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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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RDX loses Consumer Reports recommendation

There are a bunch of new models that have lost CR's recommendation including the RDX over reliability concerns found in their annual survey. Perhaps Acura's decision to completely redesign this SUV resulted in more growing pains than expected. I do know that some early models had issues with the V1 software, but a software update seems to have resolved most of those problems. Not seeing any major recalls or TSB's. https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...bility-issues/
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2019, 04:50 PM
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I don't think Acura had a choice.
They did however win over a lot of people from other brands and Acura purists that were over joyed to see this as an RDX.
Honda/Acura has a history of responding quick with needed changes. I'll wait.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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This is not going to affect interest in the RDX in any way imo. There are just as many sites praising it for what Acura packaged together at this price. Not sure how Consumer Reports can already be gauging reliability for a car that's so new to the market.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2019, 06:38 PM
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This is not going to affect interest in the RDX in any way imo. There are just as many sites praising it for what Acura packaged together at this price. Not sure how Consumer Reports can already be gauging reliability for a car that's so new to the market.
You have a point. I think what's even more important are the odds people will give Acura another chance after experiencing issues which with the new RDX I imagine that to be high. Aside from this we have expensive and even more skeptical German and Italian automakers to deal with. I don't see many Acura guys flocking to them.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2019, 09:21 AM
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This didn't impact my decision. Two days ago I acquired a 2019 RDX Advanced, upgraded from a 2016 TLX, and glad I made the change. Granted, I'm still in the honeymoon period, but I really like the features and performance.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 07:14 PM
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I think Consumer Reports was a bit unfair in their downgrading, ostensibly because the Infotainment system is unduly complicated and distracting. First, I personally don't find that to be the case (although admittedly there is a learning curve, and you really should order and thoroughly go through the voluminous Owners Manual and Navigation Manual ), and Secondly, I'm VERY skeptical that it's significantly more difficult to utilize and master compared to the competitor's (Audi, Mercedes, Lexus, Infiniti) systems.

I think they unfairly made a decision based on biased and limited/incomplete exposure, and then felt compelled to justify their initial stance.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2021, 01:39 PM
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What about new today in 2021?>
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2021, 01:58 PM
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Hi there. You really should order and thoroughly go through the voluminous Owners Manual and Navigation Manual. They say that the Infotainment system is unduly complicated and distracting. Really? I don`t think so. But they downgraded. Guys, what about software from specialists https://owlab.group/services/chatbot-development? Is it okay to pay for software development? Any ideas?
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