Looking at Residual Value: The 2014 Acura RDX

February 18th, 2014 by

If you’re seeking a solid crossover in the luxury market, you’ll have a hard time finding an option that gives you everything that the 2014 Acura RDX does. Not only does it offer more than competing vehicles like the 2014 BMW X3, but it also retains its value longer.

ALG are the experts when it comes to determining the value of automobiles, and they release estimates of the residual, or remaining, value left after a given period of time, letting drivers know when they can make a good investment.

You want to make a good investment in a luxury vehicle, after all.

Acura Wins Out in Residual Value

When looking at the BMW X3 and comparing features, it looks like the RDX is already ahead; here are some of the standard amenities you’ll find on the Acura that are not available or require an upgrade on the X3:

  • Power moonroof
  • Rearview camera
  • Leather trimmed seating
  • Front heated seating
  • Satellite radio
  • Push-button ignition

So, the RDX already has a leg up on the BMW, but then when you look at what ALG has to say, it sounds pretty clear that the Acura crossover is the better buy:

  • The 2014 RDX has a 36-month residual value of 55% and a 60-month residual value of 33%.
  • The BMW X3 has a 36-month residual value of 48% and a 60-month value of 28%.

Now add in that Acura’s powertrain warranty is 72-months/70,000 miles to BMW’s 48-months/50,000-miles, and we think the case is clear.

Test Drive an Acura Today

If you want to see the 2014 RDX in action, you can visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer today and take one for a test drive. Don’t forget we also have the larger MDX if you’re looking for something with a bit more room.

We think that Acura makes a vehicle for almost any driver; visit us today and let us help you find yours.


Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville

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