The Acura RDX once again leads the pack as Edmunds Top Recommended Compact Luxury SUV for 2015. And it’s easy to figure out why. The newest model year of Acura RDX gets a slight refresh to the powertrain, exterior styling, and boasts an incomparably loaded interior. If performance and handling excite you, then get behind the wheel of this compact SUV packed with power. There’s a V6 lurking under the hood and 2016 bumps its horsepower up by 6, pushing 279 ponies for breathtaking response on acceleration. Mated to the engine is a 6-speed transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters to make your driving experience just a little more fun (if that is even possible). For the environmentally conscious driver, know that on light duties your engine employs cylinder deactivation for improved efficiency. Getting that amount of power to the ground can be a challenge, which is why Acura includes electronic stability control and traction control as standard features. Again as a standard feature, the RDX is delivered in front wheel drive, with an optional AWD with Intelligent Control System to provide even more grip to accelerate. The exterior refresh prominently displays the Acura angular grille, and now features a string of LEDs for headlights and LED taillights. Both the front and rear bumpers get an aggressive-looking facelift. Inside, the RDX comfortably seats a family of five, with plenty of storage space to spare. The low cargo floor is easy to load and unload, and you can stow up to 15 cubic feet of your belongings in the hidden underfloor storage compartment. The smooth, sophisticated RDX isn’t just pretty and powerful, it also scores a Top Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA so you know you and your passengers are safe. For a luxury vehicle that handles like a car yet features the flexibility and versatility of an SUV, the 2016 Acura RDX is a standout choice. Starting at just $35,270*, get your 2016 RDX from Jay Wolfe Acura in Springfield.