I didn't spend much time driving the RDX, so I'll take this opportunity to register my complaint about Acura's stereo interface - in particular the convoluted operation of the channel selector (the same as in the ZDX we recently test drove). I'm a huge fan of dials, one for the volume, and one to select the radio station I desire. In the Acura, you have to first select the audio button so that the screen shows you the audio information. Then you have to scroll to one submenu, then to another submenu, and then select a button before the big dial in the center of the console can be used as to change stations. It may not sound so horrible in print, but in practice it's a pain, and it means you're your eyes are off the road as you're attempting to perform these maneuvers, which is never a good thing.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor