Acura has always been adept at building vehicles like the RDX crossover—not quite "luxury" but a cut above most. And the RDX has done well in this slice of the market since it appeared in 2007.
The theme continues with an all-new RDX for 2013. The scrappy turbocharged four-cylinder is gone, replaced by a V6 that manages to make more power while using less gas. Some of the RDX's sporty edge is gone too, but the tradeoff is more interior room and a smoother ride. The original RDX might have lacked some premium features, but that's been cured this time around. All models now get a sunroof, heated leather seats and keyless ignition at no extra cost.