX A-Specs in Black with the red interior. Absolutely no regrets Love the 0-100 in 5.5s😂could save so much on gas if I didn’t floor it so often (Being Canada, it apparently has more standard features like power folding mirrors, heated steering wheel, remote start, & SH-AWD) Edit: test drove an X5, GLC, Q5, Evoque, RX450, and F-Pace and found this one to be the best for my needs, one of which was size. It also has the some of the most power in its class. Though the F-Pace, RX, & Q5 were close, the Jag was a lil outdated on the interior, Lexus had no pano sunroof, & the Q5 was lacking on cargo space in comparison. The low maintenance costs (being an Acura) were a bonus

  69. Jaime Lupercio

    Jaime Lupercio

    8 months ago

    CHINGON.... COMPA !!!

  70. Isaias Villalobos

    Isaias Villalobos

    8 months ago

    The red coloring in the speedometer is also a big turn off for me.

  71. Isaias Villalobos

    Isaias Villalobos

    8 months ago

    The infotainment is “ok” could be better. But CarPlay or android auto should fix it

  72. Ivan Gastelum

    Ivan Gastelum

    8 months ago

    I own a 2020 RDX A-spec and I'm getting 240 miles per tank with Supreme fuel. I'm basically getting 15mpg. I might as well be driving an Escalade.

    • David Rockefeller

      David Rockefeller

      Month ago

      How do you like the infotainment, did it take getting used to?

    • Sara Mango

      Sara Mango

      8 months ago

      It’s that bad?!??💔

  73. mccraejoey82

    mccraejoey82

    8 months ago

    I would definitely buy one just wish it had over 300hp

  74. Lake Nona

    Lake Nona

    8 months ago

    Looks the exact same from the 2019..

    • Rav Gill

      Rav Gill

      8 months ago

      It is lol Acura typically doesn’t change looks for at least 5yrs

  75. Walter 777 Smith

    Walter 777 Smith

    8 months ago

    How many recalls RDX AND MDX ???

  76. hani

    hani

    8 months ago

    The track pad is a showstopper for me.

  77. Morgan McClure

    Morgan McClure

    8 months ago

    This is the SUV I'm getting! I love the use of space and how intuitive it is to drive. The infotainment center seems senaitivr and will require a learning curve, but im notntoo worried about it. I so can't wait to this bad boy.

  78. Justin N

    Justin N

    8 months ago

    so kinda the same model 2020, well, time to buy a brand new RDX 2020 now.

    • NaturallyNu

      NaturallyNu

      22 days ago

      And 19 too . I can't find , if any , differences

  79. Ephraim Campos

    Ephraim Campos

    8 months ago

    So what’s the difference? It looks just like my 2020 . Mirror still doesn’t close or open by electric? Dam at least design the key as a engine starter .... BMW X6 M version here I come

  80. Ben Sadikin

    Ben Sadikin

    8 months ago

    I own 2007 RDX Turbo tech package and i always gets the front row every red lights :D Thing goes 0-60 below 4 second still. Apart from stiff and clunky shift knob and a bit of turbo lag. Fun car to drive.

    • Steven Dye

      Steven Dye

      4 months ago

      @Ben Sadikin thanks for reply. Happy Holidays to you and family.

    • Ben Sadikin

      Ben Sadikin

      4 months ago

      ​@Steven Dye Tbh, if NOW i have to make decision between 2007 RDX and NX 300.... id go with Lexus :) The gas consumption is quite high for this SUV considering the weight is almost 4 tonnes and AWD system. Im on 15-16L/100kmh Premium gas. Maintenance isnt that scary as you can run Honda parts with it. I acquired it at 110.000Km and i drove it til 150.000Km. Fun car to drive, it is a very comfortable active SUV too with all the ample space in the interior.

    • Steven Dye

      Steven Dye

      4 months ago

      Hey Ben! How long have you had your RDX? How many miles on it? How have maintenance costs been for you? I am trying decide between this and Lexus NX 300. Thanks in advance for reply.

  81. K Y

    K Y

    8 months ago

    Mine has remote start and power folding mirrors in canada

    • Forex Fargo

      Forex Fargo

      2 months ago

      Advanced package

  82. Project.D Films

    Project.D Films

    8 months ago

    Rdx 👍🏻

  83. Daniel Mendoza

    Daniel Mendoza

    8 months ago

    CHANGANG???🤔

  84. Ian Jung

    Ian Jung

    8 months ago

    Acura is too pricy. Re-skined CR-V

  85. Kyle Rider

    Kyle Rider

    8 months ago

    Whyyyyyyyyyyyyy didn’t they put the remote start on the key fob

    • Kevin Thompson

      Kevin Thompson

      8 months ago

      Available via Acura accessories.

  86. K C

    K C

    8 months ago

    I have this car and I hate it. Can’t wait til my lease is up

    • K C

      K C

      5 months ago

      @Katherine Spillman the biggest issue for me is the way it drives and the fact that apple car play doesn’t work. Since the first week I got this car, my local dealer has told me the car has too much going on and there’s no way to fix the apple CarPlay issue. I could go on and on about every little problem I have with this car

    • Katherine Spillman

      Katherine Spillman

      5 months ago

      Why do you hate it?

  87. BXGuaglione

    BXGuaglione

    8 months ago

    So the S on the D/S is only if you wanna use paddle shifters?

    • BXGuaglione

      BXGuaglione

      8 months ago

      Romone Buchanan I put mines in S and the gears went straight up to 5 so I switched it back to D. Is it supposed to be this way?

    • Romone Buchanan

      Romone Buchanan

      8 months ago

      BXGuaglione no...I have the mix with the same setup and once I put it in s it drives like a sports car with me even using the paddle shifters.

  88. pvnurse06

    pvnurse06

    8 months ago

    No power steering wheel?!

    • Navjot Thind

      Navjot Thind

      8 months ago

      @Fer Mande I think they're talking about a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. Like the MDX.

    • Fer Mande

      Fer Mande

      8 months ago

      It's an electric power assistance steering. No more pump and fluid to worry about

  89. James Piroli

    James Piroli

    8 months ago

    See how long the turbo lasts

  90. James Piroli

    James Piroli

    8 months ago

    Why is the screen so high up. Looks like a last minute thought

  91. Sergio Caetano

    Sergio Caetano

    8 months ago

    Where is the RDX type s V6??????

  92. The Boss

    The Boss

    8 months ago

    I wonder if they will add ambient lighting for the refresh.

    • Katherine Spillman

      Katherine Spillman

      5 months ago

      @Kevin Wilson Does the red lighting bother you? Have you been pleased with the car overall?

    • The Boss

      The Boss

      8 months ago

      @Kevin Wilson i meant the changing colors, like the New TLX.

    • Kevin Wilson

      Kevin Wilson

      8 months ago

      A-Spec has ambient lighting at least mine does its all red glowing at night. Lights in the doorwells, under the floor and sides by your head tiny led's. The only thing you can't change color and I think thats because Red is the A-specs color.

  93. Garner Libato

    Garner Libato

    8 months ago

    1 more year for a mid cycle refresh I hope they put HUD on the A-Spec.

  94. Robert Stevens

    Robert Stevens

    8 months ago

    How can you have a really sporty RDX that does not have active dampening plus that Touch pad just plain SUCKS. Wait till the sun gets on it and heats it up. PLUS that center Stack is just plain bad. Big Driving mode knob should be the volume. You cannot plug in things easy in the center stack cubby hole. The car needs to be re-engineered. Why do you think they are offering $3000 off to previous Acura owners.......

  95. Midi Man

    Midi Man

    8 months ago

    You forgot the rims and tires are bigger on the A-Spec than all of the models. I have one I hate the city real city gas mileage and the touch screen is annoying. Thank god for voice recignitionl

  96. George Taylor

    George Taylor

    8 months ago

    Bought a 2020 Advance version. Loved it until.... I was passing a tractor trailer on small two lane road. Half way pass the engine suddenly gives out and won’t go over 25 mph. Thank God the truck slowed down so I could pull over. There I was, broke down on a country road. The car eventually restarted and made my way to the Dover Del dealer. The code said cylinders 1 and 4 misfired. But they had no idea what caused it or what to fix.......goodbye. So I’m driving a $49 k car that could break down any where any time. Now I’m afraid what could happen on future drives.

    • David Rockefeller

      David Rockefeller

      Month ago

      How do you like the infotainment system, I hear bad things.

  97. Porter Kyle

    Porter Kyle

    8 months ago

    if you go over >85 speed, this rdx shakes, i tested 2020 and also this no change,

    • wood131313

      wood131313

      8 months ago

      I don't have this issue whatsoever with my 2020 RDX A Spec, very planted and stable even at 105 mph

  98. Everest Ezebuilo

    Everest Ezebuilo

    8 months ago

    Not having a touchscreen is one big leap backwards. A-Spec not having 360 camera is also a minus.

  99. Jay JanyH

    Jay JanyH

    8 months ago

    Don't the 2019 and 2020 RDXes shut off, when trying to pass on the Interstate, just like the 2016 - 2020 MDXes?

    • George Taylor

      George Taylor

      8 months ago

      Yes they do, it’s not picky, mine shut off on a country road. It was very scary, I was passing a car.

  100. Steven R.

    Steven R.

    8 months ago

    Great review! Love the Buger King coupons in the glove box.

    • Steven Dye

      Steven Dye

      4 months ago

      @Steven R. my wife usually hoards them, and, can't find any..lol Happy Holidays..

    • Steven R.

      Steven R.

      4 months ago

      @Steven Dye Steven do you have extra BK coupons; I am tired of turkey. 🖖

    • Steven Dye

      Steven Dye

      4 months ago

      Hey, fellow Steve. My wife collects BK coupons :) if I go with this model, know where to place them.

    • Car Confections

      Car Confections

      8 months ago

      Thanks, Steven!

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